Basic to intermediate concepts of acrobatics for dancers are covered in class, including back walkovers, back and front hand springs, cartwheels, additional floor work as well as partnerwork.
Kick It Up uses a mixture of Vaganova, Cecchetti and R.A.D (Royal Academy of Dance) techniques so that children, teens and adults are well versed in different ballet styles and formats. Classes include stretching, ballet barre, across the floor, center work and variations for classical ballets. Students should wear pink ballet shoes, leotard of any color, tights/form fitting shorts/skirt, and hair pulled off of the face.
Combo classes ‘combine’ the best of both worlds – ballet and tap – for children to learn and have fun in class. Ballet focuses on improving flexibility, grace and poise while tap helps to improve rhythm, timing and coordination. In addition to basic steps, children also work on patterns and learn new routines. Students should wear pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, leotard of any color, tights/leggings are optional, skirt/tutu is optional and hair pulled off of the face.
Join us in learning this beautiful Middle Eastern Dance. Most of the movements in belly dancing involve isolating different parts of the body (hips, shoulders, chest, stomach etc.). In much of bellydance there is a focus upon the core muscles of the body producing the movement rather than the external muscles of the body. In addition to technique, students also learn traditional routines for in-class use only. Not only is this a beautiful form of dance to learn, but it is an amazing workout! Students should wear comfortable ‘fitness-like’ clothing. Coin skirts are encouraged, although the instructor brings skirts that can be borrowed.
Cheer Team and Dance Team
The Kick It Up Dance & Cheer Teams perform during the Spring season at various locations throughout Southern California. The style of the dance teams is performance jazz and we offer 3 levels based on age and ability: Mini, Age 9+ and Age 12+. Our Cheer team is a non-stunting team designed for students ages 7+. Auditions are held each year in September and no one is turned away.
Contemporary dance is a genre of dance that utilizes the technique work of jazz, modern dance and ballet to guide dancers in unchoreographed movement. Although technique is employed throughout the class, it is not considered a classical or technique oriented class – it is conceptual style of dance that works with the technique of the dancers involved. Students should wear dance paws or foot undeez, forming fitting clothing, such as shorts, leggings, leotard or tank top, and hair should be pulled off of the face.
Our hip hop classes cover different styles of hip hop, such as popping, tutting, jerking, etc, but our main focus is getting our students moving and enjoying this popular style of dance. Routines are created to popular music each class and similar to those seen in music videos. In addition to routine-work, students also work on creating their own style through different movement and stylization approaches. All music and moves used in class are ‘clean’ and age appropriate. Students should wear tennis shoes, t-shirt/tank top, shorts/skorts and hair pulled off of the face.
Covering the forms of Tahitian, Hawaiian and Samoan dance, our Hula classes cover a variety of different techniques and styles used throughout the various islands. Class includes basic step technique, traditional routines as well as the use of implements (such as poi balls). Students will enjoy showing off this beautiful art form to their friends and family! Students should wear barefeet, t-shirt/tank top, shorts, sarong and hair pulled off of the face. Implements needed in class are available for purchase from the instructor.
Combing traditional and modern elements, Kick It Up’s jazz dance program incorporates in a variety of styles to keep dancers current. Jazz is influenced by a variety of dance types, in particular ballet, lyrical and hip hop, to give dancers a strong technical foundation but permitting for more freedom in movement. Classes include warm up and stretch, core strengthening exercises, technique conditioning and routine work. Students should wear jazz shoes, forming fitting clothing, such as shorts, leggings, leotard or tank top, and hair should be pulled off of the face.
Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet with jazz and contemporary dance techniques. Lyrical dance style has its primary basis in ballet, although it is typically considered a sub-category of jazz and/or contemporary dance. Lyrical dance is expressive, simultaneously subtle and dynamic, focused on conveying musicality and emotion through movement. It is a combination of intricate, highly technical, and naturalistic moves. It is commonly set to popular music with vocals. Students should wear dance paws or foot undeez, forming fitting clothing, such as shorts, leggings, leotard or tank top, and hair should be pulled off of the face.
Students will learn to sing, dance and act in this great class! Class includes vocal warm-ups, coaching and learning Broadway-style songs, Broadway jazz style of dancing and acting techniques and games. In addition to standardized group routines, students will also be able to focus on individual solos as well. Students should wear jazz shoes, comfortable clothing, such as t-shirt/tank top and shorts and hair should be pulled off of the face.
Salsa classes at Kick It Up are fun! Students will learn solo-styling techniques as well as partner dancing. Technique covered in each class includes basic Salsa step patterns and rhythms, partner work and expression. Students enjoy Salsa as it is a dance style that they can use throughout their entire lives! Students should wear either a jazz shoe or salsa shoe, comfortable clothing and hair pulled off of the face.
