Class Descriptions

      Tamalyn's Dance Centre has a class for every dancer! Students are placed in classes based on age, maturity, and skill level. Need help picking the best class for your dancer? Please call email us at TamalynsDanceCentre@gmail.com or message us on FaceBook.

      All students have the opportunity to perform in the school’s annual recital every May. This exciting production features costumes, music, and professional lighting. 

     Students, age 8 (by December 31) and up, may audition on September 15 for the Orangeburg Civic Ballet, our local non-profit ballet company. 

     Students age four and up are invited to participate as an open dancer in the Orangeburg Civic Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker. This magical production has been a staple of the Orangeburg community for over 25 years, and features lavish costumes and set design. Auditions are held in September and dancers must attend weekly rehearsals in addition to regular classes. Students age 5 and up may audition for OCB's spring production which changes every year to a new, exciting production.

Rhythm Tap- This style is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. The sound is made by shoes that have a metal "tap" on the heel and toe. Tap dancers use specialized steps to create rhythmic beats and sounds with their feet. The special plates on the bottom of the shoes amplify the footfalls and create the distinctive sounds associated with tap dancing. At the same time, tap dancers use overall body movement to create a dance that is both a visual and an auditory experience for the audience.

Ballet- 

Pre- Ballet
This class is a toddler’s ballet class that provides beginning technique and is designed to inspire and love of dance as well as cooperation and classroom skills. Ages: 3 to 4 years old

Primary Ballet
This ballet class teaches the foundation techniques for dance and choreography in a fun environment. Ages: returning 4 year old and beginning 5 year olds.

Ballet AI and AII
These classes teach basic skills through a combination of floor and barre work. Ages: 6 and up

Ballet BI and BII
In these classes, students will continue to develop ballet skills, and focus heavily on technique. This class is a combination of floor and barre work. Ages: 7 and up. Pointe training is introduced to BII students who are technically ready.

Ballet CI, CII, CIII, DI and DII
These are classes for our intermediate and advanced ballet students, with the permission of the instructor.

Pre- Pointe

This class teaches the beginning foundation for pointe work.

Pointe
All pointe classes are for intermediate and advanced ballet students and require permission from their instructor. A minimum of two ballet technique classes must be taken each week, in addition to adding a pointe class.

Contemporary 

Contemporary dance focuses on natural body movement, use of body weight, efficiency of muscle use and safe body alignment as well as an increased focus on personal interpretation, self-expression, awareness of space and a strong use of established Modern Dance technique.  Classes start with a comprehensive warm-up and gradually build up to more elaborate movement sequences.

Jazz

 

Jazz is a form of dance that showcases a dancer’s individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. To excel in jazz, dancers need a strong background in ballet, as it encourages grace and balance.

Hip Hop

This upbeat class combines basic hip-hop technique and choreography with no suggestive lyrics/movements. In this fast-paced and fun class students will use hip-hop to develop their coordination, rhythm, flexibility and self-expression. Dancers aged 6 through adults will love building stamina and getting a great cardio workout in this high energy dance class.