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Dance

DANCE DEPARTMENT

OUR DANCE DEPARTMENT

From Tap to Ballet, from African to Modern/Jazz, Hip-Hop, Praise Dance and Salsa, Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center celebrates a multitude of dance styles and traditions. Students from ages three to ninety-three can learn choreography and technique in an environment that fosters open and curious minds. Through workshops and performances, students are encouraged to surpass their own expectations within a safe, nurturing and disciplined environment.

The Dance Department offers high quality instruction in a variety of movement styles and techniques both for students who want to explore dance for personal enjoyment, and those who want to prepare for a career in dance. Enrollment in group dance classes averages 12 - 18 students in order to promote more individual attention and sustained progress. Classes are 60 minutes in duration, or 90 minutes for “combo” classes, in the following disciplines:

• Dance Fundamentals

• Ballet

• Tap

• African dance

• Modern/Jazz

• Hip Hop

• Salsa

• Belly dance

Mind-Builders also offers classes to promote health and fitness, including:

• Zumba
• Yoga


Registration for dance classes

Full-year classes begin in October and end in May with a recital. Registration begins the previous June, and continues until January if space is available in the class. Students are grouped according to age, and also according to ability for ages 10+. Some dance classes are offered in 8-12 week series. Check the class schedule for complete information.

Registration and Information


Dance Merit Scholarship Program

This is a special program for the most dedicated dance students ages 13 to 18 who pass an audition and maintain a satisfactory academic level in school. Its objectives are to help students achieve high levels of technique and performance as they hone their abilities in pursuit of their goals. The program includes African, Modern, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Tap and Choreography.