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CHILDREN'S CLASSES (ages 3-12)

Perfect for little feet, bodies, & minds, our creative and fun classes allow your dancer to experience the artistic discipline of dance, while joyfully moving at the same time. We offer affordable children's classes for ages 3 to 12 years old in Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, Pre-Tap, Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Conditioning & Hip Hop. All classes are taught by experienced faculty & follow a carefully articulated curriculum to ensure the best possible experience for your child. For children 7-10, who are ready to commit to the wonderful world of dance, check out our new Petite Muses Program!

Fall classes begin August 20.

Tuition is due on a month to month basis.Once registered, you are automatically renewed monthly through May 18th, 2019, unless you withdraw from classes before the start of a new month. 

All students are involved in performances in both December and May.

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AGES 3-4 

Pre-Ballet 1 with Pre-Tap 1 - a wonderful introduction to dance for young children, exploring the principles of movement to music, counting, spacial and self body awareness and team work... all with a giant dose of fun! Students will change shoes mid-class so that they get to explore the fun of creating their own rhythms with tap shoes. 

Monday 3:30-4:15pm - Hertzberg  (this class is full... waitlist only)

Monday 5:15-6pm - Hertzberg (this class is full... waitlist only)

Wednesday 3:15-4:00pm - Hertzberg Only 1 spot left!

Wednesday 5:00-5:45pm - Hertzberg  Only 3 spots left!

These fill up fast!  Register today!

Boy's Creative Movement - Geared towards harnessing the exuberant energy level of young boys and focusing it towards moving within a structure, role playing through movement - dinosaurs are a favorite! - rhythm, counting, spacial and self body awareness and team work... They will be tuckered out when they get home!  Ages 3-4

Thursday 3:30-4:00pm - Hertzberg

Creative Movement - a wonderful introduction to dance for young children, exploring the principles of movement to music, counting, spacial and self body awareness and team work... all with a giant dose of fun!  The class will spend time every week on a special piece of choreography that they will present once a month.  Ages 3-5

Saturday 9:00-9:45am - Huntley

AGES 5-6

Pre-ballet 2 - a wonderful introduction to ballet for young children, exploring the principles of movement to music, counting, spacial and self body awareness and team work... all with a giant dose of fun!  This class is acceptable for most first time dance students, although those on the younger side of 5 may also be happy with Pre-ballet 1.  This class has more structure, focusing more on classical technique than pre-ballet 1, appropriate for a 5-6 year old's increasing attention span.  Pair with Pre-Tap 2!

Monday 4:15-4:45 Hertzberg (this class is full... waitlist only)

Wednesday 4:00-4:30pm  Hertzberg  (this class is full... waitlist only)

Thursday 5:00-5:30pm - Hertzberg (this class is full... waitlist only)

Friday 5:00-5:30pm - Huntley - Just added... starts Sept 14!

These fill up fast!  Register today!

Pre-Tap 2 - A wonderful introduction to tap for young children, exploring the principles of rhythm, movement to music, counting, spacial and self body awareness and team work... all with a giant dose of fun!  This class is acceptable for most first time dance students, although those on the younger side of 5 may also be happy with Pre-tap 1.  This class has more structure, focusing more on tap vocabulary than pre-tap 1, appropriate for a 5-6 year old's increasing attention span.  Pair with Pre-Ballet 2!

Monday 4:45-5:15pm - Hertzberg

Wednesday 4:30-5:00pm    Hertzberg  

Thursday 5:30-6:00pm - Hertzberg

Friday 5:00-5:30pm - Huntley - Just added... starts Sept 14!

These fill up fast!  Register today!

Boys Dance Two!  - An exciting introduction to a variety of dance styles, including tap, ballet and jazz.  Focusing on the things boys love, jumping, turning and floor work, this fun class will build a love of movement, focus, team work and body awareness.  Ages 5-6

Tuesday 3:15-4:15pm - Petrusek

Creative Movement - a wonderful introduction to dance for young children, exploring the principles of movement to music, counting, spacial and self body awareness and team work... all with a giant dose of fun!  The class will spend time every week on a special piece of choreography that they will present once a month.  Ages 3-5

Saturday 9:00-9:45am - Huntley

 

AGES 7-10

Petite Muses of Terpsicorps For ages 7-10 who are excited to have dance in their lives.  These students take ballet two times a week and have the opportunity to perform in the annual Muses of Terpsicorps performance at the Diana Wortham Theatre in May with no additional fees.  The program is run by Karen Ninos Carpenter, a former faculty member from the world renowned Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.  

Talk to the staff to see if your child is ready for the Petite Muses level 1 or 2.  Beginners may be admitted after a trial class. Read more about the program here...

Ballet 1/2 - The first ballet class level where we begin training in the traditional classical ballet style.  There is a lot of attention paid to proper alignment and gaining fundamentals of the ballet vocabulary, the backbone of all concert dance forms.  Every class will include time to have fun however, and this is the class that truly begins to develop a love and respect for the art form. Beginners are still welcome at this level that only meets once a week.  Ages 7-9  Those who are really excited about their ballet classes can come two times a week in the Petite Muses program.  

A great pairing with Tap, Contemporary or Hip Hop!  

Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm - Hertzberg

Tap 1&2 - The first tap class level where we really begin exploring the intricacies of the tap dance vocabulary.  An amazing class for attaining rhythm, having fun and getting exercise. A great pairing with Ballet 1 or 2 and the Petite Muses program!  Ages 7-9

Tuesdays 5:15-6:00pm - Petrusek

Contemporary 1&2 - The basics of contemporary, modern and jazz are introduced in this fun and aerobic class.  Taught to age appropriate pop music, there is much attention paid to proper technique and body alignment that corresponds to ballet and modern techniques.  A great pairing with Ballet 1 or 2 and the Petite Muses Program!  Ages 7-10  

Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm  - Huntley

Hip Hop 1&2 - The basics of hip hop are taught in this class.  A fast paced and fun class taught to age appropriate hip hop music.  A great first dance experience and wonderful exercise in strengthening the mind body connection.  A great pairing with Ballet 1 or 2 and the Petite Muses Program!  Ages 7-10

Thursday 5:00-5:45pm  - Budge

AGES 10-12

The Pre-professional Division and Muses of Terpsicorps Dance Company For ages 10 & up who have had a couple years of dance and are ready to start pushing themselves the extra mile.  

Audition is necessary to commit to the entire program, but individual classes are open to all students. 

Intro to Dance for Teens & Preteens - for those who have always wanted to dance, but have little or no experience and want to explore a variety of styles.  This class will touch upon hip hop, contemporary and ballet, letting the student's interest guide the direction of the class over time.  A great way to try dance for the first time or get back into it. Begins September 14

Fridays 3:45-5:00pm - Huntley

Teen & Preteen Hip Hop - An exciting, fun and challenging way to get some exercise and increase your strength, stamina, and focus skills.

Thursdays 5:45-6:45pm - Budge

Conditioning for Dancers - An amazing conditioning program created with dancers in mind. An amazing way to gain both strength, flexibility and a better mind body connection.

Mondays 4:00-5:00pm - Rouzer

Yoga for Dancers - A challenging yoga class geared towards keeping dancer's bodies healthy, flexible and strong.  Today's professional dancers are able to keep injuries at bay with a remarkable knowledge of how their bodies work.  Starting the practice of being in tune with your body's needs while still young is crucial to dancing both longer and better.

Thursdays 7:00-8:00pm - TBA