CLASS DESCRIPTIONS & ATTIRE

All classes will focus on proper technique, balance, coordination, flexibility, strength, body awareness, musicality, endurance, terminology, timing, posture, body alignment, commitment, determination, self-discipline, confidence, goal setting and achievement. Adult & Seniors Attire: Comfortable fitness attire, appropriate shoes for each class. Hair must be neatly pulled away from the face in a secure ponytail (Bun for Ballet). No loose or dangling jewelry, bead jewelry or hair clips.
(Please note that the EPIC purple leotard is sold directly from EPIC Dance Center on the first day of each class.) Bring a water bottle and cover up. 

Acro/Tumbling The development of strength, core, upper/lower body strength, motor skills and control. Skills include somersaults, bridges, cartwheels, round offs, handstands, elbow stands, backbends, kick-overs, chin/chest stands, handstand tucks and rolls, front/back walkovers, side/front aerials and back handsprings to name a few. Attire: EPIC purple leotard, Solid Black shorts/leggings, barefoot.

 

 

Across the Floor (ATF) - Jumps, Leaps, Turns Dedicated time to strengthening skills and overall technique including combinations, jumps, leaps and turns such as single/multiple pirouettes, grand jetes/sautes, arabians, fouettés, calypsos and switch leaps. Attire: EPIC purple leotard or EPIC sports bra, solid black shorts/leggings, pink ballet shoes or black jazz shoes.

Ballet As the foundation of all dance genres, students will learn proper classical ballet technique, skills, placement and fluidity of movement through barre, center floor work, and combination exercises. Attire: EPIC purple leotard with attached skirt/tutu or with a purple detachable skirt, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in bun.

Barre/Barre Fitness A dance and fitness class which combines classical ballet technique, elements of Pilates, core and yoga, and workout training using a ballet barre. The focus is on flexibility and strength. Attire: Comfortable fitness attire, leggings, pink ballet shoes or appropriate shoes.

Ballroom Students will be introduced to several ballroom styles while learning basic footwork, hip movement and correct arm placement for latin dance. Attire: EPIC purple leotard, a purple detachable skirt or solid black shorts/leggings, low heeled dress shoes and ankle socks. Adult Attire: Comfortable fitness attire, heeled dress shoes. (Ballroom shoes can be purchased at a later time.) 

Bellydance Students will be introduced to the fundamentals including shimmies, figure eights, proper arm placement and basic footwork. Attire: EPIC purple leotard or EPIC sports bra, solid black shorts/leggings, barefoot. (Wrap coin skirts can be purchased at a later time.)

Boot Camp A HIIT style (High Intensity Interval Training) full body workout focusing on all major muscle groups while incorporating weights, bands and jump ropes. Attire: Comfortable fitness attire, appropriate shoes.

Cardio Power Hour An intense and dynamic hour long workout focusing on cardio health and increasing endurance by utilizing body resistance. Attire: Comfortable fitness attire, appropriate shoes.  

Chair Aerobics & Dance Fusion Designed for our beloved Seniors to improve circulation and activities for daily living,  increase muscle strength and heart health, and develop a greater range of movement while having a wonderful time. A chair is used for seated exercises during Chair Aerobics for support. Attire: Comfortable fitness attire and appropriate shoes.

 

 

 

Choreo & Improv Dedicated time to strengthening self choreography skills and improvisational technique. This class will promote body-awareness, explore range of movement, and expand creative expression. Attire: EPIC purple leotard or EPIC sports bra, solid black shorts/leggings, barefoot. 

   

Combo classes A class designed to expose dancers to several genres. Ballet/Tap - See Ballet and Tap; Ballet/Contemporary - See Ballet and Contemporary; Jazz/Contemporary - See Jazz and Contemporary; Jazz/Hip Hop - See Jazz and Hip Hop.

  

Conditioning & Stretch This class emphasizes flexibility, strength, balance, core, agility, muscle elongation, and how to properly prevent injury through correct warm up and exercises designed to condition and stretch dancers. Bands and ankle/hand weights may be utilized. Attire: EPIC purple leotard or EPIC sports bra, solid black shorts/leggings, barefoot. 

  

Contemporary & Lyrical These classes focus on creativity, musicality and interpretation through exercises designed to nurture emotion, spacial awareness and expression. Attire: EPIC purple leotard or EPIC sports bra, solid black shorts/leggings, barefoot. 

   

Creative Movement & Playtime Tots Creative Movement & Playtime Tots Students will learn dance vocabulary and basic dance technique in an encouraging and nurturing environment. Set to fun music, dancers will develop both gross and fine motor skills, and learn class etiquette and self discipline. Attire: Comfortable fitness attire, leggings, sneakers, ballet shoes

Dance Club This is a Performing Arts Club designed to expose PTS students to Acro, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Technique (Tricks, Conditioning, Flexibility), Theatrical Jazz/Tap, Improv/Self-Choreography, Classical Ballet, and Modern. Students will practice all genres and will learn correct body alignment, strength, flexibility, and coordination. Attire: Palmer Trinity School Leotard, solid black sports bra, solid black long/ankle-length leggings, pink ballet shoes, black lace-up tap shoes, sneakers. 

