Dance Odyssey

Dance Odyssey

Dance Odyssey is a local dance studio that has served the community as an exciting place for students to explore their creativity and express themselves freely through dance.

We offer a unique and innovative dance program for children and adults of all ages.  Our programs are intended to offer something for everyone and appeals to the broad range of interests and abilities of our students.

Our dedicated staff has created a fun environment to learn and develop, and provides an atmosphere of love and understanding.  This enables us to give the gift of learning dance and the joy of discover to hundreds of children each year.

Class Descriptions:

Creative
Ages: 2-3 years
Description: This class is designed for our youngest students.  It is intended to foster the ability to translate music to movement, with lessons that keep students engaged.  This class will include movements to introduce and develop balance, rhythm and coordination in imaginative ways, and prepare students for future dance classes.

Tap
Ages: 3+ years / Advanced classes are available for students 14+ upon teacher approval
Description:  A unique form of dance where sound is created through metal taps on the heel and toe of tap shoes; tap dance is both a form of dance and music.  Students will learn rhythm tap vocabulary, with basic exercises and complex combinations that emphasize beat, control and coordination.

Ballet
Ages: 3-12 years
Description:  Ballet is a classical dance form that emphasizes grace, and is considered the foundation for all other dance forms.  Students will learn ballet vocabulary, barre work, leaps and turns, stretching and strengthening.  Focus will be placed on musicality and technique, while emphasizing proper placement and coordination or arms, legs and feet.

Pre-Pointe
Ages: 13+ years
Description:  This class is dedicated to teaching pointe fundamentals.  Movement is aimed to develop balance and coordination, while focusing on proper body alignment, transitions and musicality.

Pointe
Ages: 14+ Upon teacher approval
Description:  Pointe involves ballet movement, performed on the tips of the toes.  This class is for students who have completed at least one year of pre-pointe and requires teacher approval.  Hard-toe pointe shoes are required to be worn during class.

Jazz
Ages: 13+ years
Description:  Jazz combines ballet technique with modern movement.  Students will learn a variety of stylized choreography and combinations, with a focus on leaps and turns.  This class will emphasize strengthening technique with energy, rhythmical accuracy and style.

Broadway Jazz
Ages: 8-14 years
Description:  This class will introduce students to a theatrical style of dance.  Students will learn the importance of stage presence while reinforcing jazz technique.

Hip-Hop
Ages: 3+ years / Advanced classes are available for students 14+ upon teacher approval
Description:  Hip-Hop is a modern, energetic, and expressive street-style form of dance.  Students will be exposed to both hip-hop and jazz technique, with focus on attitude, funk and high-energy movements.

Lyrical
Ages: 12+ years / Advanced classes are available for students 14+ upon teacher approval
Description:  Lyrical dance combines fundamentals of jazz and ballet with expressive movements that tell a story.  Students will learn lyrical technique, with an emphasis on emotion and expression.

Irish Step
Ages: 12+ years
Description:  Irish Step is an energetic form of dance with rapid foot and leg movements, originating in Ireland.  Students will learn both basic and progressive Irish dance movements, and counting beats.

Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday: Call for hours
Saturday
: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Dance Odyssey

426 Great East Neck Road, West Babylon NY 11704

Website: www.danceodysseyinc.com

Call: 631 587-6860

Email danceodyssey@gmail.com