Class Schedule

This year, we have more classes than ever before to choose from, including multiple class times for our youngest dancers and new class options for some of our older dancers. Schedule is subject to change.

Registration is ongoing until classes are filled or until early 2021. Find your class and register today.

Click your dancer's age, then use the dropdown lists to help you find out more about the specific classes available for your dancer. Dancers are leveled into classes by age, and all classes are always developed to be fun, engaging and age-appropriate regarding music, costumes, and content. 

Want to try a class before you register? No problem, book a trial class here.

2-4 Year Olds

2-3 Years Old: Two Much Fun!


  • 2-3 year olds (Dancers must be 2 years old by September 1)
  • Ballet + Creative Movement
  • Saturday 9:00-9:45
Named after the age of the dancers in the class, Two Much Fun is an introduction to the fun and exciting world of dance by integrating basic ballet, gross motor skill work, and body coordination. Each week will have a theme that will open our imaginations and teach us new things about dance, our bodies and the world around us! We use props to make the movement come alive. Dancers will receive a FREE personal prop kit that will stay at the studio, and is yours to keep after the season ends. Dance class reinforces social skills like waiting our turn, using our manners and attending class independently to prepare for a school environment. At the end of the year, the Two Much Fun class does an in-studio demonstration class to show all that we have learned, and does not participate in the winter or spring performances with costumes. REGISTER




3-4 Years Old: Pre-Ballet


  • 3 & 4 Year Olds (Dancers must be 3 years old by September 1)
  • Ballet + Creative Movement
  • Monday 4:45-5:45, Thursday 4:45-5:45, Saturday 10:00-11:00
Dancers enjoy Pre-Ballet, creative movement, and song and dance in a fun-filled, accepting atmosphere! We work on Pre-Ballet skills, counting, gross motor skills, and tumbling all while having fun and using our imaginations. Dance class reinforces social skills like waiting our turn, using our manners and attending class independently to prepare for a school environment. Dancers will receive a FREE personal prop kit that will stay at the studio, and is yours to keep after the season ends. Pre-Ballet dancers perform in costume for the first time, where they are always the hit of the show! Information for the Winter Performance and Spring Performance will be distributed later in the season. REGISTER





Kindergarten - 1st Grade

K-1st Grade Core: Ballet + Tap


  • Ballet + Tap
  • Wednesday 4:45-6:00 or Saturday 9:00-10:15
Ballet and Tap are offered in a combined class that focuses on coordination, technique, and fun activities. In Ballet, terminology and technique is integrated with imagination to make it a fun-filled learning process. Rhythm, patterns and counting are the focus in Tap while working on using our feet to make sound. We also learn how to do partner dances, work on tumbling, and play games that use both our bodies and our brains. Dance class reinforces social skills like waiting our turn, using our manners and attending class independently to prepare for a school environment. Information for the Winter Performance and Spring Performance will be distributed later in the season. REGISTER




K-1st Grade Hip Hop


  • Hip Hop
  • Wednesday 6:00-7:00 or Saturday 10:15-11:15
  • Does not require enrollment in Core Clas
Are you looking for a high-energy and fun class? Come show us your moves! Hip Hop focuses on isolating various body parts at once, emphasizing the beat of the song, across the floor progressions, combinations, and an introduction to break-dancing stalls. All classes are developed to be age appropriate regarding music, costumes, and content. Information for the Winter Performance and Spring Performance will be distributed later in the season. REGISTER





2nd-3rd Grade

2nd Grade Core: Ballet + Tap


  • Ballet + Tap
  • Tuesday 4:45-6:15
Ballet and Tap are offered in a combined class that focuses on coordination, technique, and fun activities. In Ballet, terminology and technique is integrated with imagination to make it a fun-filled learning process. Rhythm, patterns and counting are the focus in Tap while working on using our feet to make sound. We also learn how to do partner dances, work on tumbling, and play games that use both our bodies and our brains. Dance class reinforces social skills like waiting our turn, using our manners and attending class independently to prepare for a school environment. Information for the Winter Performance and Spring Performance will be distributed later in the season. REGISTER




