Hamilton Area YMCA

Meet Alise!



We are excited to introduce our new dance instructor, Alise Christensen.  Alise has been part of our dance program for more than fifteen years!  She has participated in our dance classes as well as volunteered during our annual recitals. Alise is currently dancing in local competitions, while working towards her degree in dance.

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. Contact Tyler Koerber at 609.581.9622 ext. 121 or tkoerber@hamiltonymca.org for more information.

Summer Dance Program

 

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. 

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1DAJPBJ-1 JKR -JKR Branch $180 / $90 / $90
    We 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1DAJPBJ-2 JKR -JKR Branch $180 / $90 / $90

Ballet (ages 10+)

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

Musical Theater (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!

Jazz (ages 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.  

Preschool Ballet/Tap (ages 3 – 5)

 

This is a combination class 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+
    We 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1DAJPBT-1 JKR -JKR Branch $180 / $90 / $90
    Th 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1DAJPBT-2 JKR -JKR Branch $180 / $90 / $90

Ballet/Jazz Combo ages 6 – 12

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.

Hip Hop (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! 

Tap (ages 6 – 9)

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! 

Ballet (ages 6 – 9)

 

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

Jazz (ages 6 – 9)

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.  

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 April, your dancer will learn new skill and techniques, build self-esteem, and have fun right up through our annual dance recital held in April.

Studio 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.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    We 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1DAJPBT $399 / $299 / $299
    Th 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1DAJPBT-2 $399 / $299 / $299

Studio Preschool Ballet/Jazz (ages 3- 5)

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.  

Studio Preschool Jazz/Hip Hop (ages 3 – 5)

In this class you will learn a combination of jazz and 
hip hop. This high energy class will develop  technique, self-confidence and stage performance

Studio Preschool Musical Theater (ages 3 - 5)

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!  

Studio Musical Theater (ages 6 - 9)

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!  

Studio Ballet (ages 6 - 9)

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

Studio Tap (ages 6 - 9)

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! 

Studio Jazz (ages 6 - 9)

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.  

Studio Hip Hop (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! 

Studio Cheer Dance (ages 7+)

Cheer-Dance is a combination of the basic elements of cheerleading and dance. Your child will learn a high energy routine performed to fun music. This style is similar to jazz and hip hop.  

Studio Musical Theater (ages 8+)

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!  

Studio Acro (ages 8+)

Acro dance is a style that combines the techniques of classical dance with acrobatic movements. This form of dance is very athletic and will strengthen flexibility and coordination. 

Studio Boys Hip Hop (all ages)

This class focuses on hip hop movement specifically for boys. Your child will learn a fun routine that includes elements of freestyle with a focus of movements commonly used for male dancers. 

Studio Ballet (ages 10+)

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

Studio Jazz (ages 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.  

Studio Lyrical (ages 10+)

Lyrical dance is a style that combines ballet and jazz dancing techniques. It is performed to music with lyrics so that it inspires expression of emotions.