WELCOME TO FALMOUTH DANCE ACADEMY

Falmouth Dance Academy is committed to providing quality dance lessons in a safe family environment.  Our goal is to produce great kids who appreciate the arts and are prepared for their future.

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak! FDA is proud to serve the Cape Cod community with quality, cutting-edge dance instruction in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, acro, contemporary, lyrical, and Award Winning Competitive Teams.  Our distinct style, originality, skills and ground breaking choreography keeps dance class FRESH and FUN. Our aim is to provide well rounded education to boys and girls from ages 2 thru 92 in all areas of dance with an emphasis on a strong ballet foundation.

Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.  Whether dancing at local venues, conventions, competitions or our recitals, we have a passion to perform.  Please take a look at our portfolio to see who we are.  We would love for you to join our dance family!

We challenge  everyone to learn everything and take full advantage of the wonderful opportunities you will have here at FDA.  Be the best you can be and always strive to be beautiful, inside and out.   Be a good sport, a good friend and a most of all , a good team member.  Remember a person completely wrapped up in themselves make a small package.  With hard work, dedication and the support and understanding of your parents, we will have a terrific year.

LIVE

LOVE

DANCE

OUR OBJECTIVES
To provide a fun, professional and well rounded education in dance.
To give a feeling of self-confidence and self worth.
To provide ample opportunity to perform and display new talent.
To give exposure to teamwork and develop skills of working together.
To teach the importance of good sportsmanship.
To teach important qualities of productivity, dependability and responsibility.
To encourage excellence and to develop life long skill of positive thinking.
To give the opportunity to meet different people and develop social skills.
To give dancers a positive attitude about to carry them throughout their lives.
To create wonderful memories.

READY TO PERFORM
We challenge  everyone to learn everything and take full advantage of the wonderful opportunities you will have here at FDA.  Be the best you can be and always strive to be beautiful, inside and out.   Be a good sport, a good friend and a most of all , a good team member.  Remember a person completely wrapped up in themselves make a small package.  With hard work, dedication and the support and understanding of your parents, we will have a terrific year.

COURSES OF STUDY

Intended for children 2 years of age. Combination of ballet, tap, jazz and acros.

Intended for children 3 and 4 years of age. Combination of ballet, tap, jazz and acros.

Intended for children 4 and 5 years of age. Combination of ballet, tap, jazz and acro.

Intended for children in kindergarten only! Combination of ballet, tap, jazz and acro. We prepare students for the physical requirements of dance technique, Gross and fine motor skills continue to be introduced. Students begin to learn the fundamentals of dance. As always we strive to maintain a fun and loving environment.

No previous dance training required. High energy class that uses the latest music, with movements influenced by today’s top video choreographer’s and dancers. Each class begins with stretching exercises designed to strengthen muscles, achieve flexibility and gain agility and balance. The rest of the class entails learning fun hip hop combinations. Have fun with this style of dance in a “JUDGEMENT FREE ZONE”.

In addition to being fun, students improve flexibility, coordination and strength. Acrobatics enhances the development of gross motor skills and as students begin to excel at mastering tricks, self confidence is achieved.

Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles. The ballet program at Falmouth Dance Academy focuses on the classical style of ballet dance technique. Ballet began during the Italian renaissance in the seventeenth century and quickly spread to France and Russia. At Falmouth Dance Academy we teach both Cecchetti, and Vaganova to help make our students well rounded we do not focus on one more that the other. The benefits to taking ballet are how ballet creates a foundation of technique and terminology that can be carried through other dance training. Ballet helps with coordination, muscle toning, self-disciple, and understanding how the body works. Each class begins with barre work, followed by center work, and ending with reverence.

Jazz dance emerged from many different styles of dance such as tap, African tribal dance, and swing dancing, jazz dancing is constantly evolving as choreographer experiment with movement and musicality. The jazz program at Falmouth Dance Academy strongly focuses on the main elements of each style. Our dancers are introduced to many different versions of jazz such as Musical Theatre, Lyrical and Contemporary. Musical theatre style is what you would see on Broadway, while Lyrical and Contemporary are forms of the jazz technique. Each class begins with a warm-up, followed by across the floor, isolations, and finally combinations that focus on rhythms and patterns to help better their performances.

Tap dance was originally developed in the United States from percussive dance styles such as African tribal dance, and Irish clog dances. This style is known for the sounds each step can make by the tap shoes worn by the dancer. Each dancer uses their feet to make percussive sounds in a rhythmic pattern as they dance to the music. Our Tap program really reinforces the percussive dance style, and how to make rhythmical sounds with your feet. Each class begins with a warm up, followed by progressions across the floor, ending in a combination based off the step they were taught.

Modern is a style of dance that is not restrictive, and really focuses on the flow of movement while still utilizing ballet technique. Some notable choreographers include Martha Graham, Jose Limon, and Lester Horton. Each choreographer focused on flowing movement, the ability to feel weightless, and the idea of fall and recover. The modern dance program at Pulse Dance Complex helps our students become more grounded in their movement. Our students will focus on the foundations of Horton, and Limon technique. Each class consist of a warm up, core building exercise, and across the floor progressions.

Hip-Hop is a style of dance that focuses on popping, locking, waving, breaking and house dancing. The popping technique is quick contractions and release of the body, causing a jerk or pop motion. The lock technique is all about the sudden halt or freeze in movement. Waving technique is the more floor version of popping, and is one of the most common types of hip-hop. Break dancing, and house dancing is quick foot work on either your hands or feet, incorporating the use of acrobatics. The hip-hop program at Falmouth Dance Academy consists of a warm up routine based on cardio, stretching and strengthening, isolations, and combinations focusing on the commercial dance industry.

Acrobatic/Gymnastics and Stretching class is a fusion of ballet technique with gymnastic elements and balancing moves, Acrobatics showcases smooth, graceful transitions from move to move, as well as promotes motor coordination. In Acrobatic/Stretch class students will increase their strength and flexibility, while also learning how to make their dancing more fluid. Students will learn at their own pace to develop each acrobatic skill, as the student becomes stronger and their flexibility increases they will be taught more complex tricks and skills.

Welcome to our new semester of classes, 2019-2020.