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Dance Classes

Arts Center 2023-2024 Calendar

OCPT Performance Troupe

The Oldham County Performance Troupe is comprised of students ages 10-18. This group is unique in that these courses are designed to prepare students to become “triple threats” on the collegiate and/or professional level. OCPT students take classes in ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, and acrobatics. Students are selected through an annual audition process held in August.  The schedule for our OCPT students is a serious commitment due to the intense focus of the program.

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:

$60 for a 60 minute per week class

$75 for a 75 minute per week class

$90 for a 90 minute per week class

** Please NOTE: The following schedule is for 2023/24, not this coming fall 2024/25. Please check back in July for the fall schedule.

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: Mondays 4:30-5:30 (Ellen), Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 (Ellen), Thursdays 4:15-5:15 (Sabrina), or Saturdays 9:30-10:30 (Ellie)

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: 

 Mondays 4:30-5:30 (returning only, Sabrina), Thursdays 3:45-4:45 (Ellen), Saturdays 10:30-11:30 (Ellie)

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, Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 (Sabrina)

Teen Tap 1, Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 (Jillian/Lee Anne)

($105 if students take both Jazz and Tap)

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, Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 (Ellen)

Teen Tap 2, Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 (Ellen)

($105 if students take both Jazz and Tap)

Intermediate Jazz/Lyrical: Ages 11 and up

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

Mondays 7:45-8:45 (Jillian)

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: Mondays 5:30-6:45pm (Returning Only), Wednesdays 4:15-5:30, Saturdays 11:30-12:45, $75

A-2: 9/11's: Mondays 5:30-6:45pm (New and Returning) $75

A-3: 11 & up: Thursdays 5:15-6:45pm (New & Returning) $90

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

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, Saturday, 9:30 - 10:30am (Kayla)

Middle School, Grades 6 - 8, 1 hour, Saturday, 10:30pm – 11:30pm (Kayla)

High School, Grades 9 - 12, 1 hour Friday, 5:45-6:45 (Sabrina)

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!

Fridays, 5:45-6:45pm

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.

Fridays, 4:45-5:45pm

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: Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30am

Intermediate Level Tap: Mondays, 6:45-7:45pm