3rd Grade Core: Ballet + Tap + Jazz


  • Ballet, Tap, Jazz
  • Monday 4:45-6:30
Ballet, Tap, and Jazz are covered in this conveniently scheduled combination class. Core Class focuses on multiple styles of dance to ensure that all dancers are receiving a well-rounded dance education. Ballet is the foundation of all dance training. It teaches correct body alignment, classical technique, musicality, and terminology. Tap dance transforms each dancer into a percussive musician creating rhythms, pattern, and sounds with various parts of the tap shoe. Jazz is stylized and upbeat movement that explores isolation, increases performance quality, and covers a wide range of musical genres. Information for the Winter Performance and Spring Performance will be distributed later in the season. REGISTER




2nd-3rd Grade: Hip Hop


  • 2nd-3rd Grade
  • Hip Hop
  • Wednesday 4:45-5:45
  • Does not require enrollment in Core Class
Are you looking for a high-energy and fun class? Come show us your moves! Hip Hop focuses on isolating various body parts at once, emphasizing the beat of the song, across the floor progressions, combinations, and an introduction to break-dancing stalls. All classes are developed to be age appropriate regarding music, costumes, and content. Information for the Winter Performance and Spring Performance will be distributed later in the season. REGISTER




2nd-4th Grade: Debut Company


  • 2nd-4th Grade
  • Most rehearsals are held Saturday 11:15-12:15. Company runs on a rehearsal schedule and times may vary week-to-week with a monthly calendar given ahead of time.
  • Requires enrollment in Core Class
For the dancer who wants to perform more and expand their dance experiences! Company is an additional class that gives dancers the opportunity to perform in the community and exposes them to new opportunities in dance. Dancers will learn multiple performance pieces and will have Company-only performances and also participate in the studio-wide Winter and Spring Performances. Click here for more information on Company. REGISTER





6th-8th Grade

6th-7th Grade Core: Ballet + Tap + Jazz


  • Ballet, Tap, Jazz
  • Monday 6:45-9:30
Ballet, Tap, and Jazz are covered in this conveniently scheduled combination class. Core Class focuses on multiple styles of dance to ensure that all dancers are receiving a well-rounded dance education. Ballet is the foundation of all dance training. It teaches correct body alignment, classical technique, musicality, and terminology. Tap dance transforms each dancer into a percussive musician creating rhythms, pattern, and sounds with various parts of the tap shoe. Jazz is stylized and upbeat movement that explores isolation, increases performance quality, and covers a wide range of musical genres. Information for the Winter Performance and Spring Performance will be distributed later in the season. REGISTER




6th-8th Grade: Hip Hop


  • 6th-8th Grade
  • Thursday 7:45-8:45
  • Does not require enrollment in Core Class
Are you looking for a high-energy and fun class? Come show us your moves! Hip Hop focuses on isolating various body parts at once, emphasizing the beat of the song, across the floor progressions, combinations, and an introduction to break-dancing stalls. All classes are developed to be age appropriate regarding music, costumes, and content. Information for the Winter Performance and Spring Performance will be distributed later in the season. REGISTER




6th-8th Grade: Contemporary


  • 6th-8th Grade
  • Thursday 6:45-7:45
  • Requires enrollment in Core Class
For the dancer who enjoys telling a story through their movement. Contemporary dance is constantly evolving and this class will explore it's many components. The focus will be on building existing technique, expressive lyrical movement, choreographic elements, traditional modern technique, improvisation and exuding emotions through movement. Information for the Winter Performance and Spring Performance will be distributed later in the season. REGISTER




