This class is designed for our youngest dancers who want to express their independence without the assistance of mom or dad. Dancers will have fun learning pre-ballet movement to popular children's music through singing and movement games. Class sizes are kept very small to assure plenty of individual attention for our youngest dancers.
Pre Ballet/Pre Tap Combo
The first half hour is an introduction to ballet with beginning development of ballet concepts including turn out, coordination, spatial awareness and a specific focus on class etiquette. Students will begin positions of the feet, and introductory movement vocabulary. The second half of class is the tap portion will concentrate on developing intricate patterns and rhythms, while the jazz portion of class will begin to develop student's flexibility and balance skills
Ballet is the foundation of all other styles of dance. During class
students will learn how to accomplish technique through all the ballet
exercises. Students will learn the fundamentals of classical ballet,
spatial awareness and class etiquette.
Pointe is a class designed for ballet students with advanced
ballet training. Students will learn ballet technique while working in
pointe shoes. Classes included barre exercises, center floor work and
Lyrical is a modern dance form which fuses modern dance, jazz, and ballet. It is mainly performed to music with lyrics, and the song's lyrics are a driving force and key inspiration for the movement. Choreography is often emotional, gripping, and exquisitely delicate, all at the same time.
Beginning through Advance Level classes concentrate on technique, flexibility, and style. Dancers will master multiple-turn rotations, a variety of leaps and jumps and dance tricks while learning about different jazz forms and exploring the art of dance.
Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves.
Learn the basics or work on advancing your skills in this flexible class! Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. Our experienced acro instructor will guide the class towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, all each student's individual level of experience.
While concentrating on different rhythm variations, the dancer is introduced to multiple styles of tap from "soft shoe" to "funky rhythm". A wide range of skills will be covered, including counter rhythms & rhythmic timing. This class will teach you to think quickly on your feet while developing personal creative expression and musicality.
Students learn to use their bodies in a variety of ways, and they focus on breathing, posture, and emotional state to establish a mind-body connection. Students may learn choreographed works, or they may be encouraged to improvise dance pieces.
Modern dance is a dance style that rejects many of the strict rules of classical ballet, focusing instead on the expression of inner feelings. Modern dance was created as a rebellion against classical ballet, emphasizing creativity in choreography and performance.
HSDC Fire Team: Dancers who participate in the competitive program at Hot Styles in Bellefonte will take a variety of classes in areas such as ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, acrobatics and hip hop. This is a dedicated program that requires hard work and commitment. The dancers that are in the competitive level will participate in two to three competitions over the course of the dance season and will perform in the studio and company year-end shows.
HSDC Wolfpack: Hot Styles in State College is a high intensity team that competes at All Star Dance competitions. This is a more dedicated program that requires hard work and commitment. Students are required to take classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and acro /tumbling.
Musical Theatre - Singing on Stage
Singing Onstage is pleased to give students (children and adults) professional musical theatre training and performance experience.
We believe everyone has a need for expression and creativity. Helping to tell a story is one way to fulfill that need. Telling a story is far more important than simply gaining the satisfaction of being in front of an audience. Stories give us a sense of order, a sense of belonging. They truly help us progress in an uncertain world.
Theatre and musical theatre are deeply profound ways of telling stories. Both actor and audience experience the joy of a story well told.
Zumba by Stephanie Whitesell
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.