Founded in 1993, Darcy’s Academy Of Dance & Performing Arts has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of New York’s leading studios for instruction in the performing arts.
Darcy’s Academy Of Dance & Performing Arts offers a broad spectrum of instruction in literally every style of dance, the Academy focuses on all areas of artistic performance, including theatrical dance, acting and scene study. Whether you’re simply looking for fun dance activities for toddlers or serious training for teenagers, there’s a class to suit every age group, style, and ability level.
Darcy’s Academy Of Dance & Performing Arts Programs:
- Preschool Combo – 20 minutes of Ballet, 20 minutes. Of Tap, and 20 minutes of Acro/Tumbling or Creative Movement
- K & 1st Grade combo – 20 minutes of Ballet, 20 minutes of Tap, and 20 minutes of Acro/Tumbling. All other combo classes 30 minutes of Ballet, Tap and Hip-Hop.
- Beginner Ballet – A basic class that introduces the student to the elementary positions of classical ballet. Classes are slow and thorough to ensure proper alignment and understanding. Students are also introduced to proper ballet terminology.
- Ballet 1 – A continuing class for students who have some knowledge of ballet. This class includes more complex material than beginner ballet. (No recital performance.)
- Ballet Technique – For students currently enrolled in Intermediate Ballet or Advanced Ballet. Students will focus on building the strength, flexibility and control needed to execute ballet moves. Each class will emphasize barre exercises and may also include a combination of center floor work and across-the-floor combinations. Ballet technique is the foundational principles of body movement and form used in ballet. Needs teacher’s recommendation. (No recital performance.)
- Intermediate Ballet A class for students who are comfortable with ballet curriculum and can move easily through the barre and center. (No recital performance.)
- Advanced Ballet A more involved class than Intermediate for students with secure technique and the capacity to keep up in a fast-paced class. Large movements, beats, and pirouettes. Emphasis is placed on seamlessly linking a variety of steps together.
- Lyrical Ballet – Lyrical dance challenges choreographers and dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. A lyrical dancer’s movements attempt to show the meaning of the music. This genre gained its name not because the lyrics of a song are indeed sometimes highlighted over the rhythm. As is stated by the definition of the word lyrical: having a poetic, expressive quality; musical; characterized by or expressing spontaneous, direct feeling; expressing deep personal emotions or observation; highly rhapsodic or enthusiastic this dance is expressive, subtle and dynamic, expressing emotions through movement. It is a combination of intricate, highly technical, and pedestrian/naturalistic moves. Lyrical dance is often choreographed to a song about freedom, of releasing a sad emotion, or of overcoming obstacles, but can be choreographed to any human emotion-related song. Depending on the given song and choreography, a lyrical piece may or may not be graceful, but will always be expressive and unpredictable, particularly in comparison to ballet and other jazz pieces which may have a more presentational quality. One hour of Lyrical Ballet. Strong knowledge of Basic Ballet technique and must be registered for Ballet.
- Pointe 1/ Intermediate Pointe – Pointe class is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet. Pointe work is performed while wearing pointe shoes. A dancer should never work in pointe shoes until their teacher has told them they are ready to do so, pre-pointe class is taken in ballet slippers until the dancer has developed the strength and muscles necessary to go en pointe. Unless recommended by the teacher the child should be 12 yrs or older. This class must be taken along with a separate Ballet Class. Needs a teacher’s recommendation. (No recital performance)
- Advanced Pointe – By Teacher recommendation only. For the more advanced student with previous experience on Pointe. This class must be taken along with Adv. Ballet.
- Tap – Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate. For the student with Beginner Tap experience.
- Advanced Tap – Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.
- Torture Classes – Improve your technique with a heavy emphasis on leaps, jumps and turns.
- Baby Hip-Hop Dance like your favorite pop stars! In this high-energy, age-appropriate class, kids will learn fun hip-hop techniques and combinations, danced to their favorite music. For the beginner hip hop dancer. Ages 4 and up.
- Advanced Hip-Hop Street – A high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Hip hop 1 – designed for children with Beginner Hip Hop experience and a teacher recommendation. Ages 5-8 Hip Hop 2 – ages 8-12; Hip Hop Advanced- Teacher recommendation Only $150.00 Friday Company Hip-Hop For Dance Company
- Acro Learn the basics or work on advancing your skills in this flexible Acro class! Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. Our experienced acro instructor will guide the class towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, back handsprings, ariels, layouts..all each student’s individual level of experience. And it’s fun, too!
- Contemporary Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet.
- Jazz – Jazz class 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. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.
- Modern Born – modern dance is a dance style that focuses on a dancer’s own interpretations instead of structured steps, as in traditional ballet dancing. Modern dancers reject the limitations of classical ballet and favor movements derived from the expression of their inner feelings.
- Musical Theater/Jazz – Musical theater is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical – humor, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. Combined with Jazz style.