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Classes at Avant Dance & Event Center

Tap

Classes in Westbrook & Portland, ME

Adult tap is geared for students aged teen-90! Classes emphasize rhythm, musicality and timing. All classes begin with an energetic warm-up, across the floor exercises and combinations. Our beginner students explore the fundamental steps of tap dance, learn tap terminology and defelop the ability to maintain correct body placement. Intermediate classes further develop skills, focusing on clarity of sounds and increasing speed as well as dynamics and musicality.

Hip Hop

Classes in Westbrook & Portland, ME

Hip Hop is an intermediate class for students who have developed a foundation of basic hip-hop movements and sequences. This class places more emphasis on body conditioning and transitions. This class focuses on developing an ear for rhythms and exploring syncopation through the music and choreography.

Ballroom, Latin and Swing

Classes in Westbrook & Portland, ME

Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Cha Cha, Swing, Rumba, Salsa, Merengue, Quickstep, Hustle, Bolero, Samba, Mambo, Polka, Paso Doble, Argentine Tango, Two Step, etc. are taught at our studio. Foundation Level is designed for people who have never previously received formal dance instruction. In the first six weeks you will learn basic steps of Waltz, Foxtrot, and Swing as well as Salsa, Mambo, and Merengue. You do not need to have a partner to join. Pre-Bronze is designed for people who have completed the first six weeks of the foundation class. You will continue learning the dances started at the foundation level as well as learning new ones such as Tango, Rumba, Cha-Cha and others. Bronze I is designed for people who have completed two preceding levels of instruction. You will continue improving the technique of lead and follow. All Ballroom and Latin dances will be added at this level. You will learn the first half of the Bronze syllabus of all the dances. Full Bronze is designed for people who have completed three preceding levels of instruction. You will continue improving your technique and skills of partner dancing and learn the second half of the Bronze syllabus. Full Silver and Gold are designed for people who completed the Bronze syllabus classes. Full Silver and Gold syllabus will be taught at this level and all aspects of technique will be covered.