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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 can 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!


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.


Our pre-school ballet program, “My First Ballet Class” is divided into classes for ages: 3-4yrs & 4-5yrs and are 45 minutes long. We create a first ballet experience for your child that is positive and fun! Students receive a quality dance education in a caring & fun environment that grows with them. Our curriculum is designed by internationally renowned master teachers and child development experts specifically for these young students' bodies and their capabilities. Our teachers have all been trained in this pre-ballet curriculum, and students and families love it!

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 also have Highland Dance on our schedule! 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! We have combined Highland Dance with Ballet for a combo class that is welcoming to students with dance experience, as well as those new to dance.

Hip Hop

We offer Hip Hop for beginners and those with experience. Beginner dancers of 5-6yrs enjoy a Hip Hop/Jazz combo, beginner students and those with some experience also enjoy 1 hour classes. A popular combo class is our Hip Hop/Modern Class 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.


Lyrical dance combines the many elements of classical ballet with those of contemporary and modern dance. Most lyrical dance pieces are performed to music with lyrics and the lyrics of the song are what the choreography of the dance is based on. Lyrical dance is very graceful with a flowing movement. Students can enhance their experience in this class by taking a ballet class as well.


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, such as an hour long tap class or Tap 1 for more advanced students. 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!


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!


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!