Summer Dance Programs

In addition to our regular dance classes offered throughout the school year, Innovations Dance Center also offers summer dance classes for dancers who wish to work on their techniques and skills over the summer months.

Classes begin the week of July 9th. Registration for classes for the summer dance programs is free and tuition may be paid online or in person. Please contact us with any questions.

The first step to becoming a successful dancer is making a solid commitment to your classes. Strong technique is a key ingredient and class is where you develop that technique. Come to each class prepared to learn and without personal distractions. Class time is your chance to focus on yourself, so try to leave your concerns or worries at the studio door. True progress is made when you look at each class as an opportunity to become better at what you love to do. Dance full-out, stretch a little further, become more aware of your technique, and make the most of every class

Don’t wait – Classes fill up fast!

Summer 2019 Tuition Rates

Summer classes begin Tuesday, July 9th and run through Thursday, August 15th. There is no registration fee for the Summer classes and tuition must be paid in full prior to classes beginning.

Please Note: We now offer online payments. All payments made online are subject to a 5% convenience fee (not included in prices below). 

1 class – $90.00
2 classes – $160.00
3 classes – $225.00
4 classes – $280.00
5 classes – $325.00
6 classes – $360.00
Dance Company is separate – $40.00 per month

Creative Dance 1 & 2

For ages 3 – 5 yrs
Tuesdays – 5 pm
Instructor: Katie Bollinger

Our Creative Dance classes are designed to help your child develop a love of dance. The steps we teach, the songs we sing, the games we play, and the exercises we do are all geared to the pre-school learning level. We encourage student imitation through our activities. Songs and dances are simple enough for the youngest students to execute easily, which enables them to build a feeling of self-confidence. Our classes stress the importance of warming up the muscles before beginning any form of movement. Each class is a mix of ballet, tap, and tumbling.

The discipline of ballet is introduced in various ways. Graceful arm movements, balance, learning right from left, rhythm, and coordination are also part of the class. The tap portion of the class teaches young students some very basic tap steps and is designed to prepare children for the tap levels to follow as they grow and become more experienced dancers.

In the tumbling portion of class, dancers will learn the basics of floor tumbling including forward rolls, backward rolls, cartwheels and fundamental strengthening and coordination skills. Our experienced instructors ensure optimal safety for all our tumblers.

creative dance classes

Stretch, Strength, Leaps & Turns (offered in Summer Program only)

For age 8+ yrs
Tuesdays – 5 pm
Insrtuctor: Samantha Thomason

This class focuses on elongating and strengthening muscles to give dancers more power and strength. Dancers will learn how to lengthen their legs, arms, and feet, and increase their turnout and flexibility. This class is designed to enhance dancers’ technique in jumps, leaps, and turns.

stretch strengthen classes

Ballet, Jazz, Tap & Acro

For ages 6 – 7 yrs
Tuesdays – 6 pm
Instructor: Katie Bollinger

Our combo classes allow younger students to experience a variety of dance styles before progressing to the more advanced levels. These introductory classes are for students ages 6-7, and provide an overview of dance technique in the following disciplines:

• Ballet/Acro
• Jazz/Tap
• Jazz/Acro
• Hip Hop/Acro

combo dance classes

Improv (OFFERED IN SUMMER PROGRAM ONLY)

For age 8+ yrs
Tuesdays – 6 pm
Instructor: Samantha Thomason

Dance Improvisation will challenge students as both dancers and creative thinkers. The class will include both free and structured improvisational exercises as a means of exploring movement through the elements of time, energy, and space. To inspire movement, the creative process will be essential in investigating movement through individual, partner, and group activities.

Innovations Dance Center Improv Class
Modern

For age 8+ yrs
Tuesdays – 7 pm
Instructor: Samantha Thomason

Modern dance, a style of expressive dance developed in the 20th century, combines elements of Ballet, Lyrical and Jazz dance. While less formalized than classical ballet, our Modern Dance class stresses versatility and improvisation, freedom of movement, and focuses on floor work, bodily movements, and rhythm techniques.

modern dance classes

Ballet Basics (OFFERED IN SUMMER PROGRAM ONLY)

For age 8+ yrs
Tuesdays – 7 pm
Instructor: Rebecca Smith-Kingston

Ballet is a classical dance form that develops correct technique, posture, body alignment, flexibility, and control. Ballet’s structure helps build self-discipline in the student, and the technique learned in ballet class can be applied to all other dance disciplines. A typical class consists of barre work, center work, and combinations across the floor. This class also includes exercises that focus on strengthening and stretching the feet, and techniques and strength work required for pointe.

