youth classes

Please click on the plus sign [+] to see information about each grade level and click below for class schedules and tuition information.

3rd grade

3rdWe offer JAZZ, TAP, BALLET, HIP HOP, MUSICAL THEATER , SILKS and TUMBLING, classes to third grade students, each are scheduled as separate classes.  You may choose to take any one type of dance OR a combination of any of the six forms of dance or theater.

Click below to receive ALL of the classes that we offer to third grade students, from the beginning Level 1 classes to the most advanced classes for those students who have taken dance during both their first and second grade years.  If you have dance experience, we will place you in a class for teacher evaluation based on your age and the number of years you have danced.  The teacher will recommend a class appropriate for your level after they have observed you dance.

boys only

Special boys only Hip Hop class offered for 1st – 6th grade boys.

dress code

BALLET – Black leotard, pink tights, and hair in a bun. Pink ballet slippers.
TAP – Any color dance wear. Black tap shoes.
JAZZ – Any color dance wear. Black jazz shoes.
TUMBLING/SILKS – Any color dance wear. Bare feet.
HIP HOP – Comfortable street or dance clothes. Comfortable tennis shoes.
MUSICAL THEATER – Comfortable dance clothes.  One inch Black Character shoes.    

BOYS – Wear shorts or sweatpants, a T-shirt, and black shoes as required per class description.

Class size is limited, so we encourage the earliest possible registration. Please print and complete the registration form from our register page, then email, FAX or turn in forms to the studio. (One studio policy form per family)

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4th grade

4thWe offer JAZZ, TAP, BALLET, HIP HOP, MUSICAL THEATER, SILKS  and TUMBLING, classes to fourth grade students, each are scheduled as separate classes. You may choose to take any one type of dance OR a combination of any of the six forms of dance or theater.

Click below to receive ALL of the classes that we offer to fourth grade students, from the beginning Level 1 classes to the most advanced classes for those students who have taken dance before.  If you have dance experience, we will place you in a class for teacher evaluation based on your age and the number of years you have danced.  The teacher will recommend a class appropriate for your level after they have observed you dance.

For information on our Silks classes click here.

boys only

Special boys only Hip Hop class offered for 1st – 6th grade boys.

dress code

BALLET – Black leotard, pink tights, and hair in a bun. Pink ballet slippers.
TAP – Any color dance wear. Black tap shoes.
JAZZ – Any color dance wear. Black jazz shoes.
TUMBLING/SILKS – Any color dance wear. Bare feet.
HIP HOP – Comfortable street or dance clothes. Comfortable tennis shoes.
MUSICAL THEATER -Comfortable dance clothes.  One inch Black Character shoes.  

BOYS – Wear shorts or sweatpants, a T-shirt, and black shoes as required per class description.

Class size is limited, so we encourage the earliest possible registration. Please print and complete the registration form from our register page, then email, FAX or turn in forms to the studio. (One studio policy form per family)

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5th grade

5thWe offer JAZZ, TAP, BALLET, HIP HOP, MUSICAL THEATER, SILKS and TUMBLING, classes to fifth grade students, each are scheduled as separate classes. You may choose to take any one type of dance OR a combination of any of the six forms of dance or theater.

Click below to receive ALL of the classes that we offer to fifth grade students, from the beginning Level 1 classes to the most advanced classes for those students who have taken dance before.  If you have dance experience, we will place you in a class for teacher evaluation based on your age and the number of years you have danced.  The teacher will recommend a class appropriate for your level after they have observed you dance.

For information on our Silks classes click here.

boys only

Special boys only Hip Hop class offered for 1st – 6th grade boys.

dress code

BALLET – Black leotard, pink tights, and hair in a bun. Pink ballet slippers.
TAP – Any color dance wear. Black tap shoes.
JAZZ – Any color dance wear. Black jazz shoes.
TUMBLING/SILKS – Any color dance wear. Bare feet.
HIP HOP – Comfortable street or dance clothes. Comfortable tennis shoes.
MUSICAL THEATER -Comfortable dance clothes.  One inch Black Character shoes. 

