If you would live in New Hampshire in the Nashua or Southern NH area, and you are interenst in dancing classes for you or your children, there are a few good dance schools which offer a full range of dance classes.
Some of the different types of dance classes you may think about taking are classes like “Early Dance”; These classes are specially designed to provide children between three and six years of age with a strong foundation in dance and movement. Through participation in these types of programs, young children can learn the basic elements of movement and dance and some elementary positions of ballet. You may find tap dance classes for the older children of four and five year old, and the six year old classes you may find some jazz. Additionally, students may learn the basics of classroom behavior that is required throughout their dancing years.
Also for the younger crowd, you will find dance classes such as “Creative Gym”; usually designed for three to five year olds. The emphasis is on fun, incorporating tumbling and balancing, using equipment and playing games.
Creative Movement classes are specifically designed for self expression, creativity, gaining awareness of their own movement and increasing self esteem. Usually covered are the basic fundamentals of dance and movement space, time, levels, locomotion (walking, jumping, running, hopping etc.) and non locomotion (bending, twisting, stretching etc.) to name a few.
You may also find ballet classing in New Hampshire, which is the foundation of all dance forms. Dance students are strongly encouraged to study ballet. Body placement and flexibility are taught and developed through barre, adagio and allegro work.
Also there is “Pointe”, jazz and tap in NH at various NH dance studios, and for the more advance dance classes, there are modern dance classes – Nikolais and Humphrey dance technique may be studied. These techniques develop self expression, understanding of movement progressions and rhythm. Labans movement efforts are also introduced through improvising.
And finally, you many want to learn Hip Hop dance; a stylized form of dance that incorporates both jazz and funk movement to contemporary music. New Hampshire is a great place to learn to dance and you will find a few of the best dance studios in New England right here in Southern NH.