Dance Delaware Studios
DanceDelaware believes that the arts have a unique power to engage and motivate towards excellence. We strive to reach every child, regardless of language, culture, and physical challenges. Through our distinctive dance program, students develop discipline, respect, confidence, self-esteem and a standard of excellence that carries over into all other aspects of their lives. With a wide range of dance styles, DanceDelaware provides comprehensive training, rooted in technique, that will help nurture and develop well-rounded and versatile dancers.
Under the leadership of Valerie Smith, DanceDelaware’s faculty brings decades of professional education and performance experience to the program, offering high standards of training and care for the overall health and well-being of each student.
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Ballet & Pointe
Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms and it provides grace, poise, and technique needed to be proficient in all other areas of dance. Early ballet classes will help dancers with posture, flexibility, turnout, terminology and ballet positions.
Tap dance is an exciting form of dance that involves dancers using their feet like drums to create rhythmic patterns and timely beats. Beginning with a warm-up to stretch the muscles of the legs and feet. Dancers practice a series of steps, adding more difficult combinations as they become more proficient. Tap dancing is a vigorous form of dance, requiring a great deal of physical fitness. It builds aerobic fitness as well as muscle control.
Jazz is a fun dance style that mixes many different forms of movement. Jazz dancing often uses bold, dramatic body movements, including body isolations and contractions.
Contemporary & Lyrical
Contemporary/Lyrical dancing is combining ballet and jazz technique to execute a more interpretive and expressive form of dance. This style performed to music with lyrics to inspire movements to express strong emotions the choreographer feels from the lyrics in the chosen song.
This discipline teaches the latest, most innovative and trendy urban dance techniques. Elements include proper conditioning, stretch and strengthening techniques, as well as dance steps and combinations.
Fun physical activity for sports team motivation, audience entertainment, or competition based upon organized dance routines. Routines taught contain components of dance and cheer.
Learning acrobatics in conjunction with dance allows dancers to develop and display physical strength, balance and agility.
Musical Theater Dance
Acting, singing, dancing = Recreating dances from broadway shows to television to film. Fun, energetic styles of dance for all levels to enjoy.
Improved Physical Health
Dancing is a highly physical activity, and kids who take dance lessons regularly should expect to see a significant improvement in their overall physical health. Regular dance practice can increase your child’s flexibility, range of motion, physical strength and stamina.
Dancing is a highly social activity. According to “FamilyTalk Magazine,” dance lessons can help children improve their social and communication skills, learn how to work as part of a team, develop a greater sense of trust and cooperation and make new friends.
Becoming a skilled dancer requires practice, discipline and focus, skills that can be useful in other areas of your child’s life. Dance lessons can help to spark creativity in young children and help them to develop an appreciation for the arts.
As children adjust to the movements and postures required in dance, they begin to get a better sense of their bodies. As they become more comfortable in their own skin, their confidence and self-esteem also improve.