HOUSE OF N'ERTIA

A collection of dance educators, dance performers and dance artists

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N'ertia Dance Company

where dreams are manifested,

passion and determination breed success

& the power of artistry reigns



Acro/Flexibility

is the art of measured and controlled stunts using flexibility of the back, legs and shoulders. Each N’ertia class begins with a flexibility warm-up and basic fundamentals are taught; backbends, handstands, elbow stands, chin stands, and front and back walkovers. As students advance we add all variations of these basics together to begin Aerial work which is executed without hands.



Ballet

is a building block of dance education; therefore, a strong foundation in ballet is extremely important. Ballet serves as a guide and sets a dancer up for success in other dancer forms. Ballet requires years of training to learn and master, and much practice to retain proficiency. N’ertia’s Ballet technique includes, barre, center work, beginning enchainements, emphasis on alignment and a formal grand reverence. Each child will learn terminology in French, correct body alignment and how to improve their natural turn-out.



Body Conditioning

is bodily activity that enhances and maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. It is performed for various reasons including strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, and weight loss or maintenance.  Regular body conditioning boosts the immune system, and helps prevent heart disease and cardiovascular disease,   It also improves mental health, helps prevent depression, and helps to promote or maintain positive self-esteem.



Contemporary

explores the creative side of dance by joining a strong foundation in Ballet and Jazz technique together to express individualism through dance. There will be emphasis on moving in and out of traditional Ballet and Jazz techniques along with the current trends in Contemporary Movement. N’ertia’s Contemporary classes will include a warm-up, improvisation of exploratory movement, contact partnering work and movement combinations or phrases.



Hip-Hop

is one of most self expressive dance styles we have at N’ertia Dance Company. Our classes include freestyle, street, pop, lock, and breaking movements that allow each student to unleash their personality and energy into the art. Hip-Hop is consistently evolving with new trends and styles but still incorporates traditional styles of Martial Arts, Modern, Jazz and Capoiera. Hip-Hop is perfect for beginner dancers to learn how to master movement within their bodies and identify various rhythmic patterns.



Jazz

is based on parallel lines of the body, isolations, flexibility, core strength, progression of leaps/kicks /turns across the floor and a combination of steps to create movement phrasing. A low center of gravity and high energy are also important when identifying characteristics of Jazz technique. N’ertia dance students will be introduced to many variations of Jazz; Funk, Pop, Modern, Afro-Modern and Musical Theater. Students will gain a sense of individuality and originality while developing skills to move quickly and think fast. N’ertia’s goal is to develop dancers who are animated, dynamic, musical and passionate.



Leaps/Turns

is a class dedicated solely to the technique of leaping and turning. N’ertia focuses on appropriately preparing leaps through plie’ and landing them safely. Standard jumps and leaps will be perfected while new innovative jumps and leaps are incorporated. N’ertia also concentrates on the technique of spotting correctly which enables the dancer to maintain balance and control while executing multiple turns and turn sequences. With each class the dancer’s skill level should be enhanced, their bodies should become stronger, and their confidence in leaping and turning should increase drastically.



Tap 

is a form of dance characterized by using the sound of a dancer's tap shoes hitting the floor, or other surfaces, as a percussive instrument.  Two major variations on tap dance exist: Rhythm or Jazz tap and Broadway tap.  Broadway tap focuses more on the dance and is widely performed as a part of musical theater, while  Rhythm tap focuses more on musicality and embedded in traditions of Jazz.  Tap allows dancers to become comfortable with variations of rhythmic sequences.  Tap helps dancers and performers with musicality which can be applied to all other dance forms they train in as well.