Our Goals at Dancescape are to:
- Provide continuation of the teaching methods of Rosemerry Hanian (founder of the late Creative Dance Center).
- Preserve the choreography of Rosemerry Hanian.
- Instill within each student the love of dance and assist all students to develop as poised, self-assured individuals.
- Develop the creativity of each and every student.
- Demonstrate the results of the instruction in an annual presentation of student choreography.
- Provide performance opportunities (as available) for all students.
Improve your dancing moves in hip-hop, jazz, modern, and other dance genres with professional instruction from our
experienced teachers in Covington, Louisiana. Dancescape is unlike any other dance studio because we offer
more than just typical dance instruction. Here, you'll be able to learn new and exciting moves for a number of different dances you might not
have known existed!
Jazz dance is a broad term for the social- and stage-type dancing of the theater. Jazz dance is most commonly seen on Broadway, most notably in Chicago and Damn Yankees, which were created by celebrated jazz dancer and choreographer Bob Fosse. This theatrical dance is set to modern, jazz-influenced music and is one of the fastest growing dance trends today.
The roots of ballet go back more than 500 years. It is a highly disciplined stage art, based on the centuries-old tradition of movement. Ballet began in the courts of Italian noblemen and soon spread to the French courts. Performers danced, sang, and recited poetry to entertain guests. Ballet is a mixture of several different types of art: dance, music, drama, and poetry. When these arts are combined and presented on the stage, you have a ballet that tells an enchanting story.
Tap dance is a style of American theatrical dance. It is distinguished by percussive footwork that marks precise rhythmic patterns on the floor. Some descriptive terms are "brush," "flap," "shuffle," "ball change," and "cramp roll." The sources of tap dance include the Irish step dance and the English clog dance. Tap dancers wear "taps" on the bottom of their shoes to serve as the instruments for beautiful rhythms that are eloquently executed.
Primitive dance originates from the early African tribal dances. These dances were a vital part of life to the African people. They often performed these native, traditional dances as rituals or prayers for items such as fertility, good harvest, and luck. Primitive dancing consists of extremely energetic movements, which are performed to loud drumbeats and precise percussion.
East Indian Dance
East Indian dancing is a very religious and spiritual experience for those who perform it. Each movement has a special meaning or message. The movements are more controlled and may take years to master. East Indian dance is very similar to that of Oriental dance. In most areas of the Far East, dance is taught to girls at a very young age. For example, the eyes have to be trained early to fully be able to execute the necessary expressions for the dance performance. In India, the training is similar. Indian dancers are trained in how to be flexible and to be able to hold beautiful, elaborate poses. East Indian dance is a beautiful dance style full of culture and tradition.
Creative dance is the precursor to modern dance for preschool-age children. The focus is to strengthen gross motor skills, confidence, the ability to work with others, and the development of the child's creative expression.
Modern dance is a performing art. Dancers move in and through space, creating shapes and patterns. Modern dancers use their bodies as instruments to express in a creative and striking way moods, feelings, and ideas. Through modern dance, children strengthen their muscles and become confident in the use of their bodies, at the same time learning concentration and self-discipline. They also become aware of line, movement, rhythm, spatial relationships, and other art forms.
It began in the mid-1990s with the introduction of hip-hop music. The dancers wear sneakers and loose-fitting clothes. This is the fastest-growing dance style today. Hip-hop is any type of club, street, or music video dance. The music is usually upbeat, fun, and funky. It is a way for dancers to express themselves in a fresh, new style. Hip-hop includes break dance, pop-n-lock, and a lot of funky new moves.
Lyrical dance combines jazz and ballet techniques making a slow, yet powerful, movement that uses the words of the song to define the dance. Dancers in this technique usually dance barefoot or in lyrical sandals. Expression from the dancer is key to making this type of dance meaningful and enjoyable.
Dance Team Prep
This class is designed to prepare the student for the dance team experience. We focus on precision, kick lines, jazz technique, and other requirements necessary to prepare the dancer for dance team.
In this class, you'll learn the basics of cheer technique. We do hand and arm movements and learn necessary jumps and kicks. We also work on the basic
fundamentals of tumbling.
Dance with more grace and fluidity by enrolling in any of our classes.