Discover the joy of dance at Upstage Center of Performing Arts. We offer a variety of classes, from ballet to hip hop, tailored to different ages and skill levels. Whether your child is taking their first steps in dance or you're an adult looking for a creative outlet, our experienced instructors will guide you on a journey of growth and self-expression. Join us today and let your dance dreams take center stage!
My Grown Up and Me This is a 30-minute class for students 18 months through 2.5 years old. Parent/Guardian/caregiver participation is required in this class Participants will gain an understanding of the classroom setting through creative movement, songs, games, and the use of props.
Discover Acrobatics: An exciting new program in Discover Dance! Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of tumbling in a multi-sensory, age appropriate environment. You can expect to find skills like: Pike Position, Skipping, Marching, Pre Cartwheel, Plié, Tendu, etc. The focus of this program includes learning the acro positions, locomotive skills (jumping, hoping, etc), balance skills, classroom behavior skills, movement concepts, cooperation and social skills.
Pre-ballet: Explore monthly themes to develop children's natural movement ability in a multi-sensory environment. This class is part of our Discover Dance program. The Discover Dance Early Childhood Program is a series of movement classes designed to introduce children to the creative and expressive world of dance. Music, movement, visuals, and props will enhance your dancer’s love of the art form and the unique conceptual approach to dance education will provide the opportunity for cognitive growth. A perfect introduction to dance for children who are ready for an independent class!
Preschool Ballet/Tap: This class is part of our Discover Dance program and is appropriate for ages 3-4. The Discover Dance Early Childhood Program is a series of movement classes designed to introduce children to the creative and expressive world of dance. Each program offers children the opportunity to develop their natural movement ability in a multi-sensory environment. We discover quality of movement with storytelling, use of props and obstacle courses. We build our dance vocabulary as we apply the concepts to our ballet, tap and jazz skills.
Ballet/Tap 5-7 year old: Students will learn the fundamentals of ballet and tap, and continue to build on the concepts explored in the DiscoverDance program with additional focus on technique and vocabulary.
Open classes: Intended for students ages 8-12 years and offer instruction in a variety of genres, including, ballet, tap, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary.
Teen Jazz and Tap Class: (Ages 13 and up) Students will develop an understanding of technique based movements, in both genres, through exercises, combinations, and choreography.
Ballet classes: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels allow students to focus on technique as well as progress into pointe work. Students with prior experience should contact the studio for placement prior to registration. Returning students should refer to their end of season progress report for class placement.
Acrobatic: This class will follow the Acrobatic Arts Curriculum, which works through progressions to allow students to master skills and advance through specified levels. Students will progress in levels individually as they demonstrate mastery of the required skills. This program is designed to promote excellence in flexibility, strength, limbering, tumbling, basic contortion and partner/group stunting for dancers
Competition Team Classes: Placement will be based on an audition/teacher assessment. Students must participate in a Ballet level class to compete and may not compete in a Solo/Duet/Trio without participation in at least one competitive level group dance. Please see the competition contract for further information.
Refund and Withdrawal Policy
Registration and recital fees are non-refundable, including any partial payments. Costume fees, full or partial payments, are also non-refundable. Students who have paid their costume fees in full and withdraw from class may pick up their costume from the studio. Costumes will be held for 2 weeks after recital and then donated to charity. If a costume has not been paid in full, it will become property of the studio until the balance is paid.
Tuition- 30 days notice to withdraw from class. Parents/paying party are responsible for the amount of tuition for 30 days. $25 cancellation fee will apply. Absences/failure to attend classes does not mean a child has withdrawn. Tuition payments will continue to be charged until written notification.
Competition team - team fees, costume fees and private lesson fees are non-refundable. Fees paid toward a competition event are also non-refundable. Policy regarding registration and recital fee refunds also apply to competition team, regardless of reason for dropping pr removal from the team.