Y-Dance Classes
Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults



NEW SNAP DANCE CLASS (Special Needs Aquatics and Activities Program)






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.


Y-Dance Showcase

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.



Program Description

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.

Class Description (3 pages)

Class Schedule/Observation Days Information/Videotaping (2 pages)      

Tuition/Discounts/Payment Plan (1 page)                   

Class Registration Form (2 pages) PLEASE PRINT IN LANDSCAPE FORMAT

Dress Policy (1 page)

Teacher Bios (7 pages)

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 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!
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 knowledgable 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