2017-2018 Class Schedule

Classes begin Thursday September 7, 2017

Young Dance offers modern dance technique, improvisation, and choreographic skills for any BODY. Students of all levels and backgrounds enjoy our collaborative and creative approach to dance! Young Dance is committed to making dance accessible to interested students. 

Abreviated Calendar and Holiday Schedule

  • Classes begin Thursday September 7, 2017.
  • Fall Break: Classes will not be held Thursday Oct. 19 - Saturday Oct. 21, 2017
  • Annual Pasta Promenade FRIEND-raising dinner and student performances, Saturday Oct. 28, 2017, 4:00-7:30p.m.
  • Thanksgiving Holiday: Classes will not be held Monday Nov. 20- Saturday Nov. 25, 2017
  • Fall Round Up! and Potluck, Saturday December 16, 2:00p.m. Location: Clara Barton Open School
  • Winter Break: Sunday December 17- Friday January 5, 2018
  • Break: No classes held Saturday February 17- 19th
  • Spring Break: Classes will not be held Saturday March 31 - Friday April 6, 2018
  • Spring Round UP! Saturday May 19, 11:00 a.m. Location: TBD

Dance Together

Ages: 1-3 with caregiver (crawlers and walkers welcome)
Children and their caregivers discover the joys of movement through movement games, stories, and songs. More Information
Session I: Friday September 8- Friday December 15
Session II: Wednesday January 6- Friday May 18
Wednesday 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Friday 10:15-11:00 a.m.
Saturday 10:00-10:45 a.m. (Session dates: March 17-April 14)

Creative Movement I

Ages: 3-5 (Pre-K)
Exploration, improvisation, and expression through movement. Children develop large and fine motor skills, as well as coordination, rhythm, teamwork, and listening skills. More Information
Monday 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Tuesday 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Wednesday 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Saturday 9:30-10:15 a.m.


Creative Movement II

Ages: 5-7 (K-1)
Exploration of dance language through improvisation and creative movement games, students are exposed to class structure, complex routines, and acquire a deeper understanding of the dance concepts Space, Time, Body, Effort, Movement, and Form. More Information
Monday 5:30-6:15 p.m.
When: Saturday 10:15-11:00 a.m.



Boys Get Movin'

Ages: 7-10
This exciting full-bodied movement class just for boys explores a roller coaster ride of movement fun! Come swing, roll, jump, express, create, and sweat while learning the freedom and enjoyment of dance. More Information
Wednesday 5:15-6:15 p.m.


Level One Modern Dance

Ages: 7-9 (grades 2-3)
Introduction to modern Dance, through improvisation and technique. Explores concepts of Space, Time, Body, Effort, Movement, and Form. Students develop listening skills, problem solving skills, perception and evaluation skills, and teamwork through large and small group activities. More Information
Monday 4:30-5:30 p.m.


Level Two Modern Dance

Ages: 9-11 (grades 4-5)
Modern dance learning through technique, improvisation, and choreography. More Information
Tuesday 5:15-6:45 p.m.

Level Three Modern Dance

Ages: 11-14 (grades 6-8)
Explores modern dance concepts of Space, Time, Body, Effort, Movement, and Form, but with a strong emphasis on working together. Developing teamwork and collaborative skills. More Information
Tuesday 5:15-7:15 p.m.

Level Four Modern Dance

Ages: 14-18 (grades 9-12)
Modern dance concepts of Space, Time, Body, Effort, Movement, and Form with technical rigor and deep creativity. Confidence and self-awareness are key themes, along with empathy, embodiment, and energetic expression. This class explores elements of teamwork and leadership with an emphasis on exploring the self and articulating self-expression. More Information
Thursday 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Pillsbury House and Theatre, 3501 Chicago Ave, 55407


Modern Technique Intensive 

Ages: 11-18
This class focuses on the comprehensive instruction of Modern Dance technique: Alignment, Momentum, Shape, and Breath. An in-depth exploration of floor work and locomotive phrases will be explored, as well as, technique and skill building. More Information

Monday 5:15-6:15 p.m.

All Abilities Level One

Ages: 7-12
Creative Dance for youth living with and without mobility impairments. This class will focus on positive body awaress, creativity, teamwork, motor coordination and personal expression.
Saturday 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location: TBA


All Abilities Level Two

Ages: 12 and Older
Through partnering skills this class will emphasize communication, collaboration, and performance. 
Thursday 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Location: Pillsbury House and Theatre, 3501 Chicago Ave, 55407






Step One: Complete the REGISTRATION FORM

To register for fall classes, please fill out the online registration form, and our school director will call or email with confirmation of class registration and tuition information. Email jennifer@youngdance.org with any questions.