Our teaching approach and curricula engage the imagination and nurture the journey of creative exploration. Our students gain a strong technical foundation in dance as well as the confidence and self-discipline essential to learning the art of dance.
Classes are taught by teaching artists who have received significant training, degrees, professional experience, and/or certifications. Meet our faculty here. Live music is an essential component to classes for young children (through first grade) to develop the students’ musicality and to allow for spontaneity and creative freedom.
Our state-of-the-art facility is located in downtown Homewood and includes five studios, each with two-way glass observation areas. Our spring performances for dancers enrolled in our September to May 3 year old classes and older are held each May at the Alabama Theatre and are free for family and friends to attend.
Sept 2023-May 2024 Season classes are open for registration.
An overview of our class and summer camp offerings are below. To register, create an account in our student portal and select the class(es) you want. A registration fee of $50 per family will be charged, and the first month tuition will be due before the first class.
MOVING TOGETHER/1 – 2 years VIEW CLASSES
This class is for one and two year olds and their favorite grown up. Toddler and adult participate together, sharing movement and music activities designed to nurture your toddler’s physical and mental developmental growth. The class is offered in short-term sessions of six weeks each (see calendar on reverse side) and is led by a creative team of dancer and musician. Students must be the class age by the start of the session.
MOVEMENT-TO-MUSIC/2 – 4 years VIEW CLASSES
Our unique curriculum for young children, Movement-to-Music, offers an imaginative environment to move and explore dance concepts appropriate for each developmental stage. Classes are accompanied by live piano music and are taught with care and enthusiasm, offering both creative spontaneity and structure. Students must meet the class age by September 1, 2023.
MOVEMENT-TO-MUSIC, ADAPTIVE LEARNING (SHORT-TERM) / age 4-8 VIEW CLASSES
Movement to Music classes specially designed for the student who needs a little more support in a smaller class. Class provides a creative environment for having fun, improving gross motor skills, building strength and coordination, and working together with friends providing adaptations as needed for each student. This class is a great option for students who have Autism, Down Syndrome, or other circumstances where they would benefit from a more flexible class and slower pace while having fun with music and movement.
YOUNG DANCER PROGRAM/K – 2nd grades VIEW CLASSES
The Young Dancer Program is designed to build creativity and dance fundamentals such as proper posture and alignment. Basic Ballet vocabulary and Modern dance concepts are introduced using imagery to enliven technical understanding. With each year of training, students build upon dance and rhythmic skills. Starting at the Kindergarten level, students have the option to enroll in Tap (K and 1st Grade Tap classes require enrollment in the Ballet class on the same day).
DANCE ARTIST PROGRAM (DAP) / 3rd-12th grades VIEW CLASSES
In the Dance Artist Program, strong technique and artistry are achieved through focused and committed study over the students’ 3rd through 12th grade years. Classes are offered in Ballet, Pointe, Modern Dance, Tap, Musical Theatre, Jazz Dance, Hip Hop, Dance Improvisation. The program is designed to foster physical, cognitive, social, and creative aspects of learning. Each student is assigned a level placement for each dance genre. New students are welcome and should contact the Program Director for level placement.
DANCE ARTIST PROGRAM (Adaptive Learning) / age 9-15 VIEW CLASSES
Class for students who would benefit from a smaller class size, slower pace, and individual modifications for some movements. Explore the foundations of both ballet and modern dance in a safe and positive environment. Students should be able to follow along in a group setting with a moderate level of independence. Class includes participation in the Dance Artist Program recital in May at the Alabama Theatre.
ADULT CLASSES / age 18+ VIEW CLASSES
Classes are offered in short-term sessions of six weeks each and may include Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop and Modern. Choose the level class that is a best fit for you.
SUMMER CAMPS / entering 4K through 12th grade VIEW CAMPS
Half-day camps are offered in June and July and include: Once Upon a Fairytale for 4K and 5K, Once Upon a Ballet for 1st-3rd grade, Adventures in Enchanted Lands for 1st-3rd grade, Dance Exploration for 3rd-6th grade and Dance Workshop for 6th-12th grade.