Amazing and fun dance classes!

Twinkle Star Dance™ Ages 2-6

Our exclusive Twinkle Babies™ dance class is a thirty-minute introductory dance class that is unique and important in the dance industry. The secret to the class is that it is structured  and fun! It contains ballet, tap, and creative movement. Young dancers  learn the basic steps while learning how to follow direction and imitate  movement in a positive environment. Engaging music is used to get these  little ones inspired to dance. The use of props such as Twinkle bears  and hula-hoops enables the young dancers to use their imagination, creativity, and most of all, have fun!
Program: 30-minute introductory class
Grade levels: Preschool Ages 2-3
Cost: $39 per month


Twinkle Stars Dance is an age specific  45-minute class containing ballet, tap and jazz/creative movement. The  purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Dancers will also learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles. For example, all dancers will learn what a “plié” is and how to demonstrate one. The use of fun, age appropriate music engages the young dancers’ minds and bodies. The use of props such as hula-hoops for the “freeze dance” makes the end of class the most fun!
Program: 45-minute class
Grade levels: Ages 3-4, 4-5, 5-6
Cost: $46 per month


Also available for children ages 5-6 is our hip-hop class, Hop-Star™ - This  high-energy class introduces our littlest dancers to fun music, basic hip-hop moves, and simple combinations.

ShowStars Grades 1-12

Our ShowStars dance classes are a perfect  balance of structure and fun based on child development principles and  taught by qualified adult teachers. These combination classes for students in grades 1-12 include lessons in ballet,  tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and musical theatre. During these formative  years, students will focus on correct technique, showmanship, artistry, and performance skills. Students build upon existing skills and grow year to year.

We have found that these classes keep kids excited, interested, and focused for the entire class. Students must be of the  required grade by September 9, 2017. These classes enable children to  attend dance once or twice a week and still participate in other  activities, or they can start to focus more on dance and attend classes two or more times a week on their way to joining Ensemble.


Tap is an exciting rhythmic exercise and dance form, which is enjoyable to both kids and  adults. Rooted in African-American History, tap offers a variety of  styles and techniques. Students will realize results in dance movement after a minimum number of classes. The classes stress the basics of tap and allows dancers to build into combinations which are great to watch  and delightful to hear.

Jazz combines many styles and techniques from ethnic and contemporary dance to ballet. Rhythm, upon which all dance forms depend, is particularly  integral to jazz dance. The first half of class consists of exercises  which stretch and tone muscles and develops support for proper stress-free alignment of the skeletal structure. Using jazz, soul, R&B, ethnic and pop music, jazz classes are a great way to release  tension while attaining a body awareness that can be applied to everyday  activities. The Jazz program at En L’air covers Jack Cole, Fosse,  Luigi, Gus Giordano, Afro-jazz, Broadway and more!

Hip Hop class provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements in a fun-filled and vibrant class environment. The term “Hip Hop” greatly limits the scope of a typical Hip Hop class. From R&B and House to Club and Pop, Hip Hop classes utilize upbeat music from  various genres, in addition to the latest Hip Hop hits. The resulting outcome is an energetic class that not only teaches you Hip Hop movements and technique, but also instills rhythm and precision in your muscle memory.


Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques. Lyrical challenges choreographers and dancers to use motion to interpret music and express  emotion. A lyrical dancer's movements attempt to show the meaning of the music. Lyrical is a very passionate and emotional dance style. It  portrays certain emotions such as love, fear, loss and tells a story through every movement made. A solid, ballet-based technique is an essential component of this advanced style of dance, as is a facility with various other forms of jazz, some contemporary/modern dance, and  proper placement and bodily alignment. Lyrical choreography is often peppered with intentionally pedestrian moves, amid the more challenging movements, to create a simultaneously organic and dramatic feel. Lyrical is based around choreography and the interpretation of the music. Routines are based around feeling and emotion and, though technique is  crucial, spirit generally tells where the dance will go. 


Musical Theater is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue,  acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical – humor,  pathos, love, anger – are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated  whole.

Ensemble

JUNIOR ENSEMBLE GRADES 8-9
Students enrolled in these classes attend class at least twice a week and  represent the studio at conventions and community events. Classes include ballet & pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and add lyrical and modern to their schedule.
Cost: $139 Base tuition


SENIOR ENSEMBLE GRADES 10-12
These students attend classes almost daily in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and modern. Students enrolled in Ensemble programs graduate to go on and perform in college or university dance teams and performance companies or are hired by private dance companies. It is our goal to send these students out with a strong foundation and the skills needed to audition successfully and be employable dancers!
Cost: $139 Base tuition


Ensemble Members attend a summer dance intensive with Guest Teachers and En L'air Staff covering over 30 hours of training.
August 7-11
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Lunch Provided)
$447

Jen Merchant, Westport

"...Thank you for teaching Juliana. We are so lucky to have found such an exceptional studio and patient dance teacher. We look forward to many more years of dance memories with you!"

Maria Clara Rapoza, Ensemble

"Thank you for being an amazing teacher and thank you for another great year and many more to come. Thanks for helping me improve through the years. I have so much fun and  look forward to every class. You have been like a second mother to me and En L'air is my home away from home. I love you so much!"

Nikki Cabral, Ensemble

"Miss Nicole, thank you so much for another year. I wouldn't be the dancer I am today without you. Every year you make me want to improve more and more. En L'air has so many memories...Every dance class pushes me to work harder. Thanks for being one of the best dance teachers ever!!!

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