• Acro
    Ages 3 & Up (Petite, Fundamental, Primary, Intermediate & Advanced)
    Acrobatics teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration.
    This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique. Students will learn such things as forward rolls, handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance, various tumbling skills, contortion tricks and MORE!

     

    ADULT LEVEL  (We hope to add this back into our schedule soon!)

     

    ADVANCED LEVEL 
    Prerequisite-Based
    These classes are designed for the student with 5+ years of dance experience and training. There are prerequisite classes and teacher permission required to enroll in these classes. Contact the studio if you would like us to evaluate where your dancer fits perfectly into our curriculum. This season, our Advanced Level includes: Acro, Ballet, Conditioning & Injury Prevention, Jazz, Stretch & Tap. 

     

    Ballet 
    Ages 3 & Up (Petite, Fundamental, Primary, Intermediate & Advanced)
    Ballet is the foundation for all styles of dance. At IndepenDANCE Studio, we take the concentration on ballet seriously as we believe our students need the fundamentals of dance before truly excelling in other areas and genres of dance. Our instructors use strengths and a combination of techniques from Classical, Neo-Classical and Contemporary styles of ballet for all of our classes. We offer ballet principles as early as 12 months all the way to our Adult Ballet & Stretch class! Studies in Pointe are also available to advanced and experienced dancers who have auditioned and gained instructor permission. Ballet positions, technique, and exercises will be covered as dancers develop poise, grace, & confidence- and that is just the beginning!

     

    Clogging
    ADULT (We hope to add this back into our schedule soon!)
    Clogging is originally a folkloric style of dance in which the dancer's footwear is used musically by striking the heel, the toe, or both against a floor or each other to create audible percussive rhythms, usually to the downbeat with the heel keeping the rhythm. In our community, it can be seen at many events and special occasions. IndepenDANCE Studio is so excited to offer our very own Clogging classes later this year! As seen on So You Think You Can Dance and America's Got Talent, clogging has come a long way from its roots. This percussive dance is fun and challenging, and our instructors are among award-winning performers and choreographers who stays active teaching, judging and performing clogging internationally

     

    COMPETITIVE LEVEL/TEAM 
    At IndepenDANCE Studio, we train an award-winning group of dancers each season. This is an auditioned-based group.  Students learn work ethic, team work, public speaking/appearances, community service and so much more! Contact the studio today if you are interested in learning more about out competitive program.

     

    Conditioning & Injury Prevention 
    Ages 5 & Up (Fundamental, Primary, Intermediate, Advanced & Competitive)
    Too often our young athletes are injured. We believe that more steps and precautions can be taken to prevent these injuries. This class, from the Fundamental to Advanced level, combines physical therapy and conditioning with the dancer's body in mind. Each week, a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant works with our students to gain and grow agility, flexibility, strength, control and education of the dancer's anatomy. Students learn an extensive base of how to prevent and take care of common injuries and ailments specific to the athletic dancer.

     

    FUNdamental LEVEL 
    Ages 5 & Up
    We take pride in offering our FUNdamental series of classes at the studio. These classes are designed for the beginning student in a variety of age ranges. So many times we have heard the excuse, "...But I am too old to start dance. I didn't start when I was three." It is our mission to squash this fear and insecurity that is unfortunately instilled in our kids! It is NEVER too late to start, and it is our goal for any student to walk in our doors, find confidence in the arts, as well as enjoy what they are doing. No one should be intimidated to begin a new venture they are interested in. This season, our FUNdamental Level includes: Acro, Ballet, Conditioning & Injury Prevention, Hip Hop, Jazz, Stretch & Tap. 

     

    Hip Hop
    Ages 3 & Up (Petite & Fundamental)
    Hip Hop has been one of our most popular genres since we opened our doors in 2009. Gainesville has an amazing hip hop community spanning the spectrum of the style. We take advantage of all of the wonderful and nationally-renowned instructors, choreographers, dancers and "crews". Hip Hop is a great place to start if you are interested in the performing arts but not sure where to begin.

     

    INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 
    Prerequisite-Based
    These classes are designed for the student with 3 + years of dance experience and training. There are prerequisite classes and teacher permission is required to enroll in these classes. Contact the studio if you would like us to evaluate where your dancer fits perfectly into our curriculum. This season, our Intermediate Level includes: Acro, Ballet, Conditioning & Injury Prevention, Jazz, Stretch & Tap. 

     

    i.Baby & Me 
    Ages 18 months- 2.5 years  (We hope to add this back into our schedule soon!)
    i.Baby & Me is an adult and child class that uses dance and creative movement to develop social skills, introduce dance concepts, and encourage creative play at the child's developmental level. Our version of a “Mommy & Me” styled class! At i.Baby & Me, we encourage mommies, daddies, grandparents, caretakers, or ANYONE that wants to join their adorable little person in a fun-filled dance & movement class! It's never TOO early to "Find Your Light"!

     

    Jazz
    Ages 5 & Up (Fundamental, Primary, Intermediate, Advanced & Competitive)
    Jazz dance is a performance dance technique and style that first emerged in the United States in the early twentieth century. Jazz dance may refer to vernacular jazz or to Broadway or theatrical jazz. Both genres build on African-American vernacular styles of dancing that emerged with jazz music. 

     

    Modern I & II  (We hope to add this back into our schedule soon!)
    Ages 9 + with instructor Permission
    In this class we learn a wide range of dance techniques that Modern has given us since its original form. Modern dance is about free movement and expression. It was once referred to as "dance that is not ballet", and has become more technically based through its evolution, incorporating different styles including ballet, jazz, African, and most recently, contemporary. Our instructor strives to follow our newly renovated curriculum- even incorporating studies of the famous modern dancers, choreographers, and the "founders" of the dance style. It is truly a unique course, and recommended for intermediate-advanced dancers.
     
     
    PETITE LEVEL 
    Ages 3 & Up
    In our "Petite" level classes, instructors educate our cutest little dancers on the basics of ballet, tap, hip hop and (NEW) acro dance styles. Beginning with our structured curriculum, the fundamentals of each style are introduced, practiced, and cultivated in a manner that your future iDancer will gravitate towards. We apologize in advance for the "practicing in the grocery store aisles." It's just going to happen! It is our mission to create this level of classes to inspire the future of our student body. Students will learn a structured discipline- all the while building social confidence and most importantly: having fun! This season, our Petite Level includes: Acro (NEW), Ballet, Hip Hop  & Tap. 
     
     
     
    PRIMARY LEVEL 
    Prerequisite-Based
    These classes are designed for the elementary- middle school-aged student with dance experience and training. There are prerequisite classes and teacher permission is required to enroll in these classes. Contact the studio if you would like us to evaluate where your dancer fits perfectly into our curriculum. This season, our Primary Level includes: Acro, Ballet, Conditioning & Injury Prevention, Jazz, Stretch & Tap. 
     
     
    Tap
    Ages 3 & Up (Petite, Fundamental, Primary, Intermediate, Advanced & Competitive)
    Tap dance at IndepenDANCE combines traditional and contemporary styles to bring the best of both worlds to your child's performing arts education. Students learn proper technique, skills and basics- slowly building to more advanced levels. Tap dance is comprised of learning rhythms and intricate musicality. Many of our current competitive tap dancers are Nationally awarded and recognized under our tap curriculum and instruction.

     

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