OUR PROGRAMS OFFER SOMETHING FOR EVERY CHILD

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Ages 2 – 4

Watch your child’s eyes light up as they grow more independent and explore the adventures of dance with new friends! Our Princess Ballerinas focus on ballet movement and learn how to follow directions in a positive and encouraging environment. Engaging music, ballerina bears, creativity and imagination are the focus for these little stars! Our Ballerinas participate in class for our entire dance season and are the highlight of our Winter Revue and June recital!

Not convinced your child is ready to walk into the dance studio alone? Every child is ready at their own time. Click here to learn more and attend a FREE trial ballet class.

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Recreational Dance Classes

Ages 4 – 17

Does your child love to move? District Dance offers exciting, non-competitive dance classes for children at every stage of their development. Classes are offered in beginner through advanced levels and allow students to explore a variety of dance disciplines, including jazz,  tap, ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, lyrical, acrobatics, and modern dance.

 

Our youth dance program focuses on improving coordination, spacial awareness, and technique — all with the emphasis on F-U-N. For our pre-teens and teens, modern and contemporary provide a creative outlet and source of expression. No matter the class, level or age, our instructors are experts at guiding your child through the magnificent world of dance.

COMPETITION TEAM

Ages 5 – 17

District Dance believes all performance opportunities are a wonderful learning experience, not to mention, a ton of fun! We offer our dancers, ages 5-17, the chance to take their skills to the next level. Our competitive dancers train multiple hours a week, focusing on ballet and jazz technique. Their hard work is evident when they take their show on the road! Each team performs at regional and national competitions as well as enjoys showcasing their talent at local events. Their dance year is filled with rehearsals, team bonding and memories that will last a lifetime.

Mini Team – Ages 5 – 7
Petite Teams (jazz, lyrical & musical theatre) – Ages 7 – 10
Junior Teams (jazz, lyrical & musical theatre) – Ages 9+
Elite Teams (jazz, lyrical, contemporary & musical theatre) – ages 9+

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Ballet & Pre-ballet

Ballet is the foundation for most of today’s performance dance. Ballet establishes a basic understanding of correct body placement and alignment which becomes increasingly important as a dancer becomes more advanced. In ballet class, the dancer begins structured learning of ballet positions, placement, and movements. Ballet is very important for developing coordination, flexibility, and strength. In the more advanced ballet classes, emphasis is placed on increasing the complexity of turns and progressions, as well as greater focus on lines, precision, flexibility, and strength.

Ballet is available to ages 2 and up. Princess Ballerina classes are considered pre-ballet.

Tap

Tap explores the variety of movement and sounds dancers can create with small metal taps attached to their shoes. The class focuses on understanding rhythm and more intricate movement with the dancer’s feet. Tap is fun for all ages.

Tap is available to ages 3 and up.

Jazz

Jazz showcases a dancers individual style and personality while remaining energetic and fun. It combines strong technique with originality and requires a versatile dancer with a great attitude. Some jazz dance styles that will be explored during class include: Jazz funk, Contemporary and Broadway.

Jazz is available to ages 5 and up.

Modern

Modern Dance is one of the newer developed styles of dance, becoming popular in the early 1900s. Modern explores movement outside of the rigid constraints of classical ballet. It focuses on creativity instead of perfect technique. Modern is a relaxed style of dance that allows the dancer to self-express through movement.

Modern is available to ages 12 and up.

Lyrical

Lyrical is a beautiful movement style that blends ballet and jazz dance. Lyrical dancers use their bodies to express strong emotion such as love, joy and anger. Dancers perform to music with lyrics which serve as inspiration for their choreography and expression. Music used for lyrical is typically emotionally charged and expressive.

Lyrical is available to ages 7 and up.

Contemporary

Contemporary is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect their mind body through a wide variety of dance movement.

Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor.

Contemporary is available to ages 12 and up.

Poms (Cheer & Dance)

Poms is a great class for those interested in cheer-leading and high school dance team. Pom class combines many styles including but not limited to  jazz, hip-hop, kick line, and cheer.  Pom combines technical dance skills with over-the-top energy and enthusiasm.

Poms is available to ages 6 and up.

Acrobatic Arts

Acrobatic Arts is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with gymnastics and tumbling elements. The class will focus on flexibility, strength, and the ability to achieve smooth, graceful transitions between dance and acrobatic movements.

Acro is available to ages 6 and up. We also offer a Tumble Tots class for our younger dancers (3 – 5 years).

Hip-hop

Hip-hop is a favorite among kids. The class focuses on creativity and style while dancing to today’s hippest music. Street style combinations are taught each week. This class is great for the student looking for a casual dance class experience.

Hip-hop is available to ages 4 and up.

Read our FAQ!

We know you have a ton of questions before investing in a season of dance. Check out our FAQs to learn a little bit more about our studio and classes.

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