The Academy of Dance at the NAC offers the following dance classes for all ages:
Ballet – Ballet is a discipline of grace, strength and artistry. A traditional ballet training class, this series teaches students the fundamentals of ballet technique.
Dance Team – The Newtown Athletic Club’s dance team competes throughout the year, both locally in Bucks County, Pennsylvania as well as nationally. The twice-weekly class practices high-energy routines that combine jazz, modern/lyrical and hip-hop styles as well as pompom work. (Dance Pre-Team is a prerequisite for this class. Dance Team placement is determined by audition.)
Hip Hop – Focusing on hip-hop dance techniques like isolations and contractions, this high-energy, dynamic series of dance classes develops coordination, rhythm and self-expression.
Jazz – Students will learn a broad range of jazz styles throughout this program, including broadway, street and contemporary jazz dance.
Modern/Lyrical Dance – A fusion of ballet and jazz, modern/lyrical dance classes focus on telling stories through expressive movement.
Musical Theater – Our jazz-based musical theater dance classes teach confidence and personality through acting, singing and props.
Tap – Tap at its finest is an exhilarating display of rhythm, speed and expressiveness. In each class, students will learn tap techniques, gradually perfecting the intricacy and accuracy of their footwork.
Ballet/Tap – Students learn a balanced combination of both ballet and tap fundamentals.
Pre Ballet/Tap – Students aged three to four can learn basic tap and ballet skills to prepare them for the next level.
Pre-Point – For students with a strong background in ballet, this class prepares dancers to work up to dancing en pointe.