Recreation Dance Classes

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Dance with Me 

Explore dance and creative movement with your dancer! Class will focus on engaging your young dancer with familiar music, while introducing them to basic dance techniques and fine motor skills. Memory, coordination, and listening and sharing skills will be built. Comfortable clothing or dance attire is recommended for both dancers and parents. Open to dancers ages 1-3.

Children’s Dance

This class is designed as an introduction to dance and creative movement. Class time will be spent exploring the basic fundamentals of ballet and tap dance in a fun and supportive environment. Tap shoes, ballet shoes, a leotard, and tights are required. Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face. Open to ages 3-5.

Tap/Ballet Classes  

Dancers learn proper technique for both styles of dance, and will be introduced to dance terminology. Class will focus on ballet technique and class etiquette, while incorporating tap to aid in rhythm, musicality, and distribution of weight. Tap shoes, ballet shoes, a leotard, and tights are required. Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face.

Level I recommended for ages 6-7
Level II recommended for ages 8+

Jazz Classes

Jazz dance encompasses a vast array of styles and techniques. Dancers will be introduced to both classical and modern jazz terminology and techniques, while finding their own unique voice within choreography. Dancers will also gain a greater knowledge of rhythm and musicality. Jazz shoes and comfortable dance attire are required. Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face.

Intro Level recommended for ages 4-6
Level I recommended for ages 7+
Intermediate Level - Dance Team or Permission Only
Advanced Level - Dance Team or Permission Only

Hip Hop

This class introduces students to the basic vocabulary and style of hip hop movement. Dancers will build strength, balance, and knowledge of musicality. Jazz shoes, Hip Hop shoes, or danceable gym shoes and comfortable dance attire are required. Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face.

Intro Level recommended for ages 4-6
Level I recommended for ages 7+

Lyrical

Dancers will be introduced to the Lyrical dance technique, a blend of ballet and jazz techniques that focuses on the use of emotion and story-telling through movement. Dancers will also explore elements of improvisation. A leotard and footless or convertible tights are recommended, but comfortable clothing that is not too loose is acceptable. Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face.

Intro Level recommended for ages 4-6
Level I recommended for ages 7+
Intermediate Level - Dance Team or Permission Only
Advanced Level - Dance Team or Permission Only

Contemporary

Dancers will be introduced to the Contemporary dance technique, an expressive and technical dance style that combines elements of ballet, modern, lyrical, jazz, and improvisation. Dancers will be encouraged to develop their own unique style and artistic voice within choreography. Bare feet are required. Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face. 

Intermediate Level - Dance Team or Permission Only
Advanced Level - Dance Team or Permission Only

Ballet Technique

Dancers expand their knowledge of ballet by continuing to focus on proper technique, including posture, alignment, and positions of the arms and feet, as well as using correct ballet terminology. Ballet shoes, a leotard, and tights are required. Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face and secured in a bun.

Intermediate Level - Dance Team or Permission Only
Advanced Level - Dance Team or Permission Only

Tap

Dancers will continue to deepen their knowledge of the tap technique and its history. Increasingly intricate rhythms and combinations will be given as dancers begin to develop their own personal stylization. Tap shoes are required. Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face.

Dance Team or Permission Only

Recreation Dance Classes Fall 2023

INSTRUCTORS: Darla Manzie (DM), Christine Zaccaro (CZ), Grace Burbank (GB)

September 11- December 16
*No Class on Halloween–Make-up class on Dec 19
No Classes November 20-25

Sign up one child for more than one class and receive 15% discount on every 2nd class! Discount is not available through online registration.

NEW! Mini Holiday Performance

Click on the code in the table below to register.

Fall 2023 Offerings

Day Class Age Fee Time Code
Monday Dance with Me 1-3 yrs $160/$170 4-4:45pm 220562-01
Monday Lyrical / Jazz 1 7+ yrs $180/$190 5-6pm 220555-01
Monday Tap / Ballet 1 6+ yrs $180/$190 6-7pm 220558-02
Tuesday *Intro to Hip Hop 4-6 yrs $160/$170 5:15-6pm 220553-03
Tuesday *Hip Hop 1 7+ yrs $160/$170 6-6:45pm 220553-01
Thursday Intro to Lyrical / Jazz 4-6 yrs $180/$190 5-6pm 220555-05
Saturday Children's Dance 3-4 yrs $160/$170 9:45-10:30am 220550-03
Saturday Children's Dance 4-5 yrs $160/$170 10:35-11:20am 220550-04

Winter Spring Session

January 22 - June 3

No Classes March 25-30 & May 27

Day Class Age Time Fee Code
Monday Tap/Ballet I 6yrs+ 6-7pm $242/$252 320558-02
Tuesday Intro to Hip Hop 4-6yrs 5:45-6:30pm $222/$232 320553-03
Tuesday Hip Hop I 7yrs+ 6-6:45pm $222/$232 320553-01
Thursday Lyrical/Jazz I 7yrs+ 5-5:45pm $222/$232 320555-01
Thursday Intro to Lyrical/Jazz 4-6yrs 5:15-6pm $222/$232 320555-05
Saturday Dance with Me 1-3yrs 9:45-10:30am $222/$232 320562-03
Saturday Children's Dance 3-4yrs 10:30-11:20am $222/$232 320550-01
Saturday Children's Dance 4-5yrs 11:25am-12:10pm   320550-04