8th Grade Core: Ballet + Tap + Jazz


  • Ballet, Tap, Jazz
  • Tuesday 6:30-9:30
Ballet, Tap, and Jazz are covered in this conveniently scheduled combination class. Core Class focuses on multiple styles of dance to ensure that all dancers are receiving a well-rounded dance education. Ballet is the foundation of all dance training. It teaches correct body alignment, classical technique, musicality, and terminology. Tap dance transforms each dancer into a percussive musician creating rhythms, pattern, and sounds with various parts of the tap shoe. Jazz is stylized and upbeat movement that explores isolation, increases performance quality, and covers a wide range of musical genres. Information for the Winter Performance and Spring Performance will be distributed later in the season. REGISTER




6th-HS: Accelerated Tap


  • 6th Grade-High School
  • Thursday 8:45-9:30
  • Requires enrollment in Core Class
This class was designed for students looking to further polish their tap skills. More complex patterns and combinations will be presented along with more advanced steps and terminology. Information for the Winter Performance and Spring Performance will be distributed later in the season. REGISTER




5th-HS: Pre-Pointe


  • 5th Grade - High School
  • Non-performance class
  • Thursday 6:00-6:45
  • Requires enrollment in Core Class
Pre-Pointe is a non-performance class that educates and prepares dancers for dancing en pointe. All dancers will start wearing their ballet slippers. You will be notified when your dancer is approved to purchase pointe shoes. This class has a strong emphasis on strenthening the ankle and foot at the barre, as well as utilizing proper ballet technique and alignment. Once approved for pointe shoes, dancers will spend time learning about the pointe shoes, how to sew, preparing their pointe shoes, and proper foot care. REGISTER




6th Grade-HS: Advanced Ballet + Pointe


  • 6th Grade-HS
  • Thursday 5:30-6:45
  • Requires enrollment in Core Class
For dancers who enjoy the art of ballet, and are interested in advancing their ballet technique whether en pointe or in their ballet slippers. Dancers work at the barre, in center, and across the floor. Dancers must have completed Pre-Pointe to take this class en pointe. Ballet is the foundation of all dance training. It teaches correct body alignment, classical technique, musicality, and terminology. Information for the Winter Performance and Spring Performance will be distributed later in the season. REGISTER




6th-8th Grade: Prima Company


  • 6th-8th Grade
  • Most rehearsals are held Saturday 1:15-2:45. Company runs on a rehearsal schedule and times may vary week-to-week with a monthly calendar given ahead of time.
  • Requires enrollment in Core Class
For the dancer who wants to perform more and expand their dance experiences! Company is an additional class that gives dancers the opportunity to perform in the community and exposes them to new opportunities in dance. Dancers will learn multiple performance pieces and will have Company-only performances and also participate in the studio-wide Winter and Spring Performances. Click here for more information on Company. REGISTER





High School

6th Grade-HS: Advanced Ballet + Pointe


  • 6th Grade-HS
  • Thursday 5:30-6:45
  • Requires enrollment in Core Class
For dancers who enjoy the art of ballet, and are interested in advancing their ballet technique whether en pointe or in their ballet slippers. Dancers work at the barre, in center, and across the floor. Dancers must have completed Pre-Pointe to take this class en pointe. Ballet is the foundation of all dance training. It teaches correct body alignment, classical technique, musicality, and terminology. Information for the Winter Performance and Spring Performance will be distributed later in the season. REGISTER




High School Core: Ballet + Tap + Jazz


  • Ballet, Tap, Jazz
  • Tuesday 6:30-9:30
  • For dancers with previous dance experience (new/novice dancers are encouraged to try Beginner Teen Core)
Ballet, Tap, and Jazz are covered in this conveniently scheduled combination class. Core Class focuses on multiple styles of dance to ensure that all dancers are receiving a well-rounded dance education. Ballet is the foundation of all dance training. It teaches correct body alignment, classical technique, musicality, and terminology. Tap dance transforms each dancer into a percussive musician creating rhythms, pattern, and sounds with various parts of the tap shoe. Jazz is stylized and upbeat movement that explores isolation, increases performance quality, and covers a wide range of musical genres. Information for the Winter Performance and Spring Performance will be distributed later in the season. REGISTER




