Dance Classes in West Chester, Ohio

Tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tumbling, and more


Looking for jazz or hip-hop dance classes, ballet lessons, or a fun new way to work out? We offer a wide and diverse group of dance lessons and dance classes for all ages taught by local, professional instructors at convenient and flexible times throughout the week.

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Currently, the following programs are available:



Parent and Tot

Ages 2 - 3

Parent and Tot dance class is creative movement based and teaches children to explore body movement, range of motion and rhythm along with the help of their parent. 30 minute class, once per week.

  • Ages: 2 - 3
  • Class Times: Thursday 9:00 am, Saturday 9:00 am
  • Shoes Needed: Girls- Pink ballet shoes; Boys- Black ballet shoes
  • Attire: Pink leotard, pink tights
  • Tuition: $50/mo
  • Take $20 off 2nd, 3rd, etc. West Chester Academy group classes, ANY program.
  • Siblings receive $10 discount on group classes.
  • Does not perform in recital
  • It’s easy to register from the convenience of your home with our online registration system. Registration requires payment of the first month’s tuition and a $30 administration fee. If you are registering mid-month, your second month will be prorated and calculated by the office. If you prefer, you may stop by or call 513-829-2345 to register.


Tippy Toes

Ages 3 - 4

Tippy Toes is a creative movement class for 3 & 4 year olds who are ready to participate in dance class without a parent. It is designed to enhance gross motor skill development, listening skills, and musicality. 45 minute class, once per week.

  • Ages: 3-4, must be 3 by Sept. 1
  • Class Times: Tuesday 4:15 pm, Wednesday 4:30 pm, Thursday 9:30 am, Saturday 9:15 am
  • Shoes Needed: Girls- Pink ballet shoes; Boys- Black ballet shoes
  • Attire: Pink leotard, pink tights
  • All dance attire above may be purchased through West Chester Academy. Leotard must be purchased through the academy so all dancers’ outfits match.
  • Tuition: $55/mo
  • Take $20 off 2nd, 3rd, etc. West Chester Academy group classes, ANY program.
  • Siblings receive $10 discount on group classes.
  • Recital Costume: $60, paid by 2 autodraft installments on on Nov. 15 and Dec. 15.
  • It’s easy to register from the convenience of your home with our online registration system. Registration requires payment of the first month’s tuition and a $30 administration fee. If you are registering mid-month, your second month will be prorated and calculated by the office. If you prefer, you may stop by or call 513-829-2345 to register.


Tiny Tutus

Ages 4-5

Tiny Tutus focuses on pre-ballet, creative movement, and pretend play using the Leap 'N Learn curriculum. Students are introduced to basic French terminology of ballet terms. Classes are designed to meet the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional developmental needs of four-year-old children. 45 minute class, once per week.

  • Class Times: Tuesday 5:00 pm, Thursday 10:15 am, Thursday 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am, Saturday 11:15 am

Tiny Tappers

Tiny Tappers introduces the 4-5 year old to the fun of tap. Great compliment to Tiny Tutus! 30 minute class, once per week.

  • Class Times: Tuesday 5:45 pm, Thursday 11:00 am, Thursday 5:45 pm, Saturday 9:30 am

Kinder Hop

Kinder Hop explores music and movement with a hip hop influence – a very different style than ballet. This makes it a great compliment or alternative to Tiny Tutus. This is a great class for boys and girls who want a highly energetic, upbeat class. 30 minutes, once per week.

