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DANCE PROGRAMS

Loperfido Dance Academy offers a variety of classes for all ages and abilities. Below you will find a descriptive list of the types of dance, along with their age appropriateness and dress code. Be sure to visit our POLICIES page to learn about class rules and tuition policies, and our REGISTRATION page for convenient online forms.



CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Mommy and Me:
This fun, creative movement class is the perfect match for mothers and children 18-24 months. This introductory class is aimed at helping toddlers explore the world of dance, improve gross motor skills, develop confidence, bond with mothers and build friendships.

Creative Movement
This fun and energetic class utilizes stretching, musical games, pre-ballet and tap as an early introduction to dance. This program has been specifically designed to develop the appropriate skills of the tiny, young dancer in training, ages 2.5-4yrs.

Dress Code: Solid color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers and white tap shoes. Tutus and dance skirts are acceptable.


Elementary
This class builds on the creative movement basics. Students, ages 5-6yrs, will learn the fundamentals of ballet, tap and jazz, focusing on proper body technique in an enjoyable, developmentally appropriate learning environment.

Dress Code: Solid color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, white tap shoes and tan jazz shoes. Tutus and dance skirts are acceptable.


Ballet
The foundation of all other forms of dance technique, this form of dance teaches grace, coordination, and musicality. The focus is on proper body alignment, strength, flexibility, and classical ballet technique that will provide students with discipline and skills needed to succeed in other forms of dance.

Dress Code: Black leotard, pink tights, seamed tights for intensive level students. Hair must be pulled back in bun.


Tap
A form of dance that consists of intricate rhythmic patterns. This class includes many styles of music such as jazz, contemporary, big band swing, broadway and acapella.

Dress Code: Solid color leotard, black or tan tights, black dance shorts or capris (no pants). Hair must be pulled back in pony tail.


Jazz
A technical upbeat form of dance that includes leaps, turns, stretching and fun combinations to today’s latest music.

Dress Code: Black leotard, black or tan tights. Black dance shorts, capris and form fitting dance pants allowed. Hair must be pulled back in pony tail.


Pointe
This advanced form of ballet is offered by teacher recommendation only. In order to take this class, the student must take a minimum of three hours of ballet technique class per week.

Dress Code: Black leotard, pink tights, seamed tights for intensive level students. Hair must be pulled back in bun.


Modern
A form of abstract dance based upon the disciplines of ballet and jazz. In order to participate in this class, students must have at least 1 year of ballet training.

Dress Code: Black leotard and convertible tights or black leotard and black booty shorts. Hair must be pulled back in pony tail or bun.


Lyrical
A technical form of dance that has a strong background in ballet. The student will learn how to interpret the emotions of lyrics in a piece of music through dance movements.

Dress Code: Black leotard and convertible tights or black leotard and black booty shorts. Hair must be pulled back in pony tail or bun.

Boys' Dress Code: Black shorts or sweat pants, black or white t-shirt/tank top. Black dance sneakers, black tap shoes, black jazz shoes, black ballet slippers, split-sole.


Hip Hop
This fun and popular style of dance includes the latest “MTV” moves. Students will learn moves such as pops, locks, freezes, ticking, waving, and even some breakdance. This class is perfect for the recreational dancer and is sure to provide a high-energy, cardiovascular workout.

Dress Code: All black dance wear such as black leotards, shirts/tank tops, black dance pants etc. No street wear. Hair must be pulled back in pony tail.


Acro
A style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context.

Dress Code: Leotard, no tights. Dance shorts. Hair must be pulled back in pony tail.


Stretch/Improv:
This class is geared towards helping dancers further develop flexibility, body placement, and muscle strength/coordination. The improvisation portion of this class features exercises to help dancers fine tune his or her own creative style and create movement from their heart and soul. 

Dress Code: Leotard, no tights. Dance shorts. Hair must be pulled back in pony tail.


Musical Theatre/Voice:
Incorporating the skills learned in dance and voice lessons, this class is geared towards broadway style dance. The vocal portion of this class will teach the fundamentals needed to develop the natural functioning of the voice.

Dress Code: Black leotard, tan tights, black dance shorts, capris or form-fitting dance pants. Hair must be pulled back in pony tail.



Dance Companies
(Competitive Dance Program)
This program is the perfect match for the serious young dancer. Placement will be based on both ability and age. All dance company members will attend 4 competitions per year. Please call (781) 933-9003 to schedule an audition and receive more information regarding this pre-professional intensive dance program.


LOPERFIDO DANCE ACADEMY - WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE

 Loperfido Dance Academy
 80 Cummings Park
Woburn, MA 01801
 (781) 933-9003


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