We emphasize the form, structure, and classical vocabulary of the traditional western form of Ballet. Mutual Dance & Arts Center teaches Ballet that is gender-inclusive and focused on being coordinated, strong, and graceful. Through Ballet, we also hone memorization skills, coordination, patterns, and full-body awareness.
We teach your child the joy of movement: in its creativity, freedom, and power to express! A pre-cursor to Modern Dance, Creative Movement is more about innovation and individuality, and less about traditionalism and rules.
Our Hip Hop classes teach rhythm, coordination, musicality and choreography without suggestive music or movements. Students are challenged to think on their feet while enjoying an energetic and fast-paced dance class. Our Hip Hop dancers develop focus, strength, and agility while having fun. This is an excellent class for high-energy dancers who want to take a fast and lively dance class.
This class is two 4 week sessions. The first 4 weeks ($80) will focus on the usage of a DSLR camera and all things technical and compositional. The second 4 weeks ($40) is all about the iPhone and how to take instagram, archive, and print worthy photos. All participants must have their own camera/device.
While it started out with top hats and kicks, today, Jazz also encompasses popular dance. Jazz is a fun technique that is about style, lines, kicks, jumps, turns, and shapes. When taught to children, Mutual Dance & Arts Center teaches a combination of classic Broadway jazz and today’s movements and trends. We teach a technique that is age-appropriate and, as with all of our classes, gender-inclusive.
We know how hard it can be to find Modern Dance classes for children. It is part of our mission and passion to offer Modern Dance for all ages. In Modern, we teach your child the joy of movement: in its creativity, freedom, and power to express! Modern is Mutual Dance & Arts Center’s favorite technique, because it’s more about innovation and individuality, and less about traditional techniques and movements. Think: barefoot, creative movement, expressivity, and moving through space with different kinds of energy and flow. Dancers will also learn how to utilize the floor. This class is terrific for dancers who are interested in dancing, but not wanting to join in on a classical ballet class!
Tap is an amazing dance technique that is a ton of fun for all ages, as it engages the mind and body to a great degree. Dancers will learn rhythms, control, coordination, memorization, vocabulary, and isolations. We teach a technique that is age-appropriate and open to everyone!
Tai Chi is often described as a gentle way to reduce stress. A traditional Chinese tradition that is now used as a non-competitive, yet graceful form of stretching and exercise, Thai Chi is synonymous with focus, movements, deep breathing, and flow. This class is great for the entire family- All ages and abilities are welcome!
Improvisational theatre is a form of theatre in which the actors perform without a pre-written script. Improv for kids sharpens communication and public speaking skills. It also promotes fast thinking and engagement with ideas. Improv can help break through mental barriers to creative thinking in any field and can be so silly and fun!