World Class Performance Center is a studio dedicated to dance education and excellence.
At World Class Performance Center, we are a family devoted to improving your child’s skills by offering personalized attention to each student. We provide a broad spectrum of dance education within a nurturing and professional environment. Our certified, professional staff have twenty five years of experience in the dance industry. Our goal is to offer the finest all-around dance program for your child; therefore we seek out new techniques by attending workshops and master classes that keep us on the cutting-edge of emerging dance styles.
As the parent of a dancer, the well being of your child is my top priority. With an award winning staff, including dynamic choreographers, we share the combined goal of bringing out the best in each and every child. We understand that an engaging, family-friendly environment is conducive to learning and growing as a dancer. All members of our staff work as a team to ensure that the studio is run in a highly efficient and well organized-manner.
Our state-of-the-art studio features two spacious dance rooms equipped with sprung floors specifically designed for our dancers. We offer a large dressing room and two bathrooms for your convenience. Parents may enjoy viewing their children on our closed circuit TV monitors.
We are conveniently located ½ mile east of Route 135 – Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway off of the LIE and Northern State Parkway.
We offer classes in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip-hop, Acro, Boys Hip-Hop and Zumba.
MOMMY/DADDY & ME (18 mos. – 2 1/2 yrs)
An introduction to creative movement, fitness and fun with an introduction to dance. This class helps the child develop self confidence, self esteem, coordination and socialization which are the basis for a healthy life style. The class is 45 minutes long and the amount of students is kept to a minimum.
WORLD CLASS TINY TOTS (2 1/2 – 3 yrs)
This is a wonderful introduction to ballet basics and creative movement helping the child develop coordination, balance and flexibility. It also helps in learning to socialize and build friendships by participating in a group atmosphere.
PRIMARY I (3 year olds)
This class is an introduction to ballet, creative movements and dance techniques. It develops rhythm, coordination, balance and flexibility. The class is 45 minutes long and is kept to a minimum amount of students.
PRIMARY II (4 year olds)
This is a combination class consisting of 1/2 hour of ballet and 1/2 hour of tap. The students learn very basic ballet terminology and technique including barre, center floor and basic ballet positions. The child will also learn rhythm and musicalitiy through basic tap steps and techniques. This class will perform in the recital.
SECONDARY BALLET/TAP (5 year olds)
This class is 1/2 hour of ballet and 1/2 hour of tap with emphasis on preparing the student for a more advanced dance education. The child will learn ballet terminology and technique including barre, center floor and progressions (across the floor). In the tap portion of the class the student will learn how to count music, develop rhythm and learn proper execution of basic tap techniques.
BALLET (6 years & up)
Ballet is the foundation for all dance forms and develops grace and poise. Classes consist of barre exercises, center floor, adagio, allegro, progressions and character dance. Terminology and technical execution are focused. The various technique methods include Cecchetti and Vaganova.
Pointe is a continuation of ballet for the experienced and advanced student. This class is offered by teacher recommendation only.
Jazz is a free style of dance in which technique is taught to modern, upbeat music. Classes consist of barre warm-ups, center floor and isolation exercises that builds strength. Down the floor progressions, leaps and turns are incorporated into dance combinations.
Tap is a rhythmical, audible dance form which turns feet into a musical instrument. Styles include “Broadway”, with precise feet and arm placement and “Hoofin”, with intricate rhythms and speed. Tap builds timing, rhythm, musicality, coordination and quick thinking.
Acro is a class consisting of exercise and tumbling to enhance body control, coordination, strength, flexibility and balance. Students are taught cartwheels, forward rolls, walkovers, handsprings, etc. utilizing special equipment for training.
A fun class featuring the latest and hottest genre of dance with a strong foundation in jazz. The class consists of stretching, jazz warm-ups, isolations and strength isolations with street and funk style dance combinations including the most innovative Hip Hop choreography.
Lyrical is a fluid form of dance which combines ballet and jazz. This field of dance requires ballet training. The class consists of center floor, barre warm-ups, extensions, leaps, turns and progressions. Students will focus on technique, balance, extension and control while expressing oneself to the music.
Contemporary dance is a free form of dance working with the natural alignment of the body, allowing greater fluidity of movement than conventional dance technques. It employs modern dance and ballet techniques with floor work and improvisation.
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At World Class Performance Center, we strive to shape the young dancer’s body and mind in a positive learning environment. Our staff is made up of professionals with a continuing study in dance education. We help each dancer reach individual goals, whether professional-driven or recreational. Dance should be both fun and motivating, and we like each dancer to take with them a lifetime of great memories.