Bethlehem Dance Education & Ministry Arts
Bethlehem Dance offers lessons in over a dozen styles of dance.
Ballet is the for all culturally evolved dance and the gateway to success in many activities. We work with classical music on barre, centre and enchainment's to develop the students' poise, balance , coordination, posture, confidence, flexibility, endurance, self-control and spatial awareness. The interweaving of French, notation and mime enhances their dance education. This learning culminates in performance, the student having developed the ability to appear and function in costume before an audience.
Ballroom includes mambo, cha cha, salsa, waltz and partnering.
Cherubs' is designed to begin the three or four year old in basic motor skills and listening abilities. We use movement, simple rhymes and props with music to make learning fun.
Hip Hop is a fun loving style of urban movement, focusing on funky routines while developing a sense of coordination and rhythm.
Jazz has various styles. Participants will learn how to isolate each part of their body, maximizing control and generating movement at high speed. The styles of movement range from Broadway to modern funky movement.
Lyrical dance is a modern dance form which fuses modern dance, jazz and ballet. Lyrical dance is often referred to as contemporary dance. The dancer learns how to use his or her face and body to portray a story, which evolves with the accompanying song.
Modern is a vastly evolved dance form. This class focuses on Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, release technique and partnering. These styles help improve posture, strength and flexibility in all parts of the body. Participants in this class learn how to maximize their movement, challenging them to work hard and to realize their full potential.
Pointe prepares the student for advanced performance work. This class requires a minimum of two years ballet, ten years of age, adequate and proper bone development and must take a minimum of two hours of dance per week.
Pre-Dance takes five and six year olds through "musical commands" to instill a sense of balance, rhythm and coordination. Mime, notation and instruments round our the enjoyment.
Individual training available for competition or personal enrichment.
Scottish brings the Traditional Scottish Highland dance to the classroom. This ethnic form adapts well to any age or gender. A prior year of ballet enhances technique but is not pre-requisite. Our "Ohio Scottish Dances" have evolved from this class and always have opportunities to minister.
Sr. Ballet is for those with age and ability to study technique and theory and is a pre-requisite to pointe work.
Tumbling consists of beginning exercises, routines and stunts using the floor, mat and beam.
Worship Dance teaches how to worship God with our bodies, focusing our attention on Him and giving Him our all.
Other classes we have offered include: piano, guitar, billows/flags, sign language and acting.
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