FCAC Competitive Dance
NEVER MISS A CHANCE TO DANCE.
We are so excited to be able to share our love of dance with the children of our community and we hope to inspire them each and every week that they attend dance class here at FCAC. Our mission is to allow each dancer to experience the many elements of dance: confidence, coordination, creativity, grace, musicality, self-esteem, technique, discipline, an appreciation for music and dance, and above all, FUN! We hope to encourage our students to achieve their fullest potential, to support them as they grow artistically and academically, and as they develop into well-rounded individuals – nourished in body, mind, and spirit.
We offer a variety of dance classes including combo classes (ballet & tap), creative movement, pre-dance, jazz, hip hop, pom, lyrical, and contemporary; all of which are offered on a recreational and/or competitive level. Our dance classes are based on a progressive stacking method to ensure our students develop healthy muscles as they explore the world of dance and learn proper technique. We take careful consideration of age appropriate skills and the presentation of each according to the age groups per class. For instance, classes geared to younger students will teach the beginnings of technique without the stress of ballet exercises being placed on the still soft and growing bones, muscles, ligaments and growth plates. We strive to find balance so that the spontaneity and enjoyment of dancing is not lost in the learning process. The best part about dance class is that your children will learn more than just movement. They will learn what is appropriate in behavior, attitude, speech, and feeling, through the situations encountered in dance class. During classes, the students will be led through a warm-up, stretching, and varying exercises in center floor as well as progressions across the floor. As the year progresses, the students will start to use their learned steps in combinations while experiencing different music and tempos. Following Christmas break, classes begin learning their choreography that will be performed at the annual recital in May, which is of course our favorite day of the year. We can honestly say there is nothing more rewarding than watching your child shine on stage and showing off all that they've learned throughout the season.