legacy performing arts academy
Legacy Performing Arts Academy
Passion  •  Creativity  •  Integrity  •  Respect  •  Discipline  •  Talent

rec danceRecreational Program

Sometimes you just wanna dance!
If that's YOU, then the Recreational track is the perfect path to take!

In our Recreational Program, students will be provided with knowledge and skills in the areas of ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, contemporary, international, acrobatics, musical theater and more. During these classes their well-informed instructors will teach students discipline and respect for the arts, while helping them progress and advance in their technique.

At the end of the year, students will showcase their progress in the big production on stage.

Come grow with us and see how high your star can rise!


Class Descriptions

Ballet – a classical style of expressive dance based on precise conventional steps, with gestures and movements of grace and fluidity. This genre of dance is the basis for all other forms of dance. (Class attire – black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, sheer ballet skirt (optional), and hair secured in a bun or with a head band for short hair).

Pointe – Ballet that is performed on the extreme tip of the toe. This type of dance is for advanced students only. (Class attire – black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, pointe shoes and hair secured in a bun or with a head band for short hair).

Tap – a step-dance in which the performer wears shoes equipped with taps that make a rhythmic sound on the stage. (Class attire – leotard, tights, jazz pants or dance shorts paired with tights and tap shoes).

Modern – a free, expressive style of dancing started in the early 20th century as a reaction to classical ballet. In recent years it has included elements not usually associated with dance, such as speech and film. Modern dance is composed of many different codified techniques that strengthen dancers’ versatility. (Class attire – leotard, tights, jazz pants or dance shorts paired with tights, shoes will be determined by instructor)

Jazz – Modern day jazz dancing is a mix of ballet and hip hop. Usually performed to jazz music, fast- beat ballet music, or slow- paced hip hop music. (Class attire – leotard, tights, jazz pants or dance shorts paired with tights, and jazz shoes).

Cheer – An athletic sport using stunts, tumbling and movement combined with fast-paced dance steps from any genre. (Class attire - Athletic shorts, leotard, cheer shoes (instructor’s choice), and hair must be secured in a pony tail.)

Contemporary – a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet while learning to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. (Class attire – leotard, tights, lyrical sandals, and hair secured away from the face).

Musical Theatre – a theatrical production or play that has many songs and music incorporated into it to tell the story. For example, The Sound of Music is musical theatre when it is performed in front of a live audience on Broadway. Several of the Glee pieces would also be considered musical theatre because the artist are singing, dancing and acting at the same time. (Class attire – leotard, tights, jazz pants, Capri’s, character shoes, and hair in a pony tail.)

Production – a combination of several types of performing arts with dance styles in one piece. These elements can contain but are not limited to; the performing arts, new media art, film, television, radio, and video. (Class attire – leotard, tights, jazz pants or Capris shoes will be determined by the instructor, and hair in a pony tail.)

Dance Fusion – a combination of acrobatic skills and contemporary dance.

Acro Dance – a gymnastic style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. (Class attire – leotard, tights, acro shoes, shorts 2 inches below the bottom, and hair secured back in a pony tail)

Hip Hop – a style that represents a cultural movement and almost eludes definition. Like the music it accompanies, this style of dance constantly evolves and welcomes innovation across cultural boundaries. (Class attire – leotard, tights, jazz pants jazz pants or Capris and jazz shoes)

International Dance – the styles of multiple cultures expressed through movement.

Leaps and Turns – this technique-only class, concentrates on the leaps, turns and tricks that are popular in today’s choreography.


Legacy Performing Arts Academy   •   8034 FM 1960 East, Humble, TX 77346   •   p.  (832) 644-5302   •   e.  starla@legacypaacademy.com