High School Dance Classes

Dance Classes for Kids in 9th-12th Grades

We differentiate instruction within our highest level of classes to ensure dancers receive the training necessary to accomplish their own individual dance goals. Beginners are always welcome in all of our levels. Advanced and Continuing Dancers should consider our Intensive Training Track for extra growth and development.

Modern

Mondays 4:30-5:30pm

Modern is a constantly evolving contemporary dance form that teaches dancers a collection of principles regarding movement and the choreographic and performance process. In the High School level we build confidence in improvisation and the choreographic principles of contemporary dance.

Ballet

Mondays 5:30-6:30pm​

Traditional Ballet Class with an increasingly advanced full barre, center and traveling progressions, and extensive work on strength, flexibility, and graceful expression. 

 

Tap

Tuesdays 5:00-5:45pm

Tap is a distinctly American art form with rooms in African and Irish music and dance. This class encourages rhythmical precision blended with style and performance skills.

Beginning Pointe

Thursdays 4:45-5:15pm​

This class is by invitation only. Dancers must also be registered for High School Ballet. Beginning Pointe safely and carefully teaches dancers how to dance en pointe with extensive foot and barre work.

Continuing Pointe

Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm​

Once given permission by staff, dancers will take the Middle School Ballet Class en pointe. Dancers must also be registered for High School Ballet.

Musical Theater

Thursdays 5:30-6:15pm​

Middle School and High School aged students combine for our highest level of Musical Theater study. We cover audition technique, performance principles, behind the scenes roles of theater, and Broadway and Musical Theater repertoire and history. Dancers are cast in an informal class production every Fall to put the skills they have learned over the years to real-life application and use!

Jazz/Hip-Hop

Thursdays 6:15-7:15pm​

Upbeat dance styles performed to the popular music of today! We focus on learning traditional jazz technique with street jazz, hip-hop, funk, latin, character, swing, and break dancing skills sprinkled in for extra fun. In the High School level we explore increasingly complex progression and isolations as well as new leaps, turns, jumps, and kicks.