Youth Dance

Tap Shoes ImageWe offer a variety of classes for all skill levels for children ages one and up. Our facility includes a 750 square foot room complete with mirrors and ballet bars. We also offer a large 2,100 square foot room with all the amenities of a professional dance studio; hardwood floors, mirrors and ballet bars. Our eight week summer dance program is the opportunity to try some of our most popular classes. Our Fall/Winter program includes an annual dance recital in early May. Students focus on technique during the fall session. During the winter session, students concentrate more on routines in preparation for the recital.


Competition Class Tryouts - Expired

Students are required to audition for ALL competition dance classes. Students must have taken at least one year of dance. Choreography becomes a priority with a strong emphasis placed on proper technique, dance vocabulary, muscle memory, strength and flexibility. The instructor will place students in Level I/II/III. Placement is based on previous dance experience, audition results, the collection of students auditioning for the upcoming season and their performance compatibility. All Competition students must enroll in at least one other dance technique class.
Required: Please see instructor for shoes required, tight fitting clothing (tank top, leotard, capri yoga, dance pants, jazz pants, etc). Attendance at chosen competitions in the Winter/Spring of 2017 is required throughout the year.


Dance Handbook
Everything you wanted to know about our dance program from A-Z. This handbook includes additional information regarding our philosophy, instructor bio’s, program descriptions, dance apparel, recital costumes, deadlines, parent watch days and parent/student guidelines. The handbook will be available in June.

Dance Handbook

Dance Class Levels, Descriptions & Requirements

2016-2017 Dance Class Schedule


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Parent/Tot Creative Movement - NEW! (Ages 4 & Under)

This is the perfect intro to movement and dance for the child who is not quite ready to leave their parents. In this class, you and your child will learn to love dance together! Children learn movement, coordination and rhythm in an atmosphere that is playful, creative and encouraging. In this class we will sing, move and learn together for the ultimate bonding experience! Parents/grandparents/caregivers are welcome to bring infants to class. Students can join this class at anytime throughout the year. Dancers will not perform in the annual dance recital.
Required: comfortable clothing and tennis shoes



Pre-registration is required for all of our programs. Your full payment must accompany your registration form.

Registration Information and Policies


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