Our combo class are designed to introduce children to the fundamentals of each style.
Classical dance form demanding grace and precision and employing formalized steps and intricate flowing patterns to create expression through movement. Ballet is the foundation of Dance. Dancers will work on barre, center combinations, and across the floor, with specific emphasis on strength and technique, teaching proper body alignment, balance, precise footwork and arm placement while increasing flexibility and strength. Dancers should wear hair up, black leotard or shorts with tights and ballet slippers
Students will learn a variety of steps, with emphasis placed on crisp, clear sounds and proper body position and alignment. As students progress, they will learn advanced combinations and rhythm patterns. Tap helps students develop rhythm, coordination and timing as well as allowing them to make music with their feet.
Jazz is a fun and enjoyable combination of technique,, movement and style! Dancers will then learn progressions across the floor, and a variety of several fun and exciting combinations.
Lyrical combines technique, storytelling, and artistic expression. It is based around the interpretation of the music and routines are based around feeling the movement deeply and expressing the dancer’s emotion. Dancers will enjoy connecting with the music and demonstrating their own interpretation of the dance.
These classes are a great way to introduce your tiny dancer to the world of dance! They are designed to not only teach your dancer the basics but to teach them respect, fine motor skills, taking turns, and most importantly how fun dance can be!
Ballet performed using hard-toed and stiff-shanked shoes for the advance ballet students who have the required strength to dance en pointe. Teacher approval required.
Contemporary is a dance style that explores movement, space, rhythm, and the dancer's own creativity with emphasis on momentum, shapes and patterns. This form of dance is inspired by nature, music, art and human emotions. Contemporary dance is a fusion of ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern dance styles.
Learn how to tumble, flip, and roll and our older dancers will learn ariels, back handsprings, and much more! Our youngest dancers will have the best time, mastering the forward roll, and much, much more! As our dancers mature in acrobatic levels, their abilities will climb up to limbers, round-offs through front and back walkovers, aerial skills as well as some contortion. This is a great class to help build strength and flexibility. Also available classes are Contortion/Tumbling and Strength and Conditioning.
Leaps & Turns
Students work on proper technique of turning and leaping and building on their skills.
A style of dance which evolved out of street dancing styles, students learn the latest moves while developing coordination and musicality. Hip Hop is a fun and exciting and a great form of exercise for children of all ages.
A genre of drama in which singing and dancing play an essential part. Students will enjoy acting out and dancing different dramatic situations.
Adult Exercise Classes
Join Krista Vella Fittness for a variety of exercise classes geared towards adults in Boot camp you will work on body weight based strength training to increase muscular strength, power, agility and stamina. Circuits is a workout class with cardio and strength training where you quickly move through stations. Lastly, Sweatfest is a high intensity interval training class that will work your cardiovasculay system and leave you sweaty!
A class offered off-site where students are taught flagwork in connection with colorguard and tossing and spinning of the rifel. A great way to get a head start if you are interested in exploring the colorguard or winterguard in High School.
Classes offered off-site in Long Valley by the Highligher Baton and Dance Team. Open to ages 4 and up. Please call 973-919-7938 if interested or email Katelyn Milling using the link attached.