Elev8 Athletics will be Westchester county's premier dance studio. Elev8 has two newly renovated modern dance studios with state of the art sound systems and dance equipment. Qualified instructors will offer classes in ballet, tap, hip-hop, Irish step, theatrical, modern, contemporary, salsa, and jazz. In addition to these classes Elev8 will also offer classes in movement, agility, and balance for tots and beginners of all ages. Lastly Elev8 Athletics will have both recreational and competitive Dance Teams.
A typical ballet class is divided into two sections: Barre and Centre, consisting of Adage, Pirouettes and Allegro. Ballet class always finishes with Reverence. Ballet class is progressive. In the beginning of class, dancers will start off learning smaller, more basic steps and movements at a slower tempo.
Students will gain experience in traditional tap vocabulary through learning and practicing a variety of tap steps, short phrases, tap turns, and choreography using different rhythms supported by a wide range of music.
Hip hop class is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.
Modern & Contemporary Classes
modern dance is a dance style that focuses on a dancer's own interpretations instead of structured steps. Modern dancers reject the limitations of classical ballet and favor movements derived from the expression of their inner feelings.
Dance VARIETIES & CLASSES
Irish Dance Class
Irish Step Dancing is generally characterized by a stiff upper body and fast and precise movements of the feet. It can be performed solo or in groups. Dancers work on posture, timing, rhythm, execution, and rapid and intricate footwork.
Theatrical Dance is intended primarily as a spectacle, usually a performance upon a stage by virtuoso dancers. It often tells a story, perhaps using mime, costume and scenery, or else it may simply interpret the musical accompaniment, which is often specially composed.
Students will learn how to listen to the music and to dance in connection with your partner. Students also will cover basic steps, side steps, left & right turns and cross body lead. Lastly Students will cover inside & outside turns with different hand positions and combinations, intricate footwork like the kick-out, spiral tap & much more.
Jazz is based off a ballet foundation. Jazz dance training develops coordination and articulation of body parts; such as the head, shoulders, ribcage, arms, pelvis, legs and feet. Dancers are encouraged to also express a story with their faces.
Competitive Dance Teams
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Youth Dance Team
Varsity Dance Team