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
Fairy Princess Dance
In addition to learning the basic fundamentals of ballet, children have fun pretending to be dancing princesses, flying like Tinker Bell, and singing and dancing to Disney songs. Props such as fairy wings, dress up tutus, and of course, princess dresses will be provided. Class will not be held on 11/30. Min 6 | Max 15. (LS)
Ages 3-5 Sa, 09/14-12/07 10:05-10:50A Dance Room 606006-01 $79 | $99
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 musical rhythm. Classes will not be held on 11/28. Min 6 | Max 15. (LS)
Ages 4-6 Th, 09/12-12/05 4:45-5:30P Dance Room 606002-01 $79 | $99
Hip Hop I
Dancers will learn edgy Hip Hop moves and different styles of Hip Hop Dance to upbeat pop and the latest music. Dancers will begin class with stretches and isolations followed by basic exercises in technique and combinations. Dancers will learn to identify footwork and gain an understanding of jazz and hip hop steps. Classes will not be held on 11/25. Min 6 | Max 15. (LS)
Ages 5-7 M, 09/09-12/02 5:15-6:00P Dance Room 603301-01 $79 | $99
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 11/28. Min 6 | Max 15. (LS)
Ages 7-9 Th, 09/12-12/05 5:30-6:15P Dance Room 606007-01 $79 | $99
Dancers will learn the basic fundamentals of Tap dancing. This class will focus on formations, choreography, and rhythm. This is a great skill for students interested in musical theatre! Class will not be held on 11/26. Min 6 | Max 15. (LS)
Ages 5-7 Tu, 09/10-12/03 4:45-5:30P Dance Room 606004-01 $79 | $99