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Dance Classes

Arts Center 2024-2025 Calendar

OCPT Performance Troupe

OCPT is a pre-professional program comprised of students ages 10-18. Courses are designed to prepare students to be "triple threats" (dancing, singing and acting) at the collegiate and/or professional level. OCPT students take weekly classes in ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre dance and acrobatics and participate in group rehearsals. The time commitment ranges from 3 - 7 hours in a typical week, depending on age and experience level. The troupe is a serious commitment due to the intense focus of the program. A limited number of students are selected each year through an audition process in August.

2024-25 OPEN AUDITIONS: OCPT Auditions will be Tuesday, August 6, 6-7pm. All new students MUST fill out an audition form. See link below.

Audition requirements: Students should wear dance attire (leotard and tights for girls, t-shirt/tank and dance shorts or athletic pants for--- boys), and bring all dance shoes that they have (ballet, tap, jazz) for the dance part of the audition. 

New Student Audition Form Link: CLICK HERE

Auditionees should also come prepared to sing a Broadway showtune of their choice, with an accompaniment track on their phone (no background vocals).

Weekly Dance Classes

Dress code and studio policies are available online. The dance program runs September-May with open enrollment through January. Students participate in the Spring Dance Concert recital at the end of the school year. Additional costume fees apply. Tuition may be paid in full at registration or billed in monthly increments, due at the first day of each month. *Class offerings and schedules are subject to change based on enrollment and additional class options may be available. Please visit our website for the most updated information or call the office for individual class placement.

All dance classes are closed until Summer. Check the summer camp heading to see summer dance class schedule.

Dance classes are one hour per week, unless otherwise noted.
Monthly Tuition:

$75 for a 60 minute per week class

$93.75 for a 75 minute per week class

$112.50 for a 90 minute per week class

** Please NOTE: The fall 2024/25 has not been posted. Below are the classes that will be offered. Days and times have not been scheduled.

Please check back early August to register.

All Dance Classes will begin the week of September 3rd.

Pre-Ballet/Tap Ages 3-4, 1 hour

These classes are designed as an introduction to dance for preschool age students. Students will learn basic feet and arm positions and basic tap steps, and they will play movement games as a fun way to solidify dance fundamentals.

Class options: TBA

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Primary Ballet/Tap Ages 5-6, 1 hour 

Each class will introduce proper ballet and tap technique and build upon previously learned material to further students’ dance education. Classes are available for 5&6’s and are appropriate for new and continuing students. 

Class options: TBA

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Teen Tap and Jazz 1 Ages 10 & up, 1 hour

Teen students will have concentrated focus on tap dancing technique, style & skills during this one-hour class.

Teen Jazz 1: TBA

Teen Tap 1:  TBA

Combination Price:

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Teen Tap and Jazz 2 -Ages 13 & up, 1 hour

For returning students and students with prior experience who have mastered the basic and beginner levels of jazz and tap.

Teen Jazz 2: TBA

Teen Tap 2: TBA

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Intermediate Jazz/Lyrical: Ages 11 and up

For returning students and students with prior experience in jazz and/or lyrical.


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Academy Classes in Ballet/Tap/Jazz

Academy Level classes (A1-A4) are designed for the student who has successfully completed our lower division sections and are ready to move to the next level in his/her training.

Levels A1-A2 are for younger students who are ready to expand on basics already achieved in our lower division classes.

Levels A3-A4 is designed for the student who desires a more serious approach to training in different genres (Ballet, Tap, and Jazz). This dancer will also have the opportunity to train more than one day a week.

A-1: 7/8's: TBA

A-2: 9/11's: TBA

A-3: 11 & up: TBA

A-4: Ballet & Tap combined 1 hour, Jazz 1 hour (by placement) Call the Arts Center.

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Musical Theatre Dance

Musical theatre dance classes are designed to complement the OC Youth Theatre program and offer an opportunity for theatre students to enhance their dance training for the stage. Classes incorporate musical theatre jazz and tap.

Elementary, Grades, 1 - 5, 1 hour, TBA

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Middle School, Grades 6 - 8, 1 hour, TBA

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High School, Grades 9 - 12, 1 hour, TBA

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Acro I (Ages 6 & Up) This is the first level for the dancer who wants to learn acrobatic skills. From forward rolls to handsprings this class is a great place to start learning how to tumble!


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Acro II (Ages 6 & Up) This is the second level of acrobatics, designed for the student who has mastered the basic skills. Students enrolling in Acro II should be able to execute several of the following: solid handstand, hurdle cartwheel, backbend, backbend kick-over or walk-over, front limber, round-off.


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Adult Tap (Ages 14 & up), each class is 1 hour per week

These are fun, open classes for adults of all ages who are looking to freshen up their dance skills and get some exercise. Classes are appropriate for beginners and more experienced dancers as instructors will work with students to progress at their own pace. Teens may also be admitted with permission from the instructor.

Beginner Level Tap: TBA

Intermediate Level Tap: TBA

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