Classes Offered

Ballet/Tap Combo

Tap/Ballet combo classes at DanceNation are available for ages 2-6 years old and are one hour in duration with ballet being taught the first 30 min and tap the second 30 min. Dancers will learn the basic introduction of ballet and tap steps and positions, while enhancing their coordination and motor skills with story-telling and fun exercises. Your little dancer will also have the opportunity to free style and play with props. This class offers a variety of creative movement and is the perfect starting class for parents to place their young dancers in. Visit DN's class schedule for available days and times and visit the dress code and recommendations form for details on attire, shoes and tights.


Ballet

All ballet classes at DanceNation are offered to ages 6 and up and available in beginning, intermediate and advance levels. Each ballet class will consist of several segments such as barre, center exercises, across the floor exercises, adagio, allegro and reverence. Dancers will learn a variety of ballet terminology and positions and perform combinations at a slow, moderate and fast tempo. Over time, dancers will gain technique competency and learn movement principles such as: body alignment, coordination, strength, balance, flexibility and musicality. Ballet is also incredible for instilling discipline in dancers, helping dancers develop a professional attitude, learn dance studio etiquette and excel in confidence. Pointe classes are offered to pre-approved intermediate and advanced level dancers. Visit DN's class schedule for available days and times and visit the dress code and recommendations form for details on attire, shoes and tights.


Tap

All tap classes at DanceNation are offered to ages 6 and up and available in beginning, intermediate and advance levels. Tap is a fun and energetic class that will have your feet moving. All classes will teach tap terminologies, techniques and combinations as well as musicality and rhythm. As class levels increase, the complexity of tap rhythm and movements increase, and dancers will continue to improve on their overall tapping quality. Dancers will get the opportunity to creating new rhythms and beats, construct combinations and work on improvisation. By the time dancers achieve tapping at an advance level, they will have learned everything from classic tap styles to current street styles. Visit DN's class schedule for available days and times and visit the dress code and recommendations form for details on attire and shoes.


Jazz

All jazz classes at DanceNation are offered to beginning, intermediate and advance level dancers. Jazz classes are very popular, high energy and sure to get your dancer moving across the floor. Jazz style of dance is usually seen on Broadway and consists of turns, kicks, jumps, leaps, combinations and everything in between. Dancers will learn proper jazz terminology, techniques and body placement while learning to perform with their facial expressions and through body movement. Visit DN's class schedule for available days and times and visit the dress code and recommendations form for details on attire and shoes.


Hip-Hop/Hippity Hop

DanceNation offers hippity-hop classes to little dancers ages 3-5 yrs and hip-hop classes for ages 6 and up in levels beginning, intermediate and advance. Hip-hop classes are very popular and full of high energy and urban youth culture. All classes are designed to allow students to dance freely without being limited by rules of technique, all while enjoying popular music. Dancers will learn the latest street moves, perfect isolations and learn to control their body movement as they increase from beginning to advanced levels. Visit DN's class schedule for available days and times and visit the dress code and recommendations form for details on attire and shoes.


Musical Theater

Musical Theater classes are rooted in the diverse history of Broadway musicals, therefore the perfect dance class for dancers age 4 and up with the acting and performing buzz. In these classes, dancers will combine songs and dances from popular musicals to tell a story through lip sinking, facial expression, body language, choreography and staging. It is recommended to have knowledge of ballet, jazz and tap when deciding to take one of DanceNation's musical theater classes. Visit DN's class schedule for available days and times and visit the dress code and recommendations form for details on attire and shoes.


Lyrical/Contemporary

Lyrical classes at DanceNation are available to beginning, intermediate and advance dancers. Lyrical is defined as a dance style that embodies various aspects of jazz and ballet. Combinations will be taught at a slow to moderate tempo and will teach students how to dance with emotion, feel the music and make a connection to something personal in their life. Any dancer wanting to participate in a lyrical class must be enrolled in at least one ballet class as well. Visit DN's class schedule for available days and times and visit the dress code and recommendations form for details on attire and shoes.


Acrobatics

Baby acro classes at DanceNation are available for ages 3-5 yrs. Beginning, intermediate and advance acro classes are available for ages 6 and up. Acro dance classes offer a wide variety of benefits including increasing strength, flexibility, balance and coordination while keeping your little one's muscles and joints healthy from a young age. Our acro classes involve such fun and creative exercises and stunts that student's often don't realize the amount of muscle they are building in their upper and lower bodies during classes. Visit DN's class schedule for available days and times and visit the dress code and recommendations form for details on attire. No shoes needed.


Turns & Technique

Turns & technique classes at DanceNation are available to beginning, intermediate and advance level dancers. This class is perfect for dancers wanting to polish their technique in pirouettes, a la second turns, leg turns and everything in between. It is recommended to have knowledge of ballet and jazz when deciding to take one of our turns & technique classes. Visit DN's class schedule for available days and times and visit the dress code and recommendations form for details on attire and shoes.


Stretch & Conditioning

DanceNation’s Stretch & Condition classes are available to all dancers! This class is excellent for toning up dancers and pushing their flexibility and stamina to new heights. Experienced dancers will use props during class such as: a bosu, stretch bands, yoga blocks, El Toro Speedwraps (DanceNation has a coupon code for 15% off) and more! Any props used in class are extra and must be purchased by the dancer. Visit DN’s class schedule for available days and times and visit the dress code and recommendations form for details on attire. No shoes needed.


Choreography

Choreography & Film classes are 90 min in duration and available to intermediate and advance dancers ages 9 and up. This class is perfect for dancers wanting to break into the professional field of dance or for dancers who love to perform in front of a camera. Dancers will have one hour to learn a dance combination then perform that combination in small groups or by themselves in front of a videographer. The videos will be posted on DanceNation's social media pages: YouTube, Instagram and Facebook. New combinations will be taught every week and the styles of dance will rotate from jazz, jazz funk, hip-hop to lyrical. This class is excellent in teaching dancers how to pick up choreography quickly and execute it to the best of their ability in a short amount of time. Dancers will also gain knowledge in how to connect with audiences through the lens of a camera. Visit DN's class schedule for available days and times and visit the dress code and recommendations form for details on attire and shoes.