"Being a part of Dance Arts Academy has broke my daughter, Saniyah, from her shyness. She absolutely loves coming to practice and performing in the recitals. I love how friendly and professional everyone is when you enter the building. It’s very welcoming."
- Miesha Bolden (parent)
Ballet: Ballet dance is a highly structured and graceful form of performance art that originated in the Renaissance courts of Italy. It combines precise techniques, elegant postures, and storytelling through intricate choreography, often accompanied by classical music. Build strength, grace, poise, and flexibility in levels from absolute beginner through advanced. Ballet training provides a strong foundation for all styles of dance. Learn technique and terminology in a progressive program for adults.
Jazz: Popular music and movements keep you fit and flexible and help develop expression and artistry. Jazz dance is a vibrant and expressive form of movement that blends intricate footwork, dynamic body isolations, and syncopated rhythms. It emphasizes individual style and improvisation within a structured framework, making it a versatile and energetic art form.
Tap: An upbeat program where your feet become part of the music. Tap dance is a rhythmic and percussive style of dance where dancers create intricate patterns of sounds using metal plates attached to their shoes, interacting with the floor to produce a unique musical and visual experience. It combines precise footwork with a playful and dynamic performance style.
Modern: A form of contemporary theatrical and concert dance employing a special technique for developing the use of the entire body in movements expressive of abstract ideas. Modern dance is a free and expressive form of movement that emerged in the early 20th century as a rebellion against classical ballet. It prioritizes emotional expression, natural body movement, and often incorporates unconventional choreography and themes.
Contemporary/Lyrical: Based in ballet technique, but exploring new directions with fluid, "outside the box" movements. Contemporary dance is an innovative dance style that breaks traditional boundaries, incorporating elements from various movement techniques. It often emphasizes self-expression, versatility, and a focus on individual interpretation of movement.
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Dance is so much more than just an afterschool activity. It's a form of personal expression and a tool that can be used to teach important life skills. Dance Arts Academy in Shreveport, LA offers our students a chance to enroll in our leadership training program once they master the fundamentals.
During the program, students are given more responsibility and will explore the principles of leadership.
You might be wondering how dance classes can turn into a leadership program. At Dance Arts Academy in Shreveport, we incorporate valuable life skills into our curriculum so your child will learn and grow at every step.
Our leadership training program emphasizes...
Leadership topics rotate each month, and include lessons about Compassion, Goal Setting, Positivity, Communication, Knowledge, Confidence, Money Management (Prepare for today, tomorrow, and the future), Integrity, Teamwork, Creativity, Discipline, and more.
Watch your child grow into a capable adult with leadership skills they'll need to succeed. Start their journey today by enrolling them in our dance & leadership program.
Performing is a highlight of a students’ dance experience and a joyous moment for their family. At Dance Arts Academy, we have annual Spring and Winter dance recitals that are confidence-building learning experiences that give our students the opportunity to share their love for dance and progression with their family, friends, and the community.
Get started now and join us on stage at our future Dance Arts Academy productions!
"My daughter has grown so much since she's been here, with discipline, school work, focus. I recommend this place. The family dynamic is awesome."
- Jasmine McIver
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