What is Technique?



TECHNIQUE! Technique is the basis of all fundamentals of dance, from holding your body correctly while performing, to executing skills properly.  Strong technique extends across all areas of dance, regardless of the style of your routine.  Whether it’s jazz, hip hop, tap, etc.  There is always an element of technique that can be improved upon.


Sometimes dancers get caught up in the choreography and forget to hold themselves correctly when dancing.  Whether your dancers are beginners or more advanced, it is so important to go over the basics of body alignment.  All competition dancers are required to do technique classes year round.  Classes include Strength and Flexibility, Leaps and Turns, Tap Technique and Ballet Technique.


At Shockey Dance Company, we encourage technique for all levels of dancers, from beginner to advanced.  Technique classes are open to recreational dancers, as well as outside dancers such as high school dance team members looking to maintain their technique.



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