Innovations Dance Center Ballet Basics Class

Contemporary/Lyrical

For age 8+ yrs
Tuesdays – 8 pm
Instructor: Samantha Thomason

The Innovations Dance Center Contemporary dance class combines parts of several types of dance, including modern, jazz, classical ballet and lyrical. The expressive style of dance teaches dancers to connect the body and mind through fluid movements.

 

 

contemporary dance classes

Ballet Interpretations (OFFERED IN SUMMER PROGRAM ONLY)

For age 8+ yrs
Tuesdays – 8-9:30 pm
Instructor: Rebecca Smith-Kingston

The art of ballet has been molded by many artists throughout the years into notable styles of ballet dance. Ballet Interpretations will introduce dancers to the stylistic differences between Balanchine and Russian technique as they learn intermediate to advanced level movement. The class will also produce a group piece from a classic ballet.

pointe classes
Tap

For age 8+ yrs
Wednesdays – 5 pm
Instructor: Sherry Rouscher

Tap is a percussive style of dance focused on rhythm and sound. In class, students work on their timing, clarity, balance, coordination, articulation of the feet and ankles, and intricate rhythms. Throughout the different levels of tap, these rhythms become more complex.

tap dance classes

Cheer Dance

For age 8+ yrs
Thursdays – 6 pm
Instructor: Melissa Emschweiler

A fun class for girls or boys who want to learn & improve their cheer skills. This class will also incorporate jumps, motion technique & mini cheer routines.

cheer dance classes

Musical Theater

For age 8+ yrs
Thursdays – 6 pm
Instructor: Sherry Rouscher

Musical Theater classes combine jazz, acting, and sometimes lip-synching to Broadway music. Students work on jazz technique and combinations that blend acting with dancing, and learn to showcase their personality and prepare for musical theater auditions.

musical theater classes

Beginner/Intermediate Acro

For age 8+ yrs
Thursdays – 7 pm
Instructor: Melissa Emschweiler

Acrobatics teaches flexibility, strength, balance, muscle control, concentration, and discipline. This class focuses on fundamental acrobatic technique. Students will learn floor skills used in gymnastics, such as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, and tumbling (in advanced levels). This class is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility, and strength.

acro classes

Beginner Hip-Hop

For age 8+ yrs
Thursdays – 7 pm
Instructors: Eric Durden Jr. & Justine Diggs

Hip Hop is an expression of contemporary movement that is constantly changing with current trends and draws from dances created on the street. This high energy form of dance will highlight popular dance steps and music seen in current music videos.

Innovations Dance Center Hip Hop Classes

Advanced Acro/Tumbling

For age 8+ yrs
Thursdays – 8 pm
Instructor: Melissa Emschweiler

Tumbling/Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context.

tumbling classes

Advanced Hip-Hop

For age 8+ yrs
Thursdays – 8 pm
Instructors: Eric Durden Jr. & Justine Diggs

Hip Hop is an expression of contemporary movement that is constantly changing with current trends and draws from dances created on the street. This high energy form of dance will highlight popular dance steps and music seen in current music videos.

hip hop classes

Dance Company

For age 8+ yrs
Wednesdays – 6-9 pm
Instructor: Sherry Rouscher

Our dance company is available to any student age 8 and older who is interested in technically improving beyond their normal dance classes, and performing when the director feels they are ready. They must be willing to adhere to all rules and regulations of the dance company.

To find out out more about our Dance Company classes, or to register for them, please send us a message or call Sherry Rouscher at 717-755-6259.

dance company classes

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Dance & Acro Classes

We have a large variety of dance and acro programs for all levels of youth. We offer ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, hip-hop and much more.

The Benefits of Dance

Studies have shown there are many benefits of studying dance for boys and girls. Find out how dance can benefit your child.

Affordable Tuition rates

Monthly tuition rates start at just $45 per month. We offer discounted rates for multiple students/classes, making dance classes affordable for all families.

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