Dance Mission Statement

  • To foster self-esteem, discipline, creativity and confidence 
  • To demonstrate a healthy lifestyle 
  • To define a role on a team and how to be a leader 
  • Allow every participant the opportunity to shine!

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NEW for 2019!

RECREATION DANCE - class offerings

Ballet
All styles of dance are based upon ballet technique.  Explore basic movements across the floor, at the barre and center floor performances. Ages: 3-18. 

Ballet/Tap
Techniques and terminology are learned and combinations are practiced in both forms of dance. Ages: 3-8. 

Ballet/Jazz
5,6,7,8! Be prepared to learn. Techniques and terminology are learned and combinations practiced in both forms of dance. Ages: 4-7. 

Baton Beginning
Twirl one and two batons, ribbons, flags and hoop batons. Twirling is fun, active and unique, while promoting fitness, flexibility, hand eye coordination, poise and self-confidence. Ages: 6-11. 

Baton Intermediate
Learn more challenging material with one and two hoop batons, ribbons, flags, pairs and team routines. Increase your fitness, flexibility, hand-eye coordination, poise and self-confidence. Ages: 6-11.

Baton Advanced
Practice challenging material with multiple batons and compete in local twirling competitions. Continue to increase your fitness, flexibility, hand-eye coordination, poise,and self-confidence. Ages: 7-19.

Boys Hip Hop
Perform funky dance moves to the latest tunes and combinations of break dancing and hip hop. Ages: 6-14. 

Character/Music Theater
Have you ever wanted to dance on Broadway? This class is for dancers looking for a stylized and motivating class, with a focus on having fun and developing performance skills. Dancers will fine tune their dance technique and stage skills, while learning Broadway-inspired choreography and movement. Ages: 7-18

Jazz/Hip Hop
Become skilled in the basic fundamentals of jazz and hip hop in this introductory class. Ages: 3-18.

Joy of Motion
Through developmentally appropriate creative movement, children develop coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and spatial awareness. The goal of this class is for each child to find their own pleasure through music and movement, while developing fine gross motor skills. Ages: 3-6.

Flexibility, Leaps and Turns
Advance your skills, whatever your level of dance. Develop better body control through a full body warm up, intense stretches to improve flexibility and strengthening work. After this floor work, work on leaps and turns in the center and across the floor to improve technique and personal style.  Ages 10-18.

Lyrical/Contemporary
Combine jazz and ballet techniques to tell a story to music lyrics.  Whether this is your first dance class, or one of many, come enjoy the many benefits of dance. Ages: 6-18.

Pre-Dance
The artistic world of dance is introduced through creative movement. Dancers practice ballet positions and learn basic dance terminology.  This is a great way to get your child active and moving. Ages: 2-3. 

Tap
Explore the basic fundamentals of rhythm and tap dance through shuffles, flap and much more. Ages: 6-18.     

Meet the Instructors

competitive dance program - Westminster Dance Company

The Westminster Dance Company is a year-round competitive dance program. Participants must have an instructor recommendation or audition with a dance company director. Contact Cindy McDonald at 303-658-2219 regarding fees.

The Westminster Dance Company is a year-round competitive dance program. All participants (even returning members) must have an instructor recommendation or audition with a dance company director. Auditions will be held Saturday, August 10 in the dance room at City Park Recreation Center: 
Age: 4-6            1:30-2:15 pm
Age: 7-12          2:30-3:15 pm
Age: 13-18        3:30-4:15 pm
For more information contact Shannon Henderson or Catt Ruelas at
Youthteendance@cityofwestminster.us
 

All Company Optional
Focus on building the strength, flexibility and control needed to execute dance moves. Each class will emphasize combinations, a sequence of center floor work, across-the-floor work and enhance the dancer’s knowledge of dance terminology. 
Age: 5-19

Beginning Company
Designed to introduce students to the world of dance. Learning basic ballet, jazz and other dance skills will allow students to experience many styles of dance while improving their flexibility, sense of rhythm, coordination and overall technique.
Age: 5-19
 
Intermediate Company
Build skills learned in Beginning Company to strengthen the dancer's precision and ability. Advance on to more difficult skills and utilize both center floor work, combinations and across the floor, to improve their technique. 
Age: 5-19
 
Advanced Company
Advanced dancers looking to challenge their previous knowledge and training. Learn more difficult combinations and skills, while developing finesse and classic style. Dancers will progress their flexibility and overall technique each week. 
Age: 5-19

Company Jazz
Jazz combines many styles and techniques from modern and contemporary dance, to ballet. Classes teach basic to advanced jazz dance technique, terminology and style with an emphasis on proper practice, alignment and movement quality.
Age: 10-19

Company Hip Hop
This high-energy class infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. 
Age: 10-19
 
Company Rehearsal
Your dancer will be able to audition for group pieces, solos, duets and trios for the upcoming company and competition season. Company Rehearsal times allow students to master their dances, apply corrections to choreography, and fully practice their pieces.
Age: 5-19
 

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