GREATER WICHITA YMCA 

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Ready to start or continue a child's dance education? Choose the right level of challenge from below. 

Monthly Classes

Ages 2+

First time and early athletes can learn basics in a fun environment. 

About Monthly Classes
  • Ages 2+ (Young Beginner, Beginner, and Teen levels)
  • One month commitment, One class per week
  • Progress reports at month's end
  • Repeating curriculum with class etiquette and ballet, jazz, and tap basics
  • Introduction to skills and coordination provide a working knowledge
Hop, Skip, Jump | Ages 2-3

This parent participation class will begin teaching motor skills and rhythm to your youngster while introducing them to a classroom setting and preparing them for the next level. 30-min. class. Register Online

Wiggles and Giggle | Age 3

Your child will begin learning basic ballet technique in this fun class that introduces your child to the fundamentals of dance. They will develop coordination and work on rhythm and timing while dancing to music. Leotard, tights and pink leather ballet shoes are required. 30-min. class. Register Online

Dance with Me | Ages 4-5

Kids will continue developing their ballet technique with center and across the floor ballet combinations. We will also introduce them to some dance vocabulary and tap dance. Leotard, tights, pink leather ballet shoes, and black tap shoes are required. 30-min. class. Register Online

Young Beginner | Ages 6-7

Your dancer will learn the fundamentals of ballet, tap and jazz techniques, as well as the structure of a dance class. Classes begin with a warm-up to work on poise, posture and flexibility. Coordination, timing and rhythm will develop as dance routines are taught. Leotard, tights, pink leather ballet shoes, and black tap shoes are required. 45-min. class. Register Online

Beginner | Ages 8-11

Your dancer will learn the fundamentals of ballet, tap and jazz techniques, as well as the structure of a dance class. Classes begin with a warm-up to work on poise, posture and flexibility. Coordination, timing and rhythm will develop as dance routines are taught. Leotard, tights, pink leather ballet shoes, and black tap shoes are required. 45-min. class. Register Online

Teen | Age 12+

Your dancer will learn the fundamentals of ballet, tap and jazz techniques, as well as the structure of a dance class. Classes begin with a warm-up to work on poise, posture and flexibility. Coordination, timing and rhythm will develop as dance routines are taught. Leotard, tights, pink leather ballet shoes, and black tap shoes are required. 45-min. class. Register Online

Academy Classes

Ages 3+

Dancers can leverage monthly class or other dance experience to advance.

About Academy Classes
  • Ages 3+ (ranges/groupings vary by discipline)
  • Nine-month (Sept. - May) commitment, class frequency varies
  • Quarterly progress reports
  • Progressive curriculum teaches structure and choreography 
  • Improve confidence, flexibility, and strength while forming friendships 
  • Perform at annual Spring Recital (May)
  • Online enrollment NOT available. Enroll at desired class location
Create Movement | Age 3

This class introduces a child to dance and song, as they focus on basic ballet techniques, rhythm and timing with music. Dancers will also begin learning proper ballet and classroom etiquette. Pink leather ballet shoes are required. 30-min. class.

Pre-Dance I | Ages 4-5

This class includes both ballet and tap, and will continue to build on the techniques learned in Creative Movement. Dancers will also discover dance vocabulary. Pink leather ballet shoes and black tap shoes are required. 45-min. class.

Pre-Dance II | Ages 5-6

Previous dance experience not required. This introduces your child to the dance environment of proper etiquette and vocabulary, while teaching techniques in ballet and tap. Pink leather ballet shoes and black tap shoes are required. 45-min. class.

Academy I | Ages 6-7

Ballet: Levels I-II ballet class offers students a class in classical ballet structure. Dancers begin with a warm-up to define poise and posture, then move to the ballet barre to continue developing body placement, proper technique, and flexibility. The skills developed throughout the barre exercises will then be used across the floor. Leotard, tights, pink leather ballet shoes are required. 45-min. class.

Tap/Jazz: In this class, your child will be introduced to the elements of sound in tap, with across the floor and center combinations, along with developing coordination and rhythm. In jazz, the focus will be on flexibility and different styles of jazz dance, such as, modern jazz and lyrical jazz. Leather jazz shoes and black tap shoes are required. 1 hr. class 

Academy II | Ages 8-11

Ballet: Levels I-II ballet class offers students a class in classical ballet structure. Dancers begin with a warm-up to define poise and posture, then move to the ballet barre to continue developing body placement, proper technique, and flexibility. The skills developed throughout the barre exercises will then be used across the floor. Leotard, tights, pink leather ballet shoes are required. 45-min. class.

Tap/Jazz: In this class, your child will be introduced to the elements of sound in tap, with across the floor and center combinations, along with developing coordination and rhythm. In jazz, the focus will be on flexibility and different styles of jazz dance, such as, modern jazz and lyrical jazz. Leather jazz shoes and black tap shoes are required. 1 hr. class 

Academy III-IV | Ages 8+

These classes offer tap, ballet and jazz as separate classes to focus on a specific discipline designed for intermediate to advanced dancers. 45-min. class.

Ballet: Commences with barre work to reinforce technical training from Levels I and II Jazz: Contemporary jazz dance is introduced Tap: Modern and street style blend of tap Pink leather ballet shoes, black tap shoes, and black leather jazz shoes are required.

Hip Hop | Ages 8+

This class teaches dancers different styles of hip hop. Shorts, t-shirt, tennis shoes required. 45-min class.

Music Theatre

Ages 6-17

For young people wanting inter-disciplined experience, we offer classes that combine acting, dancing, and singing/voice work.

    About Music Theatre Classes
    • Level I - Ages 6-9, Level II - Ages 10-17
    • Nine-month (Sept. - May) commitment with weekly classes
    • Immersive curriculum combines dance technique, stage performance, and vocal conditioning
    • Build self-confidence, broaden skills and experiences - including auditioning - in class
    • Perform at annual Spring Recital (May) 
    • Online enrollment NOT available, enroll at desired class location

    Dance Company

    Ages 6+

    For dedicated, disciplined and advanced dancers. Dancers participating in lyrical ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and musical theater will gain confidence, have fun, and be rewarded for their hard work. Y Dance Companies compete throughout the year, as well as perform at community events and a spring recital. Company Prep also available.

    About Dance Company
    • Ages 6+ (ranges/groupings vary by discipline)
    • Audition required. Year-round commitment.
    • Curriculum advances skills, techniques, aptitude, and strength
    • Dedicated dancers develop teamwork and sportsmanship
    • Perform at community events and Spring Recital (May)
    • Local, regional, and national competitions vary by discipline
    • Online enrollment NOT available, contact location Dance Directors for information

    Take a look inside one of our dance classes.