Cartesion Dance Academy offers professional dance training in a professional facility and caring environment. It is difficult to know if a dance studio is teaching quality training. We hope that the following information will be helpful and informational for you while you are choosing a dance studio.
- Affordable pricing with professional training
- Family-oriented atmosphere
- Highly qualified and trained instructors (credentials a MUST)
- Convenient location
- Multiple payment plan options
- Observation windows for parents to see their child’s progress
- Professional sprung dance floors and sound system
- Classes for the recreational to the professional dancer
- Small class size
- Convenient locker room for children to get ready for class
- Front desk/retail store staff available for customer questions
- Optional fundraising available to help with costs
- Dancewear and shoes sold at the studio
What type of floor do we use?
Cartesion Dance Academy has a professional flooring system made of a sprung sub-floor and a Marley top-floor. A sprung floor is extremely important in any dance studio or theater that will be used regularly. Since jumping is a major part of dancing, if done consistently on a hard floor, it can cause long term physical problems in the hips, knees, shins, ankles, and feet. A sprung sub-floor is made of foam pads and a thin wooden frame under plywood to allow the floor to give on impact and sink slightly with the dancer as he/she lands from a jump. The Marley top-floor is a vinyl overlay that functions as the actual dance surface, and is not slippery. This is especially important once dancers reach the advanced level of ballet and are dancing on pointe. A marley floor is smooth and will not splinter like a wooden floor.
What type of training do we offer?
Since proper dance technique is extremely important, correct technique must be taught from the beginning of a dancer’s training through the advanced level to prevent possible injury from executing dance movements incorrectly. We teach all of our classes with the focus of emphasizing classical technique, while still teaching artistry in dance. We teach about the body and how it works with movement. Posture and alignment is a huge topic, making sure that students are not injuring themselves while dancing.
Our Hip Hop classes incorporate fun, contemporary dance moves with traditional, common steps. In any style of dancing, it is very important to learn the language of dance. In order to be a successful dancer, you must be able to speak and understand the dance language. If you can understand the definition, your body will be able to perform the step correctly.
Terminology is taught in each of our classes, and is stressed to prepare dancers for opportunities to perform that will come from outside of our dance studio, such as dance companies, college, and even professional performance auditions. Having a professional background (degree in dance, as well as, still performing professionally) allows me to make sure that the students are being taught the proper technique and terminology. Students are also taught creativity, improvisation, anatomy, and much more!