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13-18 Year Olds  -  12 Different Types Of Classes Are Available!!

Ballet Lyrical/Contemporary Dance Class
Ballet lyrical/contemporary dance is a hybrid of ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern dance styles. It is a ballet-based technique that allows a greater range of movement than the strict bodylines and footwork found in traditional ballet. A ballet lyrical/contemporary dance class exposes dancers to a wide range of techniques that fosters versatility.

Our ballet lyrical/contemporary dance classes focus on centering, strengthening the body, increasing flexibility, improving balance, proper placement, body alignment, fluidity and emotion. A Rising Stars' ballet lyrical/contemporary dancer learns to let the music and their own passion guide the movement. Each class consists of a warm up with stretching, center work, and combinations using contemporary music. This class will let you express yourself through dance and music, and often times the choreography tells the story of the music.

One routine will be taught per year, per class. The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ!

Ballet lyrical/Contemporary dance classes at Rising Stars are available by age and levels of ability. We offer recreational, pre-competition and competition classes as well. Please see our current class schedule for class availability and times.

Pointe Class
Pointe class concentrates on the transference of ballet steps from demi-pointe to pointe and is introduced only when a dancer has developed sufficient strength in the feet and legs necessary for this discipline.  

To avoid injury to the feet, students must be 12 years old to take this class. Additionally, proper alignment is required to go up on pointe. Permission is needed by the instructor to register for a pointe class. A minimum of three years of ballet training is also required as a pre-requisite and a ballet class must be taken concurrently. 

One pointe routine will be taught per year, per class. The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ! Pointe classes at Rising Stars are available by age and levels of ability. We offer recreational, pre-competition and competition pointe classes. Please see our current class schedule for class availability and times.

 

Jazz Class
A jazz class at Rising Stars is an exciting and ever evolving dance class full of rhythm, syncopation, passion and life. Steeped in the rhythm of jazz music, a true American art form, our jazz classes bring energy and life to all those who take it. Classes explore body isolations of the head, shoulders, ribcage, feet and arms and encourage individual expression and the development of personal style. Understanding body placement and center are focal points of our jazz class.

Throughout the year an emphasis will be placed on the explanation of terminology, warm-up, isolations, barre, and center floor work with an emphasis on strengthening turns, jumps, flexibility, technical execution, and combinations. Jazz students will be taught basic jazz dance technique, terminology and movement with an emphasis on proper execution of jazz isolations, rhythms and style.

One jazz routine will be taught per year and will be powerful and percussive or expressive and lyrical. Ever evolving, our jazz classes are taught with the music of today as well as with the classical jazz of yesterday. The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ!

Jazz classes at Rising Stars are available by age and levels of ability. We offer recreational, pre-competition and competition jazz classes. Please see our current class schedule for class availability and times.

Tap Class
Tap dance is a timeless art where dancers wear special shoes equipped with metal taps. Using their feet like drums, tap dancers create rhythmic patterns and timely beats. Tap dancers are popular in musicals, television, movies, and commercials. At Rising Stars, we offer three different types of tap dance classes: rhythm tap (also known as hoofing), funky tap, and Broadway tap. Rhythm tap or hoofing is when tap dancers use a flat tap shoe and use every part of their shoes to make their feet sound like drums. Broadway tap is used with a heeled tap shoe and is where tap dancers use their arms and upper bodies to blend movements of ballet and/or jazz into their tap routines. Funky tap is a combination of hoofing, jazz and hip-hop. 

Tap class work combines control, coordination, and rhythm. The curriculum encompasses across the floor and center floor exercises that teach dynamics, shading, phrasing, and musicality. 

One tap routine will be taught per year, per class. The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ!

Tap classes at Rising Stars are available by age and levels of ability. We offer recreational, pre-competition and competition tap classes. Please see our current class schedule for class availability and times.

Hip-Hop (Pop Style)
A Hip-Hop class is a high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap and pop music together with movements influenced by some of today's hottest video choreographers. At Rising Stars, our Hip-Hop (Pop style) classes are a fusion of street-style and music video style hip-hop. Hip-Hop is urban, it's street, it's diverse and forever changing. Hip-hop (Pop style) may include some breakdancing and freezes, but not necessarily. 

