PUT ON YOUR DANCING SHOES
Dance Classes for All Ages
Turn up the music, and head to the Y to ignite your passion for dance. We have dance classes and programs for children, teens and adults that focus on proper technique and artistic expression. We want to inspire dancers of all ages to perfect their craft, explore their potential, and learn new dance skills.
At Studio 140 Dance Academy at Somerset Hills YMCA, kids learn different techniques with patience and care in dance classes that are cumulative in nature. The classes meet weekly throughout the entire school year (Sept–June) so the students can practice and train for the end-of-year recital. Beginning with our fall program registration, participants sign up for the dance class(es) of their choice and registration will be complete for the year. Payment can be made in full for the school year or with our payment program.
We offer classes in various dance styles such as ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, all abilities dance, musical theater, salsa for adults, and more.
STUDIO 140 DANCE ACADEMY AT SOMERSET HILLS YMCA
Show Us Your Moves
Through our dance teams, kids have a chance to further develop dance techniques while training as a team to compete in several dance competitions during the school year, as well as perform at other Y events. Auditions are held the first week of class to ensure dancers are on the appropriate team.
Studio 140’s competitive team season runs September through June. Registration closes at the beginning of October.
OUR COMPETITIVE DANCE TEAMS
Mini Dance Team (Ages 6 – 9 years old)
This team is a great introduction to our dance teams. Dancers learn several different forms of dance such as ballet, jazz and hip hop. The Mini Dance Team will compete in the large group dance for the first competition and all of their other dances in the second and third competitions. Dance team practices are 90 minutes long.
Acrobatic Dance Team (Ages 8 – 17 years old)
This dance team combines the love of dance and acrobatics together. Participants must have tumbling and dance experience. We will split this team into two after the first week of auditions. Dance teams will compete in 3 competitions. Dance team practices are 2 hours long.
Junior/Senior Dance Team (Ages 9 – 17 years old)
This dance team will meet twice a week and will be split into groups during the first week of class. Ballet class will be included. Dance teams will compete in 3 competitions. Dance team practices on Monday are 2 hours long. Dance team practices on Wednesday are 3 hours long.
Tap Dance Team (Ages 9 – 17 years old)
This dance team focuses on the style of tap and will prepare routines for their spring competitions.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITIES
Dance Team Technique (one day option)
Class day/time options: Tuesday 5 -6:15 p.m. or Thursday 6-7:15 p.m.
Dance Team Technique (two day option)
Class Day/Time Option: Tuesday 5-6:15 p.m. and Thursday 6-7:15 p.m.