Margie Wells Dancexchange

 

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Join us for a kaleidoscope of fun & entertainment as our dancers dazzle you with an explosion of talent! 

Adult & kiddies ballet classes have begun as well as a junior and senior stretch/flex class

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Classes

 

CONTEMPORARY DANCE

This style uses modern dance and ballet techniques with intensified attack focus and timing. A blend of twists, tensions, spirals and balletic elongated lines are introduced. Ground work is often utilized and turn in of the legs. Dancers often perform in bare feet. Contemporary dance is based on the study of the human body and body/mind inter-relationships. The movements are expressive.
The exploration of contemporary dance was pioneered by the famous Martha Grahame and George Balanchine in the 20th century.

JAZZ DANCE

Jazz dance is comprised of many styles. It originated from the African Americans and then evolved on Broadway into the styles taught today. Jazz Dance was popularized by choreographers such as Bob Fossé in Chicago and Caberet.
Jazz dance has also been influenced by other dance forms such as acro, ballet, lyrical and hip hop.
Strong technique is essential to enable the dancer to focus on the style and so that leaps and turns can be properly executed. Strong sharp movements are required.
A strong core is essential to enable to dancer to maintain control while executing powerful movements.

HIP HOP

Hip Hop is highly energetic. It does not require a ballet technique. In this style the dancer requires great rhythm, vibe, energy and attitude.
Hip Hop evolved from a number of cultures and is very popular amongst the youth.

TAP DANCE

Tap Dance was developed in the USA in the 19th century. The name comes from the tapping sound made by metal plates underneath the shoes.
Tap dance has most often been recognized for its happy, carefree method of expression. Tap is an art form that can be seen and heard. It is basically mathematical, just as music is.
All people have a natural rhythm. The simplest of body functions (heart beat, walking, breathing) occur in rhythm.
The tap dancer must develop a further awareness or “sense of rhythm”.
An essential part of tap dance is to learn basic music as the tap dancer must also be a percussive musician since he creates sound.

BALLROOM / LATIN

A partner is required for both Ballroom and Latin in social dance. Latin dancers originated mainly in Latin America and Caribbean Islands. Common styles of Latin are the rumba, cha cha cha , salsa, mambo and jive.
It is an energetic and passionate form of dance emphasizing hip movements and the connection between partners. Many of these dances are done in close embrace. Latin is a dance of love and intrique, power and sensuality. 
In Ballroom a strong frame is held between partners. The dance is elegant and glides across the floor. Common styles of Ballroom are waltz, tango, foxtrot and quickstep. 

LINE DANCING

This form of dance does not require a partner. It is fun, social and provides a good
workout.
The main styles taught are the Latin dances being rumba, cha cha cha, mambo, salsa and jive.


There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.  -Vicki Baum