Every spring we have a spectacular performance with all of our dancers. There is no obligation to perform, but it does give the opportunity for your children to show their progress and have the unforgettable, positive experience of appearing on stage in front of a live audience. The Dance training at Howell Academy is a very special experience.
It is not only an enjoyable activity but one from which your child can learn coordination, physical fitness, appreciation of the arts, poise, and grace. Dance enhances gymnastics, cheerleading, martial arts, figure skating, and all other athletics. Our staff stresses showmanship, technique, and how to be the best you can be. All of our classes are designed to give each student personal attention.
For Dancers Ages 3 & Up
Howell Academy offers a variety of combination programs for our younger dancers! They are divided by our little one’s age, needs, and abilities. We offer combo classes which consist of Ballet, Tap, Acrobatics, Jazz and Musical Theater!
Students will learn proper body placement and technique through barre and center floor work. In addition, they will learn ballet terminology as they enjoy the art of ballet. Occasionally this class will incorporate lyrical combinations as well. Lyrical is a combination of both ballet and modern jazz. It creates a story or expresses the mood while interpreting the music and its lyrics.
Tap classes allows students to develop rhythm, style, and sound skills! Tap focuses on a students flexibility of the knees and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement.
This class of high energy includes style, technique, stretch, and isolation utilizing classical contemporary moves from yesterday through today.
Students who are looking for the non-traditional form of dance will enjoy this class. Hip Hop is the MTV form of dance which combines jazz, funk, athletic ability, and rhythm to the newest music.
A fun class which includes improvisation, theater games, pantomime techniques, and script work, along with singing dancing and the use of our students imagination. Any student taking musical theater must also take one ballet class.
This class is for students with several years of ballet training. It requires good body placement and perfection of ballet technique and style on demi-pointe. Teacher recommendation is required to be in this class.
Lyrical focuses on the “lyrics” of music to interpret a story. Contemporary is interpretive, improvizational, and story-telling with abstract movement and choreography