BOYS – Wear shorts or sweatpants, a T-shirt, and black shoes as required per class description.  

Class size is limited, so we encourage the earliest possible registration. Please print and complete the registration form from our register page, then email, FAX or turn in forms to the studio. (One studio policy form per family)

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6th grade

6thWe offer JAZZ, TAP, BALLET, HIP HOP, MUSICAL THEATER, SILKS and TUMBLING, classes to sixth grade students, each are scheduled as separate classes. You may choose to take any one type of dance OR a combination of any of the six forms of dance or theater.

Click below to receive ALL of the classes that we offer to sixth grade students, from the beginning Level 1 classes to the most advanced classes for those students who have taken dance before.  If you have dance experience, we will place you in a class for teacher evaluation based on your age and the number of years you have danced.  The teacher will recommend a class appropriate for your level after they have observed you dance.

For information on our Silks classes click here.

boys only

Special boys only Hip Hop class offered for 1st – 6th grade boys.

dress code

BALLET – Black leotard, pink tights, and hair in a bun. Pink ballet slippers.
TAP – Any color dance wear. Black tap shoes.
JAZZ – Any color dance wear. Black jazz shoes.
TUMBLING/SILKS – Any color dance wear. Bare feet.
HIP HOP – Comfortable street or dance clothes. Comfortable tennis shoes.
MUSICAL THEATRE -Comfortable dance clothes.  One inch Black Character shoes.   

BOYS – Wear shorts or sweatpants, a T-shirt, and black shoes as required per class description.

Class size is limited, so we encourage the earliest possible registration. Please print and complete the registration form from our register page, then email, FAX or turn in forms to the studio. (One studio policy form per family)

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all class descriptions

ballet

Ballet is the basis of all dance. This classical dance form uses grace, strength, and balance to create flowing movement. The technique a dancer learns from this class carries over to all dance forms.

jazz

“West Side Story” helped pave the way for what we know today as jazz dance. Many styles of this dance form exist and are influenced by many styles of music, including jazz, rock, pop, and hip hop. Jazz is a high-energy class that will get your blood pumping.

tap

Tap was born from the Irish jig and clogging. Shoes with metal taps are worn to create sounds of rhythm. “Theatrical” or “Broadway” tap is the style of tap performed in musicals such as “42ndStreet.” “Rhythmic” tap is a street style that is less flashy and uses more intricate rhythms. Both styles are taught in this class.

contemporary

Contemporary dance borrows from jazz, ballet, funk, social and modern dance styles of the 20th century.  Contemporary dance encourages, natural, spontaneous movement and personal interpretation.   Our jazz classes also incorporate contemporary dance, it is highly recommended that dancers have previous experience in jazz and/or ballet.

hip hop

Born on the streets of New York and Los Angeles, hip hop has become a part of American culture. From pop and lock to break dancing, it is a true modern American art form. Free style and improvisation are part of this dance style and are explored in this class.

tumbling

Our tumbling class focuses on the basic skills of balance, strength, and stretch. Acrobatic skills are taught and learned on mats and no apparatus is used.

private music and voice lessons

We will again be offering private instruction in piano, voice, and string instruments (guitar instructor coming soon). Thirty-minute lessons are held in the private studios upstairs. Students must be in first grade to take piano lessons. Third graders and older may take guitar. Fourth grade and older may register for Voice lessons.

musical theatre

In our musical theatre class, students become a triple threat – learning auditioning techniques for singing, acting, and dancing. All three skills are fine tuned as students learn songs, scenes and choreography from Broadway shows.

For information on our Pom and Cheer program for Grades 3-6 click here.

Testimonial

Bender Performing Arts has been a huge part of my daughter’s life for the past 12 years.  From the friendly helpful desk staff to the talented dedicated teachers, the school offers a top notch dance and performing arts education for their students.  My daughter has not only become a great dancer, but has learned confidence, responsibility, loyalty and perseverance as well from her experience at Bender Performing Arts.”

Sharon Bidanjiri - Parent

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