YMCA Children's Program
Welcome to the YMCA of Greenville Dance program! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Y! Dance classes are offered at the Caine Halter Family Y, Eastside Family Y, George I. Theisen Family Y, and Verdae Y
as an After School Enrichment option.
Scroll to the very bottom to see the class times at each location.
Email us about questions at CDC.firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at
(864) 315-3732 ext.3
Branch Classes and Times
2018-2019 Calendar Year
The dance calendar year will consist of 4 quarters. Students will be given the opportunity to register for one or all quarters.: If students wish to participate in the spring performance they must enroll for the 4th quarter, although, there will be an in-studio showcase at the last class of the first 3 quarters.
3rd Quarter (8 weeks)
Tuition and Fees
This program educates dancers in multiple disciplines with an emphasis on proper technique and an appreciation of the art. Our youngest dancers begin by exploring movement, rhythm, spatial awareness and building their own creativity. These concepts create a foundation that we nurture as dancers grow within the program.
Through the years, dancers will be introduced to discipline, specific terminology, body placement and movement that is appropriately challenging for their level. All dancers will be given the opportunity to join each quarter, showing off their development at at the end of each quarter for a studio showcase as well a year end performance for family and friends.
An additional part of every dancer's curriculum is gaining appreciation of the arts through understanding the history, experiencing the art as a spectator and even becoming a part of the creative process through self-expression. There are many in-class experiences that facilitate this understanding, but we also provide extra-curricular enrichment opportunities, like our annual Night at the Theatre, that dancers and their families can take advantage of at the Peace Center..
As we educate dancers, our goal is to increase exposure and understanding of the art form, and also give dancers the opportunity to develop friendships, memories and an enhanced sense of self that will last a lifetime.
Classes offered & Descriptions
Tiny Learners (Walking - 2/2.5): This 30-minute class is for tiny movers that have begun walking to ages 2-2.5. This parent/guardian assisted class is the perfect transition into a learning environment. We will explore different movements to build the strength, coordination, and classroom skills necessary for our Little Learners 1 class.
Little Learners I (Ages 2-3) & II (Ages 3-4): This 45-minute class combines the elements of creative movement, ballet, and tumbling into one fun and exciting class. Students will learn basic floor tumbling techniques, coordination, strength, flexibility, and rhythm as they explore how to move in and through space with their peers.
Little Tappers (Ages 5-6) & Tap 1 (ages 6-8): In these 30-minute classes, students will learn tap dance skills and terminology. They will be able to explore different rhythms and sounds using their feet!
Pre-Ballet (Ages 5-6), Ballet I (Ages 6-8), & II (Ages 9-12): This class will have an emphasis on body placement, proper technique, and ballet terminology at age appropriate levels. This class will benefit dancers continuing their dance training as well as those who wish to begin.The rigor and pace of the class will increase at the year progresses.
Jazz/Hip-Hop I (Ages 6-8) & II (Ages 9-12): This class is based on classical jazz dance technique, with influences incorporated from modern jazz, hip-hop, street jazz and Broadway styles. Our jazz/hip-hop class will build balance, extension, and strength through isolations, stretches, across the floor patterns, and dance combinations. This high energy class can be taught to anyone with a passion to move; no previous dance experience is required, however, Ballet classes are strongly recommended when studying Hip Hop/Jazz to help cultivate a full dance experience.
* At the discretion of the instructors with Carolina Dance Collaborative, dancers may be placed in classes based on their dance proficiency instead of age.
Class assessment and size
During the first two weeks of the quarter, each child will be assessed to make sure they are within an age and level appropriate class. On occasion, a class change may be appropriate to accommodate the needs of the student. Each class must have at least 4 students enrolled in order to stay on the schedule, we are sorry for inconvenience this may cause in the future. For the benefit of the students, class sizes are limited. If space is available., enrollment will remain open up to 2 weeks after quarterly registration (full tuition and registration fees are still required though).
We encourage students to make-up their class at another YMCA location if classes are missed due to a holiday, sickness, etc.. To schedule your make-up class please email CDC.email@example.com or call (864) 315-3732 ext.3
All students are required to wear appropriate dance attire. For the health and safety of the your child we require that they wear cover ups and street shoes to and from dance classes.
For your convenience, we are working with The Sock Basket, a dance attire store located on the corner of Laurens Road and Woodruff Road (2433 Laurens Road om Greenville. We have picked out all the necessary attire that your child needs so that buying dance attire is simple and easy. Go into The Sock Basket and tell them that you are with the YMCA program and would like to purchase your required attire. They will give you the options we have chosen and help you with shoe fittings.
Must be secured off the neck and away from the face. Students in ballet class are asked to have hair pinned up in a bun or as secure as possible.
Little Learners I and II and Little Tappers: Girls must wear solid pink or purple leotards with pink tights. Individual tutu or skirts may be worn but are not a requirement. Boys should wear a white top with black dance pants.
Pre-Ballet: Girls must wear solid pink or black leotards with pink tights. Individual tutu or skirts may be worn but are not a requirement. Boys should wear a white top with black dance pants.
Ballet Levels I and II: Girls must wear solid blue or black leotards with pink tights. Skirts may be worn but are not a requirement. Boys should wear a white top with black dance pants.
Jazz/Hip-Hop Levels I and II and Tap 1: Girls must wear solid blue or black leotards with black tights, dance pants/leggings, or shorts. Boys should wear a black top with black dance pants or shorts.
Little Learners: Girls should wear pink split sole ballet slippers. Boys should wear white or black split sole ballet slippers.
Ballet: Girls should wear pink split sole ballet slippers. Boys should wear white or black split sole ballet slippers.
Jazz/Hip-Hop: Girls and Boys should wear black split sole jazz shoes and tennis shoes for hip-hop focused weeks.
Little Tappers and Tap 1: Girls and boys should were black tap shoes
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