Youth Recreational Dance (Ages 3 - 12)

Youth Recreational Dance (Ages 3 - 12)

YMCA DANCE PRECIOUS GEMS

Our Youth Recreational Dance program emphasizes teaching students the fundamentals in a fun, accessible manner, building a foundation that will allow students to move on to the Youth Progressive Dance program if desired. We are committed to providing encouragement in a nurturing space where students can experience a sense of pride in their accomplishments.

To provide for a successful and positive learning experience, please use the following guidelines when registering your child for dance class: If your child has less than 1 year of experience, register for the class in which they are at the higher age range. If your child has 1 to 2 years experience, you may opt for the class in which they are at the lower age range. Students should expect to remain in a given class for a minimum of 1 to 2 years before moving to the next age group.

Amethyst Ballet (Ages 8 - 12)

Meyer
9/1/22 - 10/13/22
VIEW

This class focuses on development of fundamental ballet skills. Students will learn basic terminology and work to  improve flexibility and strength in a supportive environment. Students should expect to be in this level for 1 to 2 years before advancing.

Attire: leotard of any color (male students may wear leotard or fitted solid T-shirt), tights or leggings, ballet shoes. Skirts are optional. Hair should be pulled back. Buns are required for long hair.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Fall 1 Member Registration 8/8/22
@ 06:00 AM
8/14/22 Online / Front Desk $ 52.00-
Fall 1 Open Registration 8/15/22
@ 06:00 AM
9/8/22 Online / Front Desk $ 52.00$ 78.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
09/01/22 - 10/13/22
Program Rooms 2 & 3 - Th - 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Registration
Closed
Opens on 08/15/22
@ 06:00 am

Amethyst Ballet/Tap (Ages 5 - 7)

Meyer
8/29/22 - 10/12/22
VIEW

This class focuses on development of fundamental ballet and tap skills in a fun, supportive environment. Students will learn basic terminology and work to improve coordination, flexibility and strength. Students should expect to be in this level for 1 to 2 years before advancing.

Attire: leotard of any color (male students may wear leotard or fitted solid T-shirt), tights or leggings, ballet shoes. Skirts are optional. Hair should be pulled back. Black tap shoes.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Fall 1 Member Registration 8/8/22
@ 06:00 AM
8/14/22 Online / Front Desk $ 64.00-
Fall 1 Open Registration 8/15/22
@ 06:00 AM
9/5/22 Online / Front Desk $ 64.00$ 96.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
08/29/22 - 10/10/22
Program Rooms 2 & 3 - Mo - 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
$54 - $80 Registration
Closed
Opens on 08/15/22
@ 06:00 am
08/31/22 - 10/12/22
Program Rooms 2 & 3 - We - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Registration
Closed
Opens on 08/15/22
@ 06:00 am

Amethyst Hip Hop (ages 6-8)

Meyer
8/30/22 - 10/11/22
VIEW

In this class students will build strength and coordination while learning beginner hip hop skills. Energetic, fun combinations will be taught using material learned in class.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Summer 2 Open Registration 7/4/22 7/18/22 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 45.00
Fall 1 Member Registration 8/8/22 8/14/22 Online / Front Desk $ 52.00-
Fall 1 Open Registration 8/15/22 9/6/22 Online / Front Desk $ 52.00$ 78.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
08/30/22 - 10/11/22
Program Rooms 2 & 3 - Tu - 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Register  
Closes
09/06/2022

Amethyst Hip Hop (ages 9-12)

Meyer
8/30/22 - 10/11/22
VIEW

In this class students will build strength and coordination while learning beginner hip hop skills. Energetic, fun combinations will be taught using material learned in class.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Summer 2 Open Registration 7/4/22
@ 06:00 AM
7/28/22 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 45.00
Fall 1 Member Registration 8/8/22
@ 06:00 AM
8/14/22 Online / Front Desk $ 52.00-
Fall 1 Open Registration 8/15/22
@ 06:00 AM
9/6/22 Online / Front Desk $ 52.00$ 78.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
08/30/22 - 10/11/22
Program Rooms 2 & 3 - Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Registration
Closed
Opens on 08/15/22
@ 06:00 am

Amethyst Jazz (Ages 8 - 12)

Meyer
9/1/22 - 10/13/22
VIEW

This class is for students with limited experience in jazz and those with some experience in other dance styles. Students will learn and build on fundamental skills while performing fun combinations to upbeat music. The class is geared toward those who have dabbled in dance and those who are just starting out who want to move at a pace appropriate for “older” beginners. Students should expect to be in this level for a minimum 1 to 2 years before advancing.

