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.

Jazz dance is a combination of classical ballet moves with steps from American popular culture, including African and Celtic dance influences.

Ballet is the most crucial part of a dance education.  All competition students are required to participate in formal ballet training.  Through barre, centre, and across the floor exercises, students learn the basics of placement of the body, legs, arms and head.  In class, jumping, turning, and traveling steps are taught and later combined in increasingly complex combinations.  As strength, flexibility and technique develop, students will flourish into beautiful dancers.

Tap is an exciting form of dance in which dancers wear special shoes equipped with metal taps. Tap dancers use their feet like drums to create rhythmic patterns and timely beats. The term “tap dancing” is derived from the tapping sound produced when the small metal plates on the dancer’s shoes touch a hard floor or surface.

Contemporary dance describes a range of techniques and styles used in classes, workshops and dance choreography. It is characterized by its versatility: contemporary can be danced to almost any style of music, or united with other dance forms to create new styles of movement. Contemporary seeks to work with the natural alignment of the body, and is therefore safe and accessible for beginners. At the same time, the ease of movement promoted by contemporary dance technique allows experienced dancers to push new boundaries of body movement.

Dance training is an acquired skill that, although fun and exciting, requires a certain amount of self-discipline and dedication.  Our students work hard and to maintain quite, respectful behavior. In doing so we insure a positive atmosphere for all.

Welcome to our new semester of classes, 2017-2018.