  • Class Times: Tuesday 5:00 pm, Wednesday 5:45 pm, Thursday 7:30 pm, Saturday 10:45 am
  • Ages: 4-5, must be 4 by Sept. 1
  • Shoes Needed: Pink ballet shoes for ballet; Black tap shoes for tap; Black sneakers for hip hop
  • Attire: Pink leotard, pink tights for ballet and tap; Academy t-shirt and black pants for Kinder Hop
  • All dance attire above may be purchased through West Chester Academy. Leotard must be purchased through the academy so all dancers’ outfits match.
  • Tuition: $55/mo Tiny Tutus, $50/mo Tiny Tappers, $50/mo Kinder Hop; however, to be a well-rounded dancer, take multiple classes and apply discount below for additional classes.
  • Take $20 off 2nd, 3rd, etc. West Chester Academy group classes, ANY program.
  • Siblings receive $10 discount on group classes.
  • Recital Costume: Tiny Tutus and Tiny Tappers (use the same costume): $70, paid by 2 autodraft installments on on Nov. 15 and Dec. 15. Kinder Hop: $60, paid by 2 autodraft installments on on Nov. 15 and Dec. 15.
  • It’s easy to register from the convenience of your home with our online registration system. Registration requires payment of the first month’s tuition and a $30 administration fee. If you are registering mid-month, your second month will be prorated and calculated by the office. If you prefer, you may stop by or call 513-829-2345 to register.


Kinder Ballet

Ages 5-6

Kinder Ballet introduces the 5-6 year old to the steps and grace of ballet, the basis of all dance. 45 minute class, once per week.

  • Class Times: Tuesday 4:45 pm, Tuesday 6:15 pm, Wednesday 4:30 pm, Thursday 6:15 pm, Saturday 10:00 am, Saturday 11:15 am

Kinder Tap

Kinder Tap introduces the 5-6 year old to the rhythm of tap. Great contrasting supplement to Kinder Ballet! 30 minute class, once per week.

  • Class Times: Tuesday 4:5 am, Tuesday 7 pm, Wednesday 5:15 pm, Thursday 7:00 pm, Saturday 10:45 am

Kinder Hop

Kinder Hop explores music and movement with a hip hop influence – a very different style than ballet. This makes it a great compliment or alternative to Tiny Tutus. This is a great class for boys and girls who want a highly energetic, upbeat class. 30 minutes, once per week.

  • Class Times: Tuesday 5:00 pm, Wednesday 5:45 pm, Thursday 7:30 pm, Saturday 10:45 am
  • Ages: 5-6, must be 5 by Sept. 1
  • Shoes Needed: Pink ballet shoes for ballet; Black tap shoes for tap; Black sneakers for hip hop
  • Attire: Pink leotard, pink tights for Kinder Ballet and Kinder Tap; Academy t-shirt and black pants for Kinder Hop
  • All dance attire above may be purchased through West Chester Academy. Leotard must be purchased through the academy so all dancers’ outfits match.
  • Tuition: $55/mo ballet, $50/mo tap, $50/mo Kinder Hop; however, to be a well-rounded dancer, take multiple classes and apply discount below for additional classes.
  • Take $20 off 2nd, 3rd, etc. West Chester Academy group classes, ANY program.
  • Siblings receive $10 discount on group classes.
  • Recital Costume: Kinder Ballet and Kinder Tap (use the same outfit) $70, paid by 2 autodraft installments on on Nov. 15 and Dec. 15. Kinder Hop: $60, paid by 2 autodraft installments on on Nov. 15 and Dec. 15.
  • It’s easy to register from the convenience of your home with our online registration system. Registration requires payment of the first month’s tuition and a $30 administration fee. If you are registering mid-month, your second month will be prorated and calculated by the office. If you prefer, you may stop by or call 513-829-2345 to register.



Beginning Ballet

Ages 6-8

Beginning Ballet introduces the 6-8 year old to basic ballet sequences and positions using the Leap ’N Learn curriculum. This class begins the transition into the study of classical ballet. Students are now asked to perform many of the exercises in ‘turn-out’ and to combine steps to form dance combinations. Each class will focus on French terminology, musical awareness, balance, agility, and gross motor development. Creative movement concepts and pretend play continue to be woven into exercises throughout class.  45 minute class, once per week.