Please note: We also offer other hip-hop style classes that are more street-style and include breakdancing and freezes. 

One hip-hop routine will be taught per year, per class. The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ! Hip-hop classes at Rising Stars are available by age and levels of ability. We offer recreational, pre-competition and competition hip-hop classes. Please see our current class schedule for class availability and times.


Hip-Hop (Street-style)
A Hip-Hop class is a high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap and pop music together with movements influenced by some of today's hottest video choreographers. At Rising Stars, our Hip-Hop (street-style) classes encompass movement that has elements of poppin', locking, and breakdancing as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. Hip-hop is urban, it's street, it's diverse and forever changing. 

One hip-hop routine will be taught per year, per class. The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ! 

Hip-hop (street-style) classes at Rising Stars are available by age and levels of ability. We offer recreational, pre-competition and competition hip-hop classes. Please see our current class schedule for class availability and times. 

Hip-Hop and Musical Theater Fusion Class
Our Hip-Hop/Musical Theater Fusion class combines both styles of hip-hop and musical theater together to create a unique hip-hop based class while telling a story. Hip-Hop/Musical Theater Fusion students will be exposed to lip-syncing, bringing characterization to the choreography, defining a character, stage presentation and learning to master the various musical theater techniques and styles with a hip-hop flair. 

The Hip-Hop/Musical Theater Fusion yearly routine may include props and costumes that reflect the characters portrayed in the routine. For more information about Hip-Hop, please refer to our Hip-Hop class description. 

One Hip-Hop/Musical Theater Fusion routine will be taught per year, per class. The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ! 

Acrobatics with Jazz Class
Acrobatics or as it is more commonly known, Acro, is a type of dance which combines tumbling with jazz technique. It requires balance, agility, and coordination. A defining characteristic of Acro is the smooth transitions between dance and acrobatic movements, combined with intricate body contortions and extreme flexibility.

The jazz portion of this class explores body isolations of the head, shoulders, ribcage, feet and arms. It also encourages individual expression and the development of personal style. Understanding body placement and center are focal points of the acro and jazz class. 

One Acro routine will be taught per year, per class. The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, 

Acrobatics (Acro) classes at Rising Stars are available by age and levels of ability. We offer recreational, pre-competition and competition Acro classes. Please see our current class schedule for class availability and times.

Cheer Funk
A Cheer Funk class at Rising Stars combines all of the fundamentals of hip-hop, cheer and jazz. Pom-poms may or may not be used in conjunction with acrobatics (acro), tumbling, partner-work, lifts, basket tosses and more.

Cheer Funk classes at Rising Stars are available by age and levels of ability. We offer recreational, pre-competition and competition cheer funk classes. Please see our current class schedule for class availability and times.

One routine will be taught per year, per class. The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ!

Contemporary Dance Class
Contemporary dance is a fusion of ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern dance styles. It 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. 

Each class consists of a warm up with stretching, center work, and combinations using contemporary music. 

One routine will be taught per year, per class. The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ! Contemporary dance classes at Rising Stars are available by age. Please see our current class schedule for class availability and times.

Musical Theater Class
This is a one hour jazz based dance class that focuses on scenes, songs, and choreography from musicals, Disney, and Broadway shows. Musical theater students will be exposed to lip-syncing, bringing characterization to the choreography, defining a character, stage presentation and learning to master the various musical theater techniques and styles. The musical theater's yearly routine may include props and costumes that reflect the characters portrayed in the routine.

Each week students will work on jazz technique and style using bevels, camel walks, pirouettes, extensions, jumps, etc.

One routine will be taught per year, per class. The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ!

Musical Theater dance classes at Rising Stars are available for various ages. Please see our current class schedule for class availability and times.

Modern Dance Class
Modern dance is a contemporary dance form that has its roots in ballet. It emphasizes the use of the floor for centering and grounding oneself in movement. Each class will focus on the breath (inhale/exhale), which brings quality to one's movement. 

Concepts of overcurve /undercurve, contraction/release, musicality and rhythm are explored. The yearly dance routine as well as class work will incorporate an eclectic blend of contemporary and post-modern movement. 

The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ! 
Modern dance classes at Rising Stars are available by age and levels of ability. We offer recreational, pre-competition and competition modern dance classes. Please see our current class schedule for class availability and times.