Dance develops an appreciation of the human body as a vital and expressive instrument. Dancing increases body awareness and explores how the human form exists in and relates to the space around it. Although considered a performing art, students do not need to perform to benefit from the study of dance. Improved posture, a stronger core, increased flexibility, better balance and the ability to move through life with grace and confidence are a few of the many rewards students will receive.Classes explore several styles of dance including ballet, modern, jazz, ballroom, musical theater and improvisational movement. Students with a strong interest in dance have the opportunity to create and perform their own choreography. All students gain a greater appreciation of dance as an important component of the performing arts.