Includes ballet instruction, the basic foundation of all dance forms — teaching proper body alignment, carriage, grace and poise. Barre exercises develop flexibility and strength, while center work allows students to practice classic dance principles. Tap instruction — which combines dance with rhythmic foot patterns. Jazz instruction (age 8-Adult), an American dance form which evolves and changes with the latest popular styles —or— tumbling (age 6-7), the floor section of gymnastics. Floor mats are used to teach students safe techniques for rolls, handstands, walk-overs, handsprings and other gymnastic tricks.