A 1/2 hr class for 2 year olds. This class uses props and exciting music to emphasize the creative art of dance. Some of the skills learned and carried beyond the dance classes include communication skills, memory development, and social involvement.
A 45 minute preschool level class, teaching the basics of ballet and tap.
Students are taught proper body placement, body alignment, barre and center floor work, along with across the floor combinations. Beginner classes introduce vocabulary, proper alignment, and classical ballet technique. Advanced classes include adagio and allegro work, and combinations using balance, strength, and style.
Our Jazz classes train beginner through advanced students, teaching a variety of styles. Classes include a warm up, standing & sitting stretches, occasional barre work, progressions across the floor, and center combinations. Lyrical
This class is designed to develop poise, grace, musicality and strength. It teaches students to dance with fluidity and emotion. Contemporary
A free flowing form of dance with elements of modern, jazz, ballet, lyrical and styles unique to itself. This class encourages natural movement and personal interpretation. It focuses on self-expression, awareness of space and body movement, use of body weight, efficiency of muscle use and body alignment. Hip-Hop/Funky Kids
A fun, up-beat class which includes a warm up, across the floor progressions, and center combinations. Production
A large dance number consisting of a variety of styles. This class focuses on one theme to create a fun and exciting piece for the show and competition. Musical Theater
A class blending the three key components of musical theater: dancing, singing and acting. Students will focus on each individual component before collaboratively fusing the three techniques together to form a full musical theater performance piece to songs from today's best, well-known musicals. Acro
Acro- Acro focuses on flexibility, muscle control, balance, tumbling technique, and strength. Students will learn skills such as hand stands, forward and backward rolls, chin stands elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walk overs, aerials, handsprings, and contortion tricks, along with incorporating dance movements. This class is designed to allow each student to grow and develop at their own rate. Birthday Parties
We offer Birthday Parties over school vacations, and on the weekends. You pick the theme and we will throw the party. Birthday parties start with an hour of dancing, games, and fun, and then for the second hour we do cake and presents. We then end the party with more fun games! Dance Teams
Melrose Dance Academy has four dance teams for ages 6 to 18. Our teams are made up of students who are more serious about dance, and want to make more of a commitment. We place students based on their age and ability. To become a member of one of our dance teams, a student must have at least two years of ballet training and audition before the dance season begins in September. To be on the team, ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical are all required. Our dance teams compete in two to three competitions each year, which are not optional. Every other year, our dance teams audition for the chance to perform in Disney World. Summer Intensives are offered for member of the dance team and strongly encouraged.