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Youth Dance Division

Youth Dance Division classes for older children and teens make for a constructive activity that is physically active, teaches self-discipline, includes positive role modeling from instructors, and takes place in a close-knit environment where friends are made.

What to Expect

In each of our Youth Dance Division classes, you can expect:

  • Controlled class sizes that allow instructors to give each student individual attention. 
  • Experienced, qualified instructors who enjoy working with students of all ages.
  • Consistent, constructive class content.
  • Appropriate and positive class music.
  • Modest attire and instruction using appropriate, edifying movements.
  • High-value for your tuition dollars: 18 full weeks of instruction each semester and no "fluff" off weeks.
  • Multiple performance opportunities.
  • Overarching joy that comes from our basis faith - learn more.

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First Class Free

New students take their first class free, with no registration obligation. Call the office to schefule your class today!


Fall 2017 Classes | Main Campus, Frankfort

Classes can be mixed-and-matched as needed. Tuition decreases with multiple-class enrollment.

Primary Classes

Our fun-filled primary classes in the Children's Dance Division for ages 2 and up include tap, ballet and hip hop and teach boys and girls foundational dance concepts through purposeful games and activities. Classes facilitate the development of skills like rhythm, coordination, musicality, spatial concepts, dance class etiquette and more in a positive environment. LEARN MORE.

Youth Ballet Classes

These classes teach important skills in classical ballet, which is a foundational basis for any dancer!

Youth Beginning Ballet - Ages 10-15
Saturday, 11:00am-12:00pm
Designed for students ages 10+ who are starting out with two years or less of prior experience in classical ballet. 

Youth Intermediate Ballet - Ages 10+
Wednesday, 6:30-7:45pm
Designed for students who have at least three years of prior experience in ballet. Students may enroll in one or both weekly classes.

Youth Advanced Ballet - Ages 12+
Wednesday, 7:15-8:45pm, Saturday 9:30-11:00am
Designed for students who have at least four years of prior experience in ballet.

Dance Classes

Our Youth dance classes feature a variety of disciplines and can be mixed-and-matched as desired. Classes challenge students to master dance concepts and vocabulary specific to each style and facilitate the development of dance proficiencies such as strength, flexibility, coordination, musicality, spatial concepts, artistry and self-discipline.  

Boys’ Dance – Boys Ages 6+
Wed. 4:15-5:15pm (SO)
A fun, high-energy, all-boys class that is great for boys just starting out in dance.

Children’s Tap II - Ages 7+
Wed. 5:00-5:30pm
Explores rhythm, dynamic, pattern, balance and more; prior experience in tap recommended. Easy to add to Ballet IA or IB.

Beginning Hip Hop - Ages 7+
Thursday, 6:30-7:15pm
Hip Hop challenges students to express different rhythms and beats within a song through articulate footwork and upper body movement. No prior experience with dance or hip hop required. 

Youth Musical Theater - Ages 9-18
Wed. 6:30-7:30pm
A Broadway-inspired class that includes singing, dancing and acting. No prior experience with Musical Theater or dance required. 

Youth Jazz/Contemporary - Ages 12-18
Wed. 7:30-8:30pm
Jazz and contemporary utilize tilts, fans, turns, leaps, and other sharp hitting movements. This class challenges students to adapt to a wide variety of distinct body coordinations, accents and other nuances. Some prior experience in dance recommended.

Youth Modern - Ages 9-18
Mon, 7:30-8:30pm
A reflective class that challenges students to dance in creative ways, employ a variety of shapes, dynamics, and express emotion through movement. Some prior experience in dance recommended.

Intermediate Tap - By Placement Only
Thu, 7:30-8:30pm
Challenges students to increase their proficiency in rhythm, dynamic, pattern, balance, and more at an intermediate level. Ideal for students with at least 2-3 years of prior experience in tap. 


Instructors

All of Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts' instructors are highly trained and qualified in teaching. Many of the school's instructors are also professional dancers with the Ballet 5:8 Company, bringing a wealth of experience to their classes. Student instructors are required to progress through our teacher-training program with a minimum of one year of successful assistant teaching prior to instructing their own classes.

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Performing Opportunities

Ballet Classes

Students who regularly attend ballet classes have the opportunity to perform each year in our two full-length classical ballet productions. These productions, held in December and May, are original ballets based on meaningful stories that can share hope and purpose with our audiences. Participating in the performances allows students to use what they’ve been working on in class in a meaningful way that looks out instead of in!

Dance Classes

Students who regularly attend dance classes have the opportunity to perform in the Youth Dance Division Showcase at the end of the Spring Semester, in May or June. Participating in the showcase is a fun and memorable experience for dancers and actively challenges them to use what they’ve been learning through the year in a way that looks out instead of in.


Registration & Tuition

Registration is easiest to complete on-line but may also be completed in person.


Additional Information

Handbooks

Each division has its own handbook - view/download.

Printable Schedule

Click to read/download our printable class schedule.