Youth Dance

Dance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the Y, we understand the arts not only strengthen and enrich communities, but also teach artists of all ages creativity, self-confidence, empathy, and the open-mindedness that makes our world a better place.

Ballet Registration Required


Beginning students learn preparatory exercises, focusing on creativity and exploration of movement. More advanced students engage in placement, technique, and musicality through barre, center, and enchainment (combination) exercises.

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Leslie Gerking at 253-460-8947

Beginning Ballet Registration Required



Beginning students learn preparatory exercises, focusing on creativity and exploration of movement.

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Leslie Gerking at 253-460-8947

Contemporary Registration Required



Explore natural energy and emotions that create dances of fluid expression while learning contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation.

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Leslie Gerking at 253-460-8947

Dance Company Registration Required



By invitation only, dance company members are selected from YMCA dance programs and participate in two performance seasons a year.

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Leslie Gerking at 253-460-8947

Dance Recitals Registration Required



Annual dance recitals are offered to all dance program participants. Formal and informal performances are held at the Y and local theaters. Each dancer is highlighted and given the chance to shine.


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Leslie Gerking at 253-460-8947

Hip Hop Registration Required


Master your floor work and footwork in this high-energy class, with a focus on rhythms, musicality, and individual expression.

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Leslie Gerking at 253-460-8947

Jazz Registration Required



Channel your inner Broadway dancer in this challenging and engaging class that emphasizes syncopation, expression, body alignment, and strength.

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Leslie Gerking at 253-460-8947
What To Bring:
Tights and leotard in any color and style, jazz pants, form fitting t-shirt or camisole top, short unitard, black jazz shoes.

Pre-Pointe Registration Required



Pre-pointe classes are offered to advanced dancers by invitation only to advance their skills in body alignment, feet placement, and the transition to and from en pointe.

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Leslie Gerking at 253-460-8947

Tap Registration Required



Beginning students will learn the technique, terminology, and rhythm of tap dancing.  With instructor permission, more advanced students engage in multifaceted rhythm, musicality, and steps. Tap shoes required.

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Leslie Gerking at 253-460-8947