• ACRO

    Ages 3 & Up (Petite, Mini, 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! **We are proud to have ACROBATIC ARTS Certified Staff**

     

    *ADULT LEVEL*

    This season we have Adult Ballet, Hip Hop and West African! At a discounted tuition rate, you too can enjoy the benefits of dance! 

     

    *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.

     

    BALLET
    Ages 3 & Up (Petite, Mini, 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 18 months all the way to our Adult Ballet & Stretch class! Studies in Pointe are also available for 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! **We are proud to have PBT: Progressing Ballet Technique Certified Staff**

     

    *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 our competitive program.

     

    Conditioning & Injury Prevention 
    Ages 10 & Up (Primary, Intermediate, Advanced)
    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 Primary to Advanced level, combines physical therapy and conditioning with the dancer's body in mind. We work closely with licensed Physical Therapists and PTAs from the community to keep close eyes on the growth, development and safety of our students. Students gain and grow agility, flexibility, strength, control and learn education of the dancer's anatomy. Students learn injury prevent and how to take care of common injuries and ailments specific to the athletic dancer.

     

    *FUNdamental LEVEL* 
    Ages 8 & 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. 

     

    HIP HOP
    Ages 3 & Up (Petite, Mini, Fundamental, Primary, ADULT)
    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.

     

    iDance Tots
    Ages 18 months- 2.5 years

    iDance Tots is a prerequisite class before the age of 3 that uses dance and creative movement to develop social skills, introduce dance concepts, and encourage creative play at the child's developmental level. With iDance Tots, it’s never TOO early to "Find Your Light"!

     

    JAZZ & STRETCH

    Ages 5 & Up (Mini, Fundamental, Primary, Intermediate, Advanced) 

    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. At IndepenDANCE Studio, we combine or closely schedule our jazz classes with our stretch technique curriculum.  Depending on level, we combine or highly encourage students to take stretch class in conjunction with their jazz class. 

     

    *MINI LEVEL*

    Ages 5 & Up

    In our "Mini" level classes, instructors educate our early elementary dancers on the basics of various 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! 

     

    *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 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 honing their creativity, building social confidence and most importantly: having fun! **We are proud to have RHYTHM WORKS Certified Staff**

     

     

    *PRIMARY LEVEL* 

    Prerequisite-Based

    These classes are designed for the upper elementary and middle school-aged student. There are prerequisite classes and/or teacher permission that are required to enroll in these classes. Contact the studio if you would like us to evaluate where your dancer fits perfectly into our curriculum. 

     

    TAP

    Ages 3 & Up (Petite, Mini, Fundamental, Primary, Intermediate, Advanced)

    Tap dance at IndepenDANCE combines traditional and contemporary styles together 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. We foster a strong focus of music, timing, coordination and much more through our tap curriculum.

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