YMCA School of Dance

The YMCA School of Dance offers classes designed for kids, teens and adults who have had 1-3 years experience in a dance classroom.

Little Girl Dancer CopyTeacher approval is required for all classes.  For a complete description of classes, including class times and fees, please view our current program guide. For more information on the YMCA School of Dance, please contact Katie Glover at 301-663-5131, ext. 1275.


Primary

In this exposure class, students build a foundation in ballet technique and explore different styles of dance including tap, jazz and modern.  Children will enjoy a variety of new rhythms and movement. One year of prior dance experience is required. (Ages 5-10)
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Elementary

Dancers enrolling in elementary level classes are ready to transition from exposure classes and are prepared for a higher level of focus, technique, and deeper exploration into various styles of dance.  Ballet is mandatory to take the other offerings.  Students are encouraged to begin their Cecchetti Ballet Method training at this level in addition to their mandatory ballet class. We offer elementary level classes in ballet, modern, jazz and tap. One year of prior dance experience is required. (Ages 8-12)
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Youth

Dancers enrolling in Youth level classes are prepared for a more rigorous dance experience.  Taking a core set of classes: Cecchetti Method, Ballet, Modern and Jazz, dancers will continue to build technique, stage presence and self-awareness.  All dancers are required to enroll in the Youth Unlimited Class offering. We offer youth level classes in in ballet, modern, jazz and tap. Two years of prior dance experience is required. (Ages 10-13)
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Junior

Dancers enrolling in Junior level classes are prepared for a more rigorous dance experience.  Taking a core set of classes:  Cecchetti Method, 2 Ballet/Pointe, Modern and Jazz.  All dancers are required to enroll in the Junior Unlimited Class offering. We offer junior level classes in in ballet, modern, jazz, tap and choreography. Two years of prior dance experience is required. (Ages 13 and up)
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Teen/Adult

These classes are designed for students who have busy lives and a passion for dance.  Take just one or take them all, students will continue to learn stylistic technique, build strength and increase flexibility.  We offer teen/adult level classes in in ballet, modern, jazz and tap. One year of prior dance experience is required. (Ages 14 and up)
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