Our dance program includes ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, and musical theater for ages 3 and up. Classes are offered year around by qualified instructors. We also have an Elite Company program with dancers who perform in competitions year round. Try-outs are offered every summer.
Faculty and Staff
Director: Elizabeth Hayes
Head Instructors: Taylor Whiteley and Emily Winter
Instructors: Jeana Harpenau, Halee Harpenau, Lexi McGowen, Kaytie Frisch, Aubri Hoffman, Morgan Smith
6-9 Combo: This class is for 6-9 Year Old dancers. Students learn ballet, jazz, and tap dance.
Style: Style classes teach a new style of dance each week. This could include jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater, or hip hop.
Ballet: Students learn ballet steps, alignment, balance, flexibility and technique. Students work on technique and movement quality.
Technique: Students learn leaps, jumps, turns, kicks, and work on strength and flexibility.
Tap: Students learn rythm, tap technique, steps, and sequences.
3-5 Year Olds: Students 3-5 years of age work on ballet, jazz, tap, and creative movement.
Mini Company: Students 4-6 years of age can be invited to our mini-company competition team. They will learn technique, jazz dance, and hip hop dance.
Tricks: Our tricks class works on flexibility, strength, balance, and tumbling.
Company: Our Company team auditions in July. This year we have 58 students on our competitive team. They will perform at local community events and compete regionally.
All dancers that participate in Y Academy of Dance will be in the June Recital. The show will be June 1st, 2024.
The show will be at Memorial Auditorium. 3-5 Year Old Classes, Ballet, Tap, Style, Hip Hop and Combo classes will perform in the Matinee Show at 2PM.
Company and Mini Company will be in the evening show at 7PM.
Both shows have pre-shows an hour before the recital begins. Tickets will go on sale at the beginning of May.