Class Offerings

Creative Movement/Ballet/Jazz Combo I

Within this hour class students will learn basic Ballet and Jazz fundamentals while exploring how to move their bodies in fun and creative ways. This combo class will provide opportunities to make friends and foster the love of movement at an early age.  

 

Attire: Leotard (any style or color), Tights (any color), Ballet Flats (leather or canvas).

*Boys: white t-shirt, black pants or shorts, Ballet Flats* 

 

Optional (legwarmers, skirts, dance wrap sweaters)

Ballet/Jazz II

This class is designed for intermediate dancers who wish to explore Ballet and Jazz dance in a way that will prepare them for higher level classes. Each dancer will learn to find their center, investigate dynamic movement, and learn the technical elements required to excel in both dance forms. Come have fun and dance with us!   

 

Attire: Leotard (any style or color), Tights (any color), Ballet Flats (leather or canvas), Tan Jazz Shoes (leather).

 

*Boys white t-shirt, black pants or shorts, Ballet Flats*

Optional (legwarmers, skirts, dance wrap sweaters)

Acrobatics I

The En L’air staff is well trained in the art of acrobatics/tumbling and hold certifications in Acrobatics Arts Techniques. Acrobatics is a dance artform that combines flexibility, tumbling, and dance fundamentals that increases a dancer’s performance and technical ability. In this level I class we will begin with teaching each dancer how to control their body with beginning tumbling technique! Come tumble down the mat with us!  

 

Attire: Leotard (any style or color), Tights (optional not required, if worn please have footless or stirrup tights), Shorts or Leggings permitted, no shoes necessary

 

*Boys shorts and t-shirt*  

Ballet/Jazz III

This class will allow dancers to explore Ballet and Jazz techniques in a way that fosters a love for classical and contemporary styles. Dancers will be expected to learn classical/contemporary ballet repertoire as well as musical theatre, and contemporary jazz dance. This class is designed to take students to the next level of their dance exploration.  

 

Attire: Leotard (any style or color), Tights, Ballet Flats (leather or canvas), Pointe Shoes (for those dancers cleared to begin pointe technique), Jazz Shoes (tan leather),

 

*Boys white t-shirt, black tights, pants, or shorts, Ballet Flats, Jazz Shoes*

Optional (warm-ups, legwarmers, skirts, dance wrap sweaters during barré)

Hip-Hop I

Come bop to the latest hit songs in this beginner/intermediate Hip-Hop class packed with high energy and fun! Dancers will learn basic funk, B-Boy, and groove movements that will be perfect for students looking for an energetic form of dance that is age appropriate.  

 

Attire: Sweats (hoodies, sweatpants, anything comfortable to dance in), Black and White Sneakers/Tennis Shoes (sneakers must be designated specifically for the studio and not worn as street shoes)

Acrobatics II

The En L’air staff is well trained in the art of acrobatics/tumbling and hold certifications in Acrobatics Arts Techniques. Acrobatics is a dance artform that combines flexibility, tumbling, and dance fundamentals that increases a dancer’s performance and technical ability. In this intermediate/advanced class we will begin with teaching each dancer how to control their body with advanced tumbling/limbering progressions that can be incorporated in a variety of dance routines.  

 

Attire: Leotard (any style or color), Tights (optional not required, if worn please have footless or stirrup tights), Shorts or Leggings permitted, no shoes necessary

 

*Boys shorts and t-shirt*  

Modern/Contemporary Turns & Leaps

At En L’air we believe in providing opportunities for expression and freedom of movement. Within this advanced Modern/Contemporary class, dancers will investigate post-modernist/contemporary techniques and delve into finding freedom of movement with their own artistic voice. In this class dancers will be provided guidance in creating student choreographic works, explore improvisational movement, movement based film, as well as leaps, turns, and floorwork.  

 

Attire: Clothes that are not binding and easy to move in (leotard, leggings, shorts, tight fitted tops), Tights (not required), Barefoot (approved dance socks optional) 

Hip-Hop II

Come groove to the latest hit songs in this intermediate/advanced Hip-Hop class packed with high energy and dynamic movement. Dancers will learn jazz funk, break-dance, tutting and groove movements that will be perfect for students looking for an energetic form of dance that is age appropriate. This class will prepare dancers for future industry jobs in commercial dance.  

 

Attire: Sweats (hoodies, sweatpants, anything comfortable to dance in), Black and White Sneakers/Tennis Shoes (sneakers must be designated specifically for the studio and not worn as street shoes)  

Private Lessons 
& Competition

Private lessons may be scheduled for dancers approved to compete or those wishing to obtain individualized practice in their desired dance genre. Private lessons will be scheduled directly with Arianne Thompson. If you are interested in competition opportunities please contact the director at (276)-591-7220.  

Registration for Spring 2021 Classes is NOW OPEN! Registration closes January 1st.

En L'air Academy of Dance and Acrobatics

154 W 4th St.

Salem, VA 24153

Email: arianne@enlairacademyofdance.com

Phone: (276) 591-7220

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