Dance Classes for 9th-12th Grade Students

The experiences I had have followed me throughout my life. Hard work, the meaning of commitment, great legs, and awesome friends!

Margie Fitch

former student

Why dance? We’re glad you asked!

  • Physical Fitness
  • Creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Grace
  • Musicality
  • Discipline
  • Fun

Welcome To Your Studio

  • Free WiFi in the lobby
  • Conveniently located on Whitemarsh Island
  • 1007 Bryan Woods Loop 31410

Class Options for 2024-2025

Class times listed are for new students.

Returning students, Log In to your account to find your class options.

Hip-Hop

Thursday 4:00-4:45

Hip-Hop needs no introduction – but we can tell you that the kind we teach is super-fun, but age-appropriate. Learn all the line dances and be a hit at the next party!

In addition, we cover House, Pop, Old School, and a bunch of other fun genres that nobody’s heard of.

  • Any pair of sneakers that are set aside as “Dance Shoes” and are not worn outside the classroom.
  • Activewear

Acrobatics

Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm

Similar to Gymnastics, Acro combines fast tumbling like cartwheels and hand-springs with amazing feats of flexibility.

If you seek greater flexibility, or just like being upside-down, this class is for you.

  • form-fitting leotard or top and shorts
  • nothing that will go over your head when upside down
  • long hair should be “up”
  • bare feet

Ballet

Monday 6:30-7:30

Experience Required
Grace. Poise. Beauty. Discipline. The foundation of a solid dance education.

Experienced students will study en pointe

  • Black  leotard
  • pink tights
  • pink ballet shoes
  • hair in a bun

Musical Theatre

Saturday 11:00-12:00

Have a flair for the dramatic? Need some help developing your emoting skills? We'll cover all that and more, including acting and group singing. Students will have a featured role in the Recital.

  • Activewear

Jazz

Monday 5:30-6:30

Experience Required
Another American art form– Jazz has evolved to mean technique-based movement to pop music. In this class we cover Lyrical Jazz, Contemporary, Broadway, Pop and more.
  • form-fitting leotard or top and shorts
  • Black jazz shoes

Tap

Thursday 4:45-5:30

Experience Required
Rhythm and Musicality. A truly rich American art form.

From Broadway to Hoofin’, we let our feet do the talkin’.

  • Black Oxford-style tap shoes.
  • Activewear

Tuition

Tuition is based on the number of hours per week you take dance. Rates are calculated down to the quarter hour. See the chart for examples.

Payments are scheduled to run automatically using a card on file. Payments may be made in-person by cash or check, if done before the automatic payment is scheduled. You may also pre-pay in any increments you like, i.e. 3 months at a time, or the year in full.

Read our full Policies Page for more details.

  • 1 hour/week - 9 installments of $81.78 20% 20%
  • 2 hours/week - 9 installments of $160 40% 40%
  • 3 hours/week - 9 installments of $229.33 60% 60%
  • 4 hours/week - 9 installments of $291.56 80% 80%
  • 5 hours/week - 9 installments of $328.89 100% 100%

On With the Show!

The word RECITAL doesn’t really do it justice– it’s really more of a Dance Extravaganza!

This exciting experience gives students an opportunity to display their accomplishments and a purpose to perfect their work.

Things you’ll love as a parent:

  • Instead of one great big 4+ hour recital, we actually have 4 smaller fun-size recitals to keep each one short and sweet
  • Recital Costumes are provided at no additional cost

A Teacher’s Worth a Thousand Words

What are you looking for in a dance teacher? How about skill, experience, and heart.

Trina

JAZZ/BALLET/ACRO

Gretchen’s daughter Trina is an expert in the art of training young dancers. As Director of the Company Dancer program, she has led countless dancers to competitive (and personal) victories. Certified Teacher by Dance Masters of America.

Travis

TAP/HIP-HOP/ACRO

Gretchen’s son Travis is the un-official Director of Fun and has a knack for working with both casual and committed dancers alike. In addition to having been born wearing tap shoes, he’s also a Certified Teacher by Dance Masters of America.

Karen

BALLET

A world-class ballerina, Karen has taught, choreographed, and performed her art-form for over 20 years and brings that experience to share with her students.

The Dance Year

The Dance Year (like the school year) runs from August to May. It goes a little something like this:

September

The Dance Year begins!

Most classes are full, though there are a few spots available.

Registrartion will continue through December

January

Students begin work on the Recital.

As we pass the half-way point of our dance year, we stop taking registration for our current season and start taking registration for our Summer Camps.

March

The Recital is drawing near!

Registration for Summer Camps continues.

June

Summer

Registration for the coming dance-year begins. Some camps are still available. 

 

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If you removed all the arts in the lives of our children…there is no way that adding more mathematics, increasing more reading programs, requiring more science, mandating more tests, or scheduling more computer courses could replace what they would have lost.
National Endowment for the Arts