BALLET is the most important foundation for dance as it teaches and demands correct body placement (posture)
technique, discipline and is the basis for all graceful movement. All other forms of dance relate to the ballet. However,
serious study of ballet is not advised until the child is approximately seven years old. Creative movement is offered for the
pre-school child and Pre-Ballet an introduction to the study with classical music for the 5-6 year old.
POINTE is essential for the serious ballerina. The dancer must be 12 years of age, with disciplined experience in Ballet from
4 to 5 years of study. Pointe may only be taken at the discretion of the teacher.
JAZZ - Warm-up, stretch and strengthen those muscles. All styles of Jazz, from Broadway to rock along with techniques
for turns and jumps. Beginners through Advanced ( ages 7 - adult)
LYRICAL entails the two techniques of Ballet and Jazz. These techniques through dance tell a beautiful story extending
from the heart and soul. For the more experienced dancer. Three years of Ballet or Jazz are required before Lyrical is
composed. Not recommended for students under 10 years of age.
TAP - The technique of Tap is a wonderful way to learn a sense of rhythm and coordination. Technique and combinations
you thought were impossible become second nature. Beginner through advanced, ages 3 to 93.
HIP HOP - JAZZ will definitely keep you in shape along with learning the newest upbeat moves. This class consists of a
complete warm-up, then watch out - here come those moves! You will keep the beat with the newest artists. Ages 7
through adults. All levels welcome.
TERRIFIC TWO'S - a class designed for the curious 2 year old. Exploring dance through creative movement and song,
Mom or Dad participates, 1/2 hour class, 6-week courses.
PRE-SCHOOL Programs - Develop coordination, confidence, social skills and music appreciation. Help to gain a healthy
positive self image..
TuTu Cute - 3 & 4 yr. olds Creative Movement
Pre-School Combo - 3 & 4 yr. or 4 & 5 yr. olds Tap & Song
PRINCESS BALLET - 5 & 6 YEAR OLDS - An introduction to the study of ballet with terminology and classical music.
ELEMENTARY THRU HIGH SC HOOL - graded classes in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical and Hip-Hop.
ADULT CLASSES in Tap, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Lyrical and Jazz. Recreational classes for exercise and enjoyment as well as
dance for the aspiring student or professional dancer.
ZUMBA Fitness - eliminates the "work" from "Working out" by combining amazing, irresistible Latin and international music
with dynamic yet simple exercise moves. Using a variety of rhythms including salsa, merengue, samba, belly dancing, and
more, Zumba magically motivates the body to burn calories(400-800 per hour), tone muscles and improve cardiovascular
|Alyce Carella Dance Centres
"a step in the right direction"
West Hartford & New Britain, Connecticut