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YMCA of Greater Charlotte
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Instruction in the art of dance helps kids and teens to embrace their individuality.

Combining movement with creative inspiration, dancers develop a personal enjoyment for art and culture while building confidence in expressing themselves. From fundamentals to principles, our dance programs allow participants to learn the art of dance at any age or ability level. We design classes to enhance fine and gross motor skills while cultivating imagination, creativity and social development in a caring environment. Dance also helps improve posture and body control, offering a fun approach to fitness.

View our dance session schedules to see class offerings >>

Students learn the basic to intermediate fundamentals of ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop.

Kinderkids Dance |  2 1/2 - 3 years
Ballet Only

Preschool Dance | 3 1/2 - 4 years
Ballet and Tap

Primary Dance | 4 1/2 - 5 years
Ballet and Tap 

Ballet Rhythms | Kindergarten

Students learn creative expression through fun music and dance. Additional ballet class recommended.

Hip Hop 1 |  5 – 8 years

Hip Hop 2 | 8 – 14 years

Boys Hip Hop | 5 - 9 years  

Students learn basic jazz and tap combinations building on vocabulary for both techniques. Additional ballet class recommended.

Tap & Jazz | 6 - 18 years

Just Tap | 6 - 10 years

Students learn beginning to advanced level steps / combinations plus vocabulary, stage direction, technique and body placement. Twice per week is recommended but not required.

Ballet Fundamentals | 1st - 3rd grade

Ballet Principles | 3rd - 7th grade

Just Tap | 6 - 10 years

Tap & Jazz | 6 - 18 years

Hip Hop I | 5 - 8 years

Boys Hip Hop |12 - 16 years       

REHEARSE, PERFORM, SHINE! We design these classes for students seeking a more serious dance curriculum. Student placement and enrollment by Director's Permission.

Pre-Company | 5 - 16 Years  

Performing Dance Company | 7 - 19 Years     

Tap and Pointe | 10 - 19 Years

Competition Team | 6 -18 years
Groups compete in numerous regional competitions ranging from ballet to lyrical to hip hop. The groups require precise and intense rehearsals in addition to regular dance classes. By audition and Director’s Permission.

Daddy/Daughter Recital Dance
All girls age 2 1/2 and up that are currently registered for the Harris YMCA Spring 2018 dance semester, are invited to join us for our annual Daddy/Daughter Recital Dance at the Knight Theatre on May 11th and 12th. Prerequisite: Attend three Daddy/Daughter Rehearsals. Register now >>

For more information or to register, please stop by or contact:
Sales & Service Center | 704 716 6800