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23/24 season

August 7, 2023 - May 25, 2024

Weekly Classes for Ages 3-18

class Schedules

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class info

Students are placed into classes based on their age/grade as of September 1, 2023. Our fall semester will focus on learning technique and gaining strength & flexibility with the option to participate in our Christmas show in separate rehearsals. Our spring semester will focus on improving technique and learning a recital dance during class for our June show.

Check out our calendar for information regarding holiday breaks and events!

Each class requires a specific dress code. DDC has a limited amount of shoes, leotards, and tights at either location available for purchase.

Tuition is charged on the first of each month to the card on file. Students who enroll throughout mid-month will have prorated tuition for that month. Please review our policies for additional information about DDC! 

class types

BTJ Combo

BTJ Combo combines ballet, tap, and jazz into one class! This class introduces dance basics to preschoolers and focuses on developing rhythm, coordination, and flexibility. BTJ Combo also promotes listening skills, call and response, taking turns, memorization, and interacting with others.

Flip Hop

New this year! Flip Hop is a combination class for preschoolers focusing on hip hop and acro. Dancers will learn hip hop basics and an introduction to tumbling. This class focuses on teaching rhythm, coordination, strength, flexibility, memorization, balance, and more!

Ballet

A classical form of dance, ballet focuses on strength, grace, and precision. Students learn technical skills, ballet history, and athletic discipline. Ballet is a great basis for many forms of dance!

Pre-Pointe & Pointe

Pre-pointe is designed to give dancers the tools to prepare for pointe. From strengthening legs to learning how to sew pointe shoes, pre-pointe is a great supplemental class for serious dancers. Dancers will not be en pointe in this class, but strengthen their muscles to prepare for pointe shoes in the future.

Dancers who wish to dance en pointe will need to take at least one ballet class per week, have at least one year of training in ballet, be at least 11 years old, and be approved by an instructor. These dancers will be taken to a pointe shoe fitting with an instructor to get the perfect shoe for their physique and then will be able to begin taking pointe classes!

**It is very important that dancers do not attempt to purchase pointe shoes or go en pointe until they are approved by an instructor. Dancers must be properly fitted for shoes with the instructor. Dancers who are not strong enough or old enough for pointe can be seriously injured.

Ballet Variations

Designed for Ballet 3+, Ballet Variations teaches classical variations from beloved ballets such as Paquita, Swan Lake, Raymonda, and more. Dancers should have strong technical ability and understand ballet terminology to succeed in this advanced class.

Jazz

Jazz dance is an energetic form of dance that can be smooth, powerful, sassy, fun, and show-stopping! Dancers learn technique and performance qualities to shine their brightest onstage. 

Tap

onstage Tap is a form of dance that has been cherished by audiences for centuries. From Broadway style tap to rhythmic tap, dancers will improve their coordination, musicality, and stamina in class.

Hip Hop

A very popular style of dance in the 20th & 21st centuries, hip hop offers a space for dancers to show off their style and tell a story. Students learn history of hip hop, study various styles, and build confidence.

ACRO

Acro teaches dancers tumbling tricks that can be performed on a stage. Blending together dance and gymnastics skills, acro moves such as walkovers, handsprings, and contortionist skills are implemented into dance routines to showcase strength and flexibility.

Lyrical

Lyrical focuses on interpreting music to portray a feeling or story. Dancers are able to effectively move their audience by using emotional and technical elements from ballet and modern.


Contemporary

Contemporary dance uses more abstract dance qualities to freely explore movement and perform profound concepts. A favorite of many dancers and viewers, contemporary helps dancers break out of their shell and try new things.

Musical Theater

Deriving from the big stages of New York, musical theater allows dancers to overtly tell a story through gestures and song. This style gives dancers the confidence to take up the stage and show off their acting and performance skills! At DDC, musical theater focuses on building acting skills and learning dance basics to effectively perform award-winning Broadway choreography.

POm

Pom uses in high energy choreography and strong technique to create entertaining performances for teams and audiences. Focusing on sharp movements and teamwork, dancers use poms during and incorporate jazz and hip hop moves in their routines.

Modern

Typically referred to as one of the "big three" styles of western dance, modern dance uses technique derived in the late 19th century to tell stories and challenge the regimen of classical ballet. From Graham to Horton, dancers can train in several different techniques of modern dance. 

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