OADC brings a non-competitive atmosphere for dancers to enjoy an empowering, inclusive, and uplifting class structure in Austin, Texas!
What makes OADC different?
We are a boutique studio experience. Our programs begin with a focus on proper alignment to strengthen technique. With a curriculum rooted in dance science, students work to achieve healthy and safe goals with body longevity in mind. Our classes and training are punctuated with positivity and joy to build self-esteem and confidence.
What type of dance?
You may have noticed that we do not label any of the classes by style.
In all of the OADC classes, we focus on alignment, balance, dance science (anatomy knowledge), stretching, strength, and foundational technique work. Through the season, the weekly warm-up and exercises consistently build on these key concepts.
In our syllabus for the semester, we rotate genres to cover aspects of different styles so that dancers can find their strengths and preferences while building confidence and awareness!
The problem I see with holding a separate class for each dance genre is that it is a HUGE investment in both time and money, and often limits the other activities that the dancer can participate in.
Technical understanding, body awareness, and the ability to pick up choreography in a range of styles is the foundation to a dancer's overall success.
When dancers reach the age to try out for their school dance programs, or a theatrical production, or even for a professional career, they are often asked to have a working knowledge of ballet technique, hip hop movement, jazz skills, lyrical performance, and tap rhythms. If they spend time developing and building their knowledge in a variety of styles, their confidence is higher when asked to do something new!
As a teacher, I know from experience that I can offer high-quality training for your dancer while promoting a balanced time commitment. (I just don't think dancers should have to take 6 hours of dance each week just to experience and try different genres of dance).
As a studio owner, I am aiming to re-invent the traditional dance education model in a non-competitive, inclusive atmosphere promoting a balanced schedule.
As a mom, it is important to me that my own daughter be able to experience a variety of activities and interests and so I want to run a program I would sign up for.