Our goal is to offer a variety of dance classes to students from preschool age thru teen. We believe it is important for students to become involved in fun, physical activities and to learn the proper posture and techniques required for various types of dance.
Our dance classes run for the school year: Mid-August thru May. Enrollment for recital classes remains open through January. These classes will perform in our annual Spring Dance Recital in May. We are very conscientious and keep music, choreography & costumes age appropriate.
Our summer dance schedule runs June thru-mid August. We offer a variety of dance camps over the summer.
Our pre-school ballet program, “My First Ballet Class” is divided into classes for ages: 3-4yrs & 4-5yrs and are 45 minutes long. We create a first ballet experience for your child that is positive and fun! Students receive a quality dance education in a caring & fun environment that grows with them.
Our curriculum is designed by internationally renowned master teachers and child development experts specifically for these young students' bodies and their capabilities. Our teachers have all been trained in this pre-ballet curriculum, and students and families love it!
One hour Ballet classes are offered for 5-14yrs and include instruction on technique and progressions of movement. Wasilla Music & Dance Center's ballet program combines high quality artistic training with a focus on basics of dancer health and child development. Our teachers use a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students in grade school & high school.
As the student grows, classes continue to focus on building a solid foundation in ballet technique with an emphasis on proper placement and safe progressions of movement. All while remaining sensitive to the developmental needs of younger dancers and having fun!
We offer Hip Hop for beginners and those with experience in 1 hour classes. A popular combo class is our Hip Hop/Modern Class that incorporates the fluidity of modern with the upper body movement of Hip Hop. Our teachers keep music & movements appropriate to a student’s age, physical development, and skills.
Lyrical dance combines the many elements of classical ballet with those of contemporary and modern dance. Most lyrical dance pieces are performed to music with lyrics and the lyrics of the song are what the choreography of the dance is based on. We teach Lyrical in a combination class with Ballet to help students build a strong core & flexibility.
Modern dance emphasizes fluid movement, in which dancers tell a story with their bodies. Students focus on basic floor work, contractions, spirals and elemental concepts of space, time & force. We teach modern in combination with Ballet to help build a strong core & flexibility.
Our tap classes welcome beginners & those with some experience. We schedule our tap classes for 45 minutes followed by another 45-minute Ballet or Jazz Dance class. We feel this is the perfect amount of time for tap, and another complementary class to give the student 1.5 hours of well-rounded dance each week!
Please click on the drop down menu to read detailed class descriptions so you can find a class that fits your age, interest and schedule.