Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults

Two Summer One-Week Intensives
June 8 - 12 (daily)

Improvisation and Composition
June 8-12 (daily)

Session #1: June 1 - 25
Session #2: July 6 - 20

Due to the growth of out Y-Dance program, the technical excellence we strive to achieve, and requests by dancers in our community, we are offering a condensed summer schedule. WE realize summer is a busy time for families, therefore, in some of our divisions we have combined the FUSION EXPERIENCE (fusion, ballet, leaps and turns.) Our summer classes will NOT include a routine, but rather they will focus on the more technical and artistic aspects of dance with a combination for some teachers.


CLASS OPTIONS (See Class Description, Class Schedule, Tuition)
Pre-Fusion (3 years)                                    45-minute class
Pre-Kindergarten (4 years to K)                   1-hour class
Kindergarten Fusion                                     1-hour class

Division 1-2
Fusion Levels 1 & 2                                     1-hour class

Division 3-5
Fusion Level 1                                             1-hour class
Fusion Experience Levels 2 & 3                  1.5-hours class

Division 6-12
Fusion Experience Level 1                          2-hour class
Fusion Experience Level 2                          2-hour class
Fusion Experience Level 3                          2-hour class
Fusion Experience Level 4                          2-hour class
Modern Technique Summer Intensive        1-hour class
Improvisation and Composition Intensive   1-hour class      

Divisions signify grade/maturity and levels allow for abilities.
For most classes, minimum enrollment is four students.     
Some classes may cap enrollment based on teacher and room space.
All classes are held at the YWCA, 605 N. 6th Street, Lafayette.

Registration is due by May 28 for Session #1, June 4 for Intensives and July 2 for Session #2.
You may register by calling 765-742-0075.
There is an annual $25 registration fee if you have not already paid it through September 2015.
A registration form must be completed at the time you enroll (only once annually).
If you are new to Y-Dance or this is your annual enrollment period, a registration form must be brought in or emailed to dnewby@ywcalafayette.org at time of registration.
Returning Y-Dancers enroll in your recommended class/classes.
We recommend Level 1 for dancers new to the Y-Dance program.

The Y-Dance Program undergoes changes as the numbers, needs, and desires or its dances continue to grow forward. Whether the goal is to dance at a recreational level "just for fun" or for those who foresee themselves on dance teams, in musical theatre, undertaking auditions, or who want to take dance to a higher level, Y-Dance has something for everyone. Beginning in 2003 with three classes and 16 dancers Y-Dance has now grown to over 350 students.

The Y-Dance Philosophy is:
* To provide an atmosphere of discipline and structure
* To make each dancer feel loved, valued, and empowered
* To be fun, enjoyable, and a learning experience
* To enhance dancers' coordination, dance, creativity, and memory skills

If you do not know which class is for you/your child, please phone the YWCA at 765-742-0075 and Deedra Newby, Y-Dance Director, will help you determine where to begin.


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If you would like Y-Dance to perform at an event, please contact Deedra Newby at dnewby@ywcalafayette.org or 765-423-7021.

YWCA Y-Dance Testimonials

My YWCA had been a place where my girls have learned that hard work and perseverance really pays off.   It has made them stronger dancers all while having fun, making new friends, and participating in the most amazing dance recitals!
Kelly Penquite

We so enjoyed the recital, it was so much fun looking back over the years. Thank you for all your hard work to make it a special night for
Nettie Beck

It was truly a beautiful recital-I hear wonderful compliments all around! My girls really enjoyed themselves. Thanks for pulling it all together as I know it is quite a feat!
Stacie Gascho

When I moved to the Lafayette area 15 years ago, the YWCA became my second home. Through its many programs, it nurtured not only myself but three young children. Our family made lifelong friends and created lasting memories from participating in its many programs. When we walked through the door, the staff would greet us by name making us feel part of the YWCA family. Now my youngest daughter has been in the Y Dance program which is an extension of the YWCA philosophy of promoting a family like atmosphere. My daughter has developed not only a love and discipline for dance technique and skill, but has excelled in a loving and encouraging environment by its wonderful and talented teachers. This program is yet another testament to the YWCA commitment to its community.
Monique Noll

My YWCA means my daughters have a wonderful place to dance! My YWCA offers us a supportive and caring staff with knowledgeable and talented dance instructors!
Kathy Klingerman 

My YWCA is where my daughter has been taking dance lessons since she was four years old.  She is now 14 and has developed into a beautiful dancer!  She continues to take classes and is also working with younger dancers at the YWCA as a dance assistant. 
Natalie Baker