Children and Adult Classes

Get ready for a world of creativity and movement with The Ark School of Dance’s children’s classes! Our classes offer a safe and exciting environment for kids to develop their dancing skills and explore their passions.

Here’s what your child can expect:

  • Guided instruction tailored to their age group
  • Fundamentals of ballet and creative movement
  • Development of coordination, agility, balance, and strength
  • Technical skills such as leaps and turns
  • Exposure to various styles of classical ballet
  • Development of life skills such as discipline, collaboration, problem-solving, and confidence

With musicality at the forefront, your child will learn to apply dance theory into practice and unleash their inner dancer.

Join us today and watch your child’s skills and confidence soar!

To see our class schedule click ENROLL and choose the registration form for the upcoming semester.

June 10th- August 2nd (8 Week Session)

Summer 2024

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Saturday

  • Wee Dance
  • ages 2-3
  • 10-10:30a
  • Foundations of Music
  • ages 3-5
  • 10-10:30a
Adult Beginning Ballet (Barre & Center) 9:00-10am
  • Creative
  • Movement
  • ages 4-5
  • 10:30-11a
  • Pre Ballet
  • ages 6
  • 10:15 - 11a
  • Wee Dance
  • ages 2-3
  • 4 - 4:30p
Warrior Class 5-5:30Level II 4:30-6pm
  • Creative Movement
  • ages 4 - 5
  • 4:30 - 5p
  • Level ||
  • 4:30 - 6p
  • Adult Barre
  • Stretch
  • 6:15 to 7pm
  • Continuing Pre Ballet
  • 5:15 - 6p
  • Level |
  • 5 - 6pm

Wee Dance (Ages 2-3 & guardian)

This is an introduction to the art of dance in a nurturing environment ideal for children ages two to three. Parents or caregivers attend and are participants. Imaginative exercises present an outlet for active minds and bodies. Through the use of shakers, scarves, balls, and beanie babies, children will experience the pure joy of movement! The class is thirty minutes.

Creative Movement 1 (Ages 4-5)

Children age four and five develop increased body awareness, gross motor skills, and phrasing while giving imagination a time to flourish! Classes begin with warm-up exercises and stretches that develop flexibility and posture. The class then moves on to center-floor exercises to develop balance, rhythm, and coordination. Creative Movement 1 is thirty minutes.

Boys Skills and Strength-

Boys ages 4-7. Class covers mobility, locomotor skills, agility, strengthening and flexibility through playful song and imaginative games.

Teen Ballet and Intro to Modern Dance

(Ages 12+)

This class is designed to meet individuals whether they are brand new on the dance floor, or have been dancing for years and want to brush up on their foundational techniques.. The class will be split in two segments consisting of a ballet barre/center and foundational modern dance concepts that grow from Lester Horton and Martha Graham technique. This class is 60 minutes long.

Ballet Program

Classical ballet is designed for students of all ages, with a special focus on those aged 6 and above. At each level, the curriculum focuses on proper alignment of the skeletal structure, posture, strength and stretch of the legs and feet, arm carriage, flexibility, and musicality.

Levels and Class Descriptions

Pre-ballet (Ages 6-7)

A prelude to formal ballet instruction, students age six will develop a foundation for ballet technique in a learning environment that fosters a love for dance and music. Students begin to learn French vocabulary, exercises that introduce “ballet barre” and proper ballet etiquette in a non-competitive atmosphere. It is a forty-five-minute class.

Level 1 (Ages 7 and above)

Students in this level are seven years or older. In this class, they learn the basic ballet positions, the progression of a standard ballet barre, and the French vocabulary that makes up ballet. These students also move into beginning center work, away from the support of the ballet barre. The class meets for one hour per week.

Adult Movement

Stretch and Flow

Join us for a rejuvenating 45-minute movement class designed specifically for adults. In Stretch and Flow, we’ll help you awaken your bones and improve your flexibility through a blend of floor barre, slow-flow stretching, and Pilates.

Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a beginner looking to try something new, this class is perfect for anyone looking to increase their mobility, reduce stress, and improve their overall well-being. So bring your mat, dim the lights, and let’s get moving!

Enrollment is easy, and drop-ins are always welcome. Check out our schedule for more details and find a time that works for you.

Enroll Today!

Enroll Today

Enroll or drop in anytime and experience the benefits of energizing movement practice and classes that will leave you feeling invigorated and ready to tackle whatever the day throws your way.

Check out our schedule for more details.

Girl Dance Reach Out