Dance Classes

2018 and 2019 Tally Award Winner

At 20 years we are Tallahassee's Oldest Music and Dance School, Owned by the Same Owners!

Now Enrolling for Summer 2020 Camps!

New Camps added for the weeks of August 10, 17 and 24!

Open Registration for Fall 2020 Music Classes!  Call Now to Register!

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or call 850-412-0102, option 1 to speak directly to the owners, Ruth and David Mason

 

  *We are currently offering all of our individual music lessons (for all instruments) either in person at our studio or via Skype so you may choose what works best for you.  Call David Mason at 850-412-0102, option 1 for more information and current openings.

 

Now Enrolling for Spring 2021 Classes!

*There will be no dance classes for Fall 2020, classes will resume Spring 2021, the week of January 4, 2021*

Four reasons which make our dance classes the best choice for you!

Smaller Class Sizes
Our smaller classes allow students to get more individual instruction from teachers, and as a result progress at a faster level than in a large class environment. Our smaller classes also ensure that the teacher can catch any problems before they turn into bad habits or improper techniques.

Variety of Dance Class Styles & Methods
Highly qualified teachers with varied training and teaching methods are available to teach a broad range of dance formats for use in our Tallahassee classes.

Our Dance Studio Advantage - The "Floating" Professional Dance Floor
Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of jumping, which can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide any cushioning or support, so the shock of dance movement can place a lot of pressure on the knees and back of a dancer. The best way to prevent against potential injury is by choosing a studio with a professional “floating floor”. A floating floor is a dance floor that rests on a system of high-density foam blocks, to absorb the shock of jumping. A high-density foam base is superior to a “sprung” floor, which usually consists of a wood structure built on the regular floor.

The top layer of the dance floor is also an important factor. A vinyl composite “marley” floor is accepted worldwide as the best surface layer for recreational to professional dance. Facilities such as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Royal Academy of Dance in London, England, and Riverdance - The Touring Show, all use marley floors as their dance surface. A marley floor allows dancers to slide, with a degree of “controlled slip", but is not slippery so there is less risk of slips and falls. Very few studios use professional marley floors because of the expense involved, and usually opt for a regular floor tile for a studio floor.

Our dance floor has over 1,100 high density foam blocks under the floor surface and a marley top surface. Our floor helps reduce the risk of injuries and allow students to dance longer without getting tired.

Ability to combine Dance Classes with other programs
Since at our North East Tallahassee location, we also teach music classes, your child can schedule a music class around the dance class time, or a sibling can take a music class at the same time, both saving you time.


 

 

 
 

Itty Bitty Ballet (2-3 year olds):


The Itty Bitty Ballet curriculum is designed to foster a love for movement and dance in our youngest dancers. Props, such as scarves, ribbons, and hula hoops, are used throughout each class to help with coordination and balance. Our littlest dancers will be introduced to basic ballet movements. Taking turns, sharing, and having good manners will also be an important part of our curriculum. These tiny dancers will tumble, twirl, and have a blast making friends and learning dances for our recital!

Monthly Tuition:  $40

Tuesday 9:30-10:15 Teacher TBA

Tuesday 3:30-4:15 Teacher TBA

Saturday 9:00-9:45 Teacher TBA

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

Ballet/Tap

Ballet/Tap (3-4 year olds)
Once dancers have reached the age of 3, it’s finally time to put on those tap shoes! In this class, students will learn the basic positions and movements in ballet and tap and learn dances for our May recital. They will be introduced to the ballet barre, which is used to improve ballet skills and is very exciting for young dancers! Through this curriculum, we will encourage students and help them build a solid foundation with confidence in their technique While having fun!

Monthly Tuition:  $48

Tuesday 10:30-11:30  Teacher TBA

Wednesday 3:30-4:30  Teacher TBA

Saturday 10:00-11:00  Teacher TBA

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1



Ballet/Tap (4-5 year olds)
Once students join this class, our goal is to review and build upon their basic dance skills, so that our students grow into empowered young dancers. This class will begin to move into the more technical aspects of dancing. Students will learn how to master more challenging and exciting ballet and tap steps that will be featured in their recital dances!

Monthly Tuition:  $48

Tuesday 4:30-5:30  Miss Meghan Rankin

Saturday 11:15-12:15  Teacher TBA

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1



Ballet/Tap (5-6 year olds)
Through this class, we will further build upon ballet and tap basics, so that our dancers are confident and graceful onstage! The curriculum is built around improving technique and poise both on and offstage and structured so each dancer is able to explore their own love for dance. Students will learn more advanced steps, such as turns, leaps, and combinations that will be featured in our May recital.

Monthly Tuition:  $48

Monday 4:00-5:00  Teacher TBA

Thursday 4:30-5:30  Miss Meghan Rankin

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1


Ballet/Tap (6-9 year olds)
Through this class, we will further build upon ballet and tap basics, so that our dancers are confident and graceful onstage! The curriculum is built around improving technique and poise both on and offstage and structured so each dancer is able to explore their own love for dance. Students will learn more advanced steps, such as turns, leaps, and combinations that will be featured in our May recital.

Monthly Tuition:  $48

Tuesday 5:45-7:00  Teacher TBA

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

Jazz (4-6 year olds)

In this beginning jazz class, students will learn the basics in this fun, high-energy dance style! The curriculum covers a wide array of jazz skills, such as basic turns, leaps, and kicks that will be showcased in our May recital. Our goal is to help build strong and flexible dancers who have confidence and fun both on and offstage!

Monthly Tuition:  $48

Wednesday 4:45-5:45  Teacher TBA

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

Jazz/Lyrical (6-9 year olds)

This class introduces students to the styles of jazz and lyrical and is designed so that students can explore the concepts of creativity and musicality onstage! Our goals for this class are to help students learn how to engage with music through movement and portray the emotions behind the different lyrics or musical elements and to build strength and confidence both on and offstage through high-energy, exciting jazz moves.

Monthly Tuition:  $60

Thursday 5:45-7:00  Miss Meghan Rankin

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

Musical Theatre (6 years and up)

If your child loves all things Broadway or the dramatic arts, this is the class for them! Students will learn basic, jazz-inspired dance steps and how to create a character that has presence onstage. Our goal is to teach students how to express themselves with confidence and enthusiasm through dancing to pieces from Wicked, Lion King, Aladdin, and many more!

Monthly Tuition:  $48

Wednesday 6:00-7:00  Miss Meghan Rankin

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

Ballet/Tap/Jazz/Lyrical (10 years and up)

Once students reach the age of 10, they will not only learn the importance of being a confident dancer, they will learn the importance of being a role model both on and offstage. Our curriculum is divided so that dancers will have the opportunities to improve ballet technique and learn jazz, tap, and lyrical routines to perform in our May recital. We will encourage them to further explore creativity, grace, and musicality in their dancing through more challenging choreography that will be broken down and taught thoroughly by our teachers. Our goal is to help our dancers grow into empowered young men and women that have a positive presence in the world around them! 

Monthly Tuition:  $90

Monday 5:30-7:30  Teacher TBA and Miss Meghan Rankin

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

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