Youth Dance

The City of Palm Beach Gardens offers dance instruction for ages 3 years through 19 years old. Our classes include ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and more and are taught by experienced dance instructors. Many dance students will participate in our annual dance recital at the Eissey Theatre in May. We also offer some recreation dance classes just for fun! During the summer months, recital classes are not offered; only recreational dance classes.

All classes take place at Burns Road Community Center, 4404 Burns Road.

Registration

SAVE THE DATE!
2019-20 FALL DANCE PROGRAM 

NEW STUDENT OPEN HOUSE

For assistance choosing the correct class type and level for your child, please attend our Dance Open House. Dance instructors will be available to confirm your class selections before you register. Fall registration will begin mid-August and classes begin late August. Returning students will receive their class recommendations at the front desk when they register for fall classes. 

You may also contact Amy Stepper at astepper@pbgfl.com for class recommendations.

DAY      DATE           TIME
Thu       July 11          5:30-7:30pm
Sat        August 24     11:00am-1:00pm

LOCATION: 
Burns Road Community Center

The Studios at Palm Beach Gardens, Youth Dance Program 2019-2020 Season, Student Open House, Tuesday
  1. Recreational Dance
  2. Recital Dance
  3. Private Lessons

RECREATIONAL DANCE CLASSES

Recreational dance classes are great for those who cannot make a 9-month commitment but still want to experience the joy of dance. Sign up and join these classes at any time. Recreation dance classes will be pro-rated. (If you are interested in Recital classes, please click on the tab next to Recreational Dance.

Jazz & Contemporary

Heat up summer with a combination of Jazz, Contemporary and Funk styles. Students will focus on developing strength, working on higher-level skills and cultivating their own sense of movement.

  • Instructor: Lindsay Rybak-Alfrey
  • Burns Road Community Center
AGEDAYDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
10-19MonJune 3-245:30-6:25pm$44/$55221004-1A
10-19MonJuly 8-295:30-6:25pm$44/$55221004-2A

Leaps, Turns, Tricks & Flexibility

This class is for the advanced dancer looking to add to their skill set. Class will begin with strength building and progress to a focus on more difficult jumps and turns, as well as work on new flexibility and acrobatic inspired tricks. Take your dancing to the next level with this dynamic new class!

  • Instructor: Lindsay Rybak-Alfrey
  • Location: Burns Road Community Center
AGEDAYDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
10-19MonJune 3-246:30-7:25pm$44/$55221002-1A
10-19MonJuly 8-296:30-7:25pm$44/$55221002-2A

Summer Elite Compete

This class is for new and returning Elite Compete members. Dancers will learn one new competition routine over the course of the summer. 

  • Instructor: Nicole Haag
  • Location: Burns Road Community Center
  • No class July 2.
AGEDAYDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
12-19TueJune 4-July 307-7:55pm$88/$110221005-1A

Hip Hop Basics

Learn various Hip Hop dance elements in a positive and encouraging class environment with assorted sets of original steps and combinations.

  • Instructor: Maria Hernandez
  • Location: Burns Road Community Center
AGEDAYDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
6-9ThuJune 6-276-6:55pm$44/$55221001-1A

Hip Hop Beginner/Intermediate

Students will step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore, this class will help prepare students for more intense movements in a fun, energetic environment. 1-2 years Hip Hop preferred.

  • Instructor: Maria Hernandez
  • Location: Burns Road Community Center
AGEDAYDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
10-18ThuJune 6-277-7:55pm$44/$55221001-1B

Ballet/Jazz Combo

This class is a combination of ballet and jazz. Dancers will learn how to do a barre warm up and other ‘ballet-isms’ and will come away with a beginning knowledge of ballet vocabulary at the intro level. This class continues to build on coordination and syncopation in Jazz.

  • Instructor: Nicole Haag
  • Location: Burns Road Community Center
AGEDAYDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
6-9TueJune 4-256-6:55pm$44/$55221006-1A
6-9TueJune 4-256-6:55pm$44/$55221006-2A

ABT Ballet/PrePointe

This ballet class is designed for the dedicated students wanting to develop and strengthen their ballet skills with aspirations of pointe work. Ballet vocabulary and technique is taught through barre and center floor work, including combinations across the floor. This class also begins to bring attention to the artistry of ballet movement and fluidly connecting steps, as well as preparing young dancers for auditions and performances. Requirements: 2 years Ballet technique

  • Instructor: Nicole Haag
  • Location: Burns Road Community Center
AGEDAYDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
10+WedJune 5-265:45-7:15pm$66/$83221007-1A
10+WedJuly 10-315:45-7:15pm$66/$83221007-2A

ABT Ballet/Pointe

Dedicated and disciplined students must successfully demonstrate significant progression in overall strength, balance, and alignment continued from Pre Pointe. Additionally, students should be able to cleanly and steadily execute combinations learned in Pre Pointe. This Pointe class will take exercises practiced in Pre Pointe to the next level by engaging in center and across the floor combinations that  require greater speed, control, strength, stamina and complexity.

  • Instructor: Nicole Haag
  • Location: Burns Road Community Center
AGEDAYDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
12+WedJune 5-267:15-8:45pm$66/$83221007-1B
12+WedJuly 10-317:15-8:45pm$66/$83221007-2B

Leaps & Bounds

Is your child ready to take a leap and join our dance class without mommy for the first time? This class is designed to introduce your child to dance through music, creative movement and the fundamentals of ballet.

  • Instructor: Michaela Bradford
  • Location: Burns Road Community Center
AGEDAYDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
3-4SatJune 8-299:10-9:55am$44/$55211001-1A
3-4SatJuly 13-Aug 39:10-9:55am$44/$55211001-2A

Ballet/Tap Combo

Aspiring dancers learn the basics of both ballet and tap while gaining awareness of tempo and coordination. Ballet and tap shoes are required for this one-hour class.

  • Instructor: Michaela Bradford
  • Location: Burns Road Community Center
AGEDAYDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
4-6SatJune 8-2910-10:55am$56/$70211002-1A
4-6SatJuly 13-Aug 310-10:55am$56/$70211002-2A

Ballet Basics

In this fun beginner class, young dancers will learn ballet positions and fundamental exercises. Rhythm, body awareness and creativity are encouraged.

  • Instructor: Michaela Bradford
  • Location: Burns Road Community Center
AGEDAYDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
5-7SatJune 8-2911-11:45am$44/$55221003-1A
5-7SatJuly 13-Aug 311-11:45am$44/$55221003-2A
Five dancers and their instructor holding awards
Four dance girls posing in costumes
Elite Compete Dance Team

Canceled Classes

Many classes are canceled due to low enrollment. If you are interested in taking a class that has been canceled, please email the Recreation Department or call 561-630-1100 and put your name on a list to let us know that you are interested in that class. Once we have enough people to hold the class, we will try to restart that class.