High School: Hip Hop


  • High School
  • Thursday 6:45-7:45
  • Does not require enrollment in Core Class
Are you looking for a high-energy and fun class? Come show us your moves! Hip Hop focuses on isolating various body parts at once, emphasizing the beat of the song, across the floor progressions, combinations, and an introduction to break-dancing stalls. All classes are developed to be age appropriate regarding music, costumes, and content. Information for the Winter Performance and Spring Performance will be distributed later in the season. REGISTER




High School: Contemporary


  • High School
  • Thursday 7:45-8:45
  • Requires enrollment in Core Class
For the dancer who enjoys telling a story through their movement. Contemporary dance is constantly evolving and this class will explore it's many components. The focus will be on building existing technique, expressive lyrical movement, choreographic elements, traditional modern technique, improvisation and exuding emotions through movement. Information for the Winter Performance and Spring Performance will be distributed later in the season. REGISTER




6th-HS: Accelerated Tap


  • 6th Grade-High School
  • Thursday 8:45-9:30
  • Requires enrollment in Core Class
This class was designed for students looking to further polish their tap skills. More complex patterns and combinations will be presented along with more advanced steps and terminology. Information for the Winter Performance and Spring Performance will be distributed later in the season. REGISTER




5th-HS: Pre-Pointe


  • 5th Grade - High School
  • Non-performance class
  • Thursday 6:00-6:45
  • Requires enrollment in Core Class
Pre-Pointe is a non-performance class that educates and prepares dancers for dancing en pointe. All dancers will start wearing their ballet slippers. You will be notified when your dancer is approved to purchase pointe shoes. This class has a strong emphasis on strenthening the ankle and foot at the barre, as well as utilizing proper ballet technique and alignment. Once approved for pointe shoes, dancers will spend time learning about the pointe shoes, how to sew, preparing their pointe shoes, and proper foot care. REGISTER




Beginner Teen Core: Ballet + Tap + Jazz


  • Ballet, Tap, Jazz
  • Wednesday 7:15-9:30
  • For dancers with little to no previous dance experience, perfect for new or novice dancers
Ballet, Tap, and Jazz are covered in this conveniently scheduled combination class. Core Class focuses on multiple styles of dance to ensure that all dancers are receiving a well-rounded dance education. Ballet is the foundation of all dance training. It teaches correct body alignment, classical technique, musicality, and terminology. Tap dance transforms each dancer into a percussive musician creating rhythms, pattern, and sounds with various parts of the tap shoe. Jazz is stylized and upbeat movement that explores isolation, increases performance quality, and covers a wide range of musical genres. Information for the Winter Performance and Spring Performance will be distributed later in the season. REGISTER




High School: Elite Company


  • High School
  • Most rehearsals are held Saturday 12:30-2:30. Company runs on a rehearsal schedule and times may vary week-to-week with a monthly calendar given ahead of time.
  • Requires enrollment in Core Class
For the dancer who wants to perform more and expand their dance experiences! Company is an additional class that gives dancers the opportunity to perform in the community and exposes them to new opportunities in dance. Dancers will learn multiple performance pieces and will have Company-only performances and also participate in the studio-wide Winter and Spring Performances. Click here for more information on Company. REGISTER





4th-5th Grade

4th Grade Core: Ballet + Tap + Jazz


  • 4th Grade
  • Ballet, Tap, Jazz
  • Wednesday 6:00-8:15
Ballet, Tap, and Jazz are covered in this conveniently scheduled combination class. Core Class focuses on multiple styles of dance to ensure that all dancers are receiving a well-rounded dance education. Ballet is the foundation of all dance training. It teaches correct body alignment, classical technique, musicality, and terminology. Tap dance transforms each dancer into a percussive musician creating rhythms, pattern, and sounds with various parts of the tap shoe. Jazz is stylized and upbeat movement that explores isolation, increases performance quality, and covers a wide range of musical genres. Information for the Winter Performance and Spring Performance will be distributed later in the season. REGISTER




