Youth Dance Classes Classes (Ages 7-10)

ELEMENTARY 1 & 2

Includes tap, ballet, and jazz. Students learn elementary dance steps and positions, dance terminology, and musical phrasing. General age range 7-10. (Minimum age requirement is 7 years and must be entering the second grade.) Level 1 is appropriate for first and second year Elementary dance students and Level 2 is best suited for intermediate.
Elementary 1:
Tuesday 5:45-6:45
Thursday 6:00-7:00
Elementary 2: Monday 6:00-7:00

MINI HIP HOP

(1st-3rd grade, 4th-7th grade see Youth Hip Hop below) Perfect for the child with energy to spare! Hip hop elements and creative movement set to age appropriate music, emulating popular music videos and choreography . Great for developing coordination & precision.
Thursday 5:30-6:30

YOUTH HIP HOP

(4th-7th grade) It’s time to get funky! Come explore the electrifying world of hip hop. This energetic and powerful style of dance has exploded in popularity over the last decade or so. Dancers will learn isolations and different styles of “street dance” to emulate popular music videos and artists.
Monday 5:30-6:30
Thursday 6:45-7:45

DANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE (ages 10+)

Do you love musicals? Then this is class for you! Perfect for performers trying to boost their dance ability for school or community theatre shows & auditions OR who want extra dance training and just happen to love show tunes. Class will include jazz & tap and is designated to help performers gain skills and gain confidence in musical theatre dance. Several combinations will be taught throughout the year, focusing on character and interpretation of some of your favorite musicals from the stage and screen.
Monday 4:30-5:30


YOUTH LYRICAL 1A

(2nd-5th grade) A blend of ballet and contemporary dance techniques. Dancers often perform to music with lyrics which serve as inspiration for the dancer’s movements and expression. Minimum age: second grade. Dancer must also be enrolled in ballet and/or have director approval. Promotion to level 2 requires solid classical ballet technique.
Wednesday 4:30 – 5:30

JR BALLET 1A

(2nd-5th grade) This class is ideal for the “more focused” young dance who is seeking a challenge and hoping to progress at a faster pace. Class content includes: basic ballet positions, ballet vocabulary, how to work at the ballet barre, center floor exercises, and variations. Instruction will assist young dancers develop a sense of correct alignment (posture) and improve concentration skills.
Thursday 4:30 – 5:30

Youth Lyrical 1A and Jr Ballet 1A are part of our Accelerated Program. Director approval required for all Accelerated Program classes.


Pre-teen Dance Classes (Ages 9-12)

PRE-TEEN TAP/JAZZ 1/2

(5th-7th grade) Includes tap and jazz in this one hour class. Instruction will emphasize proper technique and body alignment, as well as develop all dance-related skills in a positive and encouraging atmosphere. Also appropriate for some 8th graders.
Monday 6:30-7:30

YOUTH HIP HOP

(4th-7th grade) It’s time to get funky! Come explore the electrifying world of hip hop. This energetic and powerful style of dance has exploded in popularity over the last decade or so. Dancers will learn isolations and different styles of “street dance” to emulate popular music videos and artists.
Monday 5:30-6:30
Thursday 6:45-7:45

ACRO/GYM (Gymnastics for Dancers)

(placement by instructor) Class will improve strength, flexibility and stamina, resulting in a more powerful and enhanced dance performance.
Acro/Gym (level 1) Thursday 6:30-7:30
Acro/Gym (level 2) Tuesday 5:45-6:45
Acro/Gym (level 3) Thursday 7:30-8:30
Acro/Gym (level 4) Tuesday 6:45-7:45


OUR TEEN LEVEL 1 CLASSES ARE ALSO APPROPRIATE FOR SOME PRE-TEENS.
Teen level 1 classes are appropriate for beginner to advanced beginner dancers, as well as students moving up from the Pre Teen level.

JAZZ Fast paced and high energy; class progresses through warm­ up, floor crossings, and mini-combinations.
Jazz 1 Tuesday 5:30-6:30

TAP Covers time steps, progressive foot work, varied rhythms, and innovative routines. A mix of classical and rhythm tap.
Tap 1 Wednesday 5:30-6:30

BALLET Class will stress proper technique, alignment, and terminology using a combination of barre, center and across the floor work.
Ballet 1 Monday 8:00-9:00

LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY Class will include lyrical contemporary dance techniques while performing to music that inspires movement and expression.
Lyrical 1 Wednesday 6:30-7:30