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!
SUMMER DANCE OFFERINGS:
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 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.
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 I
A 45-minute high energy class for ages 5 and older, 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.
DANCE FUSION 2
A 45-minute high energy class, building on skills from Dance Fusion I and focusing on an intermediate level of skills 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. Practices for Dance the World Disney Select Team will also be a focus for this level. (Prerequisite: Dance Fusion I, Ballet 3, and/or ages 13 and up.)
SUMMER GYMNASTICS OFFERINGS:
GYMNASTICS/ACRO - Level 1
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. Emphasis: Floor exercises. An introduction to beam and floor may also be incorporated. (Some age/weight/level restrictions apply to bar equipment.)
GYMNASTICS/ACRO - Level 2
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: Gymnastics-Level 1. Placement in this level will be determined by the instructor.) (Some age/weight/level restrictions apply to bar equipment.)
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 email@example.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.