Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults
MORE OFFERED THAN EVER BEFORE!
NEW SNAP DANCE CLASS (Special Needs Aquatics and Activities Program)
NEW PRE-FUSION 3 YEAR OLD CLASS
NEW MODERN CLASS
NEW DANCE IMPROVISATION CLASS
NEW BARRE CLASS
Fall 2014 (12 weeks of instruction)
September 8-December 4: Y-Dance Classes
November 24-27: Thanksgiving Break/No Classes
December 1-4: Y-Dance Informal Showcase (See below)
Class Options (See Class Description, Class Schedule, Tuition)
SNAP Ages 5-18; 18 and older
Pre-Fusion Age 3
Fusion Pre-K (age 4) through Adult Offered by Divisions and Levels**
Leaps and Turns* Grades 1 through 12 Offered by Divisions and Levels
Ballet Technique* Grades 1 through 12 Offered by Levels
Hip Hop Grades 3 through Adult Offered by Divisions
Modern Grades 6 through Adult
Dance Improvisation Grade 6 through Adult
Tap Grades K through 8 Offered by Levels
Barre Grades 6 through Adult
*Enrollment in a Fusion Class is required for enrollment in Leaps and Turns and/or Ballet classes.
**Enrollment in a Level 4 Fusion Class requires enrollment in Leaps and Turns and Ballet as well.
Divisions signify grade/maturity.
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. 6thStreet, Lafayette.
Registration (See Registration Form)
Registration is due by September 4. Call 765-742-0075.
Returning dancers from the summer and winter sessions may register beginning August 11.
All class recommendations for returning dancers are listed at the front desk.
General Public may register beginning August 25.
We recommend Level 1 for dancers new to the Y-Dance Program.
There is an annual $25 registration fee. Registration forms are only due annually with renewal of fee.
A registration form MUST be brought in, emailed, or faxed at time of registration.
Our Y-Dance Showcase will be held December 1-4, during the last classes of the session.
This is a very informal event where dancers showcase the technical skills and/or mini-routine learned.
All ages are welcome to observe that day.
The Y-Dance program undergoes changes as the numbers, needs, and desires of its dancers continue to grow, evident by our new dance classes and introduction of our new dance company; Dance Distinction. Whether the goal is to dance at a recreational level “just for fun”, or for those who foresee themselves on competitive dance teams, on Dance Distinction Dance Company, in musical theatre, undertaking auditions, or who want to take dance to a higher level, Y-Dance has something for everyone. Our philosophy is:
To provide an atmosphere of discipline and structure
To make each dancer feel loved, valued, and empowered
To be a fun, enjoyable, and learning experience
To enhance dancers’ coordination, dance, creativity, technique and memory skills
If you have other questions that are not answered in the below links, please call the YWCA at 742-0075.
Dress Policy (1 page)
YWCA Y-Dance Testimonials 2014
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!
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.
My YWCA means my daughters have a wonderful place to dance! My YWCA offers us a supportive and caring staff with knowledgable and talented dance instructors!
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.