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Community School of Dance

The Wayne Center for the Arts Community School is a recreational track of classes designed for dancers who want to train but who are either not old enough to enter the pre-professional school or cannot make the time commitment required of the pre-professional program.  The Community School uses the same instructors and syllabi as the Pre-Professional School, but is taught at a slower and less technical pace.

  • If you would like to register for Winter/Spring courses now, please click here: Enroll Now!
  • Register for two class sessions and get 5% off the second class.  Register for 3 sessions and get 10% off the third class.
  • Register and prepay by December 31 and receive 10% off total tuition.  Financial Aid and Scholarship opportunities may be available for dance classes.
  • Payment plans: If you wish to make monthly payments and additional 10% will be added to the total tuition amount.  Payments are due by the 15th of February, March, April and May.  All accounts that are not paid in full by February 15 will be charged the monthly payment rate.
January 17 – May 26 (16 Weeks)

For Classes with 2 Sessions:

Session I – Jan. 26 – Mar.16

Session II – March 21- May18

No Classes During Spring Break: April 10-15

Annual Dance Workshop: May 27


TODDLER & ME  Enroll Now!

Ages 18 Months – 3 Years

Thursday 10:00am-10:45am

16 weeks: January 19 – May 11 (No class April 13)

Cost: Nonmember $187, Member $165

With Mommy along for the ride, our budding dancers

work towards independence in preparation for dancing

“solo” in an upcoming season. We will explore dance

through songs with easy to learn lyrics and movements.

Music, movement, balance, and basic dance steps are

introduced in this positive environment. Mom, Dad, or

another loved one should participate in the class along

with the little dancer. This active role encourages and

keeps the little dancer on track.

Instructor: Katie Newlon

PRESCHOOL BALLET & TUMBLING I-II  Enroll Now!

Ages 3 (Level I)

Monday 4:45pm – 5:30pm

16 weeks: January 23 – May 22

(No class February 20, April 10)

Thursday 10:45am-11:30am

Thursday 5:00pm-5:45pm

16 weeks: January 19 – May 11

(No class April 13)

Ages 4 (Level II)

Wednesday 4:45pm – 5:30pm

16 weeks: January 18 – May 10

(No class April 12)

Thursday 5:45pm – 6:30pm

16 weeks: January 19 – May 11

(No class April 13)

Cost: Nonmember $154, Member $132

The teaching philosophy of this class is based upon the

fact that children thrive in a loving, positive and

nurturing environment. This introductory program for

young children is designed to incorporate learning,

creativity, musicality, and fun. Instructors: Katie Newlon,

Lauren Stenroos

PRESCHOOL BALLET TAP COMBO  Enroll Now!

Ages 3-4

Saturday 9:00am-10:00am

16 weeks: January 21 – May 20

(No class March 18 and April 15)

Price: Nonmember $154, Member $132

Designed for beginning dancers, students will learn

basic ballet and tap skills in a supportive and supervised

environment. Dance terminology, rhythm and

coordination are taught in addition to emphasizing

classroom etiquette and respecting others. Instructor:

Katie Zarecki

BALLET I  Enroll Now!

Ages 5-6

Monday 5:30pm-6:15pm

16 weeks January 23 – May 22

(No class February 20, April 10)

Tuesday 5:45pm-6:30pm

16 weeks: January 17 – May 9

(No class April 11)

Cost: Nonmembers $154, Members $132

Children are introduced to the beginnings of ballet in a

positive and creative environment. Classes focus on

developing strength, flexibility, musicality, and love for

dance. Each class is 45 minutes long.

Instructors: Lauren Stenroos, Katie Newlon

HOMESCHOOL BALLET  Enroll Now!

Ages 5-7

Thursday 11:30am – 12:30pm

16 weeks: January 19 – May 26

(No class April 13)

Cost: Nonmember $165, Member $145

This daytime beginning ballet class is great for those

who are homeschooled or have availability during the

school day. The content of this 45-minute class will be

the same as Ballet I. Instructor: Katie Newlon

BALLET II  Enroll Now!

Ages 6-7

Wednesday 5:30pm-6:30pm

16 weeks: January 18 – May 10

(No class April 12)

Thursday 6:30pm-7:30pm

16 weeks: January 19 – May 11

(No class April 13)

Cost: Nonmember $187, Member $165

Our Primary Ballet Syllabus is specifcally designed to

prepare students for the requirements of Ballet A within

Wayne Center for the Arts Professional Division.

Classes include basic ballet vocabulary as well as

exercises to develop strength, coordination, and

flexibility. Musicality and expressive dance are

emphasized throughout the class. Prior ballet experience

is not required. Each class is 1 hour long.

Instructors: Lauren Stenroos, Katie Newlon

BALLET III  Enroll Now!

Ages 8+

Tuesday 6:30pm-7:30pm

16 weeks: January 17 – May 9 (No class April 11)

Cost: Nonmember $187, Member $165

These classes are for children ages 8 and older who wish

to study ballet recreationally. Students will receive the

same quality teaching as the Pre-Professional division

but at a slower and less technical pace. Each class is 1

hour long. Instructor: Lauren Stenroos

HIP HOP Enroll Now!

