Dance Classes

Two Time Tally Award Winners!

At 21 years we are Tallahassee's Oldest Music and Dance School, Owned by the Same Owners!

Now Registering for Fall/Spring 2021-2022 Dance, Kindermusik and After School Classes! 

Now Enrolling for Summer 2021 Summer Camps!

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850-412-0102, option 1

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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 Fall/Spring 2021-2022 Dance Classes!

 

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.

Masks Policy For all classes at Mason's, masks are required for all parents, caregivers, instructors, and students 6 years and older.  Exceptions are anyone with a special need or breathing difficulty.


 

 

 
 

Classes for 2-4 year olds:


The 2/3 Itty Bitty and 3/4 year-old lessons are 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!

 

Itty Bitty Ballet (2-3 year olds)

Monthly Tuition:  $48

Tuesday 9:30-10:30  Elizabeth Rankin

Friday 3:00-4:00  Meghan Rankin

Saturday 9:00-10:00  Elizabeth Rankin

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

Ballet/Tap (3-4 year olds)

Monthly Tuition:  $48

Tuesday 4:30-5:30  Elizabeth Rankin

Wednesday 9:30-10:30  Meghan Rankin

Thursday 10:00-11:00  Elizabeth Rankin

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

Classes for 4-7 year olds:

Once students reach this age group, our goal is to review and build upon their basic dance skills, so that our students grow into empowered young dancers. These classes will begin to move into the more technical aspects of dancing while still offering plenty of opportunities to make friends and memories. Students will learn how to master more challenging and exciting steps that will be featured in their recital dances!

 

Ballet/Tap (4-5 year olds)

Monthly Tuition:  $48

Monday 2:45-3:45  Meghan Rankin

Saturday 11:30-12:30  Elizabeth Rankin

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

Jazz/Lyrical (4-6 year olds)

Monthly Tuition:  $48

Wednesday 4:45-5:45  Elizabeth Rankin

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

Ballet/Tap (5-6 year olds)

Monthly Tuition:  $48

Monday 4:00-5:00  Elizabeth Rankin

Thursday 4:30-5:30  Meghan Rankin

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

Ballet/Tap (5-7 year olds)

Monthly Tuition:  $48

Saturday 10:!5-11:15  Elizabeth Rankin

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

Jazz/Lyrical (5-7 year olds)

Monthly Tuition:  $48

Saturday 12:30-1:30

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

Homeschoolers Ballet/Jazz (5+ year olds)

Monthly Tuition: $48

Wednesday 10:145-11:45  Elizabeth and Meghan Rankin

 

Classes for 6-8 year olds:

Through this class, we will further build upon dance 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.

 

Ballet/Tap (6-8 year olds)

Monthly Tuition: $60

Tuesday 5:45-7:00  Elizabeth Rankin

Friday 5:30-6:45  Meghan Rankin

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

Jazz/Lyrical (6-8 year olds)

Monthly Tuition: $60

Thursday 5:45-7:00  Meghan Rankin

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

Classes for 9+ year olds:

Once students reach the age of 9, 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. In this class, dancers will learn multiple routines for our May recital, as well as hone in on and improve upon the technical and musical aspects of each genre. 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!

 

Jazz/Lyrical (9+ year olds)

Monthly Tuition:  $60

Monday 5:00-6:15  Elizabeth and Meghan Rankin

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

Ballet/Tap (9+ year olds)

Monthly Tuition:  $60

Monday 6:15-7:30  Elizabeth and Meghan Rankin

 

Musical Theatre (6+ year olds)

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  Meghan Rankin

Friday 4:15-5:15  Meghan Rankin

Register Online or call 412-0102, option 1

 

 

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