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Dance Classes


**AJ teaching floor work at Fusion Dance Centre in Roselle Park, NJ**

- for dancers ages 5 & up.  AJ's acro classes draw upon a solid foundation of yoga-based alignment to support healthy, controlled, and effortless execution of acrobatic movement.  Classes include demanding strength and flexibility training, education on the science of backbending, and instruction on a large vocabulary of acrobatic movement. AJ works with dancers to combine their acro skills with their ballet technique to create exquisite lines and transitions in the dancers' movements.  Vocabulary covered includes; rolls, inversions at all 4 levels (head, chest, forearm, hand), floor tricks, cartwheels and aerials, walkovers and variations, handsprings. tucks and much more. AJ is certified by Acrobatic Arts in Modules 1 & 2, and has also taken their Aerial/Back Handspring workshop.

- for dancers ages 8 & up. AJ's ballet classes focus on proper spinal alignment, correct use of turnout, and ease of movement.  Dancers who receive their ballet training with AJ tend to have graceful, fluid lines and an effortless yet grounded movement quality, as well as a strong mental understanding of the technique and how to communicate that understanding to others.

- for dancers ages 8 & up.  AJ's Leaps and Turns classes focus on helping dancers hone skills often seen on the competition stage. Classes start with a comprehensive warmup and fundamental placement exercises. Turning sequences including many variations of pirouettes, a la second turns, fouettés, and fundamental technique are included at the level of the dancers in class.  Dancers will also work on refining the lines in their jumps, as well as learn how to properly execute more advanced jumps such as switch leap variations (switch leap, switch tilt, switch seconde), turning jump variations (calypsos, barrel, 540) and others that the studio or dancers may want to specifically focus on.

- for dancers ages 8 & up.  In today's dance world, dancers require impeccably fine-tuned technique, body awareness and athleticism to safely and cleanly execute choreography.  AJ uses his extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology to create a comprehensive class designed to promote full-body awareness, strength and muscular elasticity in students.

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