Class Descriptions

BALLET

Class uniforms: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers

Mama, Papa & Me!  First Steps Together (Ages: 2-3)
Recognizing that young children explore new ideas most confidently in the nurturing environment provided by their parents, this class is designed to get the whole family joyfully moving together. Toddlers and parents are introduced to basic concepts of dance positions, dynamics, coordination, expression and body awareness.

Ballet I: Movement, Music and Growth (Ages: 4-5)
This class builds a love of movement and music in young children while developing coordination, fine motor skills, and social skills. The class provides a perfect orientation to dance as an art form within an environment that balances structure with creative exploration and play.

Ballet II: Progressing and Expanding: (Ages: 6-8)
Continuing to provide a sound introduction to the basics of dance in an environment that supports creativity and the joy of movement, Ballet II introduces more structure and a greater emphasis on progression through structured exercises, including barre work and classical ballet combinations. Students will be challenged to apply themselves physically and mentally to the class and will see the rewards of these efforts in increased strength and flexibility, confidence, and mental focus.

Ballet III: Training for Young Dancers (Ages 9-11)
Based on teacher’s recommendation
Ballet III aims to build artistry and solid technique in young dancers. With progressively more challenging exercises at the barre and in center, the class provides a solid technical framework in classical ballet while emphasizing the hallmarks of Nimbus Dance Works’ approach to dance: the artistry and unique voice of each dancer, musicality, and athleticism, paired with fluidity and coordination.

Ballet IV: Traning for Pre-Teen Dancers (Ages 12-14)
Based on teacher’s recommendation
Ballet IV adds increasingly rigorous exercises at barre and center, challenging students’ core strength, flexibility, coordination, musicality, and fluency with the ballet technique.

Ballet IV/V (14+)
Based on teacher’s recommendation
Ballet IV/V provides a pre-professional setting in which students are expected to apply themselves with focus. Ballet IV/V constitutes the basis for Nimbus Dance Works’ Pre-Professional program. This class offers increasingly challenging movement combination and phrase work. Students will improve coordination, strength, and confidence finding their own expression within the Ballet form. The class is appropriate for intermediate/advanced dancers.

Pre Pointe (Ballet Levels III / IV)
Based on teacher’s recommendation
A class separate but supplemental to Ballet, with the goal of building the specific strength and proper alignment in students' ankles for progression into pointe work.

Pointe (Ballet Levels IV / V)
Based on teacher’s recommendation
Students will learn and practice barre and center work on pointe with emphasis on articulation of the foot and body alignment, as well as study of the proper techniques for the execution of more difficult steps.


"A TRACK" PROGRAM

In our efforts to best deliver the highest caliber of training as well as classes that are suited to individual student levels and experience, we initiated a new system of class placement. Students seeking a more intensive training will be placed in the “A Track” – in which there are minimum weekly class requirements and a faster-paced classroom environment. Students who are interested in a less demanding schedule or who require more foundation level classes will be placed in “Open Placement” classes. All placement is at the discretion of Nimbus Dance Works teachers and staff.

Ballet IIA
2 or more technique classes per week – at least 1 ballet class

Ballet IIIA
3 or more technique classes per week – including at least 1 Ballet & 1 Modern class


COMPANY CLASS

For advanced / professional level dancers only. Taught by Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott, this class offers increasingly challenging movement combination and phrase work. Students will improve coordination, strength, and comfort with finding their own expression within the Classical Ballet form.


MODERN

Class uniform: black leotard, black tights/leggings, bare feet

Modern II (Ages: 6-8)
Modern dance gives expression to ever-evolving styles and approaches to movement in the world today. This class challenges students to push their physical limits, to try new ways of moving, and to learn movement phrases from Nimbus Dance Works' varied professional repertoire.

Modern III (Ages: 8-11)
This class builds on Modern II and includes more codified techniques, including Lester Horton and Martha Graham-based techniques. Students at this level are given more challenging exercises and are entering into a more intermediate level of movement.

Modern IV (Ages 11-14)
In Level IV modern class, students execute challenging phrase work and movement styles. Students progress through modern dance techniques including Graham-based and Horton-based styles (depending on instructor).

Modern V / Adult (Ages 14+)
Modern V provides a pre-professional setting in which students are expected to apply themselves with focus. Modern V constitutes the basis for Nimbus Dance Works’ Pre-Professional Training Program. This class offers increasingly challenging movement combination and phrase work within Modern techniques, including Graham-based and Horton-based styles (depending on instructor). Students will improve coordination, strength, and confidence finding their own expression within the Modern form. The class is appropriate for intermediate/advanced dancers.


