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​Kids and Youth Dance

KIDS & YOUTH DANCE PROGRAM

Our recreation dance students have two performance opportunities per year.  An outdoor performance at Thorntonfest in June and a formal recital in December.

Summer dance students will focus on learning and advancing their dancing technique.  Our Fall/Winter dance students will focus on preparing our December recital.

If you have any questions about our classes or program offerings, contact Kendra Keefe at 720-977-5937

REGISTRATION FOR THESE CLASSES BEGINS AS SOON YOUR RECEIVE YOUR GUIDE

PLEASE NOTE:  DUE TO COVID-19, CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO SOME CLASS TIMES AND LOCATIONS.  PLEASE VISIT OUR REGISTRATION PAGE FOR A MORE CURRENT CLASS LISTING.


MOVING & MUSIC

Ages  walking - 3

This class will focus on basic motor skills and interacting with others in a casual play-like environment while introducing parents and tots to the fundamentals of dance.  This class will prepare your child to attend a dance class by themselves.  Parent participation is required.

MUSICAL THEATER DANCE

Ages  5-10

Explore Broadway dance-styles set to songs from musicals old and new!  Work will include stretching, across the floor progressions, Broadway-style choreography and expression of emotion and storytelling through dance.  Jazz shoes are required.

PRESCHOOL COMBO

Ages  3-5

An introduction to ballet, jazz, and tap designed for preschool ages without assistance of their parents.  Each class will include ballet, jazz, tap and free time.  Combo students start at level 1 and will progress to higher levels at the instructor's discretion.  Students will continue to learn proper technique and form while advancing levels.

 PRESCHOOL BALLET

Ages  3-5

An introduction to ballet for preschool ages without the assistance of their parents

DANCE COMBO

Ages  5-17

A combo class studying ballet, jazz, and tap while focusing on correct technique and terminology.  Combo students start at level 1 and will progress to higher levels at the instructor's discretion.  Dancers will continue to improve their technique, dance form and terminology as they progress.

NEW!  BALLROOM SAMPLER

Ages 8-17

Ballroom sampler classes will introduce dancers to ballroom styles such as Swing, Waltz, Foxtrot, Salsa and Cha-Cha.  Partners are not required!  

HIP-HOP

Ages 3-17

An age-appropriate funky hip-hop class introducing students to different elements of hip-hop.  The preschool class is taught without the assistance of parents.  As the student progresses, they will engage in advancing their basic hip-hop skills as well as learn more complex movement and choreography.

CHEERLEADING & POMS

Ages 4-10

Come learn the basics of cheerleading and poms.

BALLET

Ages 5-17

Ballet classes will focus on learning proper technique and terminology with an emphasis on the correct placement of the arms, legs and body while dancing.  Includes barre work, centre work and movement across the floor

LYRICAL JAZZ

Ages 6-16

Students will learn jazz and cotemporary ballet styles while engaging in proper technique and complex footwork.  Class will include centre work, across the floor combinations and fun choreography.  All levels of dancers are welcome.

CONTEMPORARY DANCE

Ages 4-10

Come explore the art of contemporary dance and expression through the movement of the body.  Dancers will study movement from lyrical, jazz, ballet and modern dance styles.

CITY OF THORNTON DANCE TEAM

Annual tryouts are held in August.  Our dance teams perform ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop and urban jazz throughout the Denver metro area all year long.  Team dancers have the opportunity to compete in at least one competition and attend one convention per year.  Keep an eye out for our team at Thornton festivals.  

For information on auditioning for dance teams or having our teams perform for your special event, contact Kendra Keefe at 720-977-5937

 

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