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Tap Shoes ImageThe Ypsilanti Township Recreation Department offers a variety of dance classes for all skill levels for children ages two and up. Our facilities include a 750 square foot room complete with mirrors and dance barres and a large 2,100 square foot room with all the amenities of a professional dance studio.


Our Fall-Winter program runs from September - April and includes an annual dance recital at the end of April. Students focus on technique during the fall session. During the winter session, students concentrate more on routines in preparation for the recital. Registration is open until the first week of October.

For more information please Contact Recreation & Parks Department: (734) 544 - 3800 OR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Dance Class Policy

Only registered students are allowed to attend dance classes and all class fees must be paid before the student can attend the class. Parent watch days are the first class of each month in February and March. Refunds requested prior to the halfway point of the session will be prorated. No refunds will be granted after the session is past the halfway point unless for medical reasons.


2017 - 2018 Dance Handbook

Fall/Winter Dance Class Schedule

Fall/Winter Dance Class Descriptions

Youth Dance Classes for Home School & Preschool Students

Winter dance classes run for 12 weeks from January - April. These classes are separate from our year round dance program. Students will learn technique, skills, and a routine to perform for families at the last dance class. (These
classes DO NOT participate in the dance recital). Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.


Ballet & Jazz - This class combines both Ballet & Jazz. Students learn technique, vocabulary, strength and flexibility will be developed through the format of a traditional ballet class; beginning with exercises at the barre, moving into center work and finishing with movements across the floor. We’ll incorporate Jazz technique and a combination that is usually fast-paced, rhythmically-based and danced to uplifting popular music.

Required: dance tights, solid colored leotard, and pink leather or canvas ballet slippers, hair pulled back. (Ballet shoes will be worn for both jazz and ballet.)

No Class February 9, February 23, March 30

Hip Hop/Jazz Funk - This class incorporates jazz and hip hop dance styles, giving the dancer exposure to both genres. The dancing represents body movements that go with the beat and rhythm of hip hop music. Hip hop dancing is very dynamic and helps the dancers improve flexibility develop body balance, and coordination.

Required: black jazz shoes or tennis shoes, form fitting clothing (tank top, leotard, capri yoga/dance pants, jazz pants, etc.), hair pulled back. No jeans.

No Class February 9, February 23, March 30

Pre-Ballet​ ​&​ ​Creative​ ​Movement​ ​-​ ​This class is the perfect introduction to movement and dance for your child. Children learn movement, coordination and rhythm in an atmosphere that is playful, creative and encouraging using a variety of props. Beginning Ballet technique is introduced at the barre and across the floor.

Required:​ ​pink​ ballet​ ​shoes,​ leotard​, and​ ​tights.

No Class February 20, March 27, April 3


Pre-Ballet & Creative Movement 1/9/18 - 4/17/18 TU 4:00pm - 4:40pm Ages: 2.5 - 3.5 years Registration Due: 1/2/18
Pre-Ballet & Creative Movement 1/9/18 - 4/17/18 TU 4:45pm - 5:25pm Ages: 3.5 - 5 years Registration Due: 1/2/18
Ballet & Jazz 1/12/18 - 4/20/18 FRI 11:00am - 11:40am Ages: 3 - 5 years Registration Due: 1/5/18
Ballet & Jazz 1/12/18 - 4/20/18 FRI 11:45am - 12:25pm Ages: 6 - 9 years Registration Due: 1/5/18
Hip Hop/Jazz Funk 1/12/18 - 4/20/18 FRI 12:30pm - 1:10pm Ages: 9 - 14 years Registration Due: 1/5/18

Location: Community Center

YT Resident Fee: $70

NR Fee: $80

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Charter Township of Ypsilanti Community Center •  2025 E. Clark Rd. Ypsilanti, Mi 48198  •  (734) 544 - 3800

Mon. - Fri., 8:00am - 8:00pm  •  Sat., 9:00am - 6:00pm • Sun., Closed