We offer children's dance classes in multiple styles and performing arts classes in acting and voice to students ages 4 through teens. You will find a description of the classes that we offer detailed below.
Dance Training Philosophy
The dance classes are designed to develop proper dance technique, self-confidence, and creative self-expression in a safe, nurturing, and non-competitive environment. The dance program places an emphasis on correct alignment and dance science to train strong bodies and encourages healthy body awareness. Our faculty is formally trained in classical dance techniques and skilled at advancing each child’s artistic skills. The classes are appropriate for students who are interested in dance for enjoyment or for those students who are geared toward a professional dance career.
We offer private performance coaching and audition technique training for those students who are seeking professional work. Private performance coaching will help young performers work specifically on audition material, choreography, improvisation, dance technique, and develop their unique artistry.
Dance Destiny & Arts was founded by professional dancer, singer, actress, Alexa Lane who brings with her an extensive performing arts background as well as an in-depth knowledge of dance science and kinesiology. Alexa performed in a variety of musical theatre, television, and film productions in the United States and Europe and is a proud member of the theatrical unions Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. She trained in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, and Musical Theatre Arts at the Connecticut Ballet, New Haven, Steps on Broadway (NYC), and Broadway Dance Center (NYC), and acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Alexa's family has been in the dance industry for over fifty years. .
Our Tiny Dancer Preschool Dance Program offers a fun introduction to the art of dance. We incorporate the highly respected curriculum from the Royal Academy of Dance. Children will learn to move with control, coordination, confidence, and rhythm while learning the terminology and movement of classical ballet and jazz dance. Our Preschool program builds the proper foundation and technique for dance and sets the stage for upper level dance classes.
Specifically, young dancers will learn:
Director and professional dancer, Alexa Lane teaches the preschool program so that young dancers receive quality training in these formative years.
Ballet is the classical foundation for all dance styles. Students will study proper dance technique, alignment, and develop strength and grace.
Jazz dance is a fun, rhythmic style of dance that is set to upbeat music. Dancers will develop flexibility and strength through a structured warm up and fun, challenging choreography.
Contemporary: Contemporary dance classes combine elements of ballet, jazz, and modern with pedestrian movement. It is a very emotional style of dance that incorporates acting and character skills.
Classes are: Ages 6-9, 10-13, 14 & Up
Hip Hop is a street style of dance set to hip hop music. It involves rhythmic and dynamic movement phrases.
Our acting classes introduce children and teens to the skills needed to perform in theatrical productions as well as on camera in commercials, film, television, and modeling. For more information see our separate Children's Acting Class Page
My 12 year old daughter takes acting and dance classes at Soma Samadhi Yoga and Dance in Norwalk, CT. I can’t say enough good things about the studio and the classes. My daughter loves the classes and they are helping her stay in shape and become more confident. Alexa is a true professional and knows what she is doing. She is very nurturing and a great mentor to the kids. She really has a passion for what she does. I would recommend Soma Samadhi very highly.
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