2021-2022 Class Schedule

Classes begin Monday, September 13th, 2021 and go through May 2022

Registration for the 2021-2022 dance year, opens on Monday, August 16th, 2021.

For tuition rates, click here.

Pre-registration is required! We look forward to another wonderful year!

Intro to Dance: 2-5 years

This program will introduce children to rhythm, mime, fantasy, improvisation, choreography, stretching and strengthening. In the Intro to Dance classes, a great deal of emphasis is placed on enjoyment of the art of dance while maintaining the discipline required for any artistic endeavor. As the children age, we introduce ballet, modern, tap, hip hop and  jazz  technique to prepare them for more rigorous technique classes.

The Dance Center will be offering “A Mini Nutcracker Christmas” for ages 2 through 6 in all of our intro to dance classes. If you sign up for any “Intro to Dance” or “Intro to Technique” classes you will be automatically enrolled in that show. All rehearsal and practice times will be held during your dancers class time. There are no requirements beyond registering for an Intro to Dance or Intro to Technique class in order to be in the show, and no additional fees of costume fees. A ticket purchase will be required to attend the performance. This show will be held at The Gendron Franco Center on The Nutcracker stage, Thursday evening, December 2, 2021. Please ask your dance instructor for any further inquires about “A Mini Nutcracker Christmas” or inform them if your dancer will not be participating.

Intro to Technique: 6 years

Building upon the foundations of Intro to Dance, children now learn to work in lines and on the diagonal. Basic movement themes such as; jumping, balletic runs, chasses, spinning and skipping are explored as an introduction to classical ballet. In this class we also introduce modern, tap, hip hop and jazz technique to prepare them for more rigorous technique classes. We also stress musical awareness.

The Dance Center will be offering “A Mini Nutcracker Christmas” for ages 2 through 6 in all of our intro to dance classes. If you sign up for any “Intro to Dance” or “Intro to Technique” classes you will be automatically enrolled in that show. All rehearsal and practice times will be held during your dancers class time. There are no requirements beyond registering for an Intro to Dance or Intro to Technique class in order to be in the show, and no additional fees of costume fees. A ticket purchase will be required to attend the performance. This show will be held at The Gendron Franco Center on The Nutcracker stage, Thursday evening, December 2, 2021. Please ask your dance instructor for any further inquires about “A Mini Nutcracker Christmas” or inform them if your dancer will not be participating.

Ballet/Pointe Technique: 7 years and up

Ballet classes are designed to expose students to the disciplined beauty of classical ballet. Proper body alignment as well as strengthening and stretching are emphasized. We use an Americanized ballet curriculum focused on the well-being and artistry of the individual dancer, drawing from the best of the Russian, French, and Italian traditions.  Pointe Classes for ages 11 and up require three 90 minute technique classes per week. Two Ballet technique and a 3rd technique class,  Ballet, Jazz or Modern, this does not include tap or hip hop.

Jazz: 7 years and up

Jazz classes include a combination of many styles and techniques including Broadway, Latin, African, and social dance. Proper technique, body placement, and healthy work habits will be stressed. Musicality and expression are emphasized.

Modern: 7 years and up

Modern classes build strength and flexibility through experimentation with the full range of movement possibilities. Techniques from the traditions of Graham, Humphrey, Limón, and others build upon a foundation of ballet technique. Students are encouraged to develop an individual style driven by their experiences and specific to each dancer’s body.

Hip-Hop: 7 years and up

Hip hop classes build stamina, strength, and flexibility while moving to high energy music. Skills including popping and locking, break dancing, and others with both contemporary and old-school flare.

Tap: 7 years and up

Classes are designed to teach the rhythmic, precise sounds and movements of tap in a fun and accessible way. Balance, rhythm, musicality, leg/foot coordination, and core strength are emphasized. Technique includes Classical, Broadway, and Contemporary styles done to various types of music. Students will be introduced to the history and various styles of tap dance.