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!

High School Cheer Prep

Cheer/Poms classes are for individuals wanting to be on a high school or recreational dance team, as well as dancers who just want to explore a new style.  Class includes a warm-up, across the floor, pom techniques, and a combination. Develop your pom, cheer and dance technique and style. Ages 10-18.

Jazzy Pop

This is a high energy program for young dancers who want to try dances ranging from traditional east coast NY, classic Broadway style to the west coast- LA style of street and commercial jazz. Classes emphasize technique, flexibility, strength and style that is influenced by music, culture and passion. Ages 3-6.

Joy of Motion Parent and Me!

This class operates the same as the regular Joy of Motion class (see description below), but with parents!  Parents are invited to class each week to learn and grow with their child. Ages 2-5.
 

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.

Company Dance Schedule - Summer 2019

  • Advanced Company: Mondays: 6:45-7:45 p.m.
  • Company Technique: Mondays: Ages 12-18: 7:45-8:30 p.m.
  • Company Jazz: Tuesdays: Ages 12-18: 5:00-5:45 p.m.
  • Company Hip-Hop: Tuesdays: Ages 12-18: 6:30-7:15 p.m.
  • Intermediate Company: Wednesdays: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Pre-Company-Thursdays (only for the summer): 6:00-6:45 p.m.
  • Company Ballet: Thursdays: Ages 12-18: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Beginning Company: Fridays: 6:00-6:45 p.m.

Competitive Dance tryouts
All tryout take place at City Park Recreation Center on Saturday, August 10, in the dance room on the lower level.  Schedule as follows:

  • Ages 4-6: 1:30-2:15 p.m.
  • Ages 7-12: 2:30-3:15 p.m.
  • Ages 13-18: 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Elite Company 

This team is more involved than Company and develops additional dances to perform at competition. Each participant will be in two classes. Great memories will be made. Ages: 4-18