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DANCE, GYMNASTICS AND HIP HOP CLASSES FOR AGES 2-5

KAD'S DANCIN'STEPZ! PROGRAM... No two children are created alike and therefore an Out-Of-The-Box Dance Curriculum is not something we use at KAD! Ms Kristi has created a thorough syllabus for our Dancin' Stepz! program, building a dancer's skills from year to year. Dancers will learn the basics of tap, ballet, rhythm and basic movements, plus they will learn several dance combinations. Drawing from education in child development, movement therapy, and of course, dance, our syllabus helps little ones develop motor skills and rhythm in a fun, creative, and engaging setting. 

 

TINY GYM STARZ! GYMNASTICS…  Our preschool gymnastics classes Tare designed with the needs of the preschooler in mind. Participation in a preschool gymnastics class is an opportunity for children to begin experiencing gymnastics. Your child will begin to be introduced smaller version of the bars, beam and vault and will begin to learn floor skills at this level.

 

All students in our Dancin' Stepz! programs will participate in a Holiday Show in December, as well as our year-end recital in June.

Our Hippity Hop and Hip Hop/Acro Combo dancers are part of our year-end recital in June. Preparing for a recital is a way for dancers to work on memorization skills,

rhythm, technique, teamwork, and much more… they LOVE having something to be proud of, and it shows!

ACADEMY DANCE AND HIP HOP CLASSES FOR AGES 6-14                                                                                                    Our recreational Academy classes continue to follow a progressive syllabus, building technique, flexibility, and skill.

Academy Combos – Ages 6-14: Combo classes are a great way for students to experience two different styles of dance in a one-hour time slot. This is perfect for young dancers who enjoy a fast-pace and variety. Each week, dancers will be taught a combination of Lyrical & Jazz in this one hour class. Dancers will need ballet & jazz shoes (no tap shoes required unless taking tap).

Hip Hop – Ages 6 & up: Isolations, popping, & free-style movement will all be a focus of this athletic and energetic dance style.

 

Musical Theater – Ages 6 & up: All forms of dance are incorporated in Musical Theater. Music from Broadway shows and movies are used in class. Combining song and dance, students age 6 and above portray characters from musicals and plays. This class is sure to develop a student’s personality and confidence as well as brighten their stage presence.

 

Tap – Ages 6 & up: Rhythm, timing, and agility will be a focal point during this class which builds coordination. Classes will focus on different tap styles throughout the entire session.


ACRO AND POWER TUMBLING CLASSES Floor tumbling technique for cheer! Students learn ACRO and POWER tumbling tricks such as: cartwheels,  roundoffs,  front and back walkovers, front and back hand springs,  back tucks,  aerial tricks and much more! These classes focus on flexibility and well as power and core strength. Tumbling skills are level appropriate based on USASF All-Star cheer requirements. All instructors are safety certified through USAG and/or USASF. 
HIP HOP CLASSES 
This class combines the fun of HIP HOP with the skills of Acrobats! Students will “HOP” right into the basics of Hip Hop while learning cute cheers and jumps or fun acro skills. One half of the class time is spent on  Acro the other half is spent on Hip Hop! Class requirements: leotard/unitard, shorts and sneakers

BALLET CLASSES...PLEASE INQUIRE.
Ballet Technique classes (for students age 7 and up) are the foundation for training at the Academy and focus on developing a solid ballet technique with emphasis on understanding correct body placement, proper use of turn out, coordination of the upper body (epaulement), and use of arms (port de bras). Clear explanations of exercises and theory help students use the ballet vocabulary in a simple, practical way that leads to increased technical understanding, healthy physical development, and lifelong enjoyment. Students 11 and older with strong ballet technique, sufficient core and ankle strength, and a teacher's recommendation go on to study 'en pointe'.

 

TAP CLASSES... !!
Tap Dance is a timeless art that combines dance and percussion. Tap dancers in musicals, movies, television, commercials, and concerts inspire us with their infectious rhythms. Tap Dance classes (for students age 7 and up) explore the two traditions of rhythm tap (hoofing) and Broadway tap. Class begins with warm up exercises in the center that increase control, coordination, and rhythm, followed by across the floor exercises that teach dynamics, shading, phrasing, and musicality, concluding with extended rhythmic phrases and improvisation exercises. The goal is to develop tap dancers that are equally strong musicians, dancers, and performers.

HIFLIGHT ATHELTICS - ALL STAR CHEERLEADING

HIFLIGHT ALL-STARS is  under the ownership of Kristi Smith High and features a coaching staff with over 20 years of combined coaching and personal Cheerleading, Dance, and Tumbling experience spanning through High School, College and Professional arenas!

The purpose of our program is to help young people build themselves physically, emotionally and socially. Through practice and competition, these athletes will gain a sense of responsibility, commitment, teamwork, sportsmanship, respect for themselves and others, fairness, and dedication.

Throughout the year, team members will learn how to dedicate themselves as an individual and as part of a team.  They will learn to set and reach goals with the help of their teammates and help their teammates reach their goals in return.

The team members will experience a good amount of competition and a large amount of hard work in preparation for some of the nation's largest, most competitive cheerleading competitions!!

Interested in being a HIFLIGHT ATHLETICS CHEERLEADER?
The HIFLIGHT All Star program is definitely not easy.  It takes drive and dedication as well as the willingness to persevere when you would rather just give up.   

If you would like to get to know the requirements and commitments of HIFLIGHT ALL STARS please feel free to contact Kristi Smith High at hfacheer@kristisacademy.com!

If you have what it takes, then one thing is for sure … you’ll be a part of the BEST!
K COMPANY... AUDITION AUGUST 8-12, 2017
Please inquire with the studio office about our awesome Intensive Dancer Program… K COMPANY

GYM STARZ! GYMNASTICS CLASSES

3- 5 Year Olds: TINY GYM STARZ!  Our preschool gymnastics classes Tare designed with the needs of the preschooler in mind. Participation in a preschool gymnastics class is an opportunity for children to begin experiencing gymnastics. Your child will begin to be introduced smaller version of the bars, beam and vault and will begin to learn floor skills at this level.

 

5-7 Year Olds:  Leveled GYM STARZ! Program… Once your child reaches kindergarten they are eligible to enroll in this gymnastics level.  Skills taught include cartwheels, handstands and rolls as well as basics on bars, beam, and vault. As a student in this program, your child will benefit from increased physical activity and improve in areas such as strength, flexibility and coordination. Our skill development curriculum is progressive and the skills will be worked on all 4 Olympic Gymnastic events (Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam & Floor Exercise) as well as Trampoline. Students will have the opportunity to learn a gymnastics routine on the mats and compete within the gym.