Creative Movement 

Ages 3-5

START HERE for your little one

Class goes hand in hand with Pre-Ballet. Take one or take both. They are different experiences for your  PRE dancer.

Open to Boys & Girls ages 3-5 and no experience needed! Get your little ones moving in this class. Class focuses on learning balance, posture and body control through fun dance games and play! This is the perfect class to get your little on involved in dance, learning to work with other kids and experiencing the joy of music and movement.  Class is open to ages 3-5. No experience needed.  Come have fun wth us!

Pre-Ballet

Ages 3-5

START HERE for your little one

Class goes hand in hand with Creative Movement. Take one or take both.  They are different experiences for your Pre dancer. Open to Boys & Girls ages 3-5 and no experience needed! Focus is on Ballet foundations while encouraging children to have fun through creative games and imaginary play.  

BEG Kids  Ballroom & Latin

Ages 6-10,  Ages 10-15

For Boys & Girls in age groups 6-10 AND 10-15. Beginning Ballroom & Latin is the best place to start to learn partner dance. Students will learn the basics of many partner dances such as Cha Cha, Merengue, Salsa, Swing and many more. The class focuses on timing, posture, coordination and technique as well as fun dance activities for children to stay engaged. No experience needed. 

Beyond Beginner

Ballroom & Latin Ages 7-12

For Boys & Girls ages 7-12. This class will focus on solo dance techniques to help perfect turns, arm styling and body control as well as advance forward in additional training in partner dances such as Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha, Rumba and more. Previous dance experience is required to attend. Please contact us to discuss if this is the appropriate level for your child.

 

BEG Kids Hip Hop

Ages 6-8 , 9-12

 

For Boys & Girls ages 6-8 AND 9-12.  Classes will teach students timing, body isolations, turns, jumps and drops through fun routines and patterns.  Kid learn all about this fun style and how to let loose and get funky while also learning about control and technique. The class is a high energy class that will teach students how to express themselves through dance and movement. Come dance with us like you see on the music videos and let's have  some fun!

 

BEG Ballet/ Jazz  6-8

BEG Jazz  9-12

 

For Boys & Girls ages 6-8 AND 9-12.  Whether you are taking the younger kids combo class or the older kids class, these fun classes are just the ticket in learning proper dance technique in Ballet & Jazz.  Younger kids like the combo and it's great for them to learn the foundations of Ballet & Jazz.  Older kids tend to like Jazz and stay more focused and engaged in class.   Students will learn all about proper body alignment, posture, body isolations, turning, arm styling, kicks, leaps and more. 

Youth Private Lessons 

 

Private lessons are available 7 days a week for kids of all ages and skill levels. Students are welcome to use the private lessons how they'd like, however they are mostly used for:

 

  • Show dance performance

  • Solo Technique

  • Couples Competition

  • Advance to next level of class

 

Students are welcome to share private lessons with up to 4 people. Private lesson schedule is based on the individual and instructor's availability.

 

Youth Performance

Company

Ages 7-12, 13+

Fall Session: Late Sept- January

Winter/ Spring  Session: Feb - June

The Youth Performance Co. is a great social activity for those students that are interested in performance and working together as a team. Students learn a fun show number to perform locally around the community. Dance styles include a variety of Ballroom & Latin as well as Musical Theater and solo dancing for a well-rounded experience. Sessions are 4-6 months in length and practices are twice a week. Participating on the performance team will help students improve self confidence and dance skills.  Some previous dance experience is needed for the Youth Performance Company.  Dancers perform 3-4 times each session.

Tuition is paid on a monthly basis 

Special shoes are required as well as one time performance fee per session. 

Teams are open to ages 7-12 AND 13 +

Commitment required.

We normally hold a one-time Trial class for students and parents to see what the team is like. It's just like a team class followed by a Q & A  and information brochure for parents. This one time Trial class is $15 we request that you register on the online calendar. Email us to find out when the next trial class will be held for our next session.

Junior Girls Team

Ages 9-Teen

Entire school year Sept- June

The Junior Girls Performance Team is an all girls team. This team is a group of hard working and dedicated young dancers that practice twice a week.  They focus on perfection of choreography and performance.  They perform many times throughout the school year.

Dancers learn different styles of dance from Ballroom & Latin, Swing and Salsa, Jazz, Contemporary and more!

Dancers must be between the ages of 8-15.

Email us to find out how to get started in our next session.

 

 

Kids Program

 Shawn Gardner Dancing 8900 SW Commercial St. Tigard, OR 97223

 

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