Class Descriptions

Below find descriptions of the classes we offer for ages 3+. Listed by age group, we offer pre-ballet, ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, jazz/musical theater, tap/musical theater.
For adults, we offer a ballet and a tap class.

Classes for ages 3-5

35 mins

Offered in 6 week sessions, little ones will have fun learning ballet basics to princess and seasonally themed music. Showcase for the parents during the last class! Enroll Here

35 mins

Offered as part of our 10 month program, little ones will have fun learning ballet basics to princess and seasonally themed music. Dancers are part of our Spring Performance in May. Enroll Here

45 mins

Offered as a 14 week session or as part of our 10 month program, Pre-Ballet / Tap A is a perfect next step for those who have completed our Dancing Princess classes. Students will be introduced to Ballet and Tap basics. 14 week session includes a showcase for the parents during the last class and the 10 month program participates in our Spring Performance in May. Enroll Here

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​45 mins

Budding ballerinas and danseurs will have a 45 minute ballet class. Exercises are designed to build strength and flexibility in a fun, nurturing environment. This class is offered in both 14 week and 10 month sessions. Dancers in the 10 month session participate in the Spring Performance in May. Enroll Here

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Classes for ages 6-11

45 mins – 1.50 hrs

We strongly recommend all of our dancers take ballet. It is the foundation of all dance forms, characterized by grace, poise, placement and precision of movement. Our ballet program is designed to develop, inspire, and sustain a love of ballet in every student. We have a progressive age appropriate curriculum which affords students the opportunity to develop a strong technique, discipline, creativity, artistry, musicality, and confidence. We provide a complete training program for recreational dancers as well as those aspiring to pursue a professional ballet career. Students new to DCA should contact us to see what level would be appropriate for them. Enroll Here

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Our Jazz / Musical theater classes teach students how to convey a message to the audience with their dancing. Jazz dance is a form of dance commonly used in Broadway shows and and by the Rockettes. A variety of jazz styles will be taught including Luigi, Matt Maddox, West Coast, Fosse and Giordano. Students will gain strength, flexibility and coordination through technical jazz exercises (based on ballet technique). Enroll Here

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30 – 60 mins

​Our Tap / Musical theater classes teach students how to convey a message to the audience with their tapping. Tap dance uses hard soled shoes with aluminum taps screwed on the bottoms and is a rhythmic type of dance using the feet to make clicking sounds on the floor. Tap can be seen on many Broadway stages and is one the primary dance styles performed by the Rockettes. Enroll Here

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Hip-Hop is a very fun, energetic and encourages individuality! Hip-hop is based on street dance and is frequently used by “back up dancers” in concerts and on T.V. Lots of body isolations and “earthy” type movements. The music is often R & B, pop, rap or a mixture. Our music is chosen carefully. No bad language or suggestive lyrics are used. We often use Christian Hip-Hop music, music with a positive message or instrumental only. Enroll Here

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​1hr

Contemporary, or Modern dance is a less defined technique that encourages creativity and individuality. Sometimes a story is told through the movement while other times the choreographer is working with an abstract idea. We provide a complete syllabus to advance students through the pre-professional level. Several of our graduates have gone on to major in dance and /or dance professionally. Although contemporary is a less restrictive style, a strong ballet foundation is needed to be successful in the technique. Enroll Here

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Students will learn how to worship through movement. Ballet and Contemporary styles will be utilized and there will be a devotion each week. Additional Ballet class encouraged but not required. Enroll Here

The Performing Company is open to dancers ages 7 and up. It was designed for those who absolutely love dance, want more performing opportunities beyond the annual performance and may be interested in pursuing a dance career. We perform ballet, contemporary and jazz choreography. The company performs at assisted living facilities, churches, the annual Spring performance and other community events. Annual auditions for the DCA Repertory Company are each Spring and dancers will sign a one-year contract. For more details, please CLICK HERE

Classes for ages 12+

1-1.25 hr

We strongly recommend all of our dancers take ballet. It is the foundation of all dance forms, characterized by grace, poise, placement and precision of movement. Our ballet program is designed to develop, inspire, and sustain a love of ballet in every student. We have a progressive age appropriate curriculum which affords students the opportunity to develop a strong technique, discipline, creativity, artistry, musicality, and confidence. We provide a complete training program for recreational dancers as well as those aspiring to pursue a professional ballet career. Students new to DCA should contact us to see what level would be appropriate for them. ​ Enroll Here

​Click here to see an example of ballet choreography

1hr

​Our Tap / Musical theater classes teach students how to convey a message to the audience with their tapping. Tap dance uses hard soled shoes with aluminum taps screwed on the bottoms and is a rhythmic type of dance using the feet to make clicking sounds on the floor. Tap can be seen on many Broadway stages and is one the primary dance styles performed by the Rockettes. Enroll Here

Click here to see an example of tap choreography

​1hr

Our Jazz / Musical theater classes teach students how to convey a message to the audience with their dancing. Jazz dance is a form of dance commonly used in Broadway shows and and by the Rockettes. A variety of jazz styles will be taught including Luigi, Matt Maddox, West Coast, Fosse and Giordano. Students will gain strength, flexibility and coordination through technical jazz exercises (based on ballet technique). Enroll Here

​Click here to see an example of jazz choreography

​1hr

Hip-Hop is a very fun, energetic and encourages individuality! Hip-hop is based on street dance and is frequently used by “back up dancers” in concerts and on T.V. Lots of body isolations and “earthy” type movements. The music is often R & B, pop, rap or a mixture. Our music is chosen carefully. No bad language or suggestive lyrics are used. We often use Christian Hip-Hop music, music with a positive message or instrumental only. ​Enroll Here

​Click here to see an example of hip hop choreography

1-1.25 hrs

Contemporary, or Modern dance is a less defined technique that encourages creativity and individuality. Sometimes a story is told through the movement while other times the choreographer is working with an abstract idea. We provide a complete syllabus to advance students through the pre-professional level. Several of our graduates have gone on to major in dance and /or dance professionally. Although contemporary is a less restrictive style, a strong ballet foundation is needed to be successful in the technique. Enroll Here

​Click here to see an example of contemporary choreography

The Performing Company is open to dancers ages 7 and up. It was designed for those who absolutely love dance, want more performing opportunities beyond the annual performance and may be interested in pursuing a dance career. The company performs at assisted living facilities, churches, the annual Spring performance and other community events. Annual auditions for the DCA Repertory Company are each Spring and dancers will sign a one-year contract. For more details, please CLICK HERE

Classes for Adults

1hr

Our adult ballet classes are perfect for beginners or those returning to dance after a long hiatus. Ballet improves posture, strength, flexibility and grace. It’s also an excellent work out! Adult students may wear any clothing that allows for a full range of motion. Enroll Here

1hr

Our adult tap classes are a lot of fun! Beginning Tap is designed for beginners or those returning to dance after taking a long hiatus. Intermediate Tap is designed for those with previous experience. Tap dance improves overall fitness and is a great mental work out as well! Adult students may wear any clothing that allows for a full range of motion. Enroll Here

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