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Jo-Ann's Dance Studio-The Performing Arts Centre
Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre & More. Pre-School Thru Adults.
Dance Instruction Terms to Know

If you or one of your children are considering enrolling in a ballet, tap, and jazz studio, there are some important terms to know before your first lesson at school. Learning the following terms and definitions will allow you to better understand the instructor on your first day of ballet, tap, and jazz dancing.

  • Swivel - When an instructor advises a kid to swivel, he or she is referring to an action that takes place on a weighted foot. This can take place in ballet, tap, or jazz, and results in a twirl or spin. It can be tricky for beginner child students because of balance development.
  • Tap Step - Used in tap dancing instruction and choreography, tap is the downward motion of the foot, which results in a tap sound when wearing tap shoes. Step, on the other hand, is the upward movement of the foot in between tap sounds. This can be slow or very fast, depending on the routine.
  • Tempo - The speed of the music is referred to as its tempo. A faster tempo means a faster song, and by extension, probably faster dance moves and choreography. Faster temp music is saved for more advanced dance routines and school performances.
  • Unit - A unit is the smallest measurement of a piece of music or dance. More often, you will hear about rhythm units, which groups several units into the dominant pattern of the song.
  • Timing - Timing is another technique taught at a dance studio. A dancer that is able to control his or her movements to keep them parallel to that of the music is a student that has timing.
    American Alliance for Health,Phys Ed,Rec & Dance
    Reston, VA 20191
    Our goal is to create a society where dance and physical education are part of a healthy and active lifestyle for children and adults. Find out more about how you can get involved by contacting us today!
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    Stage Stars
    1149a Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904
    Specializing In Dance, Theater, Voice, Acting, Improvisation, Creative Movement, Creative Writing, Song Writing, Bollywood Dance & Film, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical ,Modern, Pointe, Break Dancing, Musical Theater, Acting, Venue, Performances, Charity, Company, Audition.
    (732) 777-7877
    Kaye-Lynn's Dance Studio
    1969 Oak Tree Rd, Edison, NJ 08820
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    (732) 548-8452
    User Review: "Very disappointing experience with this studio. My daughter felt uncomfortable from day one - left out and lack of..." - suzie (NJ)
    Main St. Dance
    45 S Main St, Manville, NJ 08835
    Our dance studio offers classes for children as young as 2 years old, to adults. We teach ballet, tap, jazz, Latin and more. We also host birthday dance parties for both students and non-students!
    (908) 698-2157
    Ms. Doreen's Fabulous Feet School of Dance
    16 Jersey Ave, Metuchen, NJ 08840
    Learn to love dance at any age when you visit Ms. Doreen's Fabulous Feet School of Dance in Metuchen, NJ, for dance lessons. We teach children and adults in styles ranging from jazz to hip-hop to tap.
    (732) 515-5514
    Center Stage Dance & Theatre School
    110 Tices Ln Ste 14, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
    New Jersey's most reputable dance and theatre training center for ages 2 through adult, beginner through professional that benefit from a variety of classes and the finest instructors in the field.
    (732) 238-7890
    Miss Carols School of Dance
    502 Metlars Ln, Piscataway, NJ 08854
    (732) 463-0550
    Works of Art
    502 Metlars Ln, Piscataway, NJ 08854
    (732) 463-1285
    Abhinaya LLC
    1347 Stelton Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854
    (732) 339-8877
    Chez Renee
    1319 Bound Brook Rd, Middlesex, NJ 08846
    (732) 356-1818
    Central Jersey Dance & Gymnastics
    1001 Lincoln Blvd Ste B, Middlesex, NJ 08846
    (732) 560-3555
    Arthur Murray Dance Studio
    75 Raritan Ave Ste C, Highland Park, NJ 08904
    (732) 246-0550
    Dance Express The
    131 N Washington Ave, Dunellen, NJ 08812
    (732) 424-3505
    Spotlight On Dance
    2601 Hamilton Blvd, South Plainfield, NJ 07080
    (908) 756-5422
    Lustig Dance Theatre Inc
    80 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    (732) 246-7300
    American Repertory Ballet
    7 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    (732) 249-1254

    Modern dance is an art that is accessible for both adults and children. Dance schools around the country host classes from advanced to beginners, all in an effort to maintain the sport, and pass it along. If you are interested in finding out more about different ballet academies, tap classes or jazz schools, or the topic of dance instruction in general, start to do some research online. Because there are so many different forms of dance, like step, hip hop and modern, you will find information easily accessible. To start with, take a look at ballet. You might find that it dates all the way back to the Italian Renaissance in the 15th and 16th century. It began to gain more of the common elements that we are used to seeing, like the different positions of the legs and arms, in the 17th century. You should also know that Pointe is an advanced form of ballet, often taught at a dance academy, or in specialized classes. If you delve into the history of tap dancing, you might find the influence of several different cultures have worked to create various styles of tap. This means that when you go to choose a school or dance hall, you should ask the instructor what kind of forms the study. If the history does not interest you, try looking up training programs in your area. Maybe the local jazz studio offers lessons in choreography; a small musical production might offer classes if they need their actors to learn a certain routine; or, if you are looking for group lessons for your child, you might find a teacher that specializes in working with kids. Simply by typing in a few phrases in the search box, you can find a great deal of information about dancing.
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