HIP HOP

Class uniform: sweats, sneakers (avoid major brand logos)

Hip Hop II (Ages: 6-8)
Hip Hop II is geared towards younger dance students – providing an age-appropriate approach to the exhilarating hip hop styles including Popping, Locking, Breaking, and more. Students enrolled in Hip Hop II must also be enrolled in at least one technique class each week.

Hip Hop III (Ages: 8-11)
Hip Hop III allows students to break down steps and phrases from various Hip Hop techniques into funky and easy-to-learn sequences. The warm-up and movement progressions make for an incredible work-out and introduction into more advanced Hip Hop dance.

Hip Hop IV
This class offers Hip Hop phrases and steps to create sequences and dances while allowing students to develop their own stylistic preferences. The warm-up and movement progressions combine for an incredible work-out and improvement in Hip Hop vocabulary.

Hip Hop V
Students will be learning advanced combinations and floor work from various Hip Hop techniques including Popping, Locking, Breaking and more. Choreography will be taught quickly for students to learn skills of speed, comprehension, and vocabulary used in the field.


TAP

Class uniform: black leotard, pink or black tights, black tap shoes

Tap I/II
Tap I/II will introduce students to rhythmic tap dance technique. Students will learn how to articulate their feet to create percussive sounds. They will begin to combine toe, heel, jumping, and hopping movements to create rhythmic patterns. Students will improve coordination of sound and movement, articulation of their feet, and awareness of rhythm.

Tap III/IV
Tap III/IV advances further in the rhythmic tap style. Students will continue to combine toe, heel, sliding, jumping, and hopping movements to create a variety of advanced percussive patterns.They will become aware of rhythm and how to use movements with music or a capella. Students will improve coordination, articulation, and manipulation of their feet to create clear percussive sounds.


JAZZ

Class uniform: black leotard, black leggings/tights, black jazz shoes

Jazz IV/V
Jazz IV/V will focus on jazz technique, emphasizing style, rhythm, and dynamics. Students will focus on increasing flexibility, improving consecutive pirouettes, and learning advanced jumps. Students will also be challenged with polyrhythms, intricate footwork and arm positions, and to develop a sense of flair and artistry.


ACRO

Class uniform: black leotard, black footless tights/leggings, NO footwear or socks.

Acro
Acro is defined by its unique athleticism and challenging skillset. Classes will focus on strength, flexibility, balance, and concentration. Students will learn to use their bodies in new ways, mastering skills such as somersaults, cartwheels, front and back walkovers, handstands, and so much more. Each student will receive one-on-one, hands-on attention. Every class will use mats, and other equipment will be present to better enhance safety, confidence, and learning abilities.


ADULT PROGRAM

NimbusFIT
The School of Nimbus Dance Works introduces NimbusFIT: an adult program for dance and fitness enthusiasts. NimbusFIT is comprised of drop-in fitness classes like Zumba; the new STRONG by Zumba, a high intensity interval training class; Pilates; and dance classes in Ballet, Modern, and Hip-Hop. NimbusFIT encourages adults to get fit and connect with the expressive and cathartic experience of dance as an art form. Grab a friend and become apart of the Nimbus Family!

Online pre-registration is highly recommended. At least 3 students must be registered for the class in order for the session to take place.

Click here for Adult schedule!

STRONG by Zumba
A high-intensity workout where every move is synced to a beat. Using only your body weight, STRONG by Zumba® will test your strength and stamina in a powerful cardio and muscle-conditioning session in one, all led by music.

Absolute Beginner Hip Hop
This upbeat class includes mixed movements from various subgenres of Hip Hop culture and influences. Students will learn various styles including popping, breaking, and locking within a structured method with allows for individual creativity and style.

Zumba
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.

Modern V / Adult (Ages 14+)
Modern V provides a pre-professional setting where students are expected to apply themselves with focus.  Modern V constitutes the basis for Nimbus Dance Works’ Pre-Professional Training Program. This class offers increasingly challenging movement combination and phrase work within Modern techniques including Graham-based and Horton-based styles (depending on instructor).  Students will improve coordination, strength, and confidence finding their own expression within the Modern form. The class is appropriate for intermediate/advanced dancers.

Ballet IV/V / Adult (14+)
This ballet class is appropriate for intermediate/advanced dancers. Combined with young adult students in Ballet IV/V, this class offers increasingly challenging movement combination and phrase work. Students will improve coordination, strength, and confidence finding their own expression within the Ballet form.

Absolute Beginner Ballet
Absolute Beginner Ballet introduces adults to the basics of ballet, building foundational skills at the barre and in the center. Appropriate for adults who have always wanted to explore classical ballet, this class will help improve coordination, strength, flexibility, and artistry.