Lynchburg Elite Dance

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

COMBINATION CLASSES
Preschool Combo

classes offer ballet & tap basics.  They designed for younger students in an effort to spark and maintain their interest, while exposing them to different styles of dance, providing them with a well-rounded dance education. Our combo dance classes offer a fun filled adventure in the world of dance.  Children are encouraged to dance using simple movements. The emphasis of the combo dance class is to provide fun and enrichment while developing coordination skills and overall dance fitness.

Kinder Club

classes are designed specifically for the kindergartner.  This class is fast paced and is a combination class offering both Ballet and Tap genres at the beginning level.  Those that have been in the pre-school combination class will find that what they learned prior, helps them expand on their ballet and tap skills, while those new to the Lynchburg Elite Dance scene will find encouragement from their teacher, teacher’s assistant and inspiration from their peers.

TAP CLASSES

classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun. As students progress through each level, choreography will become increasingly more complex and intricate.  At Lynchburg Elite Dance we offer a variety of Tap classes for students of all ages and abilities.  

Elementary Tap

45 minute classes that are genre specific for the elementary school aged student grades 1st -3rd.  Students who have studied dance prior at Lynchburg Elite Dance or at other studios may be invited into the next level at a LED teacher’s recommendation.

Varsity Tap

class designed for high school students with previous dance experience to expand their knowledge base and offer the dance education to master previous skills taught and introduce the next level of skills.  High schoolers who have never danced before, or have taken a hiatus from dance will be offered at least a quarter of dance in the specific genre as a way to “catch up”

JV Tap

class designed for middle school students with previous dance experience to expand their knowledge base and offer the dance education to master previous skills taught and introduce the next level of skills.  Middle schoolers who have never danced before, or have taken a hiatus from dance will be offered at least a quarter of dance in the specific genre as a way to “catch up”

CLOGGING CLASSES

originally a form of traditional folk dance, clogging is taking on a new rival with an updated look.  Lynchburg Elite Dance teaches sound foundation in basic traditional clogging steps and is seen as a leader in taking the clogging movement forward in its updated look.  Sometimes confused with Tap, after 1 quarter of clogging at LED, the dancer can tell & show you the difference between the two.

Intro Clogging

Designed as a catch up class for anyone interested in learning the genre!

JV Clogging

class designed for middle school students with previous dance experience to expand their knowledge base and offer the dance education to master previous skills taught and introduce the next level of skills.  Middle schoolers who have never danced before, or have taken a hiatus from dance will be offered at least a quarter of dance in the specific genre as a way to “catch up”

Kid's Clogging

Designed for the elementary aged clogger!

Varsity Clogging

class designed for high school students with previous dance experience to expand their knowledge base and offer the dance education to master previous skills taught and introduce the next level of skills.  High schoolers who have never danced before, or have taken a hiatus from dance will be offered at least a quarter of dance in the specific genre as a way to “catch up”

BALLET CLASSES

classes emphasize the development of classical ballet skills with a focus on proper placement and alignment.  Students will learn ballet vocabulary through both barre and center floor work, while building strength and flexibility. We believe that ballet dance classes are the “building block” for your child’s overall dance education. We focus on the fundamentals of ballet with strong emphasis on technique. We work on strengthening and toning young bodies while challenging creativity. Pointe work is offered to those students exhibiting the strength, ability, and technique required from ballet training.

Ballet Basics I

Designed for the elementary aged dancer.

Varsity Ballet

class designed for high school students with previous dance experience to expand their knowledge base and offer the dance education to master previous skills taught and introduce the next level of skills.  High schoolers who have never danced before, or have taken a hiatus from dance will be offered at least a quarter of dance in the specific genre as a way to “catch up”

Ballet Basics II

class designed for middle school students with previous dance experience to expand their knowledge base and offer the dance education to master previous skills taught and introduce the next level of skills.  Middle schoolers who have never danced before, or have taken a hiatus from dance will be offered at least a quarter of dance in the specific genre as a way to “catch up”

Company Ballet

A ballet class specifically designed for and required of all Performance Company Members in Middle and High School.

CONTEMPORARY CLASSES

is a popular genre of dance that incorporates ballet and jazz techniques into a dance that tells a story.  Students find that to truly excel at contemporary, they need to have been and/or are currently studying Ballet, Acro and Jazz as this genre requires strength, flexibility and concentration.  At Lynchburg Elite Dance we offer Contemporary for Elementary, Middle and High Schoolers.

Kid's Contemporary
Contemporary
JV Contemporary
JAZZ CLASSES

Jazz dance focuses on skills in isolation, syncopation, strength, rhythm, contraction, and expansion. Jazz dance uses many of the techniques from other forms of dance allowing room for improvisation.   There is a strong emphasis on proper execution of the style while performing to contemporary music. The main focus of our jazz classes is to create a fun, energetic learning environment for our dance students. Our Jazz dance classes are designed to bring out the student’s individual dance style and originality and provide fundamental jazz dance techniques and progress into faster paced leaps, turns and quick foot movement.

Elementary Jazz

Specifically for students in the elementary grades.

JV. Jazz

Specifically for students in middle school! 

Varsity Jazz

Specifically for students in high school!

ACRO CLASSES

(short for Acrobatics), designed for the dancer to work on flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. 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, taking into account student's individual level of experience.  Acro basics is the perfect acro class for those starting out, or returning to acro after a break. JV Acro requires a LED Teacher approval.

Intro/Elementary Acro
JV Acro
POINTE

requires an LED teacher recommendation and dancers studying pointe beyond the pre-pointe level are required to take two ballet classes

HIP HOP CLASSES

A loose jazz form sometimes referred to as ‘funk’, often seen in music videos and in dance clubs.  This is a high energy, rhythmic form of dance focusing on body isolations and is the latest form of physical expression in today’s pop culture. Hip-Hop dance classes can be found under many names – Break Dance, Street Dance, Urban Dance, Locking, Popping, and smooth Hip Hop. At Lynchburg Elite Dance, our instructors teach an upbeat, high energy, rhythmic form of dance focusing on body isolations, which is the latest form of physical expression in today’s pop culture.

MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES

dance is the study of Broadway dance and dance styles. Young students as well as teens learn choreography from selected musicals, such as “High School Musical”, “Hair Spray”, “Annie”, “Fosse”, and many more. Our focus is on Broadway musicals old and new! Our instructors introduce song and choreography into dance techniques and styles.

Super Hero's

the class specifically for boys! Boys can wear their favorite cape or costume each and every class. Our LED super hero's will experience super hero and current music, while learning basic movement and dance skills! This class is designed to run consecutively for 3 quartersL Fall quarter - Jazz, Winter Quarter- Tap, Spring Quarter- Choreography. Superheroes should be ages 4-6! NO GIRLS ALLOWED!

CONTACT
LOCATION
OFFICE HOURS

Email: info@lynchburgelitedance.com

Phone: 434-582-9302

 

Ms. Terri: 434-841-5831

Ms. Mikayla: 434-841-4912

Lynchburg Elite Dance

3622 Old Forest Road

Lynchburg, VA 24501

Mon - Thurs: 4pm - 8pm

​​Saturday: Appointment Only

​Sunday: Closed

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