Long Island Danceworks offers instruction
in a wide variety of styles for
all different age groups and skill levels.
Acrobatics alone focuses on tumbling, balancing, hand balancing, developing flexibility and strength training, all of which are absolutely essential to beginning work with a partner and ultimately competing. You cannot work efficiently with partners if you cannot hold your own, and this is especially true when it comes to acrobatics.
Ballet serves as a backbone for many other styles of dance, as many other dance genres are based on ballet. Ballet is based on techniques that have been developed over centuries. Ballet uses music and dance to tell stories. Ballet dancers have the ability to transport an audience to another world.
Choreography is the art of designing sequences of movements in which motion, form, or both are specified.
Combination classes are a great way for students to experience different types of dance during classes where the focus is fun!
Contemporary dance is a term usually referring to the 20th century concert dance that combines elements of modern dance and classical ballet. Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are often used, as well.
+COUNTER BALANCE & LIFTS
+DANCE BOOT CAMP
Dance Bootcamp combines calorie burning cardio with total body sculpting moves all while learning the fun dance moves
A dance style, usually danced to hip-hop music, that evolved from the hip-hop culture. Hip-hop includes various moves such as breaking, popping, locking and krumping, and even house dance. Improvisation and personal interpretation are essential to hip-hop dancing.
+JUMPS & TURNS
Modern dance refused classical ballet’s stress on feet as the primary catalyst for dance movements. It, instead, put stress on torso employing such elements as contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation. It is usually performed in bare feet, often with non-traditional costuming.
Jazz is a fun dance style that relies heavily on originality and improvisation. Many jazz dancers mix different styles into their dancing, incorporating their own expression. Jazz dancing often uses bold, dramatic body movements.
The Lyrical dance style has its primary basis in ballet, combining the many technical elements of classical ballet with the freedom, fluidity, expressiveness and airier aspects of jazz, contemporary and modern dance. It is typically considered a sub-category of jazz and/or contemporary dance, the latter itself being an emerging category.
En pointe (pointe) means “on the tip” and is a part of classical ballet technique, usually practiced using specially reinforced shoes called pointe shoes or toe shoes. The technique developed from the desire for dancers to appear weightless and sylph-like and has evolved to enable dancers to dance on the tips of their toes for extended periods of time.
+MOMMY & ME
Mommy and Me classes are exactly what the name says, a special class for Mommy and baby! Mommy and Me classes are a fun way for new moms and their babies or young toddlers to connect with each other in a playful environment with other moms and their babies; new moms get to shake up daily baby routines and interact with other moms.
Musical theatre is a form of theatre that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance.
Salsa is a popular form of social dance that originated in New York with strong influences from Latin America, particularly Cuba and Puerto Rico.
Tap dancing is an exciting form of dance in which dancers wear special shoes equipped with metal taps. Tap dancers use their feet like drums to create rhythmic patterns and timely beats.