The Honolulu Dance Studio offers instruction in the following:
Class warm up includes stretch and an abdominal workout. Dancers will progress across the floor with many variations of jumps and turns. All combinations are done across the floor. Jazz shoes, Foot thongs or socks are recommended.
Class includes full warm up. Center techniques and progressions developed from classical ballet and modern dance. The last portion of class will be used to train dancers to assemble and retain choreography. This process incorporates a series of movements designed through classical technique, Modern, Funk and Broadway styles. The goal is to produce a well-trained dancer with the ability to use their skill as a means of exercise and artistic presentation.
Class begins with a short center stretch. Dancers proceed to the barres to train in classical ballet exercises performed to contemporary music. The second half of the class trains dancers in Modern/Lyrical or Contemporary styles of Choreography.
Class excludes complete warm up. Dancers are given an opportunity to stretch themselves in the beginning of class. Dancers must attend class aligned and prepared to quickly learn choreography. Contemporary dance is a combination of modern, lyrical and interpretive movement styled by each individual instructor. Improvisational studies are incorporated into each class.
Class includes warm up, technique, center, progressions and combinations with studies in terminology and methodologies extracted from renown modern dance founders; Graham, Horton and Lewinsky.
(Floor Exercise Skills only)
Class begins with cardio jumping warm up to strength stamina and ignite quick muscle reaction time. Class continues with stretch, conditioning and progressions of tumbling skills across the mats. Students are encouraged to progress in their individual skill level goal. Spotting is provided when needed.
Class begins with a formal stretch, body isolations, warm up and incorporates abdominal and arm strengthening exercises. The class moves into popular urban steps across the floor and is followed by choreographed dance with a variety of popular music.
An "anything goes" style of movement unique to an instructor's personal style. Class will begin with a structured stretch and moves directly into choreography. Choreography incorporates hip hop, thrashing (controlled throws) and jazz movements. Each class include maximum choreography. This is a must for mentally and physically conditioning dancers to retain and project movements required in auditions and performances.
R & B (Lyrical) Hip Hop:
An urban movement class which combines modern and contemporary dance into a blend of hip hop choreography designed with depth of movement and meaning. Most movement is taught to the lyrics or beats of the music in contast with the traditional 8-count system of memorizing combinations.
Heels Hip Hop:
A class which teaches a dancer the principle of moving in high heels. This class engages the grounded movement of hip hop with the effortless glide of Fred Astaire. Bring your most fashionable heels or boots and learn the art of effortless movement across the dance floor with some of today's most popular steps.
Cardio Hip Hop:
A blend of the most popular hip hop moves with an aerobic "don't stop till you drop" attitude. This class will also include core strength and conditioning along with a variety of choreographed movement. Individual styles of hip hop will vary with each instructor.
Performance Hip Hop (Hip Hop PC):
Takes intermediate hip hop choreography right to the stage. This class may only be taken with another hip hop training style class at the director’s approval. Dancers will be firmly prompted towards performance.
A marriage between traditional jazz and hip hop. The warm up consist of a few basic technical jazz skills, but the combination is generally hip hop in nature. This class is designed for fun and exercise with a hint of traditional dance skill discipline.
A new trend in fun and fitness. This class features a blend of salsa, hip hop and jazz mixed in many aerobic combinations.