Class Descriptions

Lovebugs Program

Our Lovebug Program provides parents and children with a warm and friendly environment to begin moving to music. Created for kids ages 18 months through 6 years, these classes introduce students to the joy of dance through play and instruction.

Lovebugs 18 Months - 2.5 Years

Each child attends class with an adult, and spends 30 minutes following the teacher in a variety of fun activities based on dance. Creative movement is explored. Students begin the exploration of moving to music in both structured and nonstructured ways.

Lovebugs 2.5-3.5 Years

Each child attends class with an adult, and spends 30 minutes following the teacher in a variety of fun activities based on dance. Beginning locomotive movements are introduced such as hopping, skipping and sliding. Students continue to explore moving to music and responding to direction.

Lovebugs Ages 3 & 4

This is a drop off class where the students attend without an adult. The 45 minutes focus on the introduction of basic steps and positions in a positive and engaging environment. Some offerings focus on just one dance form such as ballet or hip hop, while others split the class time between two genres such as ballet and tap, or jazz and hip hop.

Lovebug Hip Hop 3-4

This energetic class will give the students their initial experience in expressing themselves while moving to music. They will learn to follow direction and respond to the beat and rhythm of what they are hearing with their bodies. Movement will include floor work and footwork.

Lovebug Ballet & Hip Hop 3-4

This combo class divides its class time between instruction in ballet and hip hop. Students are taught the basic ballet positions and shown how to begin stretching and strengthening their bodies. The hip hop portion of each class teaches them to follow direction and respond to the beat and rhythm of what they are hearing with their bodies.

Lovebug Hip Hop & Tap 3-4

This combo class divides its class time between instruction in tap and hip hop. Students are taught tap basics as they learn to make sounds with their feet. Focus is on rhythm and development of coordination. The hip hop portion of each class teaches them to follow direction and respond to the beat and quality of what they are hearing with their bodies. Movement will include floor work and footwork.

Lovebug Hip Hop & Jazz

This combo class divides its class time between instruction in hip hop and jazz.  Students will be introduced to the basics of jazz dance through class work that includes floor exercise, isolation of body parts, and locomotive movement. The hip hop portion of each class teaches them to follow direction and respond to the beat and rhythm of what they are hearing with their bodies.  Movement will include floor work and footwork.

Lovebug Tap 3-4

Students learn to use the metal taps on their shoes to make sounds and create rhythm. Basic tap dance vocabulary will be introduced. Focus is on rhythm and development of coordination. Repetition in each class teaches children to follow direction and respond to the beat and quality of what they are hearing with their feet. Combinations of steps will be put together.

Lovebug Ages 5-6

These are drop off class where the students attend without an adult. The 45 minutes of class time are used to begin teaching the children the fundamentals of dance while working to improve coordination and rhythm. Some offerings focus on just one dance form such as ballet or hip hop, while others split the class time between two genres such as ballet and tap, or jazz and hip hop.

Lovebug Ballet & Jazz 5Y-6Y

Class time is divided between instruction in ballet and jazz. Students are taught the basic ballet positions and shown how to begin stretching and strengthening their bodies. They will be introduced to the fundamentals of ballet vocabulary through class work that includes barre work and center exercises. Children will be introduced to the fundamentals of jazz dance through class work that includes floor exercise, isolation of body parts, and locomotive movement.

Lovebug Hip Hop 5Y-6Y

This class teaches students to follow direction and respond to the beat and rhythm of what they are hearing with their bodies. Movement will include floor work and footwork. A wide range of street savvy styles are introduced. Students will be taught a variety of basic steps and moves that are the foundation of a hip hop vocabulary.

Lovebug Ballet 5Y-6Y

Students are taught the basic ballet positions and shown how to begin stretching and strengthening their bodies. They will be introduced to the fundamentals of ballet vocabulary through class work that includes barre work, center exercises, and combinations across the floor. Attention is paid to posture and alignment. Class time is spent on jumps and turns.

