Turns

Instructor(s): Caitlin Stahl

Level: Dance Technique 6+ yr

 The turns and Leaps class will dissect these two technical movements: teaching basic building blocks to master a variety of turns and leaps which are used in jazz and in choreography. Great emphasis will be placed on the body’s center, from which all movements begin and end, making it possible to maintain balance and control while executing turns, high extensions and powerful leaps. Spotting techniques will be studied to properly execute a variety of turns to reduce the dizzying effect of repeated rotation.

DRESS CODE:

We require our dancers to abide by our dress code. Dress codes are important for many reasons. By having our dancers dress the part, the students will learn to respect the art and professionalism required by those in the industry. Dress codes also instill teamwork and help to maintain focus and energy.

The dress code for Intermediate and Advanced Ballet is as follows:

Solid black leotard, pink footed or convertible tights and pink split sole canvas ballet shoes (or pointe shoes when appropriate) are required. Warm up attire is appropriate during warm up, but will be removed for barre and center work.  Ballet skirts are only permitted during pointe class. Hair must be secured off of the face in a neat ballet bun. Ballet shoe are not be worn outside the studio.

The dress code for Intermediate and Advanced Jazz is as follows:

A form fitted top (leotard or sports bra), form fitting short or leggings and tan jazz shoes (Bloch or Capezio brand) are required. Dancers are required to be fully covered when entering and exiting the building. Warm up attire is permitted during warm up, but will be removed when technique begins. Hair must be secured off of the face in a neat bun or ponytail. Jazz shoe are not be worn outside the studio.

The dress code for Hip Hop is as follows:

Dancers will wear comfortable clothing that allows them to move freely and easily.  Dancers are required to wear tennis shoes. Dancers are required to be fully covered when entering and exiting the building. Warm up attire is permitted during warm up, but will be removed when technique begins. Hair must be secured off of the face in a neat bun or ponytail.

The dress code for Tap is as follows:

Dancers will wear comfortable clothing that allows them to move freely and easily.  Dancers are required to black tap shoes. Dancers are required to be fully covered when entering and exiting the building. Warm up attire is permitted during warm up, but will be removed when technique begins. Hair must be secured off of the face in a neat bun or ponytail. Tap shoe are not be worn outside the studio.

The dress code for Acro, Leaps and Turns, Strength and Stretch and Contemporary is as follows:

Dancers will wear a comfortable leotard that allows them to move freely and easily.  Bare midriffs are not permitted if a class is held in a building other than Studio 3 (ITS Studio).  Tight/form fitting shorts may be worn over a leotard, but for safety reasons, tank tops and tshirts are not permitted in acro. Dancers are required to be fully covered when entering and exiting the building. Warm up attire is permitted during warm up, but will be removed when technique begins. Hair must be secured off of the face in a neat bun or ponytail.