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

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.

*See seasonal program guide for specific dates, times, and prices.

Contact Information:
Kirk Family YMCA
Morgan Fuller, Youth & Family Director
mfuller@ymcaroanoke.org 


 

YMCA EXPRESS AT GAINSBORO 

BALLET
Preschool (ages 3-4)
Beginner (5-10 years)

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

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.

DANCE CONDITIONING
Ages 15+

This class will strengthen dancers outside of their technique class to build a strong and lean body.

*See seasonal program guide for specific dates, times and, prices.

Contact Information:
YMCA Express at Gainsboro
Megan Ward, Youth & Family Director
mward@ymcaroanoke.org