Youth Dance

Youth Dance 1

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.

Preschool Ballet

Preschoolers discover their creativity through fun exercises and group interaction. Students will have an in-class performance at the end of the session.


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Tori Sandate at 253-460-8957
Related Activities:
Tap

Breakdancing Registration Required



An introductory level class geared towards those interested in learning the basic movements and historical underpinnings of B-boy and B-girl culture.

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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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By invitation only, dance company members audition and are selected from YMCA dance programs for their love of dance, positive attitude, exemplary attendance and the respect they demonstrate toward their peers and instructors. Dancers are placed on one of three dance companies and participate in two performance season each year.

Pre- Company is comprised of 10-12 dancers ages 7-12. Dancers participate in 4-6 performances yearly.

The Junior Dance Company is comprised of 6-8 dancers ages 10-14. Dancers participate in 8-10 performances yearly.

The Senior Dance Company is comprised of 6-8 dancers ages 13-18. Dancers participate 8-10 performances each year.


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Tori Sandate at 253-460-8957
Related Activities:
Dance Recitals, Ballet, Tap

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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2020 DANCE RECITAL INFORMATION

Spring Dance Recital is held sometime between the months of May and June. This year will be a formal recital, meaning dancers will have costumes ordered for them and our show will be held outside of the branch.


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Tori Sandate at 253-460-8957
Related Activities:
Ballet

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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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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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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Tori Sandate at 253-460-8957