Final Week to Register before classes begin. Classes start Monday, August 27!

1902 Jules Street, Saint Joseph, Missouri 64501
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Teaching the art, discipline, and joy of dance for over 34 years.

Dance Classes

COMBO – BALLET / TAP

A great introduction to dance. Ballet and Tap are explored in one 45-minute or 60-minute class. Students learn basic movements and positions. Coordination and loco-motor skills are the main focus. Students must be age 3 by the first week of class.

 Apparel: leotard, tights, pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes. Hair is securely off face and neck. 


  • Beginning 3-4 Years Old – Monday 4:15 – 5:00 PM Studio B 
  • Beginning 3-4 Years Old – Tuesday 5:30 – 6:15 PM Studio X 
  • Beginning 3-4 Years Old – Wednesday 10:00 – 10:45 AM Studio B 
  • Beginning 3-4 Years Old – Friday 5:30 – 6:15 PM Studio B 
  • Beginning 3-4 Years Old – Saturday 9:30 – 10:15 AM Studio C 
  • Beginning 5-7 Years Old – Thursday 4:30 – 5:30 PM Studio X 
  • Beginning 5-7 Years Old – Saturday 10:15 – 11:15 AM Studio C
  • Combo 1 – Monday 4:30 – 5:30 PM Studio C 
  • Combo 1 – Wednesday 1:00 – 2:00 PM Studio B 
  • Combo 1 – Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 PM Studio B 
  • Combo 2 – Tuesday 6:15 – 7:15 PM Studio X 
  • Combo 2 – Wednesday 4:30 – 5:30 PM Studio C 
  • Combo 2 – Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 PM Studio X 
  • Combo 3 – Tuesday 4:30 – 5:30 PM Studio X 
  • Combo 3 – Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30 PM Studio X

Studios A, B, and C are located at 1902 Jules. 

Studio X is located at 23rd and Frederick.

BALLET

Pre-Ballet – 45 minute class 

Graduation from Combo to a more formalized ballet class. Ballet basics are expanded with more concentration on proper posture and challenging combinations. 


Ballet – 8 years old and up 

A formalized style of movement started in the courts of Europe. It has established terminology and sets of exercises that are incorporated into barre and then center work. Body placement, posture, balance, flexibility, and coordination are stressed. Training in Ballet is essential to the skilled development of all dance forms.

 

Apparel: Female students will wear black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Hair will be in a bun. 

Male students will wear a white t-shirt, navy or black shorts or pants, and black ballet shoes. 

Long hair is securely off face and neck. 


  • Pre-Ballet – Monday 5:45 – 6:30 PM Studio B 
  • Beginning Ballet Age 8 & Up – Thursday 6:30 – 7:15 PM Studio X 
  • Ballet 1 – Monday 4:30 – 5:30 PM Studio X 
  • Ballet 1 – Tuesday 5:30 – 6:30 PM Studio B 
  • Ballet 2 – Monday 4:30 – 5:30 PM Studio A 
  • Ballet 2 – Tuesday 5:30 – 6:30 PM Studio C 
  • Ballet 3 – Monday 6:30 – 7:30 PM Studio B 
  • Ballet 3 / 4  – Thursday 6:30 – 7:30 PM Studio A 
  • Ballet 4 – Monday 7:45 – 8:45 PM Studio A 
  • Ballet 4 – Thursday 7:30 – 8:30 PM Studio C 
  • Ballet 5 – Wednesday 5:30 – 6:30 PM Studio B 
  • Ballet 5 – Thursday 7:30 – 8:30 PM Studio A 
  • Ballet 5/6 – Monday 5:30 – 6:45 PM Studio A 
  • Ballet 6 – Wednesday 6:30 – 7:45 PM Studio C 
  • Adult Ballet / Jazz – Wednesday 7:30 – 8:30 PM Studio X 
  • *Ballet [The Dark Fairy] – Saturday 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Studio A *This class is for all dancers cast in The Dark Fairy. It counts as your second ballet class commitment. The class will not perform at the Recital so there will not be a Recital costume fee.


POINTE

Students utilize previously learned ballet techniques while working in pointe shoes. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across the floor combinations.
Apparel: black leotard, pink tights, and pink pointe shoes. Hair will be in a bun.

