Ovation Studio for the Performing Arts


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BALLET DESCRIPTION:

Ballet is a type of performance dance that originated during the Italian Renaissance in the fifteenth century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread, highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. It has been globally influential and has defined the foundational techniques used in many other dance genres and cultures. Ballet has been taught in various schools around the world, which have historically incorporated their own cultures and as a result, the art has evolved in a number of distinct ways. Description from Wikipedia


BALLET ATTIRE:

Women/Girl: Black Leotard, Pink Ballet Tights, Pink Ballet Slippers, Hair In A Bun.
Men/Boys: Black Ballet Tights/Leggings, White Short Sleeve Shirt, Black Ballet Slippers

CREATIVE MOVEMENT DESCRIPTION:
Creative Movement is a joyful way for children to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination and promote creativity. Creative Movement provides children with opportunities for noncompetitive, success-oriented and creative experiences. Through movement, children learn about their bodies, the space around them, and each other. All children can benefit, including children with communication, sensory, developmental or physical challenges.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT ATTIRE:
Athletic attire that you can move in (jeans and other constricting attire will not be permitted), Socks, Sneakers, and Water Bottle. No boobs, bellies, or buns please!

HIP HOP DESCRIPTION:
Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking which was created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States. The television show Soul Train and the 1980s films Breakin', Beat Street, and Wild Style showcased these crews and dance styles in their early stages; therefore, giving hip-hop mainstream exposure. The dance industry responded with a commercial, studio-based version of hip-hop—sometimes called "new style"—and a hip-hop influenced style of jazz dance called "jazz-funk". Classically trained dancers developed these studio styles in order to create choreography from the hip-hop dances that were performed on the street. Because of this development, hip-hop dance is practiced in both dance studios and outdoor spaces. Description from Wikipedia.

HIP HOP ATTIRE:
Athletic attire that you can move in (jeans and other constricting attire will not be permitted), Socks, Sneakers, and Water Bottle. No boobs, bellies, or buns please!

JAZZ DESCRIPTION:
Jazz dance is the performance dance technique and style that emerged in America in the early twentieth century. Jazz dance may refer to vernacular jazz or Broadway or theatrical jazz. Both genres build on the African American vernacular style of dancing that emerged with jazz music. Vernacular jazz dance includes ragtime dances, Charleston, Lindy hop, and mambo. Theatrical jazz dance performed on concert stage was popularized by Jack Cole, Bob Fosse, Eugene Louis Faccuito, and Gus Giordano. Description from Wikipedia.

JAZZ ATTIRE:
Athletic attire that you can move in (jeans and other constricting attire will not be permitted), Socks, Sneakers, and Water Bottle. No boobs, bellies, or buns please!

MUSICAL THEATER DESCRIPTION: 

Musical theater is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical – humor, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. Although musical theater overlaps with other theatrical forms like opera and dance, it may be distinguished by the equal importance given to the music as compared with the dialogue, movement and other elements. Since the early 20th century, musical theater stage works have generally been called, simply, musicals. Description from Wikipedia.


MUSICAL THEATER ATTIRE: 

Athletic attire that you can move in (jeans and other constricting attire will not be permitted), Socks, Sneakers, and Water Bottle. No boobs, bellies, or buns please!


TAP DESCRIPTION: 

Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Two major variations on tap dance exist: rhythm (jazz) tap and Broadway tap. Broadway tap focuses on dance; it is widely performed in musical theater. Rhythm tap focuses on musicality, and practitioners consider themselves to be a part of the Jazz tradition. The sound is made by shoes that have a metal "tap" on the heel and toe. There are different brands of shoes which sometimes differ in the way they sound. "Soft-Shoe" is a rhythm form of tap dancing that does not require special shoes, and though rhythm is generated by tapping of the feet, it also uses sliding of the feet (even sometimes using scattered sand on the stage to enhance the sound of sliding feet) more often than modern rhythm tap. It preceded what is currently considered to be modern tap, but has since declined in popularity. Description from Wikipedia.


TAP ATTIRE:  

Beginning - Advanced and Adult Tap:   Athletic attire that you can move in (jeans and other constricting attire will not be permitted), Socks, Tap Shoes, and Water Bottle. No boobs, bellies, or buns please!