Technical Training Program

Prism Dance Connections Technical Training Program (TTP) provides its students with a strong foundation, a supportive mentality and a continuous focus on individual technical development. Our dual approach to teaching will offer a unique opportunity to have more concentrated attention on every dancer. TTP dancers will also have the experience of having their regular classes taught by a variety of guest artists throughout the year as well as opportunities to attend conventions and other events. TTP is currently split into three levels which dancers are placed in based on their audition in the summer. Dancers are placed in their level based on the directors thoughts on best fit and suitability for most improvement.

In the jazz/lyrical technique classes, the focus is on increasing flexibility and its relationship to strength, improving traditional jazz technical elements such as jumps, turns and kicks, correcting alignment and posture as well as learning new advanced movement while being stylistically current.

In the contemporary classes, the focus is on movement quality, improvisation, partner work, musicality, floor work and the principles of grounding. As we progress through the year dancers will gain independence and experience in self choreography, expression, subtleties and nuances of body articulation.

In the modern stage class the focus is on bringing out our dancers personalities through different styles of movement coupled with an understanding of body language, facial expressions and character development. Throughout the year we will work through different time periods of broadway, famous choreographers works, current works and our own PDC creativity.