Children's Dance

Creative Dance for Children

Julianna loves your classes and has learned so much. She dances ALL the time. Doesn't ever want to go to ballet and she wants your class every morning. THANK YOU!
—Andrea S., parent of a student in the 6-7s class

You really have built a great program and it really shows in your enthusiasm and the kids’ faces!!!! I LOVE IT!!!

—Grace R., parent of a student in the 4-5s class

Creative Dance for Children classes for spring semester will be offered by the Department of Dance beginning January 21, 2017. This is an 8-week session, concluding on March 11th with an open house.

CLASSES: Children ages 4-5, 6-7, and 8-10

TIME: Saturday mornings at the Dance Studio Building (905 W. Nevada)


WHAT WE TEACH: The age 4-5 and 6-7 classes introduce and build upon concepts of dance and dance making taught through music, words, props, poems, and stories. The 8-10 classes place greater emphasis on modern dance technique as well as improvisation and dance making.

TEACHERS: Lauren Mendelson (4-5s and 6-7s) and Phoebe Ballard (4-5s and 8-10s) assisted by students from the Department of Dance.

DRESS: Appropriate dress is hair off the face, loose-fitting, comfortable clothes, and bare feet. There is a changing room.

The last day of the session (March 11) will be an informal showing for parents and families. All other sessions are closed to observation. During class time, parents may enjoy visiting Café Paradiso on the corner of Lincoln and Nevada or spending time in the family-friendly environment of Christopher Hall across the street from the studio, which opens at 9:00 a.m.

PROGRAM COST: 8 Weeks (January 21-March 11, 2017 ): $90

Ages 4-5 Section 1


Nevada A


Ages 4-5 Section 2


Nevada B


Ages 6-7


Nevada B


Ages 8-10


Nevada A



Register online for all classes. Online payments are by credit card or debit card only. Please follow the instructions carefully to ensure your registration is received. Your registration will not be confirmed until we receive payment.

Cancellations with full refunds will be processed until one week before the first day of class. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. During the semester we will contact you exclusively via email. For further information, please call us at 217/333-1010 or email