OPENING HOURS

Monday   3:45pm - 9:30pm

Tuesday   2:00pm - 9:30pm

Wednesday   4:00pm - 9:30pm

Thursday  2:00pm - 9:30pm

Friday   4:00pm - 8:30pm

Saturday 9:30am - 1:00pm

CONTACT

Republic Plaza

2121 West Republic Road
Springfield, MO 65807
whitney@dancecanvas.org

james@dancecanvas.org

417-300-2093

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Class Descriptions  

First class free!

Please note - the class times listed are for our Fall Session, beginning on August 19th!

We offer a wide range of kids' classes, from Beginner to Intermediate & Advanced levels. F or more information, you can e-mail, call us, or just drop by the studio during opening hours!

Acro for Dancers
Ballet & Jazz

 

  8:20 - 9:20pm   Wednesdays (8-14 yrs)

Acro for Dancers is aimed at the dancer who wants to improve their flexibility and learn a few new tricks! Guidance from a trained instructor is invaluable when developing these skills, and our instructors will help you reach new heights and step up your dance game!

  6:10 - 7:10pm   Wednesdays (5-7 yrs)

7:15 - 8:15pm   Wednesdays (8-12 yrs  BEG./INT.)

This class offers training and guidance for the beginner to intermediate ballerina to learn the vocabulary and fundamentals of ballet in an encouraging and fun environment. Emphasis will be put on gaining an understanding of strength, flexibility, musicality, co-ordination, and proper technique needed to progress as a dancer.

Ballet, Tap
 & Jazz

 

5:05 - 6:05pm  Mondays  (6-8 yrs)   

4:00 - 5:00pm  Wednesdays  (5-7 yrs)     

Ballet Technique
Intermediate

 

This combo class focuses on the basics of ballet, jazz and tap, and is a great class for students to build the foundation needed to progress in all three dance forms. They will learn skills such as poise, balance, coordination and ballet technique before moving right on into tapping out the rhythms and dynamics. Come and learn how to get different sounds from every part of the tap shoe and see for yourself what all the noise is about! 

Beaming Ballerinas

5:40 - 6:40pm   Tuesdays  (3-5 yrs)  

4:00 - 5:00pm  Wednesdays  (3-5 yrs)

9:40 - 10:40am  Saturdays  (3-5 yrs)

This class was designed for the tiny dancer that loves to twirl and whirl while walking on tippy toes. We can help take them to that next level by teaching them skills such as poise, balance, progressions, musicality, co-ordination and basic ballet technique. Guaranteed to inspire and ignite the passion of even the smallest dancer!

5:05 - 6:20pm   Mondays (10-13 yrs)

6:20 - 7:50pm   Mondays (11-14 yrs  INT./ADV.)

8:20 - 9:35pm   Mondays (12-16 yrs  ADV.)

6:10 - 7:10pm   Thursdays (7-10 yrs)

Ballet Technique includes the basic principles of body movement and form used in ballet. The techniques found in classical ballet are a framework for several other styles of dance, including contemporary. This class is tailored towards the more serious dancer, looking to improve their form and balance.

 

Contemporary Ballet /
Contemporary Modern / Contemporary Lyrical

7:30 - 8:30pm  Tuesdays  (12-16 yrs   ADV.)  

8:30 - 9:30pm  Tuesdays  (11-14 yrs   INT./ADV.)  

6:10 - 7:10pm  Wednesdays  (7-10 yrs)

8:20 - 9:20pm  Wednesdays  (10-14 yrs)

7:15 - 8:00pm  Fridays  (9-12 yrs   COMPANY CLASS)

Creative Dance

Contemporary Dance incorporates many styles, and is closely related to modern dance, ballet and other classical dance styles. Our Contemporary Ballet, Contemporary Modern and Contemporary Lyrical classes focus on both the strong, controlled legwork of ballet and torso work of modern dance. This class offers a lot of creative freedom and can incorporate dance elements from other cultures.

 

3:15 - 3:45pm   Mondays  (2.5 - 3.5 yrs)

5:05 - 5:35pm   Tuesdays  (2.5 - 3.5 yrs)

A class designed to get that busy toddler experimenting with movement! This will help your child become more internally aware of their body and progress their knowledge of balance, creativity, rhythm, social interaction and discipline in a fun and nurturing environment. The emphasis is on creating a fun, encouraging and joyful place for children to express themselves through movement and dance!

Dance Fusion

4:00 - 5:00pm   Mondays  (7-10 yrs)

This is the perfect class to learn the energetic styles of Jazz & HipHop while also incorporating a contemporary/lyrical flair. Dance fearlessly and gain confidence as you warm-up with stretching and strengthening. Turn and leap in across-the-floor combinations, and then strut your stuff for the final combination!

Dance Mash

4:00 - 5:00pm  Mondays  (3.5 - 5 yrs)

2:00 - 3:00pm  Tuesdays  (3-5 yrs)

5:05 - 6:05pm  Wednesdays  (4-6 yrs  BEG./INT.)

