District Dance Company’s Programs
Our programs offer something for every child
For Toddlers and Preschoolers Just Getting Started
Watch as your child’s eye sparkle with excitement and joy! Listen while they giggle with glee as they explore ballet, tap, and creative movement through the adventures of storytelling; it’s all a part of our wildly popular Shimmer program. This program expertly combines your child’s vivid imagination with a nurturing environment where they are free to learn, flourish, and grow more independent.
Our Recreational Dance Classes
Creativity and energy abound as your child makes new friends and explores dance in a supportive environment. Our amazing staff will nurture your child’s confidence and guide them each dance step of the way. Your child will feel excited and empowered to find their path through the performing arts and beyond.
Our Stunning Competition Teams
Imagine the pride you feel as your child holds their head high and confidently walks onstage in front of hundreds of raving fans. You won’t believe your eyes as our Spotlight program transforms even the shyest child into a polished performer. If your child is looking for an accelerated dance experience with challenging technique classes, dazzling choreography, and multiple performance opportunities throughout the year, step into the Spotlight and join our team of talented ladies!
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.
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 available to ages 3 and up.
Jazz showcases a dancer’s individual style and personality set to upbeat and popular music. It combines strong technique with originality in an energetic and fast-paced environment.. Some jazz dance styles that will be explored during class include: Jazz funk, Contemporary and Broadway.
Jazz is available to ages 5 and up.
Lyrical is a beautiful movement style that blends ballet and jazz technique. Lyrical dancers use their bodies to express strong emotion such as love, joy and anger. The music’s lyrics serve as inspiration to tell a story through the choreography and dance phrases. Music used for lyrical is typically emotionally charged and expressive.
Lyrical is available to ages 7 and up.
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 and 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 7 and up.
Leaps & Turns is a great class for those interested in joining the poms or high school dance team. This class combines many styles including but not limited to jazz, hip-hop, kick line, and cheer. Leaps & Turns focuses on technical dance skills with over-the-top energy and enthusiasm.
Leaps & Turns is available to ages 10 and up.
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 7 and up.
Hip-hop is a popular, energetic form of dance that 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 5 and up.