Dance classes are offered at both Oro Valley and Catalina Foothills locations.
In order to receive the best dance class placement, the Music & Dance Academy bases their class levels more around ability than age, at the teachers discretion.
An introductory dance class where moms and dads assist our very youngest movers (2 years) through their first dance class. Engaging music and the use of special props such as scarves, hula hoops and rhythm instruments, make learning basic steps fun. Dancers discover creativity, explore flexibility and build self confidence through movement in a positive environment.
Did you know?…Dance, and artistic literacy, work hand in hand with the development of cognitive skills which will be used later in life to read, write, and solve mathematical problems. Creative dance is structured play which:
1) Enables students to gain from their own explorations and from observing others.
2) Helps 3, 4 and 5 year old dancers to take turns, shaping a group piece of choreography (a dance story).
3) Develops age appropiate gross and fine motor coordination through engaging dance activities.
4) Builds self esteem, confidence, social awareness, and an appreciation for order and discipline.
* Click here for additional information on our Preschool Dance Program
Pre-Bllet is offered to students between 4 and 6 years old. Many students will be placed in Pre-ballet for 2 or more years. Pre-ballet is a 45 minute class which combines elements found in Creative Movement with a more disciplined ballet approach. Students in Pre-ballet gain an awareness of body alignment, while strengthening and stretching the body with an age appropriate ballet based movement curriculum.
Develop the fundamentals of dance through grace, alignment, flexibility and strength by studying ballet technique. Ballet classes develop artistry and technique in a supportive, non-competative and engaging environment. Ballet I lessons are hour long classes offered once a week. In order to develop beyond a Ballet I level of competency, dancers must commit to a minimum of two ballet classes a week. Whether one wants to improve their grace or become a ballerina, ballet class is a great starting place!
Jazz combines many dance styles and techniques including ethnic dance, social dance and ballet. These energetic classes will introduce students to jazz technique which develops rhythm, coordination, strength, flexibility while encouraging each student’s individual style. Students will learn jazz dance technique, terminology and movement quality through rhythmic and percussive movement phrases. This class is a wonderful way to expand energy and learn to dance at the same time. Jazz I is perfect for the young dancer and focuses on coordination while Jazz II is for the student with more experience. Jazz III is our advanced level class.
Hip-hop classes teach fundamentals of hip hop movement and technique through unique choreography inspired by music videos and street dance. These clsses will develop coordination, musicality and strength through footwork and gestures that are combined to create varying styles of movement that are meaningful, age approprite and hours of fun.
Love to sing and dance at the same time? MUSICAL THEATRE (ages 7-15)
The Music & Dance Academy provides a unique environment where the best music and dance instructors teach in collaboration. The world of Broadway comes to life in this 90 minute class, consisting of two basic components: music and dance! Students learn how to bring characterization to a song and choreography, define a character, vocal techniques, and become acquainted with various musical theatre techniques and styles. Our musical theatre classes enjoy performing in our annual concert! All Musical theatre students are recommended to take additional ballet, jazz, and voice classes. At least one additional dance technique class is strongly recommended.
Do you have happy feet? A uniquely American dance style, tap dance developed from Irish and African American dance forms. Students will learn tap terminology and tap combinations to different rhythms and a variety of music. In class tappers develop motor skills, rhythm and coordination while having lots of fun. 42nd Street, here we come!
CREATE YOUR OWN GROUP CLASS
Don’t see what you’re looking for? Can’t find a time that works for you?
We will open a class for you and four of your friends (depending on studio availability).
Call the front desk (520-219-9950 or 520-327-2303) for more information