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Pre Dance

This class is designed to help children find and enjoy the expressive art of dancing through creative movement while preparing children for the demands of ballet. The pre-dance class maintains an atmosphere of exploration and discovery.

Pointe

First and foremost, UDDT believes in the importance of your child’s well-being and future. Students are introduced to Pointé only after their feet, legs and bone structure have begun to mature and only after several years of serious, quality training that has developed the appropriate muscles. If I feel that the student is not yet ready for Pointé, please realize that it is with the student’s best interest in mind.

Classical Ballet

Typically, professional ballet schools around the world do not begin serious ballet training until the age of 9 or 10, when the student is physically and mentally prepared to begin the disciplines of classic training. True progress is made very slowly and consists not only of new steps and combinations, but also repetitions of the basics needed to acquire strength, correct body placement, grace and technical mastery. Attendance in class at each level is absolutely mandatory for optimum progress and advancement to the next level.

Jazz

A style of dance characterized by the use of improvisational movements that are influenced by the rhythms and emotion of the music. Jazz is a uniquely American art from.

Mini Moves

For ages 6-8, this class is designed for the young dancer interested in experiencing basic jazz dance. This will be a fun, energetic class where students will learn a different movement quality while maintaining an atmosphere conducive to their age.

Hip Hop

This introductory-level class provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements. The dancing represents body movements that go with the beat and rhythm of hip hop music.

Contemporary

Class and choreography combine both ballet and jazz as a base.

Competition Class

Class designed to help students work as a team, learning and competing against their peers and judges. Students will learn to pick up choreography quickly and apply what they’ve learned in dance conventions. These classes were developed for the more serious dancer seeking a progressive curriculum. Director or instructor approval is needed. Class is available for students ages 11–18.

Performance Plus

This class focuses on multiple dance genres. We aim to inspire and guide students through the many facets of dance arts.

Cheer

This class focuses on the fundamentals of cheer, in addition to conditioning, stretching, motions, jumps, cheers, chants and dances. This is a non-competition, non-recital class.

Mom & Me

Parents join in and exercise along with their child. This class is designed such that the parent can encourage the child with the movement and help maintain discipline. Class includes stretching, rhythm exercises and traveling steps.

Fitness Classes

“Nature give us limbs and art teaches us to use them” – Amelia (1796)

Gymnastics gives children the tools they need to build a successful future.  The courage to explore unique talents.  The confidence to set lofty goals.  The creativity to reach them. Gymnastics develops the discipline to achieve.  Above all, It’s fun!

Class Options

Gymnastics 

These are our beginner to intermediate gymnastics classes. Students will go through the progression of gymnastics skills on all four apparatus: vault, bars, beam, and floor. This class will be taught in a positive and fast paced environment focusing on individual improvements.

Pre-Gym

This is a co-ed class designed for students age three and older but not yet in kindergarten. Class will focus on gross motor skills and gaining coordination for all students. They will learn basic skills like: somersaults, cartwheels, and enjoy group games and songs.

Cheer

Cheer ages 6-11 this class will focus on the fundamentals of cheer. During this class you will be working on conditioning, stretching, motions, jumps, and cheers. This is a non-competition , non-recital class.

Cheer 12+: Same class focus as 6–11 groups adding chants and dances. This is also non-competition/ recital class

Tumbling Toddlers

Tumbling Toddlers is an introductory gymnastics class. This is a fun class for both boys and girls ages eighteen months through three years. Basic balance, strength, coordination and somersault skills will be explored. Parents are required to attend class to help experience the beam, bars, rope swing, trampoline and more safely!

Master Classes

Summer Classes