Broadway Dance

Grades 3-8

Get excited for the showy, the classy, the friendly, and the mysterious in this fun dance class where you’ll learn how to move your body to tell a story. Historically, Broadway dance was groundbreaking for theater because it gave dance the opportunity to play a major role in the plot of plays and musicals. Whether it’s Mary Poppins, Annie, Grease, or Footloose, dance brings the story to life and animates the characters. After all, we wouldn’t love Cats if the dancers didn’t bend, jump, and stretch like felines. Today, Broadway dance mixes ballet, jazz, and modern dance styles with singing and acting to get the right effect for each musical’s characters and storyline. In this class, you’ll make a statement by learning dance moves and choreography in style of Broadway. So get out your jazz hands and happy feet because it’s show time!

Tuesdays: 4:20 – 5:20 pm


Modern Dance

Grades 5-12

In this class, students will work together to create their own choreography, using free, expressive styles of dance to illustrate a story without speech! This class will emphasize body movement, proximity of space, and facial expressions to create an interpretive visual narrative. Dancers will learn how to consider and engage their audience in a performance. Classes will start with static and locomotive activities that incorporate proper technique and dance vocabulary to help the students train their minds and bodies. By the end of the class, students will use all of these connections to perform a modern dance routine!

Thursdays: 4:20 – 5:10 pm



Ballet Dance

Grades K-2

If you want to learn to dance, this is a great place to start! This class will follow the Cecchetti ballet method and will focus on strength-building and concentration using a ballet bar. Dancers will be taught the basic movement patterns that build all dance movement and reinforce patience, focus, posture, and grace, and build ballet vocabulary from there. For this class, students should wear tight fitting clothing and wear their hair back. They should also plan to dance in socks, unless they have ballet slippers to bring.

Tuesdays, 5:25 – 6:15 pm


Previous Dance classes offered at SMARTS:

  • Ballet
  • Creative Artist Yoga
  • Drum and Dance Workshop
  • Hip Hop Urban Dance
  • Jazz Dance
  • Jazz Fusion Dance
  • Modern Dance