  • Class Times: Monday 5:00 pm, Wednesday 5:15 pm, Thursday 6:30 pm, Saturday 12:15 pm

Beginning Tap

Beginning Tap introduces the 6-8 year old to the rhythm of tap. Great compliment to Beginning Ballet 6-8! 30 minute class, once per week

  • Class Times: Monday 5:45 pm, Wednesday 6:15 pm, Thursday 7:15 pm, Saturday 1:00 pm

Beginning Jazz

Beginning Jazz introduces the 6-8 year old to the beat and style of jazz. Great contrasting supplement to Beginner Ballet and Beginner Tap! 30 minute class, once per week.

  • Class Times: Monday 6:15 pm, Wednesday 6:45 pm, Thursday 7:45 pm, Saturday 1:30 pm

Boys/Girls Jazz/Hip Hop A

Boys/Girls Jazz/Hip Hop 6-8 allows students who are generally 6 to 8 years of age to take the 2 most popular forms of dance in one class. The jazz/hiphop class teaches fundamental jazz steps and combines the elements of hip hop moves and contemporary music. Students learn the necessary elements of jazz which are crucial to success in hip hop, but also get to learn hip hop moves which require the coordination and balance learned from jazz. 55 minute class, once per week.

  • Class Times: Tuesday 5:30 pm
  • Ages: 6-8, must be 6 by Sept. 1
  • Shoes Needed: Pink ballet shoes for ballet; Black tap shoes for tap; Tan jazz shoes for jazz; Black hip hop sneakers for hip hop
  • Attire: Pink leotard, pink tights for Beginner Ballet, Tap, and Jazz; Academy t-shirt and black pants for Hip Hop
  • All dance attire above may be purchased through West Chester Academy. Leotard must be purchased through the academy so all dancers’ outfits match.
  • Tuition: $55/mo Beginning Ballet, $50/mo Beginning Tap, $50/mo Beginning Jazz, $60/mo. Boys & Girls Jazz/Hip Hop 6-8A; however, to be a well-rounded dancer, take multiple classes and apply discount below for additional classes.
  • Take $20 off 2nd, 3rd, etc. West Chester Academy group classes, ANY program.
  • Siblings receive $10 discount on group classes.
  • Recital Costume: Beginning Ballet, Beginning Tap, and Beginning Jazz (Use the same outfit) $90, paid by 2 autodraft installments on on Nov. 15 and Dec. 15. Beginning Jazz/Hip Hop $60, paid by 2 autodraft installments on on Nov. 15 and Dec. 15.
  • It’s easy to register from the convenience of your home with our online registration system. Registration requires payment of the first month’s tuition and a $30 administration fee. If you are registering mid-month, your second month will be prorated and calculated by the office. If you prefer, you may stop by or call 513-829-2345 to register.

 


Building Ballet

Ages 7-9

Building Ballet builds on Beginning Ballet with barre and center work. This dance class transitions young dancers into the study of classical ballet. The structure is formatted similarly to a traditional classical ballet class, yet to keep within the developmental needs of children in this age range and follow Leap ’N Learn theory, this class combines traditional formal technique training with a creative approach to learning movement. 55 minute class, once per week.

  • Class Times: Wednesday 6:00 pm, Saturday 12:15 pm

Building Tap

Building Tap 7-9 builds on Beginning Tap with added difficulty and faster tempos. Great compliment to Building Ballet! 30 minute class, once per week.

  • Class Times: Wednesday 6:45 pm, Saturday 1 pm

Building Jazz

Building Jazz 7-9 Great contrasting supplement to Building Ballet and Building Tap! 30 minute class, once per week.

  • Class Times: Wednesday 7:15 pm, Saturday 1:30 pm

Boys/Girls Jazz/Hip Hop B

Boys/Girls Jazz/Hip Hop 7-9 builds on the 2 most popular forms of dance for students who have taken Boys & Girls Jazz/Hip Hop 6-8 or equivalent. 55 minute class, once per week.

