We offer a variety of styles including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Pointe and Contemporary for children and adults. The dance department, directed by Josh Murry-Hawkins, is divided into three programs; Minis (ages 2-6), Recreational (ages 7-18) and Focus (ages 7-18).
Our Mini program, directed by Annie Warf, is an introduction to dance using stories, props, a variety of music and creative thinking. Annie’s 23 years of teaching children brings a joy and love of the performing arts to the classroom. Children find themselves immediately enthralled with their classes. Children have a variety of classes to pick from including Twirling Twos, Tumbling, Fairytale Theatre, Storybook Ballet, Ballet/Tap, Broadway Bound, Jazz Dance Fun, Movers and Shakers, Ballet and Tap. All students are invited to perform in our Mini showcases in January and June as well as at Festival of Tree in November and Children’s Festival in March.
Our Recreational program is for the older dancer who has graduated from the Mini program or is new to dance and would like to study Ballet, Tap, Jazz or Tumbling. The recreational program offers students a more relaxed environment without having to commit to several hours per week or a strict dress code. Recreational classes are great for beginning and intermediate students. All students in the recreational program will perform in one show in our January performances and one show in our June performances.
Our Focus program is for the serious student is who is fully committed to the art of dance. All students in the program must attend 2-3 classes per week, with at least one of the classes being recreational or focus ballet. This is an invite only program and students are placed according to skill and not age. All focus classes are invited to perform in Festival of Trees in November, our winter show in January, Children’s Festival in March and our spring show in June.