Lovebug Ballet & Tap 5Y-6Y

Class time is divided between instruction in ballet and tap. Students are taught the basic ballet positions and shown how to begin stretching and strengthening their bodies. They will be introduced to the fundamentals of ballet vocabulary through class work that includes barre work and center exercises. The tap portion of the class teaches children to use the metal taps on their shoes to make sounds and create rhythm. Basic tap dance vocabulary will be introduced. Combinations of steps will be put together and memorized.

Lovebug Hip Hop & Tap 5Y-6Y

Class time is divided between instruction in hip hop and tap. Children learn to use the metal taps on their shoes to make sounds and create rhythm. Basic tap dance vocabulary will be introduced. Combinations of steps will be put together and memorized. The hip hop portion of each class teaches children to respond to the beat and rhythm of what they are hearing with their bodies. Movement will include floor work and footwork. Students will be taught a variety of basic steps.

Lovebug Hip Hop & Jazz 5Y-6Y

Class time is divided between instruction in hip hop and jazz. The hip hop portion of each class teaches children to respond to the beat and rhythm of what they are hearing with their bodies. Movement will include floor work and footwork. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of jazz dance through class work that includes floor exercise, isolation of body parts, and locomotive movement. Children will be taught a variety of basic steps.

 

Pre-Academy Program

Our Pre-Academy dance program provides students with a wide variety of classes in a multitude of genres. Kids can choose from ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap,and Latin dance. These classes focus on learning in an engaging environment where students can explore self expression through movement.

Ballet I

Students will be introduced to the basic ballet positions as they begin to develop the proper alignment of the body necessary for classical ballet. Focus will be on strengthening and stretching exercises and beginning the development of a ballet vocabulary. Attention will be paid to musicality. Fundamentals of jumping and turning will be introduced.

Jazz I

Students will be introduced to the basics of jazz dance through class work that includes floor exercise, work on isolation of body parts, and locomotive movement. 

Curriculum will include focus on rhythm and coordination as students begin to develop a jazz dance vocabulary. Combinations at the end of each class will be taught to develop style and self expression.

Hip-Hop I

This popular dance form encourages individual style while focusing on the development of rhythm and coordination. A wide range of street savvy styles are taught. Students will be taught a variety of basic steps and moves that are the foundation of a hip-hop vocabulary. Focus will be on both floor work and footwork.

Hip-Hop III

Advanced hip-hop students will be challenged with more complicated steps, movement and routines.They will be pushed to be at their best as they assimilate style and attitude. Choreography will be taught at an accelerated pace as floor work and footwork become more complex. Styles include popping, locking, and breaking. Students are encouraged to individualize their movement as they continue to build a foundation of steps and movements.

Modern I

Students will learn about basic modern dance concepts such as contraction and release, weighted movement, and falls to the floor. They will work on using their body weight to enhance movement, and to draw on their emotions while dancing.

Ballet II

Students will continue to develop proper alignment of the body necessary for classical ballet as they are introduced to a variety of steps including more difficult jumps and turns. Focus will be paid to stretching and strengthening the students’ bodies to make them more capable of executing ballet movements correctly. Complexity of combinations will be increased.

Jazz II

Students will continue to develop a jazz dance vocabulary as class work becomes more challenging. Stretching and strengthening exercises will become more challenging. Turns, jumps and battlements will be added to across the floor combinations. Rhythm and musicality will be developed. Final routines will have increased complexity and added stylistic elements.

Hip-Hop II

As students become more confident in their abilities, this class pushes them to pick up choreography more quickly. Styles include popping, locking, and breaking. Students are encouraged to individualize their movement. They will continue to build a foundation of steps and movements. Floor work and footwork will become more complex.

