Growing strong in the Eau Claire area for three decades!
At En Avant, we strive to help each child in our dance program attain
self-confidence and the
highest level of skill she/he is capable of achieving. We provide
the foundation for dance to become a lifetime activity that will
lead to physical and psychological well-being.
testament to the quality of the En Avant program, we have had many
graduates who have continued dancing through college on dance teams
as well as informal companies, several who have gone on to teach,
some who have opened their own studios, and a few who have performed
with Nationally renowned Dance Companies. Established in 1980, our
studio has been growing strong in the Eau Claire area for three decades.
Required for all students ages 4-8. Children learn the basics
of Ballet and Tap as a foundation for all dance genres. Ballet
is vital for teaching body alignment, basic dance terminology,
balance, and grace. Tap provides an excellent means for exploring
rhythm and practicing general coordination.
Available for intermediate and advanced ballet
students ages 12 and up. This is a higher level of Ballet which
incorporates Pointe shoes. Classes are usually 60 or 75 minutes
and often meet before or after jazz or Modern classes. (Students
must be at least 12 years old to insure that the bones in the feet
and toes have ossified).
Available to students ages 13 and up. Modern dance
is a distinctly different form of dance. Although it uses principles
taught in Ballet and Jazz, the movement is free, and the focus is
more on suspending and releasing body weight. The choreography and
style incorporates everything from lyrical to African movement.
This is the most abstract and artistic form of dance.
Available to students ages 9 and up. Jazz dance
is a fun and aerobic dance form based on many principles learned
in Ballet. We use contemporary pop music (with age appropriate lyrics)
and learn the skills required for school pom and dance teams. Great
exercise and lots of fun!