Dance Classes - Mission
Our goal is to offer a variety of dance classes to students from preschool age thru teen. We believe it is important for students to become involved in fun, physical activities and to learn the proper posture and techniques required for various types of dance.
Our dance classes for the school year run from August 1, 2016 thru May 25, 2018. Enrollment is open until November 30, 2017. These classes will perform in our annual Spring Dance Recital in May at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium at UAA.
Enrollment for our “January Start” classes begins December 1st. These classes are non-recital classes, and students will receive a free ticket to attend the Spring Recital. If students want to perform in the Spring recital, they need to enroll in class before the November 30th deadline.
We offer Angelina Ballerina & Fun w/Ballet classes for our preschool ballet students ages 3-5yrs. The Angelina Ballerina classes are a specially designed program based on the Angelina Ballerina books. Both classes are 45 minutes long. Kindergarten Ballet is also 45 minutes for 5-6yr olds & Ballet for 6-8, 6-10, & 8-12yrs & Ballet for Teens are 1 hour classes that include instruction on technique and progressions of movement.
Anchorage Music & Dance Center is proud to include the American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.
We feel that this curriculum is a natural progression for our pre-school students. Classes will continue to focus on building a solid foundation in ballet technique with an emphasis on proper placement and safe progressions of movement. All while remaining sensitive to the developmental needs of younger dancers and having fun!”
For those students who want to explore other types of dance, we offer pre-school classes in Hip Hop, Broadway & Intro to Dance. Kindergarten students enjoy Hip Hop, Intro to Dance, & Tap. Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Fusion, Modern, & Musical Theatre are offered for grade school & teen students.
If you just can’t make up your mind, we have combo classes! Ballet/Modern, Jazz/Tap, Hip Hop/Modern, Jazz/Hip Hop & Hip Hop/Fusion available to students 6yrs and older.
Please click on the drop down menu to read detailed class descriptions so you can find a class that fits your age, interest and schedule.