Dance for every age and every level
From your child’s first class to their graduation performance, at TDC we offer a class for everyone, of every age and level. TDC is a place for children to grow and learn in dance, become confident in their own individual abilities & use these abilities to achieve their goals. We aim to provide students with a fulfilling experience whether they want to become professional dancers or they simply enjoy dance, and are committed to providing the same quality education to each and every child at TDC!
With over 100 classes per week, you are sure to find one to fit your child’s interest and schedule. View our class schedule here.
Ballet is the foundation of dance and all technique disciplines are derived from Ballet. Ballet introduces technique through barre work, across the floor and center exercises to give students a strong foundation of skills. We strongly encourage all students taking classes to include ballet in their weekly dance schedule to help excel and progress in their dance education. There will be an emphasis on technique, poise, rhythm and self- discipline. Principles related to body alignment, muscle control, timing and spatial awareness will be investigated as well.
Contemporary is a class that combines the techniques of ballet, jazz and lyrical. It encourages dancers to think outside the box through improvisation and combinations.
Exciting urban, street-style choreography that focuses on individual style and expression is paired up with popular and age appropriate music to create fun performances. It encompasses everything from popping and locking to break dancing, footwork, jumps and ticking. Hip Hop dance is a balance of letting go and being loose with your body and movements, while at the same time controlling them as well. Whether it is fast or slow, Hip Hop is a style of dance that is filled with character, attitude and fun!!
Classical Jazz is medium paced and is based on style, utilizing both full body flexibility and isolated moves.
Learn music interpretation through sustained extensions and expressive emotion. Lyrical is a type of dance that relies on a direct relationship between the lyrics of various songs/poems and specific dance movements. Ballet strongly encouraged for all levels, and required for levels 2 and 3.
*NEW* Modern dance technique is designed to develop the mind, body and spirit to be an expressive communicator through movement. Structured technical exercises that condition the body for strength, coordination and flexibility are developed. Physical activities which focus on the aspects of space, time, shape and movement dynamics are explored through individual work as well as group participation
Pointe is an extension of ballet. It requires solid, consistent, and current ballet training coupled with strength in the legs and the core of the dancer’s body
Tap is a style of American theatrical dance, distinguished by percussive footwork and rhythms. Our tap classes stress the basics of tap while also teaching musicality and rhythm.
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- Fabulous Feet
- Hippity Hop
- Jumps Turns Leaps
- Munchkin Movement
- Progressing Ballet Technique
- Tender Toes
Ballet and Tap Combo class that will focus on ballet progression and basic tap rhythms and sounds.
Intro to Hip Hop. Using basic creative movement and introduction to jazz dance, instructors teach a stylized and refined form of street dancing in a fun way using carefully selected music for movement. Kids will learn dance moves while and most of all have fun!
Jumps Turns Leaps
This class is a technique class that is dedicating to learning, improving, and perfecting technique in jumps, turns and leaps. Stretch and strengthening is also combined to improve dancers’ power.
A faster paced class from our earlier preschool levels. This class can also be found in combo form. This age focuses on beginning ballet and more concrete tap steps. Teaching young dancers the core fundamentals for each discipline. A perfect balance between fun and educational!
Still using the fundamentals of Creative Movement this precious age will begin learning intro to ballet and we will introduce Tap in January.
Progressing Ballet Technique
PBT is is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet.
These are non recital classes that focus on breaking down the technique of that given style. Taken in conjunction with that style class dancers often see themselves progress quicker due to more frequent repetition and understanding or take this class to assist in the strength of another style.
A class to introduce your tiniest dancers to dance class without parents. This class will incorporate very basic dance moves, simple tumble circuits, and creative movement.
Ages 5 and Under
Our preschool classes are structured for success and centered around fun! Watch your little one discover the joy of dance. Because no two children are alike you will find various classes options even for your littlest dancers! All our preschool dance classes are designed to be an engaging introduction to movement and developmentally appropriate. Did we mention they are a ton of fun!
In our children’s classes students are introduced to proper, age appropriate technique in a positive and supportive learning environment. Gaining confidence, building body awareness, coordination, and musicality all while developing and true love and appreciation for dance!
Our leveled classes are focused on building strong dancers with an emphasis on technique, artistry, discipline, teamwork and persistence. Advancement is based on correct placement, skill mastery, and instructor recommendation – not by age – which means all classes have a variety of age levels. Students spend an average of two-three years at each level before mastering the skills to advance to the next level.