The Marianne Anderson School of Dance

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Est. 1973
Providing quality dance education for ages 2 and up for over forty years!
Ballet|Modern|Tap|Jazz|Hip-Hop| Musical Theater|Cheerdance|Acro

Class Descriptions

tudents are trained in classical ballet with a strong emphasis on proper alignment, correct placement, and muscle memory. This allows the body to move to its unique potential and helps to prevent injury.

Students focus on expanding vocabulary, properly executing technique, improving musicality and increasing strength and flexibility. 
Students are introduced to classical and contemporary techniques with an emphasis on alignment, rhythm, and power of expression. Dancers are challenged and encouraged to explore improvisations and partner work, and to develop strength, coordination, musicality and flexibility. These movement qualities are introduced in an imaginative and passionate way, while giving students ample opportunity for fun!
Tap dance is characterized by the movements and percussive sounds of the feet. Tap can be practiced and performed to a wide variety of music from Broadway to contemporary. The core of the technique rests in rhythm, syncopation, and creative phrasing. Student's musicality, coordination, and focus are emphasised in this energetic and enlivening dance form.
Musical Theater
Jazz technique focuses on exciting, dynamic expression and technical proficiency. Students develop the skills to suspend, isolate, and connect their movement. Jazz dance celebrates originality as well as supplying the technical tools needed for powerful performance. Students will dance to contemporary and age appropriate music while learning solid dance technique and current dance trends in hip-hop, funk, and classic broadway.
Students will enjoy the upbeat, fast pace of cheer dance! Integrating movement from both cheerleading and dance, students will hold on to their pom-poms and be immersed in the exciting world of cheerdance!
A class where Singing, Dancing, and Acting come together. Students explore the world of Broadway-style dance and work on mastering their performance quality.


Irish Step
New 2017-2018!

MASD students will learn from Acro Certified instructors. They will learn to tumble, leap, stretch, and turn in a fun and safe environment. Two instructors will be in each class in order to give individualized attention and enforce proper execution of all tricks.
A weekly class for gifted students devoted to learning and performing new dance works for schools, hospitals and benefits. Classes are free and students will be invited to participate. Students must commit to Saturday morning Ballet Technique Classes, in order to participate. Regular class attendance, excellent dance and performance skills, and strong commitment to Repertory class is necessary to be considered.

These classes are only open to students of grades 6 -12 who take three or more classes a week. Ballet Technique on Saturdays is mandatory. 
Traditional Irish Step is a cultural dance with a long and rich history. It's hard not to fall in love with Irish Step's fast pace, beautiful patterns, and fancy footwork!
Enjoy the culture and dance without the burden of traditional Irish competition!
This is a non competitive class.