Classes

Classes at IDS
We start as early as age 2!

Ballet

Ballet is a classical form of dance focusing on proper body alignment and fluid movement. Barre, center work, and across the floor progressions are all used to develop proper Ballet technique. Ballet is the foundation upon which all other  dance forms are based.
 

Benefits:

Grace, Poise, Discipline, Strength, Flexibility

Tumbling/Gymnastics

Our tumbling classes offer skills needed for dance, cheer, or anyone that wants to flip.  Learn the basics all the way to the most advanced skills.  We focus on learning proper technique and progression of moves so that the gymnast faces less injury.

Benefits:

Coordination, endurance, strength, flexibility, agility

Leaps, Turns & Legs

Our technique classes focus on improving balance, flexibility, body alignment, and strength through both center floor and barre work as well as across the floor combinations.  There is a strong emphasis on proper execution of various turns, leaps and jumps. We offer beginning technique classes which introduce various dance steps in order to build dance vocabulary, intermediate technique classes which focus on improving existing skills and advanced technique classes which focus on teaching more difficult turns, leaps and jumps.​

Benefits:

strength, flexibility, discipline 

Lyrical/Contemporary

Lyrical is an expressive form of dance that incorporates a fusion of many dance styles. Many times the choreography tells a story relating to the them of the music. Dancers are encouraged to explore their emotions and movement through choreography and improvisation alike. A strong ballet and jazz foundation enhances the quality of the lyrical movement.

Benefits:

Expressive and Emotional Outlet, Self Confidence, Body and Spatial Awareness, Strength, Endurance

Aerial Silks / Aerial Hoop

our aerial silks class is  a class in which one or more artists perform aerial acrobatics while hanging from a fabric. They use the fabric to wrap, suspend, fall, swing, and spiral their bodies into and out of various positions. Aerial silks may be used to fly through the air, striking poses and figures while flying.

Benefits:

Coordination, endurance, strength, flexibility, 

Hip-Hop

This popular, energetic form of dance allows dancers to perform with freedom of movement adding in their own personal style and personalities. This class is inspired by today’s latest musics and the industry’s newest trends. Age appropriate Hip Hop movement and music is used for each class.

Benefits:

Self Confidence, Coordination, Social Interaction, Musicality, Endurance

Acrotorsion & Flexibility

A class that focuses on flexibility and contortion.  Teaching new skills and preparing the body for advanced flexibility training.

Benefits:

strength, flexibility, discipline 

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Welcome to Inspirations Dance & Gymnastics

​Inspirations offers a complete program for dance, gymnastics, & pre professional

​Athens/Knoxville Tennessee Area!