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 WE OFFER A LARGE SELECTION OF CLASSES FOR ALL LEVELS AND ALL AGES!

Our staff, curriculum, and positive learning environment is second to none in the area.
From our creative movement for children ages 2 1/2 and up, to our exciting adult program,
to our award winning pre-professional company, there is something for everyone at Denise Daniele Dance Center!

 

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Class Styles

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Creative Movement is our intro class to all little ones ready to take their first steps into dance world. Students are introduced to dance elements and movement fundamentals. Children will work on basic technique, body control, listening skills, balance and coordination.

BALLET

Ballet is a form of dancing which may tell a story, express a mood, or just reflect a piece of music. Beyond the beauty and grace, Ballet is known to be the foundation of other dance forms. Students learn traditional techniques as well as develop grace, strength, body awareness, rhythm, concentration, self discipline, and much more all while having fun and staying active! *Taught at all levels; See our schedule for more details.

JAZZ

Jazz class focuses on the fundamentals of jazz, such as isolations, positioning, and connecting movements, as well as technique, flexibility, agility, leaps and turns.

CONTEMPORARY

This class starts with a warm-up that focuses on flexibility, balance, alignment, and strength. There is a strong focus on ballet technique while also allowing students to find connectivity and fluidity in their own movement style.

TAP

Rhythm and musicality are the building blocks of tap class. Students will learn the fundamental steps of tap and how to piece them together to create their own music.

HIP HOP

This class is the ultimate way to express one’s creativeness in dances that come from the soul. The dances include popping, locking, breaking, and free-styling all in which represents movements that are incorporated with the rhythm and beat of hip hop music. Hip-Hop is not only a good exercise, but helps dancers develop body balance, improve flexibility, and coordinate the muscles. This class allows one to discover and develop their own freestyle ability. *Taught at all levels. See our schedule for more details.

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Dress Code

All students must abide by the following guidelines for dress code.

City Lights Dance Ensemble

Ballet

  • Leotard

    • Twinkle Tots: Pink leotard from Encore Dancewear

    • Recreational Classes: Black leotard

  • Pink tights

  • Ballet skirt (optional)

  • Form-fitting warmups (optional)

  • Pink Ballet shoes

  • Hair - A proper and secure ballet bun

  • No jewelry

Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Contemporary  

  • Appropriate form-fitting clothing with proper body coverage

  • Jazz shoes for jazz class

  • Bare foot for modern

  • Barefoot or turners for Lyrical and contemporary

  • Hair - pulled back out of face

  • No jewelry

Tap and Hip-Hop

  • Appropriate clothing with proper body coverage

  • Tap shoes for tap class

  • lean sneakers for hip-hop in order to preserve our dance floors

  • Hair - pulled back out of face

  • No jewelry

Rehearsal and Guest Artist Classes

  • Appropriate form-fitting clothing with proper body coverage

  • Proper shoes for each piece being rehearsed or class being taken

  • Hair - pulled back out of face

  • No jewelry

 

 

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Performance Teams

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City Lights Dance Ensemble

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Starlight Dance Team

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Parties

Birthdays - Bar Mitzvahs - Anniversaries - Sweet Sixteens - Quinceañeras - More!

Interested in having DDDC host your special day? We have many different packages available for your celebration, so just click the link below to get in touch!

 

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free preschool dance experience

If your little one is bopping around the house to their favorite songs, this class is for them! Our free Preschool Dance Experience is a fun chance for your dancer to be introduced to the world of dance. Over the course of the four-week session, they will learn basic dance technique and class manners while having fun with their new dance friends! On the last day, we will have a special in-class demonstration for the parents! Class size is limited, so make sure to register below to secure your dancer’s chance to dance!

Class Dates: Dates TBA
Class Times: 5:45 - 6:30 PM
Cost: All classes are FREE! There is a one-time registration fee of $10 due at beginning of the first class.
Class Attire: Play clothes or dance clothes are acceptable. No jeans. Dresses/skirts must have shorts underneath. Ballet shoes are recommended.
Ages: 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years old

*Please note that this program is for first-time DDDC dancers only.