   

Dance Fit Adult An intense cardio dance class with choreography in Jamaican Dancehall music, Reggae, Hip Hop and R&B. Attire: Comfortable fitness attire and appropriate shoes.

Drama & Musical Theatre Drama students will develop stage presence and confidence through drama games, improvisation, theatre vocabulary, blocking and movement, audition and interview skills, character analysis, monologues and scene performances. Musical Theatre will incorporate music from Broadway musicals as well as Broadway style acting and choreography. Attire: Comfortable fitness attire, leggings and sneakers.

Heels An action packed, high energy dance class which incorporates R&B, pop and hip hop while performing in sexy high heels! This class can also be done with or without heels and men and women are invited to take class alike! Attire: Comfortable fitness attire, heels/wedge sneakers. Hair can be loose for this class. 

Hip Hop Hip Hop incorporates a variety of old and new school dance styles and body movements that follow the beat and rhythm of hip hop music. Attire: EPIC shirt, any color long/ankle length leggings or dance pants, sneakers, socks. Hair can be loose for this class. 

   

Jazz Jazz technique consists of the ability to pick up choreography and across the floor combinations while connecting one movement and skill to another. The focus is on elements such as stylization exploration and stage presentation, tempo and rhythm, muscle isolations and weight distribution, and sharp movements and control. Attire: EPIC purple leotard or EPIC sports bra, solid black shorts/leggings, black jazz shoes.

Mommy & Me / Daddy & Me Along side their parent, students will learn basic dance technique in an encouraging and nurturing environment. Set to fun music, dancers will develop both gross and fine motor skills, and learn class etiquette and self discipline. Attire: Comfortable fitness attire for child and caregiver (Mommy & Me / Daddy & Me), leggings, sneakers.

PBT (PBT Progressing Ballet Technique) PBT is a revolutionary program designed to enhance ballet technique by specializing in muscle memory, enhancing flexibility, and using exercises to prevent injury. Attire: EPIC purple leotard with attached skirt/tutu or with a purple detachable skirt, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in bun. Adult Attire: Comfortable fitness attire, pink ballet shoes.

   

Pre-Pointe & Pointe Students must have instructor permission, previous ballet training and proper technique to be placed in Pre-Pointe or en Pointe. Attire: EPIC purple leotard with attached skirt/tutu or with a purple detachable skirt, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in bun. (Pointe shoes can be purchased at a later time.)

 

 

 

 

 

Reiki Yoga stretch and reiki healing is a relaxation class sure to melt your troubles away. The first half of the practice will focus on deep stretching in which yoga poses will be held for several minutes. Breathing techniques will also be taught. The second half of the practice will be a reiki circle where all members will feel the release guaranteed from the love and light provided from reiki healing. Attire: Comfortable fitness attire, barefoot.

 

Spirit Learn all of the fundamentals of team style dance with pom poms similar to the Miami Hurricanettes, Miami Dolphins and Miami Heat dancers. Dancers will learn kicks, proper arm placement and jumps. Attire: EPIC shirt, solid black shorts/leggings, sneakers, socks.

Tap The emphasis of this class is to produce crisp and clear tap sounds through proper ankle technique, syncopation, musicality and rhythm. Through warm-ups and combinations, dancers will correctly perform stylized movements. Attire: EPIC purple leotard, solid black shorts/leggings, black tap shoes.

Technique The study of balance, personal expression, momentum and direction. By teaching the dancer how to move through space and be self aware, they will utilize the full body in combinations, floor work and across the floor. Attire: EPIC purple leotard or EPIC sports bra, solid black shorts/leggings, barefoot. 

Voice Training to develop vocals, speech, communication and public speaking. Singers prepare for auditions, drama and musical theater performances . By appointment only. Attire: Comfortable fitness attire, leggings and sneakers.

Yoga - RAM & SST Fuel your mind, body and spirit with rhythmic beats in all classes.  ALL classes are open to ALL levels. (women, men, athletes, teens). RAM (Release. Activate. Move) Our RAM class is designed to leave your body feeling energized. Join us to release tension in the fascia, activate deep muscle engagement, and move with cardio intervals, power yoga flows, Pilates and barre. SST (Stacked. Strong. Toned) Our SST class is designed to leave you feeling stacked (aligned), strong and toned. This Swoga session fuses cardio intervals with power yoga flows, light weights and bands. Attire: Comfortable fitness attire, barefoot. 

Zumba® Zumba® is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba® routines incorporate interval training - alternating fast and slow rhythms - and resistance training. We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Attire: Comfortable fitness attire, sneakers.

   

Zumbini® Moving, grooving, and growing for Mommy & Me / Daddy & Me. Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages

0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun! Attire: Comfortable fitness attire for child and caregiver (Mommy & Me / Daddy & Me), leggings, sneakers.