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:



Kindercombo

Ages 2 - 6

Choose any 2 class combination (music and/or dance) for the same student and receive a Kindercombo discount. Classes include: Parent and Tot, Angelina Ballerina, Kinderjazz, Music Pups, and Young Musicians.

  • Ages: 2 - 6


Parent & 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, Time: Wednesday 9:30 am
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Shoes needed: Girls- Pink ballet shoes; Boys- Black ballet shoes
  • Attire: Comfortable attire is required for both parent and child


Angelina Ballerina

Ages 3-4, 4½-6

Angelina Ballerina logoAngelina Ballerina Dance Academy classes are taught through a nationwide network of top quality dance studios. Your child will receive a quality dance education in a caring and fun environment, all based on the beloved Angelina Ballerina character. The Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy curriculum is designed by internationally renowned master teachers and child development experts. Your child will be inspired to pursue their dreams of dance, just like Angelina Ballerina! 45 minute class, once per week. Click here for more information on the Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy, including a video introduction!

  • Ages: 3 - 4, Times: Tuesday 5:00 pm, Wednesday 10:00 am, Wednesday 5:15 pm, Thursday 5:30 pm, Saturday 9:15 am, Saturday 10 am
  • Ages: 4 ½ - 6, Times: Tuesday 6:15 pm, Wednesday 10:45 am, Thursday 6:45 pm, Saturday 10:45 am
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Shoes needed: Pink ballet shoes
  • Attire: Pink tank leotard, pink tights, Angelina mouse ears; hair pulled back
  • All dance attire above may be purchased through West Chester Academy of Music and Dance.  Leotard must be purchased through the academy so all dancers' outfits match.


Kinderjazz

Ages 4-6

Kinderjazz is an energetic introduction to dance. This class is a fresh approach to preschool dance in an upbeat Kinderjazz themed program. The steps are all ones which the preschooler can master. Kinderjazz is a great self-confidence builder. 30 minute class, once per week.

  • Ages: 4 - 6, Times: Tuesday 5:00 pm and 5:45 pm, Wednesday 11:30 am, Thursday 6:15 pm, Saturday 11:30 am
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Shoes needed: Black gym shoes (not street worn)
  • Attire: Girls- hair pulled back; Girls/Boys- academy t-shirt, black shorts or pants
  • All dance attire above may be purchased through West Chester Academy of Music and Dance.  Leotard or t-shirt must be purchased through the academy so all dancers' outfits match.



Ballet/Tap/Tumbling

Ages 5 - 6

This class for 5 - 6 year olds combines 30 minutes of ballet movement, 20 minutes of tap rhythms, and 10 minutes of developmental tumbling. It covers the basics of movement found in all dance forms. The goal of Ballet/Tap/Tumbling 5 - 6 is to foster creativity, freedom, and expression in movement, and a love of dance. 55 minute class, once per week.

  • Ages: 5 - 6, Times: Tuesday 4:30 pm, Wednesday 6 pm, Saturday 9:30 am, Saturday 10:30 am
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Shoes needed: Black tap shoes; Girls- pink ballet shoes, Boys- Black ballet shoes
  • Attire: Girls- Pink tank leotard, pink tights; hair pulled back; Boys- academy t-shirt, black shorts or pants
  • All dance attire above may be purchased through West Chester Academy of Music and Dance.  Leotard or t-shirt must be purchased through the academy so all dancers' outfits match.

 


Irish Step Dance

Ages 5 - 7; 8 & up

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! 55 minute class, once per week.

  • Ages: 5 - 7, Time: Saturday 10 am
  • Ages: 8 & up, Time: Saturday 11 am
  • Skill level: Beginner, Advanced
  • Shoes needed: Black Hip Hop Sneakers
  • Attire: Girls- Black leotard, black tights; Boys- academy t-shirt, black shorts or pants
  • All dance attire above may be purchased through West Chester Academy of Music and Dance.  Leotard or t-shirt and sneakers must be purchased through the academy so all dancers' outfits match.



Homeschool Ballet/Jazz

Ages 5 - 8; 9 & up

This combination class is designed to give homeschoolers the benefit of 2 very important, fundamental styles of dance. It currently meets on Wednesdays. Please call for exact time placement according to age. 55 minute class, once per week.

  • Ages: 5 - 8; 9 & up, Time: Wednesday 12 pm
  • Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Shoes needed: Girls- Pink ballet shoes; Boys- Black ballet shoes
  • Attire: Girls- Pink tank leotard, pink tights; hair pulled back; Boys- academy t-shirt, black shorts or pants
  • All dance attire above may be purchased through West Chester Academy of Music and Dance. Leotard or t-shirt must be purchased through the academy so all dancers' outfits match.



Ballet/Tap/Jazz 6 - 8A

Ages 6 - 8

This beginner program is divided into 3 distinct styles, allowing the student to take the most popular forms of dance in one class. Age appropriate work is introduced in all 3 disciplines each week that develops the dancer in a fun and systematic way. 90 minute class, once per week.

  • Ages: Ages 6 - 8, Times: Monday 5 pm, Tuesday 7 pm, Thursday 6:30 pm, Saturday 11:30 am
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Shoes needed: Black tap shoes, Girls- Pink ballet shoes; Boys- Black ballet shoes
  • Attire: Girls- Pink tank leotard, pink tights; hair pulled back; Boys- academy t-shirt, black shorts or pants
  • All dance attire above may be purchased through West Chester Academy of Music and Dance.  Leotard or t-shirt must be purchased through the academy so all dancers' outfits match.

 

 

 

Ballet/Tap/Jazz 7 - 9 B

Ages 7 - 9

This program is divided into 3 distinct styles, allowing the student to take the most popular forms of dance in one class. Age appropriate work is introduced in all 3 disciplines each week that develops the dancer in a fun and systematic way.  2 hour class, once per week.

