Forever Dancing is a small, intimate dance program created by Marianne Marian. Marianne has been teaching dance for over 20 years. Her students range from 3 year old ballerinas to advanced competitive dancers. As a young dancer, Marianne danced competitively and at many New York City studios. While receiving her bachelors degree in fine arts at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, she also studied dance at Broadway Dance Center and Steps. Marianne has owned and operated studios since she was 18. She has also been a judge for On Stage America dance competition since 2003. Traveling throughout the country with On Stage America has given her a priceless education on teaching, owning a studio and producing shows. Using her knowledge of the dance world, Marianne set out to create her own dance program.
Now being a mother of three, she not only wanted to create a program based on her experiences in the dance world but also from the perspective of a parent. Forever Dancing combines advanced technical training with a fun, versatile environment. At Forever Dancing, dancers are taught different routines each week and have frequent performances for an audience. We believe that this teaches dancers to learn faster and to adapt to different styles more easily. At Forever Dancing we want to help dancers be well-rounded and prepared for all aspects of the dance world. And more importantly, at Forever Dancing we want to help build healthy, happy, and confident young people.
Level 1 – Tap/Ballet: dancers will learn basic tap steps: flaps, shuffles, shuffle hops in place and across the floor. Dancers will learn ballet positions, passé and proper technique of kicks. The dancers will learn the proper terminology of steps. The class will progress with learning how to use these elements across the floor and in routines.
Level 2 –Tap/Ballet: dancers with at least a year of level 1. Dancers should have a full understanding of level one and execute it at a moderate pace across the floor or in a routine. Building upon level one, dancers will begin turning the tap steps and introducing more advanced elements and routines. In ballet, dancers will continue to work on positions and flexibility. Dancers will learn leaps and turns.
Hip Hop/Yoga: hip hop is an upbeat, high energy class with popular, modern music. Dancers will learn basic jazz technique to properly execute some of the hip hop moves. As part of the warm-up and cool-down, dancers will learn basic yoga positions for flexibility and proper breathing while dancing.
Jazz Dancers (5yrs & up): Jazz up your Ballet class! Tip toe in… Shake it up… Strike a pose & twirl on out! This class combines groovy cool cat jazz movement with graceful ballet technique. Ballet is the basis for classic dance discipline & when combined with the pizzazz of jazz, your child will develop a cohesive bond of movement & music that will last a lifetime.
Dance Pals (Parent/Child Dance)
Me & My Lil’ Shadow –This fast moving, interactive class is designed to nurture a child’s love of music with dance, exploration & imaginary play. Join us & develop a bond with your child through movement & music that will last a lifetime.
Jazz, Hip Hop & Ballet Basics. A Class With Pizzazz! (8yrs & up) –A unique combination of traditional ballet technique with a tip, toe & twirl… then it’s Hip Hop jump to your spot & move to that funky beat… then groove on in with the music of rhythm & blues that makes you move – and all that Jazz! It’s all rolled into one cool class that let’s your child creatively express themselves by learning choreographed dance moves with step & movement progression as they dance to the contemporary music of today.