Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults

Home of Dance Distinction Dance Company

Light Up Riehle Plaza (Bridge Lighting) Song

Fall 2016 (12 weeks of instruction) 

  • September 12 - December 8: Y-Dance Classes
  • October 4: Bridge Lighting Performance (a ceremony hosted by the YWCA’s Women’s Cancer Program to raise awareness, celebrate survivors, and remember those who have died from breast cancer.)
  • November 21-24: Thanksgiving Break/No Classes
  • TBA: Christmas Parade
  • December 5-8: Y-Dance Informal Showcase (See below) 

Class Options (See Class Description, Class Schedule, and Tuition links at bottom of page for more details)

SNAP                       Ages 5 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                          Grades 1 through 12                  Offered by Levels

Hip Hop                      Grades 3 through Adult             Offered by Divisions

Tap                             Grades K through 8                   Offered by Levels

Tumbling for Dance    Grades 5 through 12                 Offered by Divisions

 *To enroll in a Leaps and Turn class, a Fusion and/or Ballet class is a prerequisite. This allows for the fundamentals to be learned in conjunction with leaps and turns.

** Enrollment in a Level 4 Fusion Class requires enrollment in Leaps/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 6th St. Lafayette 



  • Registration is due by September 6Call 765-742-0075.
  •  Returning dancers from the summer and winter sessions may register beginning August 1.
  • All class recommendations for returning dancers will be emailed to you by August 1.
  • General Public may register beginning August 15.
  •  We recommend Level 1 for dancers new to the Y-Dance Program.
  • There is an annual $25 Registration Fee.·         A Registration form MUST be completed at the YWCA at the front desk at time of registration for new dance students only. 


Bridge Lighting/Christmas Parade

  • The Bridge Lighting performance will be held October 4 @ 6:00 PM. Call time TBD.
  • The Christmas parade will be announced. Call time TBD.
  • The costume for both performances will be the Y-Dance T-shirt and black shorts or black pants/sweat pants; depending on the weather.  Mittens and head covering for the parade also TBD.
  • T-shirts will be available to purchase the first 2 weeks of Y-Dance through Friday, September 23.


Y-Dance Showcase

  • Our Y-Dance Showcase will be held December 5-8, during the last classes of the session.
  • This is a very informal event where dancers showcase the technical skills and Bridge Lighting combination.
  •  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 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 742-0075 and Y-Dance Director, Hannah Walters, will help you determine where to begin. WE WELCOME YOU!