The Enrichment Centers, Inc. teaches a wide range of dance styles to meet your individual needs. We are dedicated to challenging the whole person through customized programming taught by the region’s finest dance instructors. We offer group, semi-private and individual classes near you.
Learn dance moves in the distinctive and high-energy style of Hip Hop.. This class focuses on learning the ever-changing dance moves from Hip Hop musicals as well from other sources, and the latest improvisations in basic urban-themed dance. In learning movement and dance, students develop body awareness, coordination, and improve their self-expression and confidence. This is a fun way to build self-esteem and coordination.
Open to all students, this class focuses on beginner techniques and basic principles of traditional ballet. In addition to learning the art of ballet, students also learn discipline and coordination. Posture, flexibility, musicality and integration of basic movements such as turnout, strength and line are major tenets of the course. Many of these concepts may be applied to other dance styles; therefore, students are encouraged to take ballet in conjunction with other dance classes.
Dance With Me!
This movement and dance class encourages improved self-expression, confidence, and comfort in body movement. Designed for boys and girls ages 5-7, this is a fun way to build self-esteem and coordination through rhythmic exercise.
Jazz I is an introduction to a style of dance that is the foundation for all modern dance movements. This class is highly recommended for students interested in joining a dance or cheerleading team and is sure to improve overall flexibility, coordination, and athleticism.
Jazz II is for students with previous ballet or jazz experience. In addition to reinforcing and deepening skills students have already acquired, this class will further develop their ability to kick, turn, and leap. The class is designed to improve students' overall dancing skills.
Tap dancing is a fun and excellent way for children to get exercise and learn rhythm. This program is designed for children of all ages. Students learn the fundamentals of tap dance while improving their coordination and self-confidence. Learning tap dance is easy and enjoyable.
This class introduces the basic elements of contemporary dance. Using compositional exercises and improvisation, students explore space, time, energy, and body awareness. At the same time they will be taught technical skills, including alignment, balance, strength, and endurance. Open to children of all ages.
As seen in programs like Dancing with the Stars, ballroom dancing is not just for people in retirement homes! Ballroom dancing is a great way for anyone to learn how to dance, develop self-confidence, and improve social skills. This class introduces students to various social ballroom dances including Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Swing, and Cha-Cha.
This vibrant dance and culture class involves two types of African rhythm, one that is high energy, and one with a slower pace. Along with learning the techniques used in each of these, students also gain familiarity with the environments and contexts in which these dances are performed (weddings, naming ceremonies, festivals, and others). The different modes of dress for both types will also be discussed.
Fun With Improv
Children explore space, body locomotion, differentiation of body parts and simple rhythms. Younger children learn self-control, body awareness, tempo and breadth of movement. More experienced dancers have the opportunity to expand their range of motion, articulation, and locomotion while putting movements together to express ideas.
Salsa dancing is an exciting and energetic way to stay fit, have fun, and build self-confidence. Through choreography and basic technique lessons, students develop a sense of rhythm, tempo and body articulation. This course also helps them develop positive attitudes, respectful behavior, stress management and social skills. Open to students age 11 through 18.
The lyrical dance form can best be described as a mixture of jazz and ballet styles. The focus of this course is on control, musicality, balance, and expression. Those who love both jazz and ballet will certainly enjoy and benefit from this class.
Movement is our first language. Interpretive Dance teaches students to translate particular feelings and emotions, human conditions, situations, or fantasies into a combination of movement and dramatic expression. This course discusses the origins, cultural influences, rhythms, movements, meaning, and intonations of traditional ethnic dance which are essential to the evolution of contemporary dance.. Through interpretive dance, students are able to express that which truly exceeds words.
A basic experiential yoga class, Yoga Kids gives children ample opportunity to try basic yoga practices and discuss how they feel afterwards. It's is a great way for children to learn relaxation, concentration, and agility through activity.
Please feel free to email us or call at (301) 229-8000 for further information. We look forward to hearing from you!