Attire: leotard of any color (male students may wear leotard or fitted solid T-shirt), tights, leggings or jazz pants, black jazz shoes. Hair should be pulled back.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Fall 1 Member Registration 8/8/22
@ 06:00 AM
8/14/22 Online / Front Desk $ 52.00-
Fall 1 Open Registration 8/15/22
@ 06:00 AM
9/8/22 Online / Front Desk $ 52.00$ 78.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
09/01/22 - 10/13/22
Program Rooms 2 & 3 - Th - 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Registration
Closed
Opens on 08/15/22
@ 06:00 am

Amethyst Tap (ages 8 - 12)

Meyer
9/1/22 - 10/13/22
VIEW

This class is for students with no experience to those with some experience. Level of difficulty will increase as students progress. Class combinations will focus on fundamental tap vocabulary and skills learned in class. Students should expect to be in this level for 1 to 2 years before advancing.

Attire:  leotard, T-shirt or fitted shirt of any color, tights,  jazz pants or sweat pants (shorts are acceptable in warmer months), black tap shoes


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Fall 1 Member Registration 8/8/22
@ 06:00 AM
8/14/22 Online / Front Desk $ 52.00-
Fall 1 Open Registration 8/15/22
@ 06:00 AM
9/8/22 Online / Front Desk $ 52.00$ 78.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
09/01/22 - 10/13/22
Program Rooms 2 & 3 - Th - 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Registration
Closed
Opens on 08/15/22
@ 06:00 am

Emerald Ballet/Tap (Ages 4 - 6)

Meyer
8/29/22 - 10/12/22
VIEW

This class introduces basic ballet and tap skills. It includes activities that develop strength and coordination in a fun, nurturing environment. Movement games that encourage self-expression and promote a positive experience are built into the class.  Students should expect to be in this level for 1 to 2 years before advancing.

Attire: leotard of any color (male students may wear leotard or fitted solid T-shirt), tights or leggings, ballet shoes. Skirts are optional. Hair should be pulled back. Black tap shoes.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Fall 1 Member Registration 8/8/22
@ 06:00 AM
8/14/22 Online / Front Desk $ 52.00-
Fall 1 Open Registration 8/15/22
@ 06:00 AM
9/6/22 Online / Front Desk $ 52.00$ 78.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
08/29/22 - 10/10/22
Program Rooms 2 & 3 - Mo - 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
$45 - $68 Registration
Closed
Opens on 08/15/22
@ 06:00 am
08/31/22 - 10/12/22
Program Rooms 2 & 3 - We - 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Registration
Closed
Opens on 08/15/22
@ 06:00 am

Garnet Dance (Ages 3 - 4)

Meyer
8/30/22 - 10/13/22
VIEW

This class is a great introduction to dance. It includes simple stretching and development of gross motor skills as well as some pre-ballet activities. The use of fun imagery and positive feedback in a nurturing environment is emphasized. Students should expect to be in this level for 1 to 2 years before advancing.

Attire: leotard of any color (male students may wear leotard or fitted solid T-shirt), tights or leggings, ballet shoes. Skirts are optional. Hair should be pulled back.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Summer 2 Open Registration 7/4/22
@ 06:00 AM
7/21/22 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 45.00
Fall 1 Member Registration 8/8/22
@ 06:00 AM
8/14/22 Online / Front Desk $ 42.00-
Fall 1 Open Registration 8/15/22
@ 06:00 AM
9/5/22 Online / Front Desk $ 42.00$ 63.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
08/30/22 - 10/11/22
Program Rooms 2 & 3 - Tu - 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Registration
Closed
Opens on 08/15/22
@ 06:00 am
08/31/22 - 10/12/22
Program Rooms 2 & 3 - We - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Registration
Closed
Opens on 08/15/22
@ 06:00 am
09/01/22 - 10/13/22
Program Rooms 2 & 3 - Th - 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Registration
Closed
Opens on 08/15/22
@ 06:00 am

