August 8, 2022 - May 27, 2023
Students are placed into classes based on their age/grade as of September 1, 2022. 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 in class for our June shows. Please note that students who join after 2/1/23 may not be able to participate in the June recital as costumes have already been ordered.
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. We can order shoes for you as well!
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!
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 who are not strong enough or old enough for pointe can be seriously injured.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.