All classes are offered at the Deer Grove Leisure Center in the dedicated Dance Studio Room which features a spacious wood floor, full mirrors and mounted bars. Our talented instructors design the programs toward skill development, socialization and a group dance experience where every dancer excels. Dancers experience quality skill instruction in a fun, supportive, non-competitive environment that offers an annual Spring Dance recital.
Dance Level Information
In order to help you choose the best class for your child, the School of Dance and Movement offers different levels for some classes. Expect to see more levels as we grow and expand our classes!
Pre-Classes Very basic introduction to dance. Ages range from 4-7 years.
Level I Classes Offer an introduction to a given style or styles of dance technique, class etiquette, and basic choreography. Ages vary. No previous dance experience required.
Level II Classes These classes offer an intermediate approach to technique, class etiquette and choreography. A slightly faster pace teaching style allows students to grow as a dancers and focus on technique, flexibility, strength, and style. Dancers retain and perform skills and routines, and will be encouraged to express themselves through performance. Approximate ages: 7-14 years. No previous dance experience required but recommended.
Level III Classes Students will be held more accountable to retain and perform skills and routines and will be encouraged to express themselves individually through performance. Approximate ages 8-15 years or with instructor approval. Previous dance experience is preferred.
Tiny Dancers, Creative Movement, Fairy Princess, Pre-Ballet, Ballet,
& Polish Dance
Girls: leotard, tights, and pink ballet shoes
Boys: shorts, t-shirt, and black ballet shoes
Hip Hop, Mexican Folkloric Dance
Girls: jazz pants, stretchy clothing or warm-ups, and black jazz shoes or sneakers
Boys: warm-ups or sweat pants, t-shirt, and jazz sneakers or gym shoes
Children are introduced to dance through music, games, and creative play. Instruments, scarves, and ribbons are used in this fun, interactive class for parents and children. A parent or caregiver must attend class with the child. Class will not be held on July 6. Min 4/Max 12. Instructor: Siena Olson
Tiny Dancers 2-3 Sa, 06/22-08/03 9:30-10:05A Dance Room 506009-01 $50/$67
Fairy Princess Dance
Children have fun pretending to be dancing princesses, flying like Tinkerbelle, and singing and dancing to their favorite Disney songs. Props such as fairy wings, dress-up tutus, and princess dresses will be provided. Class will not be held on July 6. Min 4/Max 12. Instructor: Siena Olson
Fairy Princess Dance 3-5 Sa, 06/22-08/03 10:05-10:55A Dance Room 506006-01 $50/$67
Pre-Ballet introduces dancers to classical ballet and musical awareness. Students develop basic skills such as Demi-Plie, Tendu, ballet skips walks, and runs while learning ballet terminology and rhythm. Class will not be held on July 2. Min 4/Max 12. Instructor: Sidney Valdez
Pre-Ballet 4-6 Tu, 06/18-07/30 4:45-5:30P Dance Room 506002-01 $50/$67
Hip Hop I
Dancers will learn Hip Hop moves and different styles of Hip Hop dance to upbeat Pop and the latest music. Class will not be held on July 4. Min 4/Max 12. Instructor: Jovanna Gonzalez
Hip Hop I 5-7 Th, 06/20-08/01 5:15-6:00P Sycamore Room 503301-01 $50/$67
Hip Hop II
Dancers will learn intermediate Hip Hop moves and different styles of Hip Hop dance to upbeat Pop and latest music. Class will not be held on July 4. Min 4/Max 12. Instructor: Jovanna Gonzalez
Hip Hop II 7-9 Th, 06/20-08/01 6:00-6:45P Sycamore Room 503302-01 $50/$67
Explore the cultural traditions of Mexican Folkloric Dance. This class will study the most popular dances of Mexico. Dance shoes are not provided. Class will not be held on July 6. Min 4/Max 12. Instructor: Leslie Saucedo
Mexican Folkloric 6-10 Sa, 06/22-08/03 9:00-10:30A Sycamore Room 506008-01 $60/$81
Develop poise, grace, and confidence as you study the beautiful art of ballet. This class focuses on technical warm up, barre and center work, turns, jumps, and combinations. Dancers will also learn principles of correct posture, strength, flexibility and rhythm. Class will not be held on July 2. Min 4/Max 12. Instructor: Sidney Valdez
Ballet I 7-9 Tu, 06/18-07/30 5:30-6:15A Dance Room 506007-01 $50/$67