Youth Dance Programs

The School at Dancewave is a program that embraces an innovative model of dance education. We have a high standard for rigorous training, which we combine with mentoring by accomplished dance professionals in an incredibly nurturing and non-competitive environment.


CREATIVE MOVEMENT & DANCE CLASSES: 24 MONTHS - 6 YEARS

Creative Movement (24-36 mos) Creative Movement is an introductory class for students and parents/caregivers to bond through imaginative movement. Students will develop social skills, raise kinesthetic awareness, and improve gross motor skills through creative games and activities such as skipping, jumping, singing, rhythmic clapping and performing improvised movement.

Creative Ballet I (3-4 yrs) Creative Ballet I is a beginning level drop-off class that introduces students to basic ballet positions and techniques in a playful and imaginative setting. Students will increase confidence, develop locomotive skills, and increase strength and range of motion. Dancewave’s approach encourages young dancers to use their imaginations to creatively solve problems through improvisation and related dance games and activities.

Creative Modern I (3-4 yrs) Creative Modern I is a beginning level drop-off class that introduces students to basic modern concepts and techniques in a playful and imaginative setting. Students will increase strength and range of motion, develop a basic understanding of movement dynamics and effort qualities, and increase confidence. Dancewave’s approach encourages young dancers to use their imaginations to creatively solve problems through improvisation and related dance games and activities.

Creative Ballet II (5-6 yrs) Creative Ballet II is a beginning-intermediate level drop-off class that furthers students’ understanding of ballet positions and techniques. Students will increase confidence as individual soloists, refine locomotive skills, and increase strength and range of motion. Dancewave’s approach encourages young dancers to use their imaginations to creatively solve problems through improvisation and related dance games and activities.

Creative Modern II (5-6 yrs) Creative Modern II is a beginning-intermediate level drop-off class that furthers students’ understanding of modern concepts and techniques. Students will increase strength and range of motion, refine their understanding of movement dynamics and effort qualities, and increase confidence. Dancewave’s approach encourages young dancers to use their imaginations to creatively solve problems through improvisation and related dance games and activities.

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BALLET, MODERN & POPULAR DANCE STYLES: 6-18 YEARS

Ballet A (6-8 yrs) Ballet A is a beginning-intermediate level drop-off class that introduces students to the structure and sequence of a classical ballet class. Students will learn basic ballet vocabulary, increase strength and range of motion, and refine kinesthetic awareness through a creative and imaginative approach to basic ballet technique.

Modern A (6-8 yrs) Modern A is a beginning-intermediate level drop-off class that introduces students to the structure and sequence of a modern technique class. Students will learn basic modern dance concepts, increase strength and range of motion, and refine kinesthetic awareness through a creative and imaginative approach to modern dance technique. 

Ballet I (7-9 yrs) Ballet I is an open level drop-off class that deepens students’ understanding of basic ballet concepts and terminology. Students will gain confidence as movers and performers, increase strength and range of motion, and refine kinesthetic awareness through a creative and imaginative approach to basic ballet technique.

Broadway Stars of Tomorrow (7-9 yrs) Broadway Stars of Tomorrow is an open level drop-off class that develops students’ aesthetic sensibilities as young performers. Students will gain confidence as movers, vocalists and performers, and refine kinesthetic awareness through a creative and imaginative approach to musical theater.

Hip Hop Basics (7-9 yrs) Hip Hop Basics is an open level drop-off class that introduces students to the foundation of Hip Hop techniques, while engaging students in the social and cultural elements unique to Hip Hop. Students will gain confidence, refine kinesthetic awareness, and increase musicality and phrasing within a social setting.

Modern I (Ages 7-9 Years) Modern I is an open level drop-off class that deepens students’ understanding of basic modern dance concepts. Students will gain confidence as movers and performers, increase strength and range of motion, and refine kinesthetic awareness through a creative and imaginative approach to basic modern dance technique.

Ballet I/II - Ballet IV/V (10-18 yrs) Dancewave’s Ballet curriculum balances rigorous technical training with creative principals for a well-balanced and holistic approach to dance training. As students advance, emphasis is placed on appropriate anatomical alignment and execution of steps, as well as refining individual expression and performance quality.

Modern I/II - Modern IV/V & Choreolab (10-18 yrs) Dancewave’s Modern curriculum balances rigorous technical training with creative principals for a well-balanced and holistic approach to dance training. As students advance, emphasis is placed on appropriate anatomical alignment for strength and support, as well as improvisational and choreographic techniques used in performance. 

Hip Hop I (10-12 yrs) Hip Hop I is an open level class that introduces the basic principles of Hip Hop dance, while engaging students in the social and cultural elements unique to Hip Hop. Students will refine musicality and phrasing, increase self-awareness and self-expression, and develop confidence as unique individuals and movers.   

Ballet Repertory (13-15 yrs) Ballet Repertory is an intermediate-advanced level class that provides students with the opportunity to learn classical and contemporary ballet choreography. Students will increase strength and range of motion, refine musicality and phrasing, and develop confidence as performers. 

Contemporary Jazz (13-15 yrs) Contemporary Jazz is an open level class that deepens students’ understanding of contemporary, modern, and jazz techniques. Students will increase strength and range of motion, and refine musicality and phrasing, and develop confidence as performers. 

Hip Hop II (13-15 yrs) Hip Hop II is an open level class that builds on the fundamental principles of Hip Hop dance, while engaging students in the social and cultural elements unique to Hip Hop. Students will increase self-awareness and self-expression, develop confidence as unique individuals and movers, and refine musicality and phrasing in performance. 

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