Children's Classes

Creative Movement (3 yrs):

The very young dancer in identifies basic forms of movement through imaginative games, songs, music and rhythmical patterns as well as encourages taking turns and direction from the teacher.

Hippity Hop (3-5yrs):

Hip-hop encourages children to share their thoughts and feelings in creative ways. It supports children’s experimentation while building their self-esteem. The very young dancer identifies basic forms of movement through imaginative games, songs, music and rhythmical patterns as well as encourages taking turns and direction from the teacher.

 

Towards Ballet (3.5-4 yrs):

Young children explore dance through guided improvisations increasing rhythm and social skills using basic dance techniques. Fundamental positions and steps of ballet are introduced in a creative manner. This class is designed to inspire young dancers to express themselves through movement.

 

PreBallet & Tap Combo Levels 1 & 2 (5-6yrs)

A fun and imaginative combination of simple ballet and tap steps to encourage rhythm, flexibility and increase dance vocabulary. Emphasis is on learning fundamental positions and steps of ballet and tap. Dancers will start learning the discipline of dance and direction.

 

Pre-Ballet Syllabus 1 (6-7yrs):

The goal of these classes is to teach the fundamentals of classical ballet to the student. This class focuses on basic ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology and musicality in the Vaganova style. 

Ballet Syllabus 1 (7-9yrs):

The goal of these classes is to teach the fundamentals of classical ballet to the student. This class focuses on basic ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology and musicality from the Vaganova style. Two classes per week required plus Ballet Conditioning.

Ballet Syllabus 2 (9-10yrs):

Serious ballet training begins at this age. As with each level, students demonstrate a full understanding and focus on positions of the arms, direction of the body and increased movement vocabulary in the Vaganova style. Two classes per week required plus Ballet Conditioning, PrePointe.

 

Ballet Syllabus 3 (10-12yrs):

Designed to increase understanding of the mechanics of the body relating to classical dance in the Vaganova style. Two classes per week required plus Ballet Conditioning, PrePointe or Pointe.

Ballet Syllabus 4 (12-14yrs):

Focus is directed towards pre-professional training and performance abilities. Intermediate & Advanced dancers take at least 3 ballet classes a week and either jazz, contemporary, tap, hiphop or modern as well. Two classes per week required plus Ballet Conditioning, Pointe.

 

Ballet Syllabus 5 & Syllbus 6 (14yrs & up):

Focus is directed towards pre-professional training and performance abilities. Intermediate & Advanced dancers take at least 3 ballet classes a week and either jazz, contemporary, tap, hiphop or modern as well. Two classes per week required plus Ballet Conditioning.

CoffeeMill's "Young Dance Collective (8-18yrs):

Dancers are invited to participate in our Student Dance Company, called the "CoffeeMill Young Dance Collective". If they choose to be part of the company they will need to dedicate more time in order to rehearse for multiple performance opportunities throughout the year. Dancers involved are required to take their ballet syllabus classes plus 2 alternate styles such as jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap or modern.

Tap Levels 1-4 (6yrs & up):

These classes are designed to help children develop confidence, muscle strength, coordination, musicality and self-expression. Explore many styles and techniques including traditional & contemporary Jazz, Fosse, and Broadway dance.

Jazz Levels 1 & 2 (6yrs & up):

These classes are designed to help children develop confidence, muscle strength, coordination, musicality and self-expression. Explore many styles and techniques including traditional & contemporary Jazz, Fosse, and Broadway dance.

Jazz Levels 3-5 (9yrs & up):

Jazz Levels 3,4, & 5 will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well rounded dancer. 

Hip Hop (6yrs & up):

With the integration of R & B, street jazz and different styles of of hip hop, this class is a fun, positive and energetic experience that is geared towards the experienced mover/dancer, hip hop novice, or anyone who just wants to move!

Lyrical (7yrs & up):

Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques. Movements in lyrical dance are characterized by fluidity and grace, with the dancer flowing seamlessly from one move to another, holding finishing steps as long as possible. Leaps are exceptionally high and soaring, and turns are fluid and continuous.

Modern (9yrs & up):

Dancers will follow the classical modern technique of Horton. They'll focus on full body integration, developing strength and dynamic quality for performance in a creative, energetic and positive environment.

Contemporary (10yrs & up):

A style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dance tends to be intricate and physical. Dancers change levels and directions quickly and seamlessly utilizing abstract concepts and images.

Classes Offered at each level:

Towards Ballet - 3.5-4yr. olds - Can also take Hippity Hop

PreBallet & Tap Level 1 - 5yr. olds - Can also take Hippity Hop

PreBallet & Tap Level 2 - 6yr. olds - Can also take Hip Hop, Jazz

Pre-Syllabus Ballet - 6-7yr. olds - Can also take Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap

Ballet Syllabus 1 - 7-9yr. olds - Can also take Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical

Ballet Syllabus 2 - 9-10yr. olds - Can also take Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical

Ballet Syllabus 3 - 10-12yr. olds - Can also take Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Contemporary

Ballet Syllabus 4 - 12-14yr. olds - Can also take Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Contemporary

Ballet Syllabus 5 - 14yrs & up - Can also take Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Contemporary

 

Please Note! Ages are provided as a guide for placement.

