Generation IV is an action-packed dance week in which participants will have the opportunity to work directly with our award-winning faculty and world-renowned choreographers. They will also have the opportunity to perform with the faculty on stage at the historical Academy of Music in Northampton, MA in three live shows at the conclusion of the week. Classes will consist of a range of styles, including hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, ballet, modern, tap, ballroom, and yoga to name a few.
Acrobatic Arts is a foundational program for Acro Dance taught over 12 levels in progression; with each level building on the previous level’s requirements. Theory classes including anatomy and choreography as well as practical classes in spotting ensure that Acrobatic Arts Certified Teachers understand how to properly introduce skills with excellent technique in a safe and fun environment. Innovative tools like the Acrobatic Arts App, and Analyze Student and Progress Charts, engage and motivate dancers and teachers to excel. Over 2000 studios currently follow the program, representing approximately 150,000 dancers, ages 3 - 50, in 16 countries! With endorsements from thousands of dance teachers, physiotherapists, Cirque Du Soleil acrobats, and more, we are universally recognized as the best program for AcroDance.
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More Than Just Great Dancing
More Than Just Great Dancing™ is a community of dance studio owners that can help you reach your dreams of running a successful business. Becoming a More Than Just Great Dancing™ licensed studio will transform your staff's teaching and leadership skills, give you access to quality programs and curricula, help you employ best management practices, and have a positive impact on your community. A "More Than Just Great Dancing™ Seal of Approval" will signify to your students, parents, and community that your dance studio dances to a higher standard. Only one dance studio in each market will qualify as a More Than Just Great Dancing™ school.
Hollywood Vibe continues to bring the hottest choreographers and dancers from LA directly to YOU! We are thrilled to bring you a faculty that will exceed your expectations. They are currently working on top rated shows such as The X Factor, Glee, America’s Got Talent, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, and more. They have also choreographed and appeared in the latest movies, music videos, national tours, and live stage productions. Even though our faculty continues to work with some of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry, they have not forgotten how to inspire and educate all dancers to be the best they can be. Hollywood Vibe is here to encourage tomorrow’s professional dancers and give every attendee, regardless of their goal, inspiration to keep dancing!
We want you to feel at home. A part of the family. Everyone who comes through our doors should feel the love of every person on our faculty and staff. It is our mission to create an atmosphere that promotes creativity, self-awareness, individuality, discipline, inspiration and LOVE. We teach dance classes, but more importantly, we teach life classes. Our goal is for young people to go home as better versions of themselves. It is not about looking good. It is about making people feel like they are worth looking at. Forget what you know about dance conventions and open yourself up to a new experience. A different expereience. A DanceMakers experience.
Sugarfoot Therapy is a revolutionary injury prevention training program that brings the exercises of sports physical therapy and sports conditioning to dancers. Most orthopedic dance injuries are overuse injuries caused by a repeated movement pattern that places continued stress on a tissue over a period of time. Injuries manifest over time as pain, inflammation, stiffness, weakness, and tissue damage as a result of inefficient dance technique and/or lack of effective cross-training. Sugarfoot Therapy provides an easy-to-implement cross training program for dancers, designed by a Doctor of Physical Therapy and backed by research-based evidence. The program bridges the gap between the principals of functional biomechanics and traditional dance technique, creating functionally authentic movements that are the most efficient and effective way to warm-up, mobilize, and stabilize the dancer’s body in all three planes of motion. When practiced regularly, these exercises are scientifically proven to help prevent the occurrence of injuries. Sugarfoot Therapy’s entire program is available online via video tutorials, and also includes a curriculum for dance teachers to help easily implement the program into your existing schedule.
International Dance Teaching Standards
International Dance Teaching Standards (IDTS) was formed in 2006 in British Columbia, Canada through a collaboration of dance education professionals seeking a higher standard of educational expectation for dance teachers. Our program is divided into different modules, and the subjects taught in each module change based on natural teacher development and subsequent learning needs.