Kick It Up offers a mix of Rhythm and Broadway style tap technique to provide students with a well-rounded dance program. Rhythm tap focuses on musicality and is based off of jazz beats while Broadway tap focuses more on the actual dance itself. Students will work on different steps, various rhythm patterns and group routine work each class. In addition, children and teen students also work on improvisational movement and choreography for performance. Students should wear tap shoes, comfortable clothing and hair should be pulled off of the face.
Zumba - Ditch the routine, join the party! Join the millions of people that have decided having fun and working out are not mutually exclusive. Inspired by traditional Cumbia, Salsa, Samba and Merengue steps combined with pulsating Latin rhythms and top 40 music, Zumba is a dance fitness program that moves for one full hour of calorie burning fun. Join the party at Kick It Up today! Please wear comfortable clothing, tennis shoes and bring a bottle of water.
Hot Hula- This is a fun, new and exciting dance workout, which isolates your larger muscle groups, increasing strength and definition to your core. Inspired by the dances of the Pacific Islands, Hot Hula incorporates traditional and new dance movements set to the Polynesian drum beats, funky Reggae music, in a 60 minute total body workout. Please wear comfortable clothing, tennis shoes and bring a bottle of water.
Total Body Workout - Be ready for anything with this one-hour action packed class. Working with steps, dumbbells, weighted body bars, tubing, resist-a-balls and more, this strength and sometimes cardio interval class fires up all the muscles of the body and allows you to burn lots of calories while getting strong and tone your body. Each class is different to keep your muscles and your mind guessing! Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Bring a water bottle with you and please bring a mat to class.
Spinning – In this 60-minute Indoor Cycle Training Class, students will simulate outdoor terrain on a stationary bike, such as jumps, hills, flat roads, etc, while burning as much as 700 calories per hour while having fun! In addition to the ride itself, students will also work on heart rate training; heart rate monitors are recommended. Gel seats for your comfort are available. All bikes are equipped for tennis shoes or SPD bike clip shoes. Please bring a towel and bottle of water to class. It is highly recommended that new students attend an “Intro to Spinning” prior to taking a class.
Spin & Lift - A 60-minute format which combines cardio intervals on the Johnny G. Spinning bike with strength training using dumbbells, body bars, etc. to train the upper and lower body muscles for endurance and tone. Interval training helps to burn lots of calories! Be prepared to sweat! Gel seats for your comfort are available. All bikes are equipped for tennis shoes or SPD bike clip shoes. Please bring a towel, mat and bottle of water to class. It is highly recommended that new students attend an “Intro to Spinning” prior to taking a class.
Spin & Core - This high energy class incorporates a 40-minute Spinning ride followed by a 20 minute workout for the abs, lower back and pelvis (aka – the Core). This is a great class to improve your cardio but also to improve overall strength and flexibility. You’ll be burning calories, strengthening and having fun! All bikes are equipped for tennis shoes or SPD bike clip shoes. Please bring a towel, mat and bottle of water to class. It is highly recommended that new students attend an “Intro to Spinning” prior to taking a class.
Intro to Spinning - An Indoor Cycling basics class. Members will learn the components of the Spinning Bike as well as the proper biomechanics to ride the bike. You’ll learn bike set-up and hear a brief lecture about what the Spinning program is all about. Instructors will go through step-by-step instructions on proper bike set-up and heart rate goals with each individual in class. We are proud to offer this class to help members get the most out of their Spinning classes. Gel seats for your comfort are available. All bikes are equipped for tennis shoes or SPD bike clip shoes. Please bring a towel and bottle of water to class.
Power Yoga - A 60-minute class with a Hatha Yoga Flow. This class is designed to help students gain better flexibility as well as tone & strengthen the body. The traditional postures are modified to accommodate any injury or disability an individual might have. The results are that students will walk tall, gain greater muscle tone and feel awesome when finished! Please bring a mat, towel and bottle of water to class.
Express Sculpt n’ Tone - A 30-minute workout designed to get students in and out quickly. Be ready for anything in this action packed class. Working with steps, dumbbells, weighted body bars, tubing, resist-a-balls and more, this strength and sometimes cardio interval class fires up all the muscles of the body and allows you to burn lots of calories while getting strong and tone your body. Each class is different to keep your muscles and your mind guessing! Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Bring a water bottle and mat to class.
Barre Concept - Incorporate ballet and strength training into a one hour class that is designed to tone, strengthen and build muscles throughout the body. Low impact movement and light weights help to create lean muscles through traditional ballet movements.
Personal Training - Workout one-on-one with a Certified Personal Trainer or in a small group setting with a couple of your friends or family. 30-minute or hour long private sessions help to insure correct form is used while doing personally designed exercises, and keeps you committed and focused to reach your fitness goals! By appointment only.