Dance Classes

Two Time Tally Award Winners!

At 21 years we are Tallahassee's Oldest Music and Dance School, Owned by the Same Owners!

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Now Enrolling for Fall/Spring 2024-2025 Dance Classes!

 

Four reasons which make our dance classes the best choice for you!

Smaller Class Sizes
Our smaller classes allow students to get more individual instruction from teachers, and as a result progress at a faster level than in a large class environment. Our smaller classes also ensure that the teacher can catch any problems before they turn into bad habits or improper techniques.

Variety of Dance Class Styles & Methods
Highly qualified teachers with varied training and teaching methods are available to teach a broad range of dance formats for use in our Tallahassee classes.

Our Dance Studio Advantage - The "Floating" Professional Dance Floor
Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of jumping, which can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide any cushioning or support, so the shock of dance movement can place a lot of pressure on the knees and back of a dancer. The best way to prevent against potential injury is by choosing a studio with a professional “floating floor”. A floating floor is a dance floor that rests on a system of high-density foam blocks, to absorb the shock of jumping. A high-density foam base is superior to a “sprung” floor, which usually consists of a wood structure built on the regular floor.

The top layer of the dance floor is also an important factor. A vinyl composite “marley” floor is accepted worldwide as the best surface layer for

recreational to professional dance. Facilities such as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Royal Academy of Dance in London, England, and Riverdance - The Touring Show, all use marley floors as their dance surface. A marley floor allows dancers to slide, with a degree of “controlled slip", but is not slippery so there is less risk of slips and falls. Very few studios use professional marley floors because of the expense involved, and usually opt for a regular floor tile for a studio floor.

Our dance floor has over 1,100 high density foam blocks under the floor surface and a marley top surface. Our floor helps reduce the risk of injuries and allow students to dance longer without getting tired.

Ability to combine Dance Classes with other programs
Since at our North East Tallahassee location, we also teach music classes, your child can schedule a music class around the dance class time, or a sibling can take a music class at the same time, both saving you time.

 

 

 
 


Itty Bitty Ballet/Tap (2-3 year olds)

Our Itty Bitty Ballet/Tap class is designed to foster a love for movement and dance in our youngest dancers. Props such as scarves, ribbons, and hoops are used throughout each class to build coordination and balance. Our littlest dancers will be introduced to basic ballet and tap movements and terms while also learning to take turns, share, and make friends. We also incorporate basic tumbling skills each week while listening to our favorite songs!

Thursday 4:45-5:45 Meghan Rankin

Saturday 9:00-10:00 Elizabeth Rankin

Monthly Tuition:  $62

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Combo Classes

In these combination classes, dancers will focus on multiple genres of dance on a rotation basis. Ballet class time will be spent on technique as well as learning proper terms. We will work on various steps to create graceful combinations. During our tap class time, we will learn about rhythm, using simple movements to build up to more challenging steps, and how different sounds can be produced. Jazz is a high-energy, upbeat dance genre that encourages stamina, creativity, and power! Learning steps and fun dances to our favorite tunes is so much fun! Lyrical is a style that centers around ballet technique while emphasizing the importance of connecting feelings and music in a piece. During our lyrical class time, we will focus on listening and engaging with the words to the music.

Ballet/Lyrical/Tap - Monday 4:00-5:00 (Ages 5-7) Elizabeth and Meghan Rankin - $62/month

Jazz/Pop Hop/Lyrical - Monday 5:00-6:15 (Ages 8-10) Elizabeth Rankin - $78/month

Jazz/Pop Hop/Contemporary - Monday 6:15-7:30 (Ages 11-14) Meghan Rankin - $78/month

Ballet/Tap - Tuesday 4:30-5:30 (Ages 4-6) Elizabeth and Meghan Rankin - $62/month

Jazz/Lyrical/Tap - Tuesday 5:45-7:00 (Ages 5-7) Elizabeth and Meghan Rankin - $78/month

Ballet/Jazz/Tap - Wednesday 4:30-5:30 (Ages 5-8) Meghan Rankin - $62/month

Pop Hop/Pom - Wednesday 5:30-6:30 (Ages 6-10) Meghan Rankin - $62/month

Musical Theatre - Wednesday 6:30-7:30 (Ages 8+) Meghan Rankin - $62/month

Pom/Lyrical - Thursday 5:45-6:45 (Ages 5-9) Meghan Rankin - $62/month

Ballet/Lyrical/Jazz/Tap - Saturday 10:00-11:15 (Ages 7-10) Elizabeth Rankin - $78/month

Ballet/Tap - Saturday 11:30-12:30 (Ages 4-6) Elizabeth Rankin - $62/month

 

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