Tap I

This energetic class teaches the student about sound, rhythm, and syncopation. Dancers learn to use the metal taps on their shoes to make sounds and create rhythm. Basic tap dance vocabulary will be introduced. Combinations of steps will be put together at the end of each class. Rhythms and footwork become more complex as the class progresses.

Modern II

Students will develop their modern dance vocabulary , using the basic concepts such as contraction and release, weighted movement, and falls in more extended combinations. They will become more adept at using their body weight to enhance movement, and showing their emotions as they dance.

Modern II/III

Students will continue to develop their modern dance vocabulary as they are taught more challenging combinations involving contraction and release, weighted movement, and falls in more extended combinations. Development of movement quality and artistry will be focused on.

 

Academy Program

Our Academy Program is designed to train dancers who are technically proficient and stylistically versatile. We have created it for the serious student who wants to study a variety of dance forms and be in class multiple times per week. Requirements for this program are as follows:

Ages 7-9:

2 classes per week

1 Ballet & 1 Jazz

Ages 10-12:

3 classes per week

1 Ballet, 1Jazz, and either 1 Contemporary or 1 additional Ballet class

Ages 13-17:

4 classes per week

2 Ballet, 1 Jazz, and 1 Contemporary

Students are encouraged to fit in as many classes as possible. Students in the pointe class must be enrolled in at least one additional ballet class. This track will lay the groundwork for the Dance Competition teams we plan to start in 2021. 

 

Our Academy Program is designed to train dancers who are technically proficient and stylistically versatile. We have created it for the serious student who wants to study a variety of dance forms and be in class multiple times per week. New students who are interested in becoming a part of this program should contact to set up a level placement evaluation. Please email us at cheryl@danceonbroadwaychi.com or call her at 773-661-9252 to arrange your class time.

Ballet I

Students will be introduced to the basic ballet positions as they begin to develop the proper alignment of the body necessary for classical ballet. Focus will be on strengthening and stretching exercises and beginning the development of a ballet vocabulary. Attention will be paid to musicality. 

 

Ballet II

Students will continue to develop proper alignment of the body necessary for classical ballet as they are introduced to a variety of steps including jumps and turns. Focus will be paid to stretching and strengthening the students’ bodies to make them more capable of executing ballet movements correctly. 

 

Ballet III

Barre work will become more technical, and combinations will become more complex in this Intermediate level class. Across the floor work will include longer and more choreographic combinations of steps. Students at this level are expected to be very focused and disciplined.

 

Ballet III Technique

This class focuses on the technical aspects of classical ballet. Detailed barre work and repetitive drills in the center make this a great choice as a 2nd ballet class during the week. It is a non recital class as focus is on technique, not execution of choreography. 

Ballet III/IV

This Intermediate/ Advanced Class focuses on both technique and choreography. Barre work is more complex and challenging. Center combinations build strength while across the floor work focuses on musicality and performance. Students at this level are expected to be very focused and disciplined.

 

Ballet III/IV Technique & Pre-Pointe/Pointe

This class provides increased focus on the technical aspects of classical ballet. Detailed barre work and repetitive drills in the center make this a great choice as a  2nd ballet class during the week for the Intermediate/ Advanced student. Students are only allowed to go en pointe by permission of the instructor . It is a non recital class as focus is on technique, not execution of choreography.

 

Ballet IV

This class is for our most advanced ballet students. Barre work will become more technical, and combinations will become more complex in this Advanced level class. Center work will involve increased strength and ability; while across the floor exercises will include longer and more challenging combinations of steps. Students at this level are expected to be very focused and disciplined.  

 

Jazz I

Students will be introduced to the basics of jazz dance through class work that includes floor exercise, work on isolation of body parts, and locomotive movement. Curriculum will include focus on rhythm and coordination as students begin to develop a jazz dance vocabulary. Combinations at the end of each class will be taught to develop style and self expression.

 

Jazz II

Students will continue to develop a jazz dance vocabulary as class work becomes more challenging. Turns, jumps and battlements will be added to across the floor combinations. Final routines will have increased complexity and added stylistic elements. Dancers will learn to apply ballet technique to their jazz dance choreography.

