Summer – Youth Dance Classes
Explore our wide range of dance programming, including ballet, modern, tap, creative dance and jazz, during our shorter summer session. Classes are available for children and teens of all levels. Have fun and make new friends in our warm and friendly dance community!
Ballet – Summer
Ages 6-8 is structured to build a foundation of basic ballet vocabulary and technique. This 60-minute class will focus on introducing vocabulary, alignment concepts, strength building, musicality and ballet class etiquette. Students in this class will be part of the Collaborative Choreography Initiative, where basic choreography techniques will be introduced. (Students in the spring session will have an opportunity to create a dance piece and perform in a year-end dance concert.)
Ages 9 - 12, 12 - 15, 15 - 18. Ballet classes are structured to continue to build upon basic ballet vocabulary.
Boys Only Hip-Hop Dance – Summer
This Boys Only Hip Hop class offers a creative, athletic experience while developing coordination, dance and motor skills, and rhythm through movement and music. This class promotes fitness and positive self-esteem, as well as building confidence to perform. All classes consist of only age appropriate movements and isolations. Steps will be taught progressively as students exhibit the proper technical ability and muscle strength. No previous dance experience is required.
Creative Stretch and Movement w/ Parent – Summer
This 40 minute Creative Stretch and Movement class will introduce you to basic elements of modern dance technique, experiment with fitness stretches and high energy movements for adult and child to do together and separately. Dancers will explore storytelling through dance, and obstacle course dances that challenges one physically and creatively.
Hip-Hop Dance – Summer
Ages 6 - 8, 9 - 12, 13 - 17. A high-energy introduction to the funk/hip-hop culture, focusing on dance technique and sequence. Students in this class will be part of the Collaborative Choreography Initiative, where basic
Jazz Dance – Summer
Learn basic stretches, vocabulary, simple travel sequences and short combinations in beginner classes, and more advanced techniques as you move up to higher level classes. All classes focus on alignment concepts, strength building, musicality and jazz class etiquette.
Jazz Funk for Adults – Summer
Ever find yourself reminiscing and bopping your head and hips to "Hit Me Baby One More Time", "I Wanna Dance With Somebody", or "Wannabe"? Well then this jazz funk class is for you! Dancers will have fun with upbeat and exhilarating combinations to all of your favorite pop hits from the 80's, 90's and early 2000's. Class will begin with a warm up that combines elements of yoga, jazz and modern dance, body weight resistance training, and cardio. You will then move across the floor, with a focus on travelling and transferring into and out of the floor. Every week there will be a different combination to a fun throwback and then class will conclude with a short stretch. You won't even realize you're getting a great workout because you'll be too busy having fun and singing along!
Pre-Ballet – Summer
PreBallet is an introduction to the very basics of dance and ballet vocabulary. This class is designed for children with the ability to sustain 30 (for ages 3-4) or 40 (for ages 4-5) minutes of focused activity.