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.

Appalachian Clogging Registration Required



Ages 10 and Up

Students learn how the dancer's footwear is used percussively in this style of folk dance by striking the heel, the toe, or both against the floor or each other to create audible rhythms.


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Sarah Phelps at (253) 534-7898

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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Beginning Ballet Registration Required



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

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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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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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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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Homeschool Dance Mix 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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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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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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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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Pre-Ballet Ages 3-5 | Registration Required



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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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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Sarah Phelps at (253) 534-7898