Hip Hop
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Hip Hop

This style of dance was born in the Bronx in the late 1970s, and had gone global by the 1980s. The namae came from "hip" meaning "trendy", and literally "hopping" to the rhythm of the music, which was usually rap music. Contrary to popular opinion, you CAN have Christian Hip Hop!  There has been an explosion of songs in the genres of Christian rap and Hip Hop music, and it is possible to develope choreography that is God-honoring! 

Because the body isolations and movements require a higher level of body awareness, this class is for ages 10 and up. So we invite you to join this style of dance that truly explores feeling the beat of the music!

Voice Lessons
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Voice Lessons

We are thrilled to be able to offer voice lessons with the very talented Ms. Jessica Johnson!  Jessica has been a Voice Instructor for many years, and is looking forward to coaching students interested in refining their vocals. Voice lessons will focus on skills to improve breath management, posture, and other fundamentals that will encourage correct singing, advancing each student toward their full potential across music styles. We will also work on sight singing, ear training, and music theory all while having fun with music. 

Ballroom Dance
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Ballroom Dance

Of all the styles of paired dancing, Ballroom Dancing clinches the top of the list when it comes to dances that stand the test of time. Graceful and gorgeous, keeping you fit while you have fun, the dances that make up this genre call you to be in tune with your partner as you seamlessly blend the movements with not only the music, but with each-other as well.

Social Ballroom Dance Beginner 1 and 2: Ideal for the first time dancer, or those who wish to revisit basic skills of ballroom dance. These classes cover the fundamentals of partnering skills, floor craft, and basic ballroom patterns in various dances. Beginner 1 will demonstrate patterns in Foxtrot, East Coast Swing, Rumba, Waltz, and Cha-cha. Beginner 2 will introduce the Tango, Night Club 2-Step, Samba, Bolero, and Quickstep.

Social Ballroom Dance Intermediate 1 and 2: Designed for the dancer who has acquired a basic knowledge of ballroom dance and has shown proficiency in basic patterns and skills, this level covers a continuing work on dance technique including posture, position, and frame in addition to more developed dance patterns from previously learned dances.  Intermediate 1 continues the same five dance patterns learned in Beginner 1 and can be taken immediately following Beginner 1, or taken simultaneously with Beginner 2.  Likewise, Intermediate 2 takes up a more deliberate study of the five dances learned in Beginner 2.

Each proficiency level is comprised of 24 lessons, spanning 6 months (one 55-minute lesson per week). For example: If a couple enrolls in Beginner 1, and attends 6 months of classes (24 lessons), they will have completed the Beginner 1 proficiency level and may advance into Intermediate 1.

Because ballroom dance focuses on partnership development and is danced only as a couple, our lessons are tailored for pairs only. Therefore when you register, you must enroll with a partner. All age groups are welcome beginning at 12 years of age. Note: the class fee ($65/month) is per couple; not per person.

While still shots are permitted, videography during Social Ballroom classes is prohibited.

Visual Art
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Visual Art

Since the beginning of time, God instilled in humans a desire to communicate through drawings and symbols. Not only were they used for language, but also to express feelings and emotions. In our Visual Art classes, the students will learn to express themselves through worship using various mediums, and create pieces that ultimately express the awesomeness of God they see surrounding them every day.

Visual Art Classes: This year we will be learning the Principals of Art through practice using a variety of methods such as drawing, painting, sculpting, and mixed medias. We will also be cultivating a little love for Art History as we study some of the people and pieces that have been heralded in the art world over time. Our budding artists will also get to share their talents with our Theatre Department by doing some projects throughout the year that are in conjunction with productions being staged.

Advanced Art: Exploring Mediums and Techniques: We are created in the image of God. As a result, we appreciate beauty in creation and we desire to create beautiful things as well. In this class we will seek to offer our talents as an offering of praise to God in response to the gifts He has given us. Our focus will be on developing the students skills in a variety of mediums with an emphasis on painting techniques in acrylic and oil. We will also work on specific projects throughout the year related to the productions that the Theatre department has planned.

Theatre
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Theatre

Acting as a form of art is a truly inspirational gift from God.  To be able to capture an audience and draw them into a story performed on stage is a most effective tool in spreading the Word of God, as well as a way to worship our Creator.  In this class students will learn all aspects of theatre and will perform what they learn in several productions throughout the year.

Our theatre classes will be broken up into individual components starting with basic foundations like learning how to communicate and tell a story, using physical and verbal communication, and learning monologue technique. We will then build from there by studying character development, sharing the stage, how to develop a scene, developing an emotional connection with the audience, working backstage, and how to "learn your lines," just to name a few! Our goal is produce students who are well versed in all areas of theatrical production.

*Note: Students may not join the class mid-production.  Please email us at office@alamancefinearts.com to learn the next enrollment period.

Theatre Tech Class:

We have heard over and over again from our theatre program alumni that they are grateful for the experiences they had with us in the behind-the-scenes, technical aspect of theatre. We've even had alumni tell us they've landed jobs purely b/c they had experience with set building. Therefore our director created this Theatre Tech class to provide a great opportunity for those wishing to learn those aspects of the theatre world. This class is perfect not only for those looking to pursue a career in theatre, but also for anyone who is interested in learning the backstage portion of productions but does not want to perform. This class will cover a wide range of disciplines within theatre including set construction and design, costume design, light design, audio design, and more. Students will have an opportunity to work closely with the instructor each week but will also gain the experience of actually constructing the sets for our yearly productions as well as being crew members for those productions.

Minimum age is 13
Students must bring the following to class every week: tape measure, hammer, and small sewing kit. The studio will provide safety goggles and work gloves.
Students must wear pants and closed-toed shoes and their AFAA shirt.
It is mandatory for students to attend all tech week productions as well as all performances, as they will be the tech crew for the shows.

Ballet/Jazz Combination
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Ballet/Jazz Combination

Ballet/Jazz is a one-hour class, and part of our “beginner” dance curriculum for ages 4-6. Students’ class time will include divided training in both ballet and jazz. The two dance forms are complementary, assisting students in developing coordination and providing a solid foundation in dance technique. This class is typically the next class in sequence following Creative Movement.