Dance

Y dance programs allow children to explore the world of dance in a positive and affordable way. Dancers strengthen key skills, such as coordination, balance, flexibility and strength, in a non-competitive and nurturing environment.  We welcome children of all abilities and levels in both our weekday and weekend classes.  Financial assistance is available to ensure that children of all backgrounds can dance. We even offer a dance shoe donation/rental program.

Each dance program culminates in a recital.  There are no additional recital or costume fees to participate and it's free for all family and friends to attend. 

KIRK FAMILY YMCA

Classes vary by season


BALLET
Preschool (ages 3-4)

Little ballerinas learn basic ballet skills, terminology, rhythm and coordination through creative movement and music in a supportive and fun environment.

BALLET & TAP 
Preschool (ages 3-4) | Beginner (ages 5-8)  

Basic exercises and movements are taught to help develop coordination and flexibility. Preschoolers learn through skipping, hopping, galloping, ballet positions and beginning tap and jazz steps. Older students learn basic rhythm and tap choreography and the foundations of ballet.

BALLET, TAP & JAZZ
Beginner (ages 5-8) | Intermediate (ages 6-10) | Advanced (ages 8-12)  

Students explore all three dance forms that enhance fine and gross motor skills, cultivate imagination, creativity and social development. Students will grow and develop as they develop dance techniques while having FUN. 

HIP HOP
Ages 7-12

This upbeat class introduces young dancers to jazz and hip hop fundamentals and uses age-appropriate and non-suggestive music/movements. Take part in a high energy, fast and fun dance class.

Contact Information:
Kirk Family YMCA
kfyyf@ymcavbr.org or 540-342-9622

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YMCA EXPRESS AT GAINSBORO 

Classes vary by season

Dance Fusion 
Ages 5-12

Dance Fusion is designed to give children the experience of studying several different genres of movement.  Time will be spent stydying the history and techniques of ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern and contemporary dance, as well as developing the skills to practice longer movement combinations.  The final dance class will be followed by a public showing for children to showcase their new skills.

 

Contact Information:
YMCA Express at Gainsboro
khatcher@ymcavbr.org 540-344-9622

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