Hamilton Area YMCA

Come Dance With Us!

Our dance program inspires people of all ages and abilities to express themselves creatively, build
self-confidence, and try something new. Our session-based classes allow dancers to try a new class or advance their skills in a specific style. Our 32-week Studio program runs from September to May and culminates with the pageantry and drama of our annual recital! Both are taught by seasoned instructors with years of experience in a variety of dance styles, as well as musical theater. To find the program that is right for you, contact Ciera Valyo at dance@hamiltonymca.org or Tyler Koerber at 609.581.9622 ext. 121 or tkoerber@hamiltonymca.org.

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Session-based Classes

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Preschool Ballet & Tap (ages 3 - 5)

You will learn a combination of ballet and tap. Technique is combined at this level and placement, posture, rhythm and motor skills are developed in both ballet and tap.

Preschool Ballet & Jazz (Ages 3 - 5)

In this class you will learn a combination of ballet and jazz. Technique is combined at this level and placement, posture, rhythm and motor skills are developed in both ballet and jazz.

Ballet (ages 6 - 9 & 10+)

Children will learn barre exercises, ballet vocabulary, body alignment, rhythm, and level appropriate movement. Ballet is the foundation for all other dance styles. Each level is progressive.

  • Ages 6-9
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  • Ages 10+
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Jazz (ages 6 - 9 & 10+)

Jazz is a fun-filled, fast paced class focused on improving technique, strength and flexibility which will enhance student’s jumps, turns, and stage performance. 

  • Ages 6-9
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  • Ages 10+
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Tap (ages 6 - 9 & 10+)

Great for developing gross motor skills, rhythm and coordination. Class will consist of warm-up exercise, across the floor exercises and extend rhythmic phrases and combinations.  The class will work on proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun!

  • Ages 6-9
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  • Ages 10+
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Hip Hop Fun (Ages 6 - 12)

This Hip Hop class is combined with Jazz styles in a high energy class developing technique, self-confidence and stage performance. Dance to the latest hits!

Musical Theatre (ages 7+)

In this class, you will learn to dance like a Broadway star.  This is an energetic class that will sharpen your skills as a performer!

Dance Technique Work (ages 8+)

Learn the principles and techniques of Ballet, Contemporary, and Jazz. The class will focus on proper alignment, movement qualities, and expression.

Adult Tap (ages 18+)

Ever wanted to give tap a try but thought it was too late?  Here's your chance!  No experience required to join this beginner dance class.

The Studio At The Hamilton Area YMCA 

Dancers as young as 2 ½ can build their skills and their self-confidence at the Studio at the YMCA!
Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Musical Theatre are all taught at the Studio by instructors with years of experience in the industry. From September to May, your dancer will learn new skill and techniques,
build self-esteem, and have fun right up through our annual dance recital held in May.

Registration is open now!

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Preschool Ballet - Sunflowers (ages 3 - 4)

Ballet dancers at this level will focus on learning posture and rhythm. Motor skills will also be developed in this class.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    We 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 1DAJPB-1 JKR -JKR Branch $305 / $220 / $25
    Th 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1DAJPB-2 JKR -JKR Branch $305 / $220 / $25
    Sa 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 1DAJPB-3 JKR -JKR Branch $305 / $220 / $25
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Preschool Tap - Sunflowers (ages 3 - 4)

Tap dancers at this level will focus on developing gross motor skills, rhythm and coordination. Dancers will also learn the basics of producing clear tap sounds.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    We 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1DAJPT-1 JKR -JKR Branch $305 / $220 / $25
    Th 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM 1DAJPT-2 JKR -JKR Branch $305 / $220 / $25
    Registration in person only.

Pre-K Ballet & Tap - Sunflowers (ages 4 - 5)

You will learn a combination of ballet and tap. Technique is combined at this level and placement, posture, rhythm and motor skills are developed in both ballet and tap.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Sa 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM 1DAJPKBT JKR -JKR Branch $305 / $220 / $25
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Ballet - Daisy's (ages 5 - 8)

Children will learn barre exercises, ballet vocabulary, body alignment, rhythm, and level appropriate movement. Ballet is the foundation for all other dance styles.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Th 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM 1DAJBI JKR -JKR Branch $320 / $235 / $25
    Registration in person only.

Jazz - Daisy's (ages 5 - 8)

Jazz is a fun-filled, fast paced class focused on improving technique, strength and flexibility which will enhance student’s jumps, turns, and stage performance. 

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    We, Th 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM 1DAJJI JKR -JKR Branch $320 / $235 / $25
    Registration in person only.

Tap - Daisy's (ages 5 - 8)

Great for developing gross motor skills, rhythm and coordination. Class will consist of warm-up exercise, across the floor exercises, and extend rhythmic phrases and combinations.  The class will work on proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun!

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Sa 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM 1DAJT-2 JKR -JKR Branch $305 / $235 / $25
    Registration in person only.

Ballet - Lily's (ages 8 - 12)

Children will learn barre exercises, ballet vocabulary, body alignment, rhythm, and level appropriate movement.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    We 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM 1DAJBII JKR -JKR Branch $320 / $235 / $25
    Registration in person only.

Ballet & Jazz - Lily's (ages 8 - 12)

This is a combination class of 30 minutes of Ballet and 30 minutes of Jazz. Technique is combined at this level and placement, posture, rhythm and motor skills are developed in both Ballet and Jazz.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Sa 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM 1DAJBJ JKR -JKR Branch $335 / $250 / $25
    Registration in person only.

Jazz - Lily's (ages 8 - 12)

Jazz is a fun-filled, fast paced class focused on improving technique, strength and flexibility which will enhance student’s jumps, turns, and stage performance. 

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    We 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM 1DAJJII JKR -JKR Branch $320 / $235 / $25
    Registration in person only.

Tap - Lily's (ages 8 - 12)

Tap is a fun-filled, fast-paced class focused on improving technique, strength, and flexibility which will enhance students' jumps, turns, and stage performance.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 1DAJT-1 JKR -JKR Branch $320 / $235 / $25
    Registration in person only.

Tap & Jazz - Lily's (ages 8 - 12)

This is a combination class of 30 minutes of Tap and 30 minutes of Jazz. Technique is combined at this level and placement, posture, rhythm and motor skills are developed in both jazz and tap.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    We 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM 1DAJTJ JKR -JKR Branch $335 / $250 / $25
    Registration in person only.

Hip Hop I (ages 6 - 8)

This new Hip Hop class is combined with Jazz styles in a high energy class developing technique, self-confidence and stage performance. Dance to the latest hits while enjoying your favorite music! 

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1DAJHHI JKR -JKR Branch $320 / $235 / $25
    Registration in person only.

Hip Hop II (ages 8 - 14)

Sharpen your Hip Hop dance skills in this high energy class. Combining Hip Hop and Jazz dancers will improve their technique, self-confidence and stage performance. Dance to the latest hits while enjoying your favorite music!

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1DAJHHII JKR -JKR Branch $320 / $235 / $25
    Registration in person only.

Lyrical (ages 8 - 12)

A blend of lyrical and contemporary style dances, exploring different dynamics of expression combined with ballet and jazz technique. 

Participants must be currently enrolled in a ballet class or have ballet experience.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Th 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM 1DAJL JKR -JKR Branch $320 / $235 / $25
    Registration in person only.

Studio Musical Theatre (ages 7+)

In this class, you will learn to dance like a Broadway star. This is an energetic class that will sharpen your skills as a performer!
  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM 1DAJMT JKR -JKR Branch $305 / $220 / $25
    Registration in person only.