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Always wanted to try a dance class? Looking to see what Body Expressions has to offer? Come trial any of our available classes. Simply look at the schedule below to see what days and times we have available for you or your child. Then just call us or email us to set up your trial class!

2023-24 CLASSES

Whether students are new to dance or have the desire to further pursue dance as a career, Body Expressions provides opportunities for growth and advancement while promoting self-confidence, a lifetime commitment to an active lifestyle, and an educated appreciation of dance in all its forms as a beautiful art. Classes are available for students from the age of 2 through Adult. All students are eligible and encouraged to participate in our Annual Recital to showcase their accomplishments at the end of the year.

Note: Dancers must be the age of the class when classes start on September 11th.

Performing Arts (Ages 2+)

A combination class of ballet, jazz and tap offered for ages 2 and up teaching beginner concepts and terms for all styles with musicality. Ballet teaches placement, endurance, strength and flexibility. Jazz instruction and routines emphasize form and style. Tap provides sound and rhythm essentials. These classes are excellent for the motor skills development young children need.

Hip-Hop (Ages 4+)

This one hour “street jazz” dance style for ages 4 through adult emphasizes timing, power, strength and rhythm. This class in particular provides instruction that encourages individual stylization and self-expression. It includes basic terminology and steps, floor work and combinations.

Contemporary (Age 7+)

This class for ages 7 and up is a form of dance that is an eclectic fusion of several modern dance techniques and various developing philosophies  of movement.  It’s not a specific dance technique but a collection of methods developed from modern and post-modern dance that can take on many forms.  It is based on the study of the human body and body/mind inter-relationships.

Acro/Conditioning Class (Ages 7+)

This class combines strong dance technique with acrobatic elements while working on strengthening and conditioning the body to be able to master certain acrobatic skills. This Acro/Conditioning class will dramatically advance your dancers strength, flexibility and agility quickly by adding this class to their weekly training! This class is for ages 7 & up. The Beg/Int Level (recommended for ages 7-10) will focus on proper placement and strength for forward rolls, back rolls, cartwheels, handstand, push up to bridge, and round offs. The Int/Adv Level (recommended for ages 11 and up) will build upon the Beg/Int Level skills plus falling into bridge, bridge kickover, handspring to bridge, front walkover, back walkover, beginning back handsprings and connecting skills. The Advanced Level (recommended for ages 14 and up) will build upon all the skills in the Int/Adv level plus back handsprings, mulitple consistent skills, running skills, multiple back handsprings, mulitple back walkovers, beginning back tucks and aerials.

Ballet (Age 4+) & Pointe (Age 11+)

Ballet is the technical foundation of most popular dance styles including contemporary, lyrical, and jazz. Ballet teaches elegance of movement and trains the movement skills necessary to perform anything from Swan Lake to contemporary work. Beginner pointe trains the dancer to stand and balance properly on pointe and how to safely and correctly get on and off pointe. Intermediate pointework includes simple turns and allegro (jumps). Advanced pointe includes a full range of advanced level ballet. Pointe qualifications are listed here.

Progressing Ballet Technique (P.B.T. Ages 10+)

Progressing Ballet Technique (P.B.T.) is a new, innovative technique to help dancers safely understand the use of muscle memory to improve their comprehension of core stability, weight placement and alignment. Using a fit ball, resistance bands and other tools, the Progressing Ballet Technique program will help the dancer to achieve their personal best in classical ballet classes, as well as their technique in other genres of dance.

NEW!! Ballroom/Latin Jazz (Ages 13+)

This Ballroom/Latin Jazz class is a fusion of ballroom techniques and latin jazz techniques including Salsa, Mambo, Cha-Cha, Rumba, and Tango while still working on traditional jazz technique elements. Girls are encouraged to wear ballroom heels or a jazz character shoe, however, it is not required.

BXP Dance Company, BXP Dance Crew and BXP Company In Training Classes

The Body Expressions Dance Company, the BXP Dance Crew or the BXP Company-In-Training is the ideal way to accelerate the versatile dancer’s training. With more intense weekly classes, opportunities to travel to conventions and workshops learning from other master teachers, and performance opportunities, dancers progress rapidly. Our BXP Dance Crew and BXP Company-In-Training offers recreational dancers a low-commitment alternative with similar opportunities. Visit the Advanced Training page for more information about classes and opportunities available to Company and Crew members.