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The highly qualified dance instructors in the Arts Academy Charter Middle School value and treasure the artistic abilities of each adolescent participating in this program. We are honored and privileged to educate, instruct, and guide our students to and reach for, and realize, their fullest potential.

Our intentions are to provide a variety of challenging technique classes, and meaningful performance experiences, as well as develop an appropriate sense of health and attitude.


Dance Technique

  • Ballet
  • Modern
  • Jazz
  • Tap
  • Musical Theater
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Improvisation
  • Composition

  • Dance Academics

  • Dance History
  • Dance in World Cultures
  • Dance Appreciation

    We also aim to bring in guest artists for master classes in various dance styles not offered on a daily basis to the students.

    Instructional Corrections

    The highly qualified instructors in the Dance Department strive to provide individualized corrections, guidance, and constructive criticism during class. We are also fully aware that physical development during the middle school years is rampant, and a positive self-image is to be safe-guarded. Students can expect the qualities in the corrections:

  • Tough-love: Challenging students by being firm, but fair.
  • Educated: Explanations and reasons for critiques so student develop an understanding.
  • Patient: Helping the students so they feel accomplished.
  • Encouraging: Believing in second, third, and even fourth chances. The students can never give up.
  • Enthusiastic: Celebrating efforts and success.
  • Gracious and Caring: Compassionate, courteous, and respectful interactions with each individual dancer.