YOUTH DIVISION

Lets Do It! - Ages 12-18

Our Youth Division students benefit from classes in multiple styles, & levels from beginner to advanced. Classes, workshops, performance groups & mentoring provide a well rounded dance education. We welcome the recreational student desiring 1x weekly classes, as well as the more serious student seeking technical development & cross training. Click the button below to register, or scroll down to see everything we offer!

SEASON 8 CLASS SCHEDULE

Classes are open for enrollment!

Fall classes begin August 23rd, 2021!

See our complete Season 8 class schedule HERE

Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm

YOUTH BALLET I

Perfect for beginner dancers starting at a later age, Youth Ballet I is a combination of challenges, learning & entertaining movement to keep students engaged.

YOUTH BALLET II

Tuesday 6:30 - 7:55

Thursday 6:30 - 7:40

Our intermediate - advanced levels of ballet technique for students on a pre-pointe & pointe training track.

YOUTH BALLET III/IV

Monday 7:00 - 8:25

Tuesday 6:30 - 7:55

Thursday 6:30 - 7:40

Youth Ballet III/IV meets 3x a week and is for our advanced dancers with 3 years or more of classical ballet training. Placement in this class is by teacher approval only. 

YOUTH I/II CONTEMPORARY

Youth level I Contemporary! Perfect for beginners, & a perfect companion to our Ballet or Jazz classes. Contemporary dance is a combination of ballet, jazz, and modern techniques. Contemporary is an expressive and emotive form of dance that often tells a story. Dancers in this class will learn foundational technique including but not limited to: Graham, Limon, & Duncan techniques. 

Thursday 8:30-9:25pm

YOUTH III/IV CONTEMPORARY

An advanced level contemporary dance class designed for higher level dancers seeing to hone their technique and emotive skills. Dancers in this class should already have a strong contemporary base, and ability to execute foundational modern and contemporary steps. Dancers in this class will be asked to perform at a high level. Placement in this class is by teacher approval only. 

Monday 8:00 - 8:55pm

YOUTH TAP I

Monday 4:00-4:55pm

Tap dance is a rhythmic style curated from irish step dancing and traditional African dancing! A classic American style, tap dance is perfect for kids who love making music. Tap dancers will learn technique, music theory and structure, rhythm patterns, all while having fun! Youth tap I is for the beginner or for dancers who have had a year or two in Elementary tap!

YOUTH TAP II

Tuesday 5:30-6:35pm

Tap dance is a rhythmic style curated from irish step dancing and traditional African dancing! A classic American style, tap dance is perfect for kids who love making music. Youth Tap II is for the more advanced dancer who knows all the foundational steps of tap dancing. At Ascend we teach the single sound theory of tap dance, meaning we teach every singular sound first, and then build complex and compound steps once the singular sounds have been mastered. Single sound theory produces clean sounds and makes compound steps easily executed for dancers! Placement in this class is by teacher approval only. 

YOUTH HIP-HOP I/II

Youth Hip-Hop I/II is for older beginner dancers, or dancers with some hip hop experience. Foundational hip hop technique will be taught and reviewed. Dancers will learn grooves, popping, tutting, top rocks, choreography, and much much more. At Ascend we emphasize clean music in all of our classes, but take cleanliness of lyrics and content very seriously for hip hop class. 

Wednesday 6:00 - 6:55pm

YOUTH HIP-HOP III/IV

Thursday 8:00-8:55pm

Youth Hip-Hop III/IV is for the experienced hip hop dancer who has taken multiple years of class. Foundational hip hop technique will not be reviewed in this class, but built upon. Dancers will learn to pick up choreography quickly, learn new steps at a quick pace, and use style and showmanship in class. Placement in this class is by teacher approval only. 

YOUTH I JAZZ

Monday 8:00 - 8:55pm

Jazz level I for our Youth Division. Jazz is a classic dance form necessary for student's growth and experience. It's perfect for a student who likes music and dance with a little attitude!

YOUTH II JAZZ

Tuesday 6:30-7:25pm

Jazz level II for our Youth Division. Jazz is a classic dance form necessary for student's growth and experience. It's perfect for a student who likes music and dance with a little attitude! Level II is for dancers who have had experience in jazz class. Placement in this class is by teacher approval only.

YOUTH III/IV JAZZ

Thursday  8:00 - 9:15pm

Jazz level III/IV is for our advanced Youth Division students only. Jazz is a classic dance form necessary for student's growth and experience. It's perfect for a student who likes music and dance with a little attitude! Placement in this class is by teacher approval only.

OUR YOUTH DIVISION CLASSES

From beginners to intermediates, and those of all abilities we believe dance is for every person.
Youth Division classes feature multiple levels & various styles. Contact us today for more information!

BALLET & POINTE

JAZZ

TAP

CONTEMPORARY

PRE-POINTE & POINTE

HIP HOP

HIP HOP

DANCE CONDITIONING

Ballet Practice

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