Class Definitions

The following list provides a short description/definition of each type of dance taught at Tammy’s Tumbling and Dance Center.

Pom Pons-Drill Poms: Poms incorporated with Jazz or Hip Hop style Dance ripples and formations.

Hip Hop: A high energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap and todays Pop music, using movements of poppin locking, and breaking as well as free style.

Jazz: Isolations of the head, shoulders, rib cage, feet and arms and encourage individual expression and development of personal style. Classes teach basic Jazz Dance technique, terminology and movement quality with an Emphasis on proper execution of Jazz isolations, rhythms and style performed to contemporary or pop music.

Lyrical: Lyrical is a style of dance created from the fusion of Ballet with Jazz and Contemporary dance techniques.

Tap: Broadway or Rhythm Tap, basic technique and terminology highlighting the importance of rhythm & sound. Creating a percussion instrument out of the dancer’s feet.

Ballet (Cecchetti style): Beauty, flow and elegance are inherent in the elements of Ballet. Ballet is a classical dance form that can be mastered by itself or used as a technical base supplement to other dance forms. Classes focus on overall body alignment and awareness with emphasis on proper usage of feet and legs and execution of turn-out. Carriage and usage of upper torso and arms are also stressed. Traditional Barre work, center work and combinations are included in all classes.

Cheerleading: Sharp arm motions incorporated with dance and formations. Partner stunting & building with Cheers, Chants and jumps.

Tumbling or Acrobatics (on mats): This class will teach proper placement of hands body and feet, while incorporating the following: Rolls, Handstands, Cartwheels, limbering skills and spring skills (front and back) and Aerials. The classes are levels Beginning to Advanced.

PointeTechnique: Pointe is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a Ballet Dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended vertical foot. You must have had Ballet training and have teacher approval.

Modern: Modern dance is a contemporary dance form that has its roots in Ballet. It emphasizes the use of the floor for centering and grounding oneself in movement. Concepts of overcurve/undercurve, contraction/release, musicality and rhythm are explored.

Contemporary: This dance tends to utilize both the strong and controlled leg work of Ballet and Modern dance centering on the torso, and also employs contract / release, floor work, fall and recovery and improvisation characteristics of Modern dance.

2 Tu’s class: This is a dance class for 2-year olds. It is a creative movement class that encourages
free expression, while teaching basic elements of dance, including rhythm, movement space, body
awareness. The child’s imagination and self-esteem are encouraged and strengthened through dance.