Our Classes

BMDA offers a variety of dance classes for all skill levels. Our experienced staff are passionate about helping each dancer achieve their highest potential. We value learning, growing, hard work, and fun! Browse our class descriptions below to find the best fit for your child.

 
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Dance with Me

Connect with your child through creative movement, dance, and song!  

This 30 minute class is for students 18 months to 3 years and their special adult (Mom, Dad, Grandma, Nanny, Auntie, etc). Bond with your child and make new friends!  Group activities develop social skills and help children grow in independence and confidence.  Creative movement and dance builds gross motor skills, agility, and spatial awareness in developing children.  This is a fun and interactive class you and your child are sure to love!

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Mini Movers 

This 30 minute class is for our 3 and 4 year old beginners.  Students will be introduced to the wonder of dance through engaging songs, games, and props.  Focus will be on fun while building gross motor skills and learning beginning basics.

**This level will perform one routine in our end of the year recital.**

Dancers with Tap Shoes

 Petite Performers

This 45 minute class is for our 5 and 6 year old beginners.  This class consists of 30 minutes of Ballet where students will learn through engaging songs, games, and props while expanding on the basics introduced in Mini Movers. Memory skills will be honed as basic terminology and step combinations are introduced. 


15 minutes of introductory Tap will be added to this class to further enhance the skill base of these budding performers.  Students will learn basic steps through rhythm work and fun, upbeat music.

**This level will perform both a Ballet and Tap routine in our end of the year recital.**

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Rising Stars

For 7 to 10 year old students with little or no experience who are excited to begin dance! The 1 hour combo class consists of 30 minutes Ballet and 30 minutes Jazz. 


Ballet focus will be on introductory technique, skills, and terminology using fun and engaging methods. 


Jazz will focus on introducing basic skills with an emphasis on beginning to build flexibility, working on musicality, and understanding stylization.


**This level will perform both a Ballet and Jazz routine in our end of the year recital.**

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Glowing Stars

For 7 to 9 year old dancers with at least 2 years of prior dance experience. Classes are offered separately beginning at this level and are available in Ballet, Jazz, and Lyrical.


Ballet will move from introduction of basics to a more structured approach to proper technique.  Students will be guided through a combination of barre work, center floor work, and across the floor progressions.


Jazz will guide students through an upbeat stretch and isolations warm-up with a focus on beginning to build strength, flexibility, and stamina.  New skills, such as various jump/turn/kick combinations will be taught through center floor work and across the floor progressions.

Lyrical combines Ballet technique with Jazz elements to create expressive and emotive movements.  Lyrical choreography tells the story of the lyrics of a song.  Students will begin learning the basic Lyrical concepts through center floor work, down the floor progressions, choreography combinations, and improvisation.

**This level will perform a routine in each class, Ballet, Jazz, and Lyrical, in our end of the year recital.**

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Shooting Stars

For 9 to 12 year old dancers with at least 3-4 years of previous dance experience. Classes available in Ballet, Jazz, and Lyrical. 


Ballet will focus on classic training through a combination of barre work, center floor work, and across the floor progressions.  Particular focus is on correct terminology and understanding body mechanics/basic anatomy and physiology in relation to achieving proper technique.

Jazz technique is taught through basic conditioning work for continuing strength, agility, and flexibility. Center floor work and across the floor progressions build balance, control, and consistency with a focus on turns, jumps, and extensions. 

Lyrical combines Ballet technique with Jazz elements to create expressive and emotive movements.  Lyrical choreography tells the story of the lyrics of a song.  Students will begin learning the basic Lyrical concepts through center floor work, down the floor progressions, choreography combinations, and improvisation.

**This level will perform a routine in each class, Ballet, Jazz, and Lyrical, in our end of the year recital.**

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Elite Stars

For dancers ages 12 and up with significant previous dance experience. Classes available in Ballet, Lyrical/Jazz, and Pointe.

Ballet continues to progress the student's knowledge of Classical Ballet through barre work, center, and across the floor exercises. Focus is on fine tuning the various elements of proper technique and alignment. Students dive deeper into Ballet terminology, the various methods, and physiology as it relates to the body mechanics used in dance.

Lyrical/Jazz progresses the student's technique in these styles through Yoga and Pilates based conditioning to further their strength, flexibility, and agility. Various turns, jumps, and down the floor progressions will be introduced and perfected to broaden the dancer's skill set. Choreography will focus on building emotive expression and stylization. 


Pointe work advances Classical Ballet technique to fully supporting the body on the tips of the toes in Pointe shoes.  This requires increased strength and development in the feet, ankles, and legs as well as a strong and engaged core. **Pointe is by teacher approval only**

**This level will perform a routine for both Ballet and Pointe in our end of the year recital.  Lyrical and/or Jazz will also be performed.  The teacher, along with class input, will decide which style, or opt for both.**

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Hip Hop

Classes are available for dancers 4 years old and up. Students will be engaged in fun, high energy, challenging choreography and gain exposure to various styles within the Hip Hop genre.


And rest assured, our Hip Hop music and choreography is always age appropriate and family friendly!

Lil' Legends- 4 to 6 years old

Kickin' Kidz- 7 to 11 years old

Intensified Teens-  12 years old and up

**Each level will perform a routine in our end of the year recital.**

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First Step Teens

For dancers 12 and up with little or no previous dance experience.


Focus will be on building confidence while learning the very basics in Jazz and Lyrical techniques.  Students will be guided through a stretch and warm-up, learn introductory skills center floor, and move to progressive step combinations as skills grow.  Older beginners will feel comfortable in this relaxed and recreational level class.

**This level will perform one routine in our end of the year recital.**

Indoor Zumba Class

Leveled Up Adults

This is a relaxed and no pressure class for adults of all levels looking to move and groove to improve their overall fitness.  Students will be guided through a stretch and warm-up, light conditioning, and a cardio dance combination.  The goal is to keep the heart rates up and have fun doing it!

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Tap

Tap is a dance form solely based on rhythm and sounds.  Tap shoes are used to make sounds on the floor as a form of percussion.  Students will focus on rhythm work, musicality, and technique to make clear, crisp sounds.

**Tap is currently offered as private classes to dancers 7 and up. Classes are tailored to the individual student's experience level.**