Class Schedule

We offer a variety of dance, tumbling, and gymnastics classes.  Visit the Class Schedule link above for our dance and acro class offerings for  the 2021-22 year.  Find out more about our class descriptions below.  There is something for everyone at Melinda's School of Dance!

BALLET

Classes focus on the fundamental technique of Russian classical ballet.  Classes will begin with a warm-up at the barre, then proceed to floor exercises, combinations, and center work for Ballet I - IV.  (Placement will be determined by instructors.)

POINTE

Pointe dancers have developed sufficient strength through extensive ballet training and who have been selected by the instructor for pointe training.  Dancers en pointe must take at least three classes of ballet per week, take private lessons (per approval with instructor) and must practice technique to continue pointe training.  In case of illness, injury, class absence, or other reason, the instructor reserves the right to  temporarily or permanently suspend pointe instruction.

CONTEMPORARY  

The focus of this class combines elements from a variety of genres, including classical ballet, lyrical, jazz, acro, and/or modern into an expressive dance.  This class is designed for experienced dancers, ages 9-18, who are taking multiple dance and/or acro classes.

DANCE FUSION:  A 45-minute  high energy class for ages 5-18, focusing on a fusion of dance styles from hip hop to funk, jazz, pop rock and more.  Each class involves learning a dance routine, set to popular music. Dancers will have the opportunity to perform with the Dance Fusion Team at local parades and events.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT A 45-minute dance class is designed for dancers, ages 3-5 as an introductory class to dance with an emphasis on fun and recreational dance.  Fundamentals of ballet, tap, and  pop dance will be introduced in this class.  

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TAP:

This class is designed for dancers, who have previous dance training, a minimum age of 6 years old, and/or who are interested in furthering their introductory tap skills.  Placement into this class will be at the discretion and assessment of the instructor.

GYMNASTICS

 

**NEW for 2021-22**

  • BEG. GYMNASTICS Class will begin with a quick warm-up, followed by stretching, cross mats, and circuit training.  Focus:  Coordination and strength training exercises and movements, basic body positions, basic gymnastics skills with a focus on building the essential body and muscle memory for future gymnastic skill progression and an  introduction to gymnastics skills on floor, beam, and bar. (Ages 5-7 or previous experience in Tiny Tumblers.)  (Some age/weight/level restrictions apply to bar equipment.)

  • INT. GYMNASTICS:  Class placement is determined by the Coach.  Class will begin with warm-up and stretching, followed by cross mats, and event training.  Focus:  Building on coordination and strength training exercises, progression of muscle memory and body positioning, basic and intermediate gymnastics skills on floor, beam and bar.  (Prerequisite: Beg. Gymnastics and placement in this level will be determined by the instructor.)  (Some age/weight/level restrictions apply to bar equipment.)

  • PRE-GYMNASTICS:  This class is designed for our 4-year-olds and is focused on the beginning skills in flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, basic body positions, and introductory introductory skills on floor, beam, and bar.

  • TINY TUMBLERS:  This class is designed for our 2 to 4-year-olds and is focused on beginning skills in flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, basic body positions, and introductory tumbling skills while having fun. (This class is offered in the summertime only.)

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private or semi-private  lessons are a good way to build skill above and beyond class instruction according to individual needs.   Private lessons may also be required for competition, "Dance the World," or other special events.  To be eligible or maintain eligibility for private lessons, dancers must attend all weekly practices and group classes available.  Of course,  we understand that some absences may be necessary due to illness or other necessary reason.  In those cases, we ask that you email us at melindasdanceschool@gmail.com and report any foreseen absences due to illness or other necessary reasons on the Contact Us page of this website prior to the absence from class.