  • Class Times: Tuesday 7:30 pm
  • Ages: 7-9, must be 7 by Sept. 1
  • Shoes Needed: Pink ballet shoes for ballet; Black tap shoes for tap; Tan jazz shoes for jazz; Black hip hop sneakers for hip hop
  • Attire: Pink leotard, pink tights for Beginner Ballet, Tap, and Jazz; Academy t-shirt and black pants for Hip Hop
  • All dance attire above may be purchased through West Chester Academy. Leotard must be purchased through the academy so all dancers’ outfits match.
  • Tuition: $55/mo Beginning Ballet, $50/mo Beginning Tap, $50/mo Beginning Jazz, $60/mo. Boys & Girls Jazz/Hip Hop 6-8A; however, to be a well-rounded dancer, take multiple classes and apply discount below for additional classes.
  • Take $20 off 2nd, 3rd, etc. West Chester Academy group classes, ANY program.
  • Siblings receive $10 discount on group classes.
  • Recital Costume: Building Ballet, Building Tap, and Building Jazz (Use the same outfit) $90, paid by 2 autodraft installments on on Nov. 15 and Dec. 15. Building Jazz/Hip Hop $60, paid by 2 autodraft installments on on Nov. 15 and Dec. 15.
  • It’s easy to register from the convenience of your home with our online registration system. Registration requires payment of the first month’s tuition and a $30 administration fee. If you are registering mid-month, your second month will be prorated and calculated by the office. If you prefer, you may stop by or call 513-829-2345 to register.



Jazz/Hip Hop 9 & up

Ages 9 & up

Jazz/Hip Hop 9 & up combines the latest moves in jazz and hip hop for an exciting and energetic class. This class is a great way for students to have fun and express their personality and exuberance through dance. 55 minute class, once per week.

  • Class Times: Wednesday 8:00 pm
  • Shoes Needed: Black hip hop sneakers
  • Attire: Academy t-shirt and black pants

Beginning Ballet 9 & up

Beginning Ballet 9 & up is designed for the beginning through intermediate student who did not take ballet as a young child. This is a great class for fitness, poise, and flexibility. 45 minute class, once per week.

  • Class Times: Tuesday 7:30 pm

Beginning Tap 9 & up

Beginning Tap is a great compliment to Beginning Ballet for the 9 & up student who is a total beginner./p>

  • Class Times: Tuesday 8:15 pm

Beginning Lyrical 9 & up

Beginning Lyrical is a beautiful blend of Ballet and Jazz set to contemporary music. 45 minute class, once per week.

  • Class Times: Thursday 8:15 pm
  • Shoes Needed: pink ballet slipper
  • Attire: Pink leotard, pink tights
  • Ages: 9 & up, must be 9 by Sept. 1
  • All dance attire above may be purchased through West Chester Academy. Leotard must be purchased through the academy so all dancers’ outfits match.
  • Tuition: $60/mo; however, take multiple classes and apply discount below for additional classes.
  • Take $20 off 2nd, 3rd, etc. West Chester Academy group classes, ANY program.
  • Siblings receive $10 discount on group classes.
  • Recital Costume: $60, paid by 2 autodraft installments on on Nov. 15 and Dec. 15.
  • It’s easy to register from the convenience of your home with our online registration system. Registration requires payment of the first month’s tuition and a $30 administration fee. If you are registering mid-month, your second month will be prorated and calculated by the office. If you prefer, you may stop by or call 513-829-2345 to register.



Bollywood

Bollywood

Inspired by the Indian film industry, Bollywood Dance has become an extremely popular dance trend. It is an exotic, energetic, and funky new style of dance that is marked by colorful costumes, elaborate make up, and expressive moves. It is a sociable, fun class for kids.

  • Class Times: Friday 6:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am
  • Shoes Needed: pink ballet slipper
  • Attire: Academy t-shirt, black pants
  • All dance attire above may be purchased through West Chester Academy. Leotard must be purchased through the academy so all dancers’ outfits match.
  • Tuition: $60/mo; however, take multiple classes and apply discount below for additional classes.
  • Take $20 off 2nd, 3rd, etc. West Chester Academy group classes, ANY program.
  • Siblings receive $10 discount on group classes.
  • Recital Costume: $75, paid by 2 autodraft installments on on Nov. 15 and Dec. 15.
  • It’s easy to register from the convenience of your home with our online registration system. Registration requires payment of the first month’s tuition and a $30 administration fee. If you are registering mid-month, your second month will be prorated and calculated by the office. If you prefer, you may stop by or call 513-829-2345 to register.



