From the ages of two and a half to five, beginning dancers at Generations take Creative Movement Classes. Students wear comfortable ballet slippers in class and learn the beginnings of tap, ballet, and tumbling in a fun and gentle environment! This introductory class for the very young dancer offers exposure to socialization, body awareness, coordination, rhythm and the lyrical qualities of movement and music. Generations offers two levels of Creative Movement. Students will wear Capezio or Bloch Pink Ballet Slippers
Mommy and Me
From the time a child starts to walk until age 3, this is a great way to introduce your child to dance class. Students meet for 25 minutes for 6 weeks at a time to learn some basic dance movements and to work on general coordination skills. You wil be amazed at how much they enjoy this class and what they learn. This class is currently only offered in the daytime.
Students begin Tap at the age of 5, or 4 if they have previous dance experience. If your child liks to make noise, Tap is the perfect class! Students learn how to perform rhythmic formations with their feet! Tap Dancing is great for coordination and exercise. Students will wear Black Patent Bloch or Capezio Tap Shoes.
Jazz is the form of dance you see in shows and in choreography on the Disney Chanel. It includes many different styles including theatre, pop, contemporary and hip hop. It is a dance of arm, leg and body movements, leaps, jumps and turns. It is up to date and fun! You can start jazz at 5. In class focus on body awareness, technique and flexibility. Students will wear Black Capezio or Bloch jazz shoes. Company level dancers will wear Suntan Shoes.
Ballet is a classical form of dance where students learn traditional exercises and movements, often to classical music. Ballet is a technical for of dance and is the foundation for all forms of dance. Ballet is defined as the theatrical representation of a story by means of dance or pantomimic action acoompanied by music. It is a great beginning for a student of any age! Students under 5 begin with Creative Movement and then move into Ballet I at age 5. Students will wear Bloch or Capezio Pink Ballet Slippers.
Hip Hop is a specific type of jazz done to "funkier" music with movements and steps that match the quality of the music. The focu of this class is learning the steps of popular street dancing. Classical training is not part of the curriculum. Students may begin hip Hop at the age of 5. Hip Hop students may wear Black Capezio or Bloch Dance Sneakers or jazz shoes.
Tumbling is the floor exercise portion of Gymnastics with an emphasis on the quality of the skills. Students work on stunts including, but not limited to somersaults, cartwheels, walkovers, handsprings and aerials. Students are barefoot for tumbling classes.
Combo Classes can be a great way for a dancer to be exposed to more than one subject in a single class. Generations offers Ballet/Tap Combo I, IIand III as well as Ballet/Jazz Combo I and II. In the Ballet/Tap Combo II and III classes as well as the Ballet/Jazz II, students will perform two dances. In the Ballet/Tap I Combo, students perform a Ballet dance and in the Ballet/Jazz Combo I students will perform a jazz routine in the recital. Students in Tap and Tumble will do a tap routin in the recital. Shoes are those listed by the individual subjects.
All classes at Generations are open to Boys, with the exception of Pointe, and we offer two classes for Boys Only: Tap and Hip Hop. For the Boys only classes, students must be at least 5 years old. During the summer Boys classes may be combined with other classes.
The Father Daughter Class is designed with partner dancing appropriate for the participants. You will learn lifts, turns and basic movement of dance and partner work. This class is scheduled in a session to prepare for the recital to begin in February to accomodate the schedules of busy fathers who want to participate in something very special with their daughter!! Call for details in late January.
Generations offers Adult classes in Tap, Jazz and Ballet. Adult classes may also have High School students in them as well. Trained dancers who are adults are welcome to participate in classes with more advanced students who are in high school.
In Pre-Pointe classes the students work to develop strength, flexibility and alignment in their feet in preparation for work 'en Pointe or for personal improvement. The class is open to any student age 9 and above with a minimum of 2 years experience in ballet.
Pointe dancing is an extension of ballet training where the dancer performs movements on the tips of her toes. Students must request permission to participate in this class after several years of Ballet Training. Students 'en Pointe take a minimum of three ballet classes in addition to their pointe class.
Contemporary is an advanced form of dance that Generations offers to serious students who participate in the Generations Performing Arts Company. If you are interested in becoming a Contemporary Dance you should study ballet and jazz.
Dancing With Wheels
Dancing with Wheels is a specialty class offered at Generations for students in a wheel chair. STudents participate in various stretches according to their individual mobility and work on coordinated upper body movements to music. This class is for all ages and the dancesr participate in the recitals in a beautiful piece with a dance partner.
Wings and Pick ups
Wings and Pick ups are tap steps that are intricate and at Generations we offer this class to students in Company Tap I and above who have mastered the pre-requisites and have teacher permission.
Flexibility is offered to students who are curretnly enrolled in Jazz and/or Ballet classes who would like to increase their flexibility.
Throughout the year and through the summer Generations will offer many additional classes including Leaps and Turns, Core Class, Advanced Tap Elements and more.
Throughout the year, Generations will often bring in Master Teachers from around the country to do classes for our students. Most recently, Russian Ballet Master, Valery Lantratov conducted class at Generations on July 28th. August 8th - 12th, teachers from Chicago and New York will be coming to Generations to hold a one week workshop for students throughout the community. All dancers throughout Central Ohio are invited to join us for this program. You do not have to be a Generations Dancer to participate. Call for more details!!!