 

Jazz III

This class is for the Intermediate jazz dance student who is also studying ballet and or contemporary. Students will begin each class with a rigorous set of stretching and strengthening exercises. Combinations become more challenging as technically demanding steps are added. Turns, jumps and battlements will be incorporated into final routines.

Jazz III/IV

Intermediate/Advanced students will focus on advanced jazz combinations in a wide variety of styles. Ballet and contemporary technique and movement will be incorporated into across the floor combinations and full pieces. Advanced jumps and turns will be taught and showcased. Choreographic works will encompass ballet technique and contemporary movement as well as the Broadway dance style. Choreography is taught at an accelerated pace. 

 

Jazz IV

This class will be taught at the advanced level to provide rigorous training for our most accomplished students. Challenging jazz adagios and across the floor combinations will push the students to start training as artists. More advanced turns and jumps will be introduced. Choreographic works will encompass ballet technique and contemporary movement as well as the Broadway dance style. Teacher expectations are high for Level 4 students. 

 

Contemporary I

Studying this newer dance form is a wonderful way for young dancers to learn more about self expression and fluidity. Focus will be on movement quality, and the contrast between control and letting go.  Across the floor combos will require a beg intermediate level of technique. Elements of ballet, modern and lyrical will be incorporated.

 

Contemporary 2

More advanced students will be challenged with complex combinations involving a variety of movement styles and an abundance of floor work. Focus will be on emoting through movement and showcasing technique while dancing. Across the floor combos will require an intermediate/advanced level of technique. Choreography will include elements of ballet, modern, and lyrical.

 

Adult Drop-In

 

Beg/Int Ballet

Students will continue to develop proper alignment of the body necessary for classical ballet as they are introduced to a variety of steps including jumps and turns. Focus will be paid to stretching and strengthening the students’ bodies to make them more capable of executing ballet movements correctly.

Beg/Int Jazz

Class work will include focus on rhythm and coordination as students continue to develop a jazz dance vocabulary. Turns, jumps and battlements will be added to across the floor combinations. Final routines will incorporate steps that have been taught and added stylistic elements.

Beg/Int Contemporary

Studying this newer dance form is a wonderful way for young dancers to learn more about self expression and fluidity. Focus will be on movement quality, and the contrast between control and letting go. Elements of ballet, modern and lyrical will be incorporated.

Modern

Students will develop their modern dance vocabulary using the basic concepts such as contraction and release, weighted movement, and falls. They will become adept at using their body weight to enhance movement, and showing their emotions as they dance.

Sassy Jazz

This jazz class combines technique and attitude to create a fun and challenging experience for all. Combinations to hot pop music will push the student to perform the choreography with style and sass! Technique, style, and presence will be the focus.

Int/Adv Ballet

Barre work will become more technical, and combinations will become more complex in this accelerated class. Center work will involve increased strength and ability; while across the floor exercises will include longer and more challenging combinations of steps. Designed for students who have studied ballet previously, this class will help get the aspiring dancer or dance student in shape.

Hip-Hop

This popular dance form encourages individual style while focusing on the development of rhythm and coordination. A wide range of street savvy styles are taught. As students become more confident in their abilities, this class pushes them to pick up choreography more quickly. Styles include popping, locking, and breaking. Students are encouraged to individualize their movement.

Beg/Int Tap

This energetic class teaches the student about sound, rhythm, and syncopation. Dancers learn to use the metal taps on their shoes to make sounds and create rhythm. Basic tap dance vocabulary will be introduced. Combinations of steps will be put together at the end of each class.

Latin

Latin dance is characterized by syncopated rhythms and hip isolations. Students will be introduced to this very stylized dance form, and challenged with a new way of moving their bodies. Combinations will increase the students’ coordination through development of choreographed combinations in this distinctive style. 

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