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FDS Dance Program

Heels Dance Technique

Required comfortable pair of heels 2-4 inches

Have you been wanting to try out dancing again? 

Maybe just wanting a fun workout that isn't a Zumba class. 

Explore the fun and sexy style of the Heels Dance Technique. You'll be able to gain an understanding of how your body moves and learn specific steps to help you feel confident moving in a heel. This class will focus on finding your center of balance with different techniques that will help you strengthen muscles to succeed. We'll do a guided warm-up to get started, and then be ready to learn a short dance! 

Heels dance technique is a style of dance that focuses on movements performed predominantly while wearing high-heeled shoes. It has recently gained popularity, particularly within urban and commercial dance genres such as hip-hop, jazz-funk, and burlesque. Here's a brief description of some key elements of the heels dance technique:

  1. Posture and Alignment: The heels dance technique often emphasizes maintaining a strong and aligned posture. Dancers typically engage their core muscles to support their spine and keep their shoulders relaxed.

  2. Footwork: Footwork is crucial in heel dance, as dancers execute intricate steps and movements while wearing high heels. Steps may include pivots, turns, kicks, and stylized walks. Dancers must focus on balance and precision to execute footwork effectively.

  3. Weight Distribution: Proper weight distribution is essential when dancing in heels to maintain balance and stability. Dancers learn to distribute their weight evenly between both feet and adjust it according to the choreography's demands.

  4. Lower Body Movements: Heels dance often incorporates dynamic lower body movements, including hip isolations, leg extensions, and controlled footwork. These movements are executed with fluidity and precision to create visually captivating performances.

  5. Musicality: Like other dance styles, heels dance emphasizes musicality - the ability to interpret and express musical rhythms and accents through movement. Dancers synchronize their steps and gestures with the music to enhance the performance's overall impact.

  6. Sensuality and Expression: Heels dance frequently explores sensuality, empowerment, and self-expression themes. Dancers use their body language and facial expressions to convey emotion and captivate audiences.

  7. Choreography: Heels dance choreography often blends elements from various dance styles, incorporating elements of jazz, hip-hop, Latin dance, and contemporary movement. Choreographers may incorporate elements of storytelling, thematic concepts, or abstract imagery into their routines.

  8. Performance: The heels dance technique strongly emphasizes interpretation quality. Dancers are encouraged to project confidence, charisma, and presence while performing and conveying the energy and emotion of the music.

The heels dance technique combines technical skill, artistry, and personal style to create visually stunning and emotionally compelling performances. It allows dancers to express themselves creatively while challenging their physical abilities and pushing the boundaries of traditional dance forms.

Bring your most comfortable pair of heels, between 2 and 4 inches. Anything will work! Dress comfortably, but wear clothing that accentuates your body line and brings a winning attitude. Let's do this!


The class schedule is online for the 2023-2024 school year!

FDS School Year: August 16th, 2023 – June 29th, 2024!

Call to schedule your Trial Class Today! (650)965-4135

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