Youth Dance

Youth Dance 1

Dancers of all ages and experience levels learn technique and terminology while focusing on creativity and exploration of movement.

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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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.

  • Preschool Ballet 1 | For Ages 3-5
  • Preschool Ballet 2 | For Ages 4-5

Beginning Ballet 1

  • For Ages 6-10

Beginning Ballet 2

  • For Ages 6-10

Intermediate Ballet

  • For Ages 6-12

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Sarah Phelps at (253) 534-7898

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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For Ages 8-15


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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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For Ages 8-13


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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 Tom Taylor Family YMCA Dance Recital

Formal Dance Recital Registration Dates

Registration for Recital will begin Winter 1

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More registration information coming soon!


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Sarah Phelps at (253) 534-7898

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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For Ages 5-7 and 8-14


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Sarah Phelps at (253) 534-7898

Homeschool Dance Registration Required



Focus on exploration of music and movement in this dance introduction. Students discover their creativity through fun exercises and group interaction while learning the basics of different styles of dance.

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For Ages 6-12


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Sarah Phelps at (253) 534-7898

Irish Dance Ages 6-12 | Registration Required



This high paced class introduces dancers to basic Irish dance movements jumping, hopping, skipping and pointing, counting the beats and having fun. Dancers will explore soft shoe jig and reel.

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Sarah Phelps at (253) 534-7898

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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For Ages 6-10


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Sarah Phelps at (253) 534-7898

Parent/Child Ballet Registration Required



Focus on exploration of music and movement in this ballet introduction. Preschoolers discover their creativity through fun exercises and group interaction.

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For Ages 2-4


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Sarah Phelps at (253) 534-7898

Private Dance Lessons Registration Required



We offer private dance lessons in half-hour sessions. Private lessons are centered around each dancer's needs. Each 30-minute private lesson is tailored to suit the needs and goals of your dancer. The lessons can range in technique depending on the student’s skill level and focus. Techniques offered are ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop. If the participant is under 18 an adult the parent must be present.

Students work toward their personal goals one-on-one with an experienced dance instructor.

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Each 30-minute private lesson is tailored to suit the needs and goals of your dancer.
Private Dance Lessons come in bundles of 1, 3, and 5.


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Sarah Phelps at (253) 534-7898

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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Preschool Tap

  • For Ages 3-5

Tap

  • For Ages 6-10

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Sarah Phelps at (253) 534-7898