Dance Program at PDC


At PDC we strive to put your child into a class that best fits him or her. Students are placed into classes based on their age and experience level.

Below you will find the classes that are offered and a brief description.


Twinkle Baby & Me (ages 2)
This introductory dance class breaks down the elements of dance and incorporates movement and song, which are all age appropriate for preschoolers. With the assistance of a family member, children will learn through use of music, imagination, and simple dance steps. This allows children to learn new skills and most of all have fun while becoming familiar with the studio environment!. Length: 30 minutes

Twinkle Stars I and II (ages 3-5)
Through a series of tap and ballet movements, dancers will explore their impulses and learn age appropriate motor development skills. Your child will be encouraged to develop socially in the classroom and develop positive self-esteem, as he or she enters one of his or her earliest classroom situations. Length: 45 minutes


Garnet Level (ages 5-7)
An introduction of basic ballet, tap steps and vocabulary, while continuing primary motor skills, to build self-assurance and confidence. Length: 60 minutes


Amethyst Level (ages 6-8)
Dance fundamentals are taught in ballet, tap and jazz. Class includes a breakdown of the basic dance steps, with an emphasis on proper technique. Careful attention is given to positive encouragement, while working on technical corrections. Length: 90 minutes

Intro to Hip-Hop is also offered for the Amethyst Level class. Length: 30 minutes


Emerald and Topaz Levels (ages 8-10)
Dance fundamentals are taught in ballet, tap and jazz. Class includes a breakdown of the basic dance steps, with an emphasis on proper technique. Careful attention is given to positive encouragement, while working on technical corrections. Length: 90 minutes

Additional classes offered for Emerald and Topaz Levels:

  •     Intro. to Irish Step (tap class required)
  •     Musical Theater
  •     Hip-Hop

Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby, Peridot, and Senior Levels (ages 11-18)
These ballet, tap and jazz classes are for older dancers who are at the intermediate or advanced level. Total emphasis is placed on correct technique and performance skills. Length: Varies


Classes that may be offered, for these levels:

  • Ballet
  • Tap
  • Jazz
  • Hip-Hop
  • Irish Step (tap class is required)
  • Lyrical (all lyrical students must be enrolled in one ballet class per week)
  • Musical Theater (jazz recommended)
  • Company (by audition only)
  • Pre-pointe (ballet class required)
  • Pointe (all pointe students must be enrolled in one ballet class per week and have taken pre-pointe)

Beginner Dance for Tweens (ages 9-12) and Beginner Dance for Teens (ages 13-17)
These classes are for the beginner student.  The emphasis is on fun!! Length: Varies


Adult Dance (ages 18 and up)                                                                                                         Total emphasis is placed on correct technique and performance skills and FUN!! Length: Varies
Classes offered for this level:
  •  Ballet
  •  Tap
  •  Jazz                                                                                                              


Please call the dance center or email us for more information.
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