Our academy dance programs are a longer-term commitment than monthly classes and are only available at our Upper Main Line YMCA. A few of our offerings include:
Ages 3 - 4
Have a little one interested in dance? This introductory dance class helps children develop coordination, balance and self-esteem while discovering the fun of movement and learning simple ballet steps.
Ages 4 - 5
A continuation of our Tiny Dance program, dancers build upon their ballet vocabulary. Tap dance is introduced to increase rhythmical understanding and coordination.
Ages 7 - 8
Did you know that ballet is the foundation of all dance forms? Students in this class learn basic ballet exercises and combinations for the barre and center floor while gaining an understanding of dance class structure.
Ages 7 - 9
You have mastered the arm and foot positions taught in Ballet 1, now you will build upon those skills as you learn more ballet terminology and are introduced to longer combinations of movement.
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Ages 6 - 9
Tap 1/2 is a beginner tap that class that introduces the basic steps of tap dance, with simple dance combinations.
Ages 9 - 15
Students who have taken at least 4 years of Tap and mastered time steps and other fundamentals of Tap.
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Ages 11 - 18
Lace-up your slippers because this class is for the serious dancer who wishes to study ballet pointe work. Students must have adequate foot, ankle, leg and core strength to enter this class. Registration in Beginner/Intermediate Pointe must be approved by The Dance Director prior to registration.
Advanced Ballet & Pointe
Ages 12 - 18
Take your ballet to the next level! This class is for the experienced ballet dancer who has completed at least four years of ballet training. The program emphasizes growth, technique, endurance, flexibility and complex combinations.Registration in Advanced Ballet/Pointe must be approved by The Dance Director prior to registration.
It's never too late to Shine! Silver Swans classes have been specifically designed for the over 55s, but whatever your age, if you are looking for a new way to keep fit and active our Ballet classes will put a spring in your step. Whether you have never danced before, or want to get back into the swing of it, our classes have something for everyone.The Royal Academy Of Dance (RAD) developed this program based on research into dance practice for older learners. This class is taught by Silver Swans Licensee Claire Jones. View Offerings