Forte

Hip-Hop

(Age 5-18)
Derived from street dancing, Hip-hop classes at Forte Academy of Dance & Music emphasize controlled, isolated movements performed with high levels of energy and in a stylized manner.



Lyrical/Contemporary

(Age 13-Adult)
At Forte Academy of Dance & Music, Lyrical classes are taught as a fusion of ballet with jazz and contemporary dance techniques, emphasizing graceful lines and dancing with emotion.


​​Pointe
(Age 11+)

Dancing “en pointe” requires the female dancer to use Classical Ballet technique while wearing specially reinforced pointe shoes. To be considered for work on pointe shoes at Forte Academy of Dance & Music, students must complete Cecchetti Grade I and pass the examination. Students must also be at least eleven years of age and have a recommendation to begin pointe from their Grade I teacher. Dancers must maintain enrollment in a Cecchetti class to continue on pointe.



Tap

(Age 3-Adult)
Tap dancing is concentrated in the feet and ankles with complementary action from the arms, head, and other parts of the body. Metal taps are worn on tap shoes to create percussive sound in rhythm of the dance steps performed. Forte Academy of Dance & Music uses the Al Gilbert syllabus.

Jazz

(Age 5-Adult)
Jazz classes at Forte Academy of Dance & Music combine a variety of Modern Jazz stylistic influences with execution of various “tricks”—leaps, jumps, and turns—at the appropriate skill level of the class.



​​Adult Classes
(Age 18+)

Forte Academy of Dance & Music is proud to offer adult classes in various genres and levels. Adult students pursue these classes for a variety of reasons, such as exercise, a return to dance for childhood dancers, and a fun "break" from everyday life!



ACADEMY OF DANCE & MUSIC

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Ballet

(Age 3-Adult)
Ballet is the technical foundation for all other dance genres and aims to create graceful visual entertainment. At Forte Academy of Dance & Music, we emphasize technical precision, posture and alignment, style, and theory.

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