Classical Ballet is the most important training technique used to assist in dance development. Classical Ballet strengthens and improves technique and overall dance quality in all styles of dance. A student learning ballet will gain poise, grace, body alignment, flexibility, musicality, skill, discipline, creativity and confidence. Students with a sound classical training can pick up most other styles of dance with great ease.
Jazz is a modern form of dance with the latest moves and the latest music. Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. To excel in jazz, dancers need a strong background inballet, as it encourages grace and balance.
Tap is an exciting form of dance in which dancers wear special shoes equipped with metal taps. Tap dancers use their feet like drums to create rhythmic patterns and timely beats. The term "tap dancing" is derived from the tapping sound produced when the small metal plates on the dancer's shoes touch a hard floor or surface.
For 2-5 year olds. A combination of Ballet, Jazz & Tap. These classes are excellent for co-ordination, balance, use of space, confidence, developing motor skills, musicality, creativity and broadening the attention span. This class provides a vital stepping stone to the child’s dance training.
Become a "triple threat" while preparing for the stage. Sing, dance and act all at the same time. Learn dance routines from popular Broadway shows, from Fosse to Gershwin. Perform scenes from hit musicals.
As performed by many professional companies today, this is modern dance with a classical base. This mature style involves a combination of jazz and classical styles and requires some classical experience.
This style is centered around the classical technique but gives more freedom to the dancer through greater use of the upper body and incorporates the use of the floor. This style is danced to a wide range of music which also is an attractive feature for young dancers.
Hip Hop Fun and energetic. This class focuses on age appropriate hip hop dancing and music that your kids will love. They will not only learn high energy hip hop choreography but basic dance technique as well. We create well rounded hip hop dancers here at MPAS!
Broadway Jazz A combination dance class that focuses on Broadway dance styling. This class uses Broadway music and teaches children how to use dance to act out their favorite musicals!
Our drama classes give our students the ability to connect with their emotions.
Skills aquired in this class are: Improvisation, Roleplay, Projection, Pronunciation, Confidence and Public Speaking.
Students also learn to differentiate between the skills required for TV and live stage performances.