Dance class descriptions:
The Orem Family Fitness Center is now offering subscription lessons that fit your schedule. It’s simple: you choose what days and times work best for you and you’re ready to go.
HOW IT WORKS…
First, participants decide what classes fit their needs (see below for a listing of classes). Second, participants decide how often they want to attend each week. Some of our classes are only available once a week but others are available two times a week. If we start to fill up, we may offer additional classes moving forward. Third, participants sign up for what day and time works best for their schedule. Lastly, when subscription lessons are registered for, they start immediately. Classes don’t have a beginning or ending, they are ongoing until you choose to cancel your subscription. You may decide to cancel if you want to try another format, if your schedule changes or if you find the class isn’t fitting your needs.
Subscription lessons will be charged on the first of every month. If you choose to cancel your subscriptions, a withdrawal form must be submitted by the 25th to avoid next month’s charges. Subscription classes are a monthly fee per class. This means your monthly payment is always the same no matter how many classes you have that month. Most months you will have 4 classes, however because of holidays, school closure dates, etc there will be times when you only have 3 classes that month or there may even be times where you end up with 5 classes that month. The monthly rate will always stay the same, so be sure you are aware of this when signing up, especially during months with multiple holidays, school closures, etc.
Creative Dance focuses on the basics of movement to help children gain confidence in improvisation and imagination early on. Children will also be introduced to the fundamental techniques of dance: time, space, and energy. The aim is to help children discover fun ways to improve self-esteem and performance skills. The curriculum will be tailored to the individual classes and varying levels, while still challenging the children to achieve through persistence. Basic ballet and other dance terms will be introduced, in addition to practicing their memorization skills through basic dance routines and activities. Children must be independent of the parent for the duration of the class. Participants dance barefoot and should dress in attire that allows ease of movement.
Class Times: (ages 3-5)
- Mondays 10:00-10:45am
Pre-Ballet is a fun introduction to the ballet discipline. To provide a good foundation, the basic ballet terms and techniques will be learned in a creative way. Basic stretching and strengthening will be practiced regularly to aid in the preparation and execution of movements. An emphasis on alignment and placement will be combined with basic musicality. Basic class and performance etiquette will be reviewed throughout each class. Basic memorization skills will be used during exercises and activities. Self-esteem and confidence will be improved through persistence and practice. Girls wear pink tights and a black or dark-colored leotard, boys may wear shorts and a t-shirt. Ballet shoes should be worn (recommended leather because of the slick floor).
- Mondays 9:00-9:45am
- Tuesdays 5:00-5:45pm
- Thursdays 5:00-5:45pm
This class introduces the aspiring ballerina to a more regular technique class. At a higher difficulty level than the pre-ballet class, it is meant to bring the dancers to a level at which they may progress with their ballet technique. The curriculum will be gauged by the instructor as seen appropriate per class and individual levels. Some of the goals include turn preparations, basic jumps, proper alignment, and ballet positions. The technique taught is based on a combination of classical forms as well as American-style ballet. Female students should wear their hair in a tight bun and be dressed in a leotard and tights. Male students may wear shorts and a t-shirts. Shoes worn for ballet technique training are ballet slippers, either leather or canvas.
Class times: (Ages 7-12)
- Tuesdays 6:00-6:45pm
- Thursdays 6:00-6:45pm
No subscription jazz classes at this time.
This class combines classical ballet and modern dance technique with contemporary influences. Flexibility and strength will be incorporated into the warm up. They will learn to pick up body direction as they learn the combos given. Dancers should wear attire that allows the technique to be visible and a full range of movement. Dance shoes are not necessary; however, dancers are encouraged to bring a pair of socks for specific exercises.
Hip Hop is an explosive, funky dance style that combines memory, coordination, rhythm games, and loads of energetic FUN! Come learn the latest dance moves! By combining fast-paced rhythms and movement exercises, your child will get an AWESOME workout without realizing they are breaking a sweat! We will choreograph routines and learn the fundamentals of this funky dance style without sacrificing the joy of dance or the thrill of being a “hip” kid!
- Fridays 5:15-6:00 pm