Our Pre-Dance classes are for pre-school
children ages 3-4. They are designed to teach students
basic skills music, rhythm and small motor skills.
Our combo classes are for children ages 5-10.
They are designed to teach students basic skills in tap,
jazz and creative dance. Tap teaches rhythm and small
motor skills. Jazz is taught to increase strength as
well as flexibility and physical fitness. Creative dance
is the precursor to ballet and is taught to students who
are not old enough to begin more formal, serious ballet
training. It helps them to develop an appreciation for
classical music and slow, controlled movements.
Formal ballet training is the strongest of all
forms of dance. Any child can benefit from good ballet
training. Posture, self discipline, artistic achievement
and overall good health are just some of the many
benefits. Ballet in a professional school is taught on
levels, not by age. However, a child must be at least 8
or 9 years old before they can begin formal ballet
lessons. The serious nature of the class, the
development of self discipline and the action of
“turn-out” by the bones and muscles cannot be achieved
safely before this age. Ballet will emphasize the
appreciation of classical music, development of
controlled movement, coordination, good posture and self
Tap dancing is a fun style of dance that anyone
can learn, regardless of previous dance experience.
Beginning tap dance classes focus on learning single tap
steps, then incorporating the steps into series of
combinations. Tap dancing is beneficial in many ways.
Benefits of tap dance include increasing cardiovascular
conditioning, strength, flexibility and coordination.
Tap dancing also develops a great sense of rhythm and
timing. Tap can be done as a solo dance or with a
partner or group, either way Tap is FUN!
Jazz is a form of dance that showcases
a dancer's individual style and originality. Every jazz
dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their
own way. Jazz dancing is energetic and fun, consisting
of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick
turns. To excel in jazz a background in ballet is
helpful, as it encourages grace and balance.
Taught in three age appropriate classes, Acting is
for students who are interested in learning about live
theatre. The younger class will focus primarily on
performing and acting through creative games and
activities. The older group classes will include
voice and speech exercises and incorporate those into
solo monologues and group scene work. All classes stress
the importance of a fun, creative environment.
ADTA holds adult classes in Tap, Ballet and Acting,
These are an excellent alternative to high impact
fitness regimes. Classes will tone and strengthen
muscles, including the brain, while also building
flexibility, balance and poise. No experience required!