REGISTER FOR 2018/2019 DANCE NOW! CLASSES START SEPTEMBER 4th!
Why choose EPDA?
Our very own Artistic Director/Studio Owner, Rebekah Blythe, trained as a classical dancer and went on to perform professionally in the entertainment world as a dancer, singer, and choreographer. She has been instructing students to succeed as a dancer for over 10 years. Rebekah is an involved choreographer for companies and schools along the peninsula.
EPDA’s instructors are highly qualified with years of performing, teaching and choreographic experience, as well as skills and talents specific to the styles and age groups they instruct. They share their own passion for dance with our students by encouraging them to achieve their goals and dreams.
We strongly believe that every student will be enriched by an education in dance. Dance is unique in its fusion of musicality, athleticism and performance expression. Our wish is that our family oriented, positive environment helps to build self-esteem and an enriched appreciation for dance and the arts.
Our class sizes are limited to insure children will receive the most out of their training and classroom experience. Classes are taught by proper technique and etiquette in a structured and positive environment. We believe it is important to execute corrections in an encouraging way to promote high self esteem in our dancers.
We take pride in our studio for being a fun and encouraging place to be along with our family atmosphere. We love to get to know all of our dancers and families. Students who attend EPDA create life long dance friends.
Our studio offers involvement in the community through local events, festivals, parades, and more.
We offer a variety of affordable classes for ages 18 months and up year long. EPDA also offers Summer Camps, Dancers Night In, and Birthday Parties.
Our dance studio, just under 3,000 sq/ft, is equipped with 2 studios, dressing room, lobby, office, and restrooms. Our floors are state of the art, professional-grade marley dance floors on a sprung floor system designed to give the proper amount of “cushion” that dancers need to train properly and prevent injuries.
We provide 2 performance opportunities per year for our dancers. EPDA also offers, on a bi annual bases, Spring Ballet, such as The Tale of Thumbelina, that is auditioned based for dancers who want to advance their performance experience. Our shows are open to friends, families and the public. We love to showcase what our dancers have learned throughout the year and their progression in their dance training.
(Ages 18 months-2 yrs)
Enjoy some quality time with your little one! Mommy & Me is a fun-filled class that allows students and parents to interact in a playful environment. Through stretching and movement exercises, children will improve their gross motor skills and musicality. This class can be for dads or nannies too!
This class covers the fundamentals of classical ballet technique based on the level. It is a more formal setting that will give students the discipline to mature as dancers. The importance of strength, flexibility, rhythm, musicality, and memorization will be taught. ***Plus New Adult Ballet for ages 18 and up! See calendar below for this new class
Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well-rounded dancer. Ballet class is recommended along with jazz. ***New Tap Class – Tiny Tappers for little kids 3 years old! Check calendar below for this new class!
Tap dance enables a dancer to create a percussive sound with their feet. This class emphasizes the development of tap technique & terminology. We’ll explore coordination, rhythm and timing. Ballet class is recommended along with Tap.
These classes teach the fundamentals of hip hop movement. They are upbeat and high energy classes. Stretching, isolations, rhythms, musicality, upper body strength and funky footwork will all be incorporated. Students will learn to memorize choreography by working on a combination each class. Ballet class is recommended along with hip hop.
Modern works on asymmetry, a connection to the ground and body contractions. It provides students with the opportunity to explore moving in different levels and planes in space, using their spine fully (in all directions), and exposure to a wide variety of musical styles. An emphasis on correct body mechanics (alignment) is included so the students can prevent injuries as they progress in their dance training. Classes are structured in the traditional modern format starting with a warm up followed by floor combination and travelling across the floor or creative explorations.
Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends ballet and jazz dance. Lyrical is generally smoother and a bit faster than ballet, but not quite as fast as jazz. A lyrical dancer uses movement to express emotions. Lyrical dancers usually perform to music with lyrics…the lyrics of the chosen song serve as inspiration for movements and expressions. Ballet class is recommended along with lyrical.
In this fun Acting and singing class, Musical Theatre techniques are taught while developing confidence, stage presence and poise. Emphasis on character development, stage direction, and memorization.
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