4th-5th Grade: Contemporary


  • 4th-5th Grade
  • Tuesday 4:30-5:15
  • Requires enrollment in Core Class
For the dancer who enjoys telling a story through their movement. Contemporary dance is constantly evolving and this class will explore it's many components. The focus will be on building existing technique, expressive lyrical movement, choreographic elements, traditional modern technique, improvisation and exuding emotions through movement. Information for the Winter Performance and Spring Performance will be distributed later in the season. REGISTER




5th Grade Core: Ballet + Tap + Jazz


  • 5th Grade
  • Ballet, Tap, Jazz
  • Monday 6:45-9:00
Ballet, Tap, and Jazz are covered in this conveniently scheduled combination class. Core Class focuses on multiple styles of dance to ensure that all dancers are receiving a well-rounded dance education. Ballet is the foundation of all dance training. It teaches correct body alignment, classical technique, musicality, and terminology. Tap dance transforms each dancer into a percussive musician creating rhythms, pattern, and sounds with various parts of the tap shoe. Jazz is stylized and upbeat movement that explores isolation, increases performance quality, and covers a wide range of musical genres. Information for the Winter Performance and Spring Performance will be distributed later in the season. REGISTER




5th-HS: Pre-Pointe


  • 5th Grade - High School
  • Non-performance class
  • Thursday 6:00-6:45
  • Requires enrollment in Core Class
Pre-Pointe is a non-performance class that educates and prepares dancers for dancing en pointe. All dancers will start wearing their ballet slippers. You will be notified when your dancer is approved to purchase pointe shoes. This class has a strong emphasis on strenthening the ankle and foot at the barre, as well as utilizing proper ballet technique and alignment. Once approved for pointe shoes, dancers will spend time learning about the pointe shoes, how to sew, preparing their pointe shoes, and proper foot care. REGISTER




4th-5th Grade: Hip Hop


  • 4th-5th Grade
  • Hip Hop
  • Tuesday 5:15-6:15
  • Does not require enrollment in Core Class
Are you looking for a high-energy and fun class? Come show us your moves! Hip Hop focuses on isolating various body parts at once, emphasizing the beat of the song, across the floor progressions, combinations, and an introduction to break-dancing stalls. All classes are developed to be age appropriate regarding music, costumes, and content. Information for the Winter Performance and Spring Performance will be distributed later in the season. REGISTER




2nd-4th Grade: Debut Company


  • 2nd-4th Grade
  • Most rehearsals are held Saturday 11:15-12:15. Company runs on a rehearsal schedule and times may vary week-to-week with a monthly calendar given ahead of time.
  • Requires enrollment in Core Class
For the dancer who wants to perform more and expand their dance experiences! Company is an additional class that gives dancers the opportunity to perform in the community and exposes them to new opportunities in dance. Dancers will learn multiple performance pieces and will have Company-only performances and also participate in the studio-wide Winter and Spring Performances. Click here for more information on Company. REGISTER




5th Grade: Mezzo Company


  • 5th Grade
  • Most rehearsals are held Saturday 11:30-1:00. Company runs on a rehearsal schedule and times may vary week-to-week with a monthly calendar given ahead of time.
  • Requires enrollment in Core Class
For the dancer who wants to perform more and expand their dance experiences! Company is an additional class that gives dancers the opportunity to perform in the community and exposes them to new opportunities in dance. Dancers will learn multiple performance pieces and will have Company-only performances and also participate in the studio-wide Winter and Spring Performances. Click here for more information on Company. REGISTER





Policies + Pricing

Ready to Register?

Registering for classes has never been easier! Returning students just need to sign in to their existing Studio Director Parent Portal and add classes for the 2020-2021 School Year. New students will need to create an account and then enroll in classes. Registration begins Monday, August 24 at 6:00pm.

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Thank you for your interest in La Danse Académie for your child’s dance education. 

 

The quality of our facility and faculty depends upon a system of mutual respect and cooperation. Our Policies & Procedures are in place to ensure that La Danse Académie can provide a quality dance education to your child.

 

Before registering, please read through our policies carefully so you know what to expect throughout the course of the year. We look forward to having a wonderful year together!

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