  • Beginning Pointe – Thursday 8:30 – 9:30 PM Studio A 
  • Intermediate Pointe – Monday 6:45 – 7:45 PM Studio A 
  • Advanced Pointe – Wednesday 7:45 – 8:45 PM Studio C

TAP

Pre-Tap – 45 minute class 

Older children get to expand upon the basic rhythms learned in Combo classes. More challenging tap combinations are taught and they begin to learn the origination of tap terminology. 

Apparel: any colored leotard and tights and black tap shoes. Hair is securely off face and neck.


Tap – 8 years old and up 

Rhythmic footwork with specially designed shoes. Its origins are in America, based on the Irish Jig and Clogging. Emphasis is placed on rhythm, style and clarity of sounds. Tap is an excellent way to develop a sense of rhythm, timing and stage presence. 

Apparel: solid color leotard and tights or jazz pants and black tap shoes. Hair is securely off face and neck.


  • Pre-Tap – Monday 5:00 – 5:45 PM Studio B 
  • Beginning Tap Age 8 & Up – Thursday 7:15 – 8:00 PM Studio X 
  • Tap 1 – Tuesday 4:30 – 5:30 PM Studio B 
  • Tap 1 – Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 PM Studio C 
  • Tap 2 – Monday 5:30 – 6:30 PM Studio C 
  • Tap 3 – Monday 7:30 – 8:30 PM Studio B 
  • Tap 4 – Wednesday 5:30 – 6:30 PM Studio C 
  • Tap 5 – Monday 6:30 – 7:30 PM Studio C 
  • Tap 6 – Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30 PM Studio B 
  • Tap 7 – Monday 7:45 – 8:45 PM Studio C 
  • Adult Generations on Tap – Monday 3:00 – 4:00 PM Studio C 
  • Adult Beginning Tap – Tuesday 7:15 – 8:15 PM Studio X 
  • Adult Intermediate Tap – Thursday 8:00 – 9:00 PM Studio X 

Studios A, B, and C are located at 1902 Jules. Studio X is located at 23rd and Frederick.

JAZZ

One year of Ballet training is required. Jazz borrows from Ballet and Modern techniques and develops stylistically. Classes consist of a warm-up, floor stretch, center barre, progressions and center combinations. 

Apparel: solid colored leotard, tights, with black or tan Jazz shoes. Jazz pants are permitted but must fit tightly throughout the hip, thigh, and knee area. Hair is securely off face and neck.


  • Beginning Jazz Age 8 & Up – Monday 5:30 – 6:30 PM Studio X 
  • Jazz 1 – Tuesday 4:30 – 5:30 PM Studio C 
  • Jazz 2 – Thursday 4:30 – 5:30 PM Studio B 
  • Jazz 3 – Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 PM Studio A 
  • Jazz 4 – Thursday 6:30 – 7:30 PM Studio C 
  • Jazz 5 – Tuesday 6:30 – 7:30 PM Studio C 
  • Jazz 6 – Wednesday 5:30 – 6:30 PM Studio A 
  • Adult Jazz / Ballet – Wednesday 7:30 – 8:30 PM Studio X 


STRENGTH, STRETCH, LEAPS AND TURNS

Full body strength and core conditioning class targeting all muscle groups while maintaining 

proper posture and technique. The class is also designed to help improve leaps, jumps, and turns.

8 week class • September 9 – November 5 

  • Levels 1 – 3 – Monday 7:30 – 8:30 PM Studio X 
  • Levels 4 and up – Sunday 6:00 – 7:30 PM Studio C 

Studios A, B, and C are located at 1902 Jules. 

Studio X is located at 23rd and Frederick.

CONTEMPORARY

One of the most popular dance forms...a fusion of jazz, ballet and modern dance. Often seen on television shows like So You Think You Can Dance

Apparel: any color of leotard and tights, dance shoes such as paws or pirouettes. Hair is securely off face and neck.
Students must be enrolled in a ballet class Level 3 and up to take Contemporary. 


