Ballet

Technique is the foundation of all dance and is necessary for the development of the dancer. The syllabus of Wexford Dance Academy is truly American in its eclectic nature, taking the best of the Russian, French, Italian, and Royal Academy of Dance systems..

 

Pointe

Pointe develops the fullest extension of lines for the female dancer and utilizes the dancers strong foundation to further enhance their ballet technique.

We are often asked “When can a dancer start pointe work?”.

Wexford Dance Academy follows the accepted methods of traditional ballet programs and professional dance training schools throughout the world. We adhere to the medical recommendations outlined by The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and The International Association for Dance Medicine and Science. These Dance and Medical professionals all agree that the earliest a dancer should begin pointe work is age twelve. This recommendation assumes that the dancer has received appropriate training in preparation for pointe work, has sufficient strength in her trunk, legs, and feet, and adequate motion and flexibility. If a dancer begins pointe work too early, the risks include: bone and joint damage, the inability to properly execute the required movements, improper stresses on the developing body, and poor ballet technique.

 

Jazz

Jazz is America’s true folk dance and it helps the dancer to further their flexibility and technique. Jazz dance, with its many styles, allows the dancer to broaden their abilities.

 

Contemporary

Contemporary Dance developed during the mid twentieth century with particularly strong popularity in the U.S. and Europe. Originally informed by borrowing from classical, modern, and jazz, it has since come to incorporate elements from many styles and is closely related to modern dance and ballet.

Contemporary Dance developed during the mid twentieth century with particularly strong popularity in the U.S. and Europe. Originally informed by borrowing from classical, modern, and jazz, it has since come to incorporate elements from many styles and is closely related to modern dance and ballet.

 

Tap

Tap focuses on the connection between rhythm and the dancer, while encouraging a focus on each Tap technique.

 

 

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