  • Ages: Ages 7 - 9, Times: Wednesday 5:30 pm, Saturday 1:00 pm
  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Shoes needed: Black tap shoes, Girls- Pink ballet shoes; Boys- Black ballet shoes
  • Attire: Girls- Pink tank leotard, pink tights; hair pulled back; Boys- academy t-shirt, black shorts or pants
  • All dance attire above may be purchased through West Chester Academy of Music and Dance.  Leotard or t-shirt must be purchased through the academy so all dancers' outfits match.

 


 

Boys & Girls Jazz/Hip Hop

Ages 6  - 8

This beginner program 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.

  • Ages: 6 - 8, Times: Tuesday 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm, Thursday 4:30 pm, Saturday 12 noon
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Shoes needed: Black Hip Hop Sneakers
  • Attire: Black dance or sweat pants, academy t-shirt
  • T-shirt and sneakers must be purchased through the academy.

 


Bollywood

Ages 4- 6; 7 & up

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 highly addictive! Bollywood has charmed millions and is now being taught by Ms. Patel at West Chester Academy on Saturday afternoons in a sociable, fun class for kids. Capture the Bollywood spirit and learn to dance like the Bollywood stars!

  • Ages: 4 - 6, Time: Saturday 1 pm
  • Ages: 7 & up, Time: Saturday 2 pm
  • Skill level: Beginner and intermediate
  • Attire: Black dance or sweat pants, academy t-shirt
  • T-shirt must be purchased through the academy.

 


Musical Theatre

Ages 5 - 7; 8 & up

Acting, singing, and dancing are the things directors look for when they are casting for a show. “Triple threat” is a term often given to a performer who has excelled in all 3 areas of theatre: acting, singing, and dancing. Our musical theatre class is unique in that in addition to providing top quality vocal instruction, it also teaches the choreography and acting aspects of being on stage. Students prepare and perform musical theatre choruses that are written for children. They will develop healthy vocal technique, learn basic stage directions and blocking, and hone their acting skills as well. The 55 minute class meets once per week. Tuition is $60.00 per month.

  • Ages: 5 - 7, Time: Thursday 6 pm
  • Ages: 8 & up, Time: Thursday 7 pm
  • Skill level: Beginner and intermediate
  • Attire: Black dance or sweat pants, academy t-shirt
  • T-shirt must be purchased through the academy.

 


Recreational Jazz/Hip Hop

Ages 9 & up

This beginner program allows students who are generally 9 & up 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.

  • Ages: 9 & up, Times: Wednesday 8 pm, Thursday 8 pm
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Shoes needed: Black Hip Hop Sneakers
  • Attire: Black dance or sweat pants, academy t-shirt
  • T-shirt and sneakers must be purchased through the academy.

 


Ballet

Ages 8 & up

Ballet classes are offered at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Students learn ballet fundamentals in the classical style. Intermediate Ballet is for students who have mastered Beginning Ballet or the equivalent and wish to pursue the more advanced aspects of Ballet. Advanced Ballet is for students who have mastered Intermediate Ballet or the equivalent. The ballet classes focus on developing the dancer's individual personality and style of dancing while introducing specialty elements. Combinations are taught quickly, and they are technically challenging. 55 minute class, once per week.

  • Ages: 8 & up, Times: Thursday 7:30 pm (Beginning), Tuesday 5:30 pm and Wednesday 7:30 pm (level 2), Thursday 6:30 pm (level 3), Thursday 7:30 pm (level 4), Wednesday 8:30 pm and Thursday 8:30 pm (level 5/Pre-Pointe)
  • Skill level: Beginner through advanced
  • Shoes needed: Girls- Pink ballet shoes; Boys- Black ballet shoes
  • Attire: Girls- Black leotard, pink tights. Ballet skirt is optional. Hair neatly up in a bun; Boys- academy t-shirt, black shorts or pants
  • All dance attire above may be purchased through West Chester Academy of Music and Dance.  Leotard or t-shirt must be purchased through the academy so all dancers' outfits match.

 


Intro to Ballet- Teen/Adult (non-recital)

Adults

Ballet is not just for kids! Whether your goal is to gain flexibility, relieve stress, acquire a graceful posture, take up a new hobby, pick up where you left off as a child, or enjoy moving to the music, this class is for you! The beauty of ballet is that students of multiple levels can practice together, including beginners. This recreational class provides a comfortable, encouraging atmosphere for adults who want to explore the world of ballet. 55 minute class, once per week.

  • Ages: Adults (16 & up), Time: Tuesday 8:30 pm
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Shoes needed: Ballet shoes preferred or thick socks if need be
  • Attire: Comfortable leotards and tights if you wish or work-out attire such as yoga pants and a t-shirt

 


Competitive Teams

Ages 7 - 18

Each year our teachers invite students with talent, commitment, and a good team spirit to participate in a variety of competitive classes. These students then compete in festivals and competitions in the Spring.

 

 

Latin/Salsa

Children, Adults

Emilio Lugo and his lovely wife Legend Vega are performing dance artists as well as gifted educators dedicated to breaking down the intricate Latin/Salsa style of dancing into bite-sized steps that even beginners can do. They have a passion for teaching many styles of dance to all ages, from kids to adults. Adults, if you have secretly wanted to get your groove on for the next wedding or whatever social event is coming up, here’s your chance! Join the adult class to learn the ever popular Latin/Salsa style of dancing.

  • Ages: Children, Adults, Time: Saturday 2 pm
  • Skill level: Beginner and intermediate
  • Shoes needed: Ballet shoes preferred or thick socks if need be
  • Attire: Comfortable leotards and tights if you wish or work-out attire such as yoga pants and a t-shirt

 

 

 

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