Happy Tappy Toes ( ages 3-4 )

Meyer
8/30/22 - 10/11/22
VIEW

This is a fun class for our very young dancers who want to make some noise as they learn very basic introductory tap skills and work on gross motor movements.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Summer 2 Open Registration 7/4/22 7/21/22 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 45.00
Fall 1 Member Registration 8/8/22 8/14/22 Online / Front Desk $ 42.00-
Fall 1 Open Registration 8/15/22 9/6/22 Online / Front Desk $ 42.00$ 63.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
08/30/22 - 10/11/22
Program Rooms 2 & 3 - Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Register  
Closes
09/06/2022

Jewels Ballet (Ages 8 - 12)

Meyer
8/29/22 - 10/10/22
VIEW

This is a mixed level ballet class. It can be taken as a second weekly class – to reinforce progress – by those with zero to  limited experience. It is also good as the sole weekly class for those on the older end of the age range who have at least 1 year of experience. Students on the younger end of the age range are strongly recommended to enroll in 1 additional, level-appropriate ballet class per week. 

Attire: leotard of any color (male students may wear leotard or fitted solid T-shirt), tights or leggings, ballet shoes. Skirts are optional. Hair should be pulled back. Buns are required for long hair.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Fall 1 Member Registration 8/8/22
@ 06:00 AM
8/14/22 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00-
Fall 1 Open Registration 8/15/22
@ 06:00 AM
9/5/22 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 68.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
08/29/22 - 10/10/22
Dance Studio - Mo - 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
$45 - $68 Registration
Closed
Opens on 08/15/22
@ 06:00 am

Poms Dance (Ages 7 - 10)

Meyer
9/1/22 - 10/13/22
VIEW

This upbeat class will include dance styles that are used in middle and high school pom dance team choreography. If you have a dancer that wants to audition for a school team in the future, this is a great class for them. The class is also fun for dancers who just want to learn some fun skills and choreography. Students will need to bring a pair of poms to class.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Fall 1 Member Registration 8/8/22
@ 06:00 AM
8/14/22 Online / Front Desk $ 52.00-
Fall 1 Open Registration 8/15/22
@ 06:00 AM
9/8/22 Online / Front Desk $ 52.00$ 78.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
09/01/22 - 10/13/22
Program Rooms 2 & 3 - Th - 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Registration
Closed
Opens on 08/15/22
@ 06:00 am

Teen Hip Hop (ages 13 - 17)

Meyer
8/30/22 - 10/11/22
VIEW

Students who join this class will learn basic hip hop moves and skills. Fun, upbeat combinations using class material will be learned. The class will progress as students improve. This is a perfect class for friends to take together!


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Summer 2 Open Registration 7/4/22
@ 06:00 AM
7/18/22 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 45.00
Fall 1 Member Registration 8/8/22
@ 06:00 AM
8/14/22 Online / Front Desk $ 52.00-
Fall 1 Open Registration 8/15/22
@ 06:00 AM
9/6/22 Online / Front Desk $ 52.00$ 78.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
08/30/22 - 10/11/22
Program Rooms 2 & 3 - Tu - 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Registration
Closed
Opens on 08/15/22
@ 06:00 am

Teen Jazz (Ages 13 - 17)

Meyer
9/1/22 - 10/13/22
VIEW

In this class students will learn  jazz dance skills and technique, including basic turns, jumps and travelling steps. Choreographed combinations using what the dancers learn in class will be taught throughout the session. Level of difficulty will increase as students progress.

Attire: leotard or fitted solid color shirt, tights, leggings or yoga/jazz pants, black jazz shoes (slip on or tie)


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Fall 1 Member Registration 8/8/22
@ 06:00 AM
8/14/22 Online / Front Desk $ 52.00-
Fall 1 Open Registration 8/15/22
@ 06:00 AM
9/8/22 Online / Front Desk $ 52.00$ 78.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
09/01/22 - 10/13/22
Program Rooms 2 & 3 - Th - 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Registration
Closed
Opens on 08/15/22
@ 06:00 am