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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.

Spot TV

We offer all our dance students FREE Spot TV accounts. Families are able to securely watch each dance class live on their device from the parking lot or from home! This is very helpful to families with younger siblings. It’s no easy task to transfer younger siblings in and out of the car especially in winter. Our Spot TV live streaming system gives families options on how to watch their child’s dance class live! We also offer Zoom connections for students who may need to miss an occasional class, so they can still participate in class.

Enrollment

Our dance classes run for the school year: Mid-August thru May. Enrollment for recital classes remains open until mid-December.

These classes will perform in our annual Spring Dance Recital in May at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium at UAA. We are very conscientious and keep music, choreography & costumes age appropriate.

Our summer dance schedule runs June thru-mid August. We offer a variety of classes and camps over the summer, including a camp designed for students who wish to be considered for our performance dance company, Evolution Dance.

Ballet

We offer Angelina Ballerina Ballet classes to our ballet students ages 3-5yrs. These classes are a specially designed program based on the Angelina Ballerina books and are 45 minutes long. Our Angelina Ballerina teachers have been specifically trained in that curriculum.

One hour Ballet classes are offered for 5-14yrs and include instruction on technique and progressions of movement. Anchorage Music & Dance Center's ballet program combines high quality artistic training with a focus on basics of dancer health and child development. Our teachers use a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students in grade school & high school.

As the student grows, classes 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!

Highland Dance

We are excited to add Highland Dance to our schedule this year! Scottish Highland dance is a form of dance demonstrating agility, technique, stamina & strength rooted in Highland folklore. Like ballet, students learn combinations of steps performed with specific upper body, hand & head positions. Dances are performed solo or individually w/in a group w/a few advanced dances created for social or team performance. Our teacher has extensive experience teaching these classes to students of all ages!

Hip Hop

We offer hip hop for beginners and those with experience.  A favorite class is our Hip Hop/Modern Combo that incorporates the fluidity of modern with the upper body movement of Hip Hop.  Our teachers keep music & movements appropriate to students’ age, physical development and skills.

Tap

We introduce tap to beginners in a combo class of Ballet/Tap. This class safely teaches students tap basics, without stressing their bodies for an entire hour. This combination with ballet allows most students to move into next level ballet or tap classes after 1 year. Our tap teacher has experience teaching beginners to advanced tappers, as well as some amazing moves of her own😊


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.

Who we are

Anchorage Music & Dance Center is celebrating 25 years of private & group music instruction and 10 years of dance!

Convenient

We are a unique school offering quality private & group music and dance classes at one convenient location. Multiple students from the same family can take private or group music lessons and dance classes on the same day. That means parents only have to drive to one location for everyone's lessons & classes. What a time saver for the entire family!

Homeschoolers

We work with most all homeschool & charter schools in the State of Alaska. We are a direct bill vendor which means we invoice the school, so there is no "out-of-pocket" expense for the family!

Our network of schools include: Family Partnership; Frontier Charter School; PAIDEIA; IDEA; Mat-Su Central; Twindly Bridge; Denali Peak, PACE, CyberLynx & Raven.

Don't see your school here? Contact us and we'll see if we can work with them too!