New students, and/or students showing greater ability will be placed at the discretion of the instructor.

Adult Classes

African Dance & Drumming Class
Learn dances, songs and rhythms from West Africa. The class begins with a ½ hour drumming class with Abdul Mateen followed by the dance portion taught by Carol Brown where the dancers are led though a warm-up and then progress into high energy dancing. Open class for  anyone who loves to dance! ALL AGES & LEVELS WELCOME! No experience necessary. Please come in comfortable clothing and bring a drum if you have one. Dancers and drummers will have the opportunity to perform a dance for the Goombay Festival October 2019. Class fee $10.

 

Ballet

Designed to expose the student to the grace and beauty of classical dance. Emphasis on the basic positions of the feet and arms as they relate to proper body alignment. Ballet training gives a dancer the strength and the control to execute any style of dance well.

 

Ballet Conditioning

In ballet, your core is one of the most important areas of movement and function while performing key ballet exercises. The core originates the majority of the full body movements that you perform. In this class we will help to strengthen, tone, and firm your core for peak performance. You may even find that you will break some of the bad habits developed in ballet class after finding your core strength.

 

Bellydance

Learn the basics of Middle Eastern and North African belly dance! Belly dance has existed for thousands of years and is a beautiful, artistic form of dance for women. It uses movements that are natural for the female physique which are combined artistically to form a sensuous, exciting dance form. Learn to do shimmies, floor work, layering and traditional hip movements to authentic music and rhythms. It is a fun and stimulating class, whether you would like a new form of exercise or to learn this dance as a performance art.

 

Capoeira

Created by African slaves in Brazil, Capoeira combines martial arts with dance. Capoeira is full of twisted gymnastic type movements set to rhythmic beats.

 

Contemporary

A style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet.

 

Hip Hop

With the integration of R & B, street jazz and different styles of of hip hop, this class is a fun, positive and energetic  experience that is geared towards the experienced mover/dancer, hip hop novice, or anyone who just wants to move!

 

Jazz

Explore many styles and techniques including traditional, theatre & contemporary jazz, Fosse, Broadway, Vegas and more using jazz, soul, R & B, ethnic and pop music.

 

Jazzercise®

Jazzercise is one of the world’s leading dance fitness companies with 8,300+ franchisees teaching 32,000+ classes per week in 32 countries around the world. Instructors train every year to master the Jazzercise method, which fuses cardio, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and the demanding forms of dance. Classes include Fusion, Strike, Core, Strength and Dance Mixx. With constantly changing moves, new beats, a variety of workouts and calorie-crushing intensity, customers can expect to feel results after three classes and expect to stick with it.

 

Modern (Horton Technique)

Horton technique is an approach to dance that incorporated diverse elements including Native American dances and modern Jazz dance. It emphasizes a whole body, anatomical approach to dance that includes flexibility, strength, coordination and body and spacial awareness to enable unrestricted, dramatic freedom of expression.The primary focus of many Horton studies is to create length in the spine and hamstrings. There is also a strong emphasis on developing musicality and performance qualities. As students progress, exercises become longer and more complex.

Pointe

Pointe class can be taken on flat, 'broken downs' or in pointe shoes at the instructors discretion. All pointe classes are designed for students with previous ballet training. Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working in pointe shoes. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor combinations. These exercises focus on strengthening the feet and ankles.

Private Social Dance & "1st Dance"

We offer a variety of styles of ballroom dance training. Whether you'd like us to teach you a structured routine for your wedding or you have always wanted to learn how to swing dance or you don't want to worry about dancing at your Christmas party we can help you out! Check out our Private Lessons page for more info!

 

Tai Chi/Gi Gong

A workout for both body and mind. Learn and practice the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi Chuan to enhance balance, coordination, flexibility, strength and improve your physical and mental health. It is frequently called Meditation in Motion.

 

Tap

Style of American of theatrical dance, distinguished by percussive footwork, that marks out precise rhythmic patterns on the floor.

Yoga

Yoga combines physical exercises, mental meditation, and breathing techniques to strengthen the muscles and relieve stress.

 

ZUMBA®

Fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program in an exhilarating hour of caloric-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements. The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms, and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you’ve got Zumba®!

 

ZUMBA® Toning

For those who want to party, but put extra emphasis on toning and sculpting to define those muscles! The challenge of adding resistance by using Zumba® Toning Sticks (or light weights), helps you focus on specific muscle groups, so you (and your muscles) stay engaged. Lightweight maraca-like Toning Sticks enhances sense of rhythm and coordination, while toning target zones, including arms, core and lower body. 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Call 305-296-9982 or 305-916-5755 for more information or email coffeemilldance@aol.com
SEE YOU IN CLASS!

TWO BEAUTIFUL NEW SPACES!

Downtown Location: 

CoffeeMill Annex Dance Studio

804 White Street, Key West, FL 33040

(Between Olivia &  Petronia Streets.)

Newtown Location:

CoffeeMill Dance Studio By the Bay

3340 North Roosevelt Blvd. #2, Key West, FL 33040

(Parking and Entrance around back of building.)

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by CoffeeMill Dance

Updated 10/23/19