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.

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 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 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!  

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+
    Tu 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 1DAJPBT-1 JKR -JKR Branch $399 / $250 / $250
    We 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1DAJPBT-2 JKR -JKR Branch $399 / $250 / $250

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.  

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM 1DAJPBJ-1 JKR -JKR Branch $399 / $250 / $250
    We 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1DAJPBJ-2 JKR -JKR Branch $399 / $250 / $250

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 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 Jazz (ages 6+)

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.