Ages 7+

Tuesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm

16 weeks January 17 – May 9

(No class April 11)

Cost: Nonmember $165, Member $145

Hop into an exploration of hip-hop dance and the roots

that have helped it grow.  Students will learn foundational

movements from African Dance, Native American Dance,

Breakdance Basics, and a bit of Latin. Students will be

encouraged to bring clean music versions and weekly

combinations will send them home with plenty of moves

to take to the dance floor.  Instructor: Kimberly Payne

TAP I  Enroll Now!

Ages 5-6

Tuesdays 6:30pm – 7:00pm

16 weeks January 17 – May 9

(No class April 11)

Cost: Nonmember $154, Member $132

This class will familiarize children with tap dancing.

Students will learn to identify basic tap movements and

fundamental rhythms. Young tap dancers will

experience adventures in sound by linking the

fundamental steps together and memorizing a sequence

of rhythmic steps. Instructor: Kimberly Payne

PRE-TEEN/TEEN TAP  Enroll Now!

Ages 10-18

Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm

16 weeks: January 21 – May 20

(No class March 18 and April 15)

Cost: Nonmember $154, Member $132

Fundamental tap dance technique will be taught as

students learn the basic steps and more. Students will

be trained to develop foot dexterity and physical agility

while performing tap dance with clear sounds and

speed. Tap dancers will learn some classical tap dances

during the session and discover their ability to join steps

and rhythm together into original combinations as well.

Instructor: Katie Zarecki

ADULT TAP  Enroll Now!

Ages 18+

Saturday 10:00am-11:00am

16 weeks: January 21 – May 20

(No class March 18 and April 15)

Price: Nonmember $165, Member $145

Come dance the rhythm! All adults are welcome in this

mixed-level class. You will learn or review basic tap

techniques and then progress to more complex steps

and choreographed routines. Wear tap shoes or shoes

that make noise! Instructor: Katie Zarecki

DANCE EXERCISE  Enroll Now!

Ages 18+

Tuesday 7:15pm-8:15pm

8 Weeks:

Session I: January 26 – March 16

Session II: March 21 – May 18

(No class April 11)

Price: Nonmember $85, Member $75

This class will focus on engaging students ages 18+ in a

fun exercise-style dance class. The dance forms that will

be incorporated into the class are Latin and hip hop.

The class will focus on high-energy cardio combinations.

This class is a fun way to work out and learn to dance.

No dance experience necessary. Dress code will be

comfortable clothing that students are easily able to

move in and nonmarking tennis shoes. Instructor:

Kimberly Payne

ADULT BALLET  Enroll Now!

Ages 18+

Thursday 8:15pm – 9:15pm

8 weeks:

Session I: January 26 – March 16

Session II: March 23 – May 18

(No class April 13)

Cost: Nonmember $85, Member $75

Suitable for the beginner who would like to work in a

relaxed environment, this class progresses slowly and is

geared to adult beginners. The class will introduce basic

movement vocabulary and French terminology as well

as safe stretching techniques. Students will learn proper

body alignment, positions of the feet, arms, and begin

fundamental barre and center work. Instructor: Lauren

Stenroos

Adult International Ballroom I  Enroll Now!

Age 18+

Thursday, 6:00pm-7:00pm

8 weeks:

Session I: January 26 – March 9

Session II: March 16-May 11

Cost: Nonmember $85, Member $75

Did you ever imagine yourself on the dance floor but

never had the time or courage to do it? This beginner

class is a great start. The instructors will introduce you

to the fundamentals (e.g. timing, posture, lead and

follow) of International Style Standard (commonly

called Ballroom) and Latin dancing and teach you basic

movements. Join us to enjoy the natural outcomes of

social dancing: fun, exercise and meeting new people.

You will get an introduction to: Slow Waltz, Tango,

Foxtrot, and Quickstep and the Latin dances: Samba,

Cha Cha, Rumba, and Jive. Instructors: Niklas and

Yvonne Manz

Adult International Ballroom II  Enroll Now!

Ages 18+

Thursday 7:00pm – 8:00pm

8 weeks:

Session I: January 26 – March 9

Session II: March 16-May 11

Cost: Nonmember $85, Member $75

This intermediate class is more detailed and fasterpaced

than the Ballroom I class. It offers the opportunity

for individuals with experience to build on fundamentals

learned in previous classes and is open to anyone. The

instructors will expand your knowledge of basic figures,

enhance your understanding of dance characteristics

and teach you to learn more advanced combinations

and dances like the dramatic Paso Doble or the elegant

Viennese Waltz. Instructors: Niklas and Yvonne Manz

 


Dress Code

Ballet:

 

Girls – Black leotard, pink tights, and pink canvas ballet slippers.  Tutus and skirts are not permitted.

Boys – White T-shirt, black tights, and black canvas ballet slippers.

 

  Lyrical:

 

Girls – Black leotard, pink or flesh-colored convertible tights, rolled up over ankle.  Shoes are not required and class should be danced barefoot.

Boys – White T-shirt and black tights rolled up over ankle.  Shoes are not required and class should be danced barefoot.

 

  Tap:

 

Girls – Solid colored leotard, pink tights, and black tap shoes.

Boys – White T-shirt, black jazz pants, and black tap shoes