Irish

Irish

Irish step dancing is a fun, energetic dance genre that involves quick intricate movement of the feet. It was born out of the era of traveling dancers in Ireland who performed on doors taken off their hinges. Students will perform to traditional Irish music and learn the basic steps. Fundamental Step Dances such as: reel, slip jig, hornpipe, jig, and Scottish will be learned. Irish Step Dancing has been seen in several popular Broadway Shows such as; Lord of the Dance, Riverdance, Feet of Flames, and Celtic Tiger. It continues to grow in popularity because it's FUN! 45 minute class, once per week.

  • Class Times: Saturday 11:00 am (1st year), Saturday 12:00 pm (level 2)
  • Shoes Needed: Irish Dancing Pomps
  • Attire: Academy t-shirt, black shorts
  • All dance attire above may be purchased through West Chester Academy. Leotard must be purchased through the academy so all dancers’ outfits match.
  • Tuition: $55/mo; however, take multiple classes and apply discount below for additional classes.
  • Take $20 off 2nd, 3rd, etc. West Chester Academy group classes, ANY program.
  • Siblings receive $10 discount on group classes.
  • Recital Costume Rental: $25, paid by autodraft on Nov. 15.
  • It’s easy to register from the convenience of your home with our online registration system. Registration requires payment of the first month’s tuition and a $30 administration fee. If you are registering mid-month, your second month will be prorated and calculated by the office. If you prefer, you may stop by or call 513-829-2345 to register.



Ballet

Ballet

Ballet is the basis of all types of dance. We are dedicated to providing excellence in technique through the graded levels of ballet classes from Beginning Ballet through Level V/Point. Advancement is based on correct placement, skill mastery, and instructor recommendation-not by age-which means all classes have a variety of age levels. We also offer an Intro to Ballet Adults/Teens class. 55 minute class, once per week.

  • Class Times: Ballet II Wednesday 8:00 pm, Ballet III Tuesday 5:30 pm or Thursday 6:30 pm, Ballet IV Thursday 7:30 pm, Ballet V/Pointe Thursday 8:30, Intro to Ballet (Adults/Teens) Tuesday 8:30 pm
  • Shoes Needed: Ballet shoes
  • Attire: Black leotard, pink tights
  • All dance attire above may be purchased through West Chester Academy. Leotard must be purchased through the academy so all dancers’ outfits match.
  • Tuition: $60/mo; however, take multiple classes and apply discount below for additional classes.
  • Take $20 off 2nd, 3rd, etc. West Chester Academy group classes, ANY program.
  • Siblings receive $10 discount on group classes.
  • Recital Costume: $60, paid by 2 autodraft installments on on Nov. 15 and Dec. 15.
  • It’s easy to register from the convenience of your home with our online registration system. Registration requires payment of the first month’s tuition and a $30 administration fee. If you are registering mid-month, your second month will be prorated and calculated by the office. If you prefer, you may stop by or call 513-829-2345 to register.

 


Competitive

Competitive
  • Eligible candidates include anyone with a positive attitude who is energetic, driven, and committed with a passion for performing. Team members serve as ambassadors for WCA, not only at competition venues, but at community events.
  • Dancers must have had at least 1 year of prior experience.
  • Private auditions are set up as needed for new members.
  • Current members do not need to re-audition, but must register during pre-registration in May.
  • All team dancers must meet minimum requirements of dance hours with no exceptions. The comp team is a privilege, and the student must be fully participating with the right attitude throughout the year to continue membership on the team.
  • There will be 1, 2, or 3 competitions to attend each year, depending on the team.
  • There are extra costs involved with comp dance, including competition fees, and costumes. The competitive costumes are higher priced than non-competitive costumes. Our gemstone teams include: Amethyst, Emerald, Sapphire, Turquoise, Ruby, and Diamond.

 

 

 

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