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CLASSES

Cathy's Dance Studio offers Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Modern, HipHop, and Acrobatics, from beginner to advanced levels.  Classes run from September to June and culminate in a recital in June at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in Long Island City. 

In addition, Cathy's offers Summer Classes so students can keep up on their dance practice and/or try new classes.

Beginner Classes focus primarily on developing strength, musicality, and confidence. We want your child to love coming to class and to develop a lifelong love of dance.

 

Intermediate and Advanced Classes focus on teaching the fundamentals of the dance style in addition to form, flexibility, and strength development.

BALLET supports and enhances the study of all other dance forms and improves posture, flexibility, and coordination. 

TAP classes include both Rockette style/Broadway style tap and Rhythm Tap.  Students focus on proper tap technique and on understanding the rhythms and musicality of various songs and dances.  

JAZZ is a high-energy dance form used often in Broadway Musicals and other dance-related performances. It is a mix of isolated body movements and syncopated beats.

MODERN expands upon strength, knowledge, and musicality learned in Ballet and Jazz and is therefore best started after a child has established the basics of those other forms (usually age 10+ but depends on each child)

POINTE is ballet done on Pointe Shoes and is best started after a child has mastered ballet basics and is strong enough to support pointe work.  (usually 13+ but depends on each child)

HIPHOP has been part of our studio since the early 1980s because Queens was one of the birth places of RAP and HIPHOP. It was taught by a Breakdance Troupe from Ravenswood Houses.  Currently, our Hip-Hop classes incorporate modern music and street movement with old school HipHop. We offer HipHop to ages 8 and up.

ACROBATICS incorporates mat-based gymnastics movements with choreography and dance.  Skills taught include handstands, back bends, walkovers, shoulder rolls, backward rolls, forward rolls, cartwheels, jumps, and combinations. 

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