Dance Mission Statement

  • Foster self-esteem, discipline, creativity and confidence 
  • Demonstrate a healthy lifestyle 
  • Define a role on a team and how to be a leader 
  • Allow every participant the opportunity to shine!

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Meet the instructors

RECREATION DANCE - class offerings

Ballet
Ballet is the backbone of all dance styles. Explore basic movements across the floor, at the barre, and center floor performances. Ages: 3-18

Ballet/Jazz
Combine ballet techniques with the rhythm, creativity, and power of jazz. Ages: 4-7. 

Ballet/Tap
The elegant grace of ballet mixed with the musicality of tap.  Fun for all and helpful in building foundations for both dance styles. Ages: 3-8. 

Baton 
Twirling is a fun, active and different way to promote fitness, flexibility, hand-eye coordination, poise and self-confidence. We offer Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced classes. Placement in Intermediate and Advanced by instructor approval. Ages 5-19

Boys Hip Hop
A great way to break boys into the world of dance. Push skills and rhythm with dance moves and combinations choreographed to the latest hits. 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

Flexibility, Leaps and Turns
Each class features a full-body warm up and intense stretching before focused work on leaps and turns to improve technique and style. Ages: 10-18.

Hip Hop
A high energy class focused on rhythm, coordination, control and balance set to exciting, upbeat music. Great for learning technique while allowing for freedom of expression. Ages: 3-6

Jazz
Explore the creative and physical dimensions of music through activities designed to develop strength, coordination, and creative expression. Ages: 3-12.

Jazz/Hip Hop
An introductory class combining two dynamic and fun dance forms. 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 and gross motor skills. Ages: 3-6.

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: 11-18.

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
Classes will build your strength, flexibility and coordination through an exhilarating and entertaining dance style. Ages: 8-14.     

competitive dance program - Westminster Dance Company

The Westminster Dance Company is a year-round competitive dance program. All participants must have an instructor recommendation or audition with the dance director. For more information, contact Shannon Henderson at svhenderson3@gmail.com.  

Company Members are divided into class by skill and prepare dances for competition/public performance. Special Company-only classes on offer each session.
 

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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