The InSpira EXPierence program is a school year-long recreational dance program that provides formal dance education to dancers of all ages. This program offers an extensive range of classes including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Horton, Hip Hop, Contemporary and African Dance.
1 Hour to 1 Hour 30 Mins
Ages 7 - 18 Years Old
Beginner EXPerience (Levels 1 & 2)
Intermediate EXPerience (Levels 3 & 4)
Advanced EXPerience (Levels 5 & 6)
Beginner EXPerience Levels 1 & 2
The Beginner EXPierence comprises our Foundation Program, catering to levels 1 and 2. It provides a comprehensive and in-depth introduction to the specific dance discipline, thereby serving as an ideal choice for those who are entirely new to the art form. In line with our commitment to offering a rigorous and stimulating dance education, our Foundation Program is designed to lay a solid groundwork for the technical and artistic skills necessary for further progression in dance. Our experienced faculty delivers training that covers both theoretical and practical aspects, ensuring a well-rounded dance education for our students. By the end of the Beginner EXPierence program, our students will have gained a strong foundational understanding of the dance discipline and will be well-equipped to proceed to the next level of their dance education.
Beginner EXPerience Levels 1 & 2 Schedule
We would like to emphasize that while age is a guide for placement level, our focus remains on ensuring that each student is placed in the appropriate level that aligns with their skill and experience. Therefore, if a student has more or less experience, we may recommend a placement level that does not necessarily coincide with their age limit. We understand that each student is unique, and we strive to create a learning environment that recognizes and caters to their individual needs. Our typical timeframe for a student at the Beginner EXPierence level is 2-3 years.
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As of September 1, 2022, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND using a Face Mask and being vaccinated, but it is not required for students. It is required by the Faculty & Staff of InSpira to be fully vaccinated.
ALL InSpira EXPierence Classes are taught by InSpira Faculty.
SCHEDULE CHANGES MAKE UP, CANCELLATIONS & STUDENT ABSENCES
Our class schedule is subject to change. We reserve the right to cancel a class if the minimum enrollment is not met. As a courtesy to the teacher, we ask that parents call to report a dancer's absences to our Admin team. Make-Up classes are ONLY used when a Faculty Member has an emergency or a prior engagement that either couldn't be rescheduled or a substitute could be present. If a Make-up is to happen communication with the specific class will happen. Make-up classes ARE NOT for when a dancer is absent.
Parents are encouraged during the year to observe from our provided video monitors. Official Parent Observation will happen once, along with periodic moments up to the discretion of the teacher. Parents are not allowed in the dance studios while class is in progress.
Ballet is an expressive form of dance that conveys emotions through precise and graceful movements. It is characterized by its highly technical and controlled technique, which focuses on proper alignment, turnout, and extension of the limbs. It is often accompanied by classical music and mastering it requires years of training. At InSpira, we offer ballet classes for all levels - from beginners to advanced dancers. Our program is designed to provide a smooth path into the world of ballet by instilling proper technique, placement, and understanding of this beautiful art form.
Tap is a type of dance that focuses on rhythm and sound. Dancers wear special shoes with metal plates on the bottom that create a tapping sound when they hit the floor. Tap dance can be performed to a wide range of music, including jazz, swing, and pop. It is often characterized by its use of syncopated rhythms and improvisation. Tap classes typically include warm-up exercises, drills to improve technique, and choreographed routines.
Our Hip Hop program is designed to help you learn the fundamentals of Hip-Hop dance, including counting, memorization, and freestyling and more. Offering classes from beginner to advanced, the program provides plenty of opportunities to unleash your creativity and show off your skills in our weekly routine while also learning the true essences of Hip Hop. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the latest moves and grooves, ensuring that you leave each class feeling energized and confident. Plus, you'll enjoy the added benefit of learning to dance to different genres and tempos, which will help you become a more versatile dancer.
Jazz is a style of dance that incorporates elements of ballet and modern dance. It is known for its fluid, improvisational movements and its emphasis on musicality and rhythm. Jazz classes often include warm-up exercises, stretches, and choreographed routines set to jazz music. The style can range from upbeat and energetic to smooth and sultry, making it a versatile form of dance that can be enjoyed by dancers of all levels.
Horton technique is a modern dance technique developed by Lester Horton in the early 20th century. It is characterized by its use of fluid, spiraling movements and a strong focus on the core muscles. The technique is designed to increase flexibility, strength, and control in dancers, and is often used in contemporary and modern dance performances. Horton technique classes typically include a warm-up, followed by exercises that focus on different parts of the body, such as the legs, arms, and back. Also including a chance to experience learning choreography in the genre as well.
Contemporary is a creative and expressive form of dance that blends elements of ballet and modern dance. It is characterized by its fluid and unpredictable movements that often convey emotions and tell a story. Classes usually include a warm-up, stretches, and choreographed routines set to contemporary music. This style of dance encourages individuality and self-expression, making it a popular choice for dancers of all levels.
African Dance is a genre of dance that is often characterized by its energetic and rhythmic movements, often accompanied by live drumming. Students will learn traditional African dance steps and techniques, as well as explore the cultural significance and history of the dance. Classes typically include a warm-up, followed by instruction in specific dance routines, and conclude with a cool down.