WE OFFER OVER 100 DANCE CLASSES
WE HAVE STYLES FOR EVERY DANCER
CanDance Studios is the top rated dance studio in Gilbert, AZ because of the amazing dance classes we have to offer.
We find it important to acknoweledge age appropriate dance classes for each child that comes through our doors. Starting with our early aged dancers, dancing in a stress-free environment, while our preteens having an array of fun positive classes to choose from, and our older dancers having the opportunity to dance and perform with peers their own age!
You the parent will discover the perfect dance class at CanDance. Be sure to take advantage of our FREE TRIAL WEEK! All new dancers trying to discover the right dance facility for them can enjoy all the dance classes they would like for one week, FOR FREE! Contact us for more information.
An introduction to ballet, jazz, tumble and tap in a structured but friendly, music-filled class. A variety of age-appropriate music is used to make this class fun and educational! Students will learn dance terminology, use of barre, warmup exercises, combinations and many routines to music geared for young children. A great class to help young children further develop discipline, motor skills, flexibility, coordination and confidence as well as make new friends.
At CanDance Studios, our ballet program is extremely noted for producing clean technical ballet dancers. We stress proper placement of torso, hips and legs without exceeding anatomical limitations and thus protecting the body from injury. For our beginning students, emphasis is on the coordination of arms and head which begin to develop practical skills, muscular self-control and basic coordination and expression. More advanced ballet students will aim to develop strength and stability in the demonstration of the pirouettes, balance, control, extension, fluidity and in petite and grand allegro. Suppleness and smooth graceful movements are developed in these levels along with the coordination of head, arms, legs and body. For advanced students, the curriculum includes Barre and center floor work, adagio studies, music, ballet history, vocabulary and body conditioning. The ongoing development of performance skills is stressed in all levels of ballet class.
Tap class will provide students with a strong understanding of basic tap foundation, terminology, timing and rhythm. An emphasis will be placed on explanation of terminology, execution of basic steps through more challenging rhythms, precise tap sounds, coordination, syncopation and technical execution.
HIP HOP CLASSES
Hip Hop class is all about attitude, it includes high energy movement with concentration on style, funk, and self expression.
Jazz class will be a strong understanding of body placement with a emphasis on the explanation of terminology, warm-up, isolations, and center work with strengthening turns, jumps, flexibility, technical execution and combinations.
Contemporary or Lyrical 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 body lines and foot work in traditional ballet class. This class focuses on strengthening the body, increasing flexibility, improving balance, proper placement, body alignment, and fluidity of movement. The class consists of a warm up with stretching, center work, and a full dance routine at the end of the class which is all set to contemporary music. The class will let you express yourself through dance, and often times tell you the story of the music through choreography.
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, aerials, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, all each student’s individual level of experience.
STRETCH & STRENGTH
This class is designed to help dancers build a stronger body and core to reduce the risk of injury. It will increase stamina, strength, and flexibility through its various exercises and conditioning techniques.
Industry is a combination class with focus on technique and multiple dance styles. It will be a fun creative class where the dancer can learn combinations and auditioning techniques.