Dance & Company

We offer serious classical and contemporary training from youth to adult in a positive and progressive program of study. Performance opportunities are provided through annual spring concert performances, informal showings and student participation in the dance center's repertory youth performance companies. Classes are offered year-round in ballet, modern, tap, jazz, musical stage, hip-hop, and Irish step dance.

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Register for all 3 Ballet Intensives and pay only $280

~Advanced Ballet, Pre-Pointe, & Pointe Intensives with Leo Clarke

June 17-20, 1:00-4:00

 Intermediate Ballet & Pre-Pointe (levels 6+, ages 10+) 1:00-2:30 - $75

 Advanced Ballet & Pointe (levels 8+*, ages 12+) 2:30-4:00 - $75  (*add the int. section for only $25 more)

 Instructor: Leo Clarke is a free-lance ballet dancer, instructor and former soloist of the Opera Nova Ballet of Bydgoszcz Poland. He also choreographed and instructed for Dance Alive National Ballet in Gainesville FL as a Principal artist.


~Advanced Ballet & Pointe: Jump, Leap, & Adagio Intensive with Rebecca Thomas

July 15-19, 1:00-4:00

 Levels 8+, Ages 12+ $100

Instructor: Rebecca Thomas trained and taught at the Wilkins School of Dance, graduated from JMU in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies with minors in Dance & Early Childhood Education, and has taught ballet for 11 years.


~Advanced Ballet & Pointe: Turns, Petit & Grand Allegro Intensive with Joyce Yagerline

Aug. 8-10, 9-1:15

Advanced Ballet & Pre-Pointe with Pilates warm-up (levels 7+, ages 11+)  9-10:45 - $75 

Adv. Ballet & Pointe w/ Specialty class (Levels 8+*, Ages 12+)  11-1:15 - $110  (*add the 1st section for only $40 more)

Instructor: Joyce is an Emeritus Associate Professor of Dance and former professional ballet dancer, who has taught and presented on dance pedagogy and Pilates in the ballet technique class internationally. Joyce currently teaches in the JMU Dance Program.



July 8-12, 9:00-11:30

 Ages 5-9 $80

Includes instruction in a variety of dance forms, creative expression, and culminates in a performance.

Instructor: Emily Parkinson holds degrees in Dance & English, earned a teaching license in dance, and is currently the Sr. SCDT director. 


TAP DANCE CAMPS with Rebecca Thomas

July 22-26

Beginner/Intermediate Tap Camp:  $45    

2:00-3:00 pm

Ages 8+,  limited previous tap experience required

Intermediate/advanced tap Camp:  $68

3:00-4:30 pm

Ages 10+, at least 3 years of tap training required

7-Week evening classes

June 17-AugUST 1, 2019**

**Unless otherwise noted

(Thursday classes: no class July 4th, add a class on August 8)

Ballet & Pointe

Photo by Nathan May Photography

Young Children's Developmental Dance


Tap & Musical Stage Dance

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Modern Dance & Lyrical

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Jazz & Hip Hop

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