Dance Classes at Wayne Center for the Arts
Wayne Center for the Arts dance programs are based upon the principle that exposure to a diverse array of arts helps our dancers become well-rounded artists and community members. Our vision is to inspire and prepare the next generation of dancers by exposing them to different styles and approaches. We offer two dance programs that provide stimulating, well-rounded educational experiences. Both The Community School of Dance and The Pre-Professional School of Dance are designed to provide dance lessons for the diverse interests of our students. Our auditioned company, The Wayne Center Ballet, provides professional-level performance opportunities to accomplished young dancers.
The Curriculum for Both Schools of Dance
The comprehensive syllabus used by the Wayne Center for the Arts for the ballet program was created by Mia Klinger and is based on the teaching of Nan Klinger (Excellence in Dance), Leslie Hench, and Marcia Dale Weary (both of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet). The syllabus is designed to develop technically strong, expressive dancers who excel in life. The modern, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, and tap syllabi comes from Kimberly Payne, dance program manager, and is aimed at inspiring life-long enjoyment and participation in the dance community.