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About Us

DanceStation

Our main purpose is to teach dance to young people between the ages of 3 and 18. Our goal is to create a fun, enjoyable, non-competitive, and nurturing environment for our dancers. DanceStation dancers are known for their excellence in technique and performance skills. At DanceStation, long lasting friendships are created, and we take great pride in our close-knit ‘dance family.’

DanceStation is a Cecchetti school (member: Cecchetti Council of America). The Cecchetti method is a series of graded classes designed to train the young dancer for professional work. Though not all students are presented for Cecchetti Exams, the curriculum approved by the CCA is a general guide for all ballet classes. Jazz and Tap classes are included in the regular program of classes until the Intermediate level, at which time students may elect to take separate tap, jazz, modern and broadway classes.

Our Instructors

All instruction at DanceStation is given by professionals qualified by certification from a reputable dance education organization (CCA, RAD, ISTD, etc.), by university degree, or by significant performance and teaching experience.

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Our Classes

 

Elementary (Ballet 2-4)

Elementary classes include ballet, jazz, tap, and students are introduced to modern and pre-pointe. Cecchetti Grades Primary, I, and II may also be introduced at this time. Not all students are presented for Cecchetti exams, however the classes are highly encouraged. Cecchetti is a strict technique and disciplined method of ballet, but it produces some of our best dancers.
 

Tap

Tap classes build speed and facility through increasingly complex traditional tap rhythms. Private lessons are available for students who are older beginners but would like to advance to a higher level.
 

Jazz

Jazz classes build isolation skills, flexibility, and physical sensibility. Turns, leaps, and floor and center combinations are set to pop, jazz, funk, and R and B rhythms. Jazz training is taught throughout the year and is our main technique in this area. Hip Hop is taught as a summer class and usually a guest teacher is brought in for a month during the year.

OPEN ENROLLMENT UNTIL SETPEMBER 11

Did you miss our Open House? Don’t worry, registration is open until classes start on Monday, September 11.

We also have special summer office hours on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6 PM.

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Our Instructors

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