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Junior Classes

3rd–5th Grade

Full Year Program

Junior classes are designed to introduce 3rd–5th grade children to the world of dance.  Instructors use age-appropriate coursework to nurture the young dancer’s physical, emotional, and social skills. Classwork develops the basic elements of creative movement, basic skills, as well as vocabulary, and music. Primary objectives are geared toward inspiration, self-expression, creativity, and imagination. Dancers experience the love of learning through dance and music.

Benefits of Children’s Dance
Classes are focused on learning basic dance terminology and technique as well as life skills. During each class, dancers will improve upon their gross and fine motor skills, balance, alignment, and kinesthetic awareness. These classes will be one of their first steps into a classroom – they will experience the importance of sharing, waiting our turn, and working in groups!

Children’s Dance classes run full year (Sept-June), and end in an optional (but highly recommended) end-of-the-year recital in June.

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Junior Class Schedule

September 2023–June 2024


3rd–5th Grade

Jr-Acro I
Friday 5:15-6:00 PM

Jr-Acro II*
*Permission of instructor required.
Monday 4:30-5:15 PM
Thursday 3:45-4:30 PM

Acro ages 7-9
Class Description

This dance style combines simple gymnastics/acrobatics with jazz-dancing for a fast-moving, sportive class. It teaches flexibility, balance, strength, and coordination. Students will begin with basic stunts such as forward rolls, cartwheels, and beginner balances. More advanced students will continue to add to their repertoire with more advanced tumbling, balances, and partner lifts/stunts.  Instructors follow the Acrobatic Arts syllabus.


3rd–5th Grade

Tuesday 5:00-5:45 PM
5:15-6:00 PM

Class Description

The classic dance form of ballet teaches strength, poise, and balance using specific terminology, technique, and choreography. Dancers are trained at the barre in order to develop correct posture and to prepare the body for the demands of classical dance.  The main goal of Ballet is to learn and improve upon one’s technique, which will be used as a foundation in every subject of dance. In this 45-minute ballet class, dancers learn to execute classical movements with grace.

Jr-Cheer Dance

3rd–5th Grade

Wednesday 4:15-5:00 PM

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Class Description

A high energy combination of basic cheerleading motions, jumps, stunts, and dance choreography set to fast-paced, upbeat music.  When combined with pom pons and other visual props, dances are not only fun to watch, but fun to perform.  Whether you have been cheering for years and would like to enhance your technique or this is your first time trying it out, you will be sure to have a blast in this super fun, spirited class.


3rd–5th Grade

Monday 5:15-6:00 PM

Class Description

Similar to the fluidity of lyrical but with less emphasis on ballet-based technique. Dancers are taught to express themselves through movement by interpreting the words, music, and emotion of a song.

Jr-Hip Hop

3rd–5th Grade

Monday 3:45-4:30 PM
4:15-5:00 PM

DIDC (232 of 485)
Class Description

Hip Hop is a dance style, usually danced to hip hop music, and includes a wide range of styles like breaking, locking, and popping.  This class requires stamina, hard work, and a strong core.  Students should be prepared for a challenging and rewarding class.  Dancers will improve their musicality, strength, stamina, and more!


3rd–5th Grade

Tuesday 4:15-5:00 PM

DIDC (248 of 485)
Class Description

The roots of jazz dance borrow from a melting pot. As we know it today, jazz is a blend of two main movements – folk dance and theatre dance. It teaches strength, power and flexibility and is performed to contemporary music. Jazz dance is lively, fun, and full of rhythm for all ages.

Jr-Musical Theatre

3rd–5th Grade

Wednesday 3:30-4:15 PM

DIDC (268 of 485)
Class Description

A fun and expressive class covering the variety of styles used in Broadway theater choreography. Dancers will work on developing a combination of jazz dance and theatre performance technique using music, props, narrative, and facial expression. A great class for those who just love to put on a show!


3rd–5th Grade

Tuesday 3:30-4:15 PM
4:30-5:15 PM

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Class Description

Tap dancing is an American art form. It is a step dance tapped out audibly with hard soled shoes. It was born in the 1800’s meshing a wide spectrum of percussive dance styles – African, English, Irish and Scottish. This 45-minute tap class teaches dancers the beginnings of understanding rhythm and timing as well as footwork and agility.


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