  • Beginning Contemporary – Wednesday 7:30 – 8:30 PM Studio B 
  • Contemporary 1 – Wednesday 4:30 – 5:30 PM Studio A 
  • Contemporary 2 – Thursday 4:30 – 5:30 PM Studio A 
  • Contemporary 3 – Tuesday 7:30 – 8:30 PM Studio C 
  • Contemporary 4 – Monday 8:45 – 9:45 PM Studio C

HIP HOP

Age 7 and up

Often considered street dances that mix with more structured styles such as Jazz. Hip Hop encourages students to use many different stylistic techniques and allows them to interpret moves in varied ways. Fast-paced and challenging, creative, rhythmic talents are emphasized using age-appropriate music. 

Apparel: comfortable clothing and jazz shoes. 


  • Beginning Hip Hop / MT – Friday 4:30 – 5:30 PM Studio A 
  • Beginning Hip Hop / MT – Friday 5:30 – 6:30 PM Studio A 
  • Hip Hop 1 / Musical Theater 1 – Thursday 4:30 – 5:30 PM Studio C 
  • Hip Hop 2 – Wednesday 5:30 – 6:30 PM Studio X 
  • Hip Hop 3 – Thursday 7:30 – 8:30 PM Studio B 
  • Hip Hop 4 – Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30 PM Studio A 
  • Hip Hop 5 – Wednesday 7:30 – 8:30 PM Studio A 
  • Hip Hop 6 Wednesday 8:45 – 9:45 PM Studio C 

Studios A, B, and C are located at 1902 Jules. Studio X is located at 23rd and Frederick.

MUSICAL THEATER

Age 7 and up. 

Spelled ‘theatre’ in England and ‘theater’ in the USA. A form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue distinguished using popular music. Typically ‘when emotion becomes too strong for speech, you sing; when emotion becomes too strong for song, you dance.’ Dance in the context of story-telling in theater will be explored with an emphasis on performance persona. 

Apparel: leotard and tights or jazz pants. Jazz shoes are worn in class. Hair is securely off face and neck.


  • Beginning MT / Hip Hop – Friday 4:30 – 5:30 PM Studio A 
  • Beginning MT / Hip Hop – Friday 5:30 – 6:30 PM Studio A 
  • Musical Theater 1 / Hip Hop 1 – Thursday 4:30 – 5:30 PM Studio C 
  • Musical Theater 2 – Wednesday 4:30 – 5:30 PM Studio X 
  • Musical Theater 3 – Thursday 6:30 – 7:30 PM Studio B 
  • Musical Theater 4 – Tuesday 6:30 – 7:30 PM Studio B 
  • Musical Theater 5 – Tuesday 8:30 – 9:30 PM Studio C 

Studios A, B, and C are located at 1902 Jules. 

Studio X is located at 23rd and Frederick.

TUMBLING

Ages 5 and up 

Students gain upper body strength, agility, and flexibility thru cartwheels, rolls, somersaults and hand springs along with other athletic exercises. Note: this class does not perform at our concert.

Apparel: leotard, footless tights and no shoes (students participate barefoot). Hair is securely off face and neck. 


  • Beginning 5 years & up – Tuesday 4:30 – 5:30 PM Studio A 
  • Tumbling 1 – Monday 6:30 – 7:30 PM Studio X [Annex – 2302 Frederick] 
  • Tumbling 2 – Tuesday 6:30 – 7:30 PM Studio A 
  • Tumbling 3 – Tuesday 7:30 – 8:30 PM Studio A 
  • Tumbling 4 – Tuesday 5:30 – 6:30 PM Studio A 

JUST FOR BOYS

Ages 4 to 6 

A fun, high-energy Hip-Hop and Tap class. This class helps boys develop balance, power, and coordination through men’s center work and strength building exercises. 

Apparel: black tap shoes and black jazz shoes. Navy or black shorts or sweat pants and a white t-shirt. Long hair is securely off face and neck.


  • Ages 4 to 6 – Friday 4:45 – 5:30 PM Studio B 
  • Just for Boys 2 [Must be recommended] Wednesday 4:30 – 5:15 PM Studio B 

BEYOND DANCE

Children with physical challenges can enjoy and experience the benefits of movement, self-expression, and music in this specially designed class. Our goal is for children, regardless of physical abilities, to participate in the art, discipline, and joy of dance. 

There is no charge for Beyond Dance.


  • Cerebral Palsy or closely related –  Saturday 9:30 – 10:15 AM Studio B
  • Down’s Syndrome – Saturday 10:15 – 11:00 AM Studio B