2:00 - 3:00pm  Thursdays  (3-5 yrs)

5:05 - 6:05pm  Thursdays  (4-6 yrs)

10:50 - 11:50am  Saturdays  (4-6 yrs)

What's your dance flavor of the week? This class was created for kids to get a taste of it all! A fun and exciting combination of tap, ballet, and hip-hop will leave your child with a zest for dance that will keep them moving throughout the week. It will also give them the skills needed to move onto a more advanced class!

Hippity Hop

 

4:00 - 5:00pm  Tuesdays  (4-6 yrs)  

5:05 - 6:05pm  Wednesdays  (5-7 yrs)

12:00 - 1:00pm  Saturdays  (5-7 yrs)

This class was designed for your energetic little one who's always busting a move! Hippity Hop offers them the best of both worlds - they can dance to the funky beat of hip-hop and then head straight to the mat for some tumble fun. Movement on their hands and feet will encourage them to build self-confidence and learn to express themselves fully with their whole body.

Hip Hop

6:10 - 7:10pm  Mondays  (7-10 yrs)

6:45 - 7:30pm  Tuesdays (12-16 yrs - ADV.)

7:15 - 8:15pm  Wednesdays  (9-13 yrs)

4:00 - 5:00pm  Thursdays  (8-12 yrs   BEG./INT.)

4:45 - 5:30pm  Fridays  (10-14 yrs  COMPANY CLASS)

Come on down to learn the coolest dance form on the planet! Using funky music and rhythms you are sure to get moving and grooving while learning some footwork and high energy movement. Students are guaranteed to leave with a smile and lots of new moves to show family and friends!  

Leaps, Turns
 & Jazz

7:15 - 8:00pm   Mondays  (10-13 yrs   INT.)

8:00 - 9:15pm  Mondays  (10-15 yrs  BEG./INT.)

7:15 - 8:15pm  Tuesdays  (11-14 yrs  INT./ADV.)

8:30 - 9:30pm  Tuesdays  (12-16 yrs  ADV.)

7:10 - 7:55pm  Thursdays  (7-10 yrs  INT.)

Leaps, Turns & Jazz will cover - you guessed it - leaps, turns and jazz! Learn how to soar across the floor and pirouette like a pro. With a jazzy flair, more complex turns, progressions and combinations, this class is guaranteed to improve existing skills and teach new jazz styles.

Lyrical

6:35 - 7:20pm  Thursdays  (12-16 yrs  ADV.)

8:00 - 8:45pm  Thursdays  (10-14 yrs  INT.)

Lyrical dance comes from a fusion of jazz, ballet and contemporary, and movements are usually strongly connected to the song and its lyrics. Because Lyrical dancing focuses on the expression of strong emotions, the style concentrates more on individual approach and expressiveness rather than the precision of the dancer's movements.

Musical
Theatre

8:45 - 9:15pm  Thursdays  (10-14 yrs   BEG./INT.)

5:30 - 6:15pm  Fridays  (12-16 yrs COMPANY CLASS)

Tread the boards and get a feel for the stage with Musical Theatre! This is a Broadway jazz-styled class mixing song and dance, with a little acting and the occasional tap routine. If your dancer is into musicals and performance, this is their class!

Pre-Pointe
 
INTERMEDIATE

7:50 - 8:20pm  Mondays  (12-16 yrs)

As dancers get ready to go on pointe (standing on the very tip of their toes), they need to focus on developing strength and technique in their feet, ankles and legs. This class will prepare our older students by developing their core strength and proper alignment so they can dance on pointe in a safe and technically correct way!

Pointe
 
INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED

7:20 - 8:35pm  Thursdays  (12-16 yrs)

Pointe is the part of classical ballet technique in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet. Pointe work is performed while wearing pointe shoes, which employ structural reinforcing to distribute the dancer's weight throughout the foot, and enabling the dancer to support all body weight on fully vertical feet. This class will build on the Pre-Pointe class, and allows older students to finally dance 'en pointe'!

Rhythm & Tap Jam

3:45 - 4:15pm  Tuesdays  (8-14 yrs  BASICS)

4:15 - 5:00pm  Tuesdays  (9-12 yrs  BEG./INT.)

5:05 - 6:05pm  Tuesdays  (7-10 yrs  BEG./INT.)

8:45 - 9:30pm  Thursdays  (12-16 yrs   ADV.)

One of the most popular forms of dance in the world, this will be a highly energetic class focusing on rhythm tap, musicality and percussive movements. Learning complex footwork, students will be immersed in this dynamic art form and develop their skills and creativity. 

All classes will build throughout the year and will maintain a clear focus and balance between fun and dance technique! After seeing your dancer perform, if we believe being in a different class will allow them to excel to their full potential we will discuss with the parent and then place them in the best possible learning environment for their ability.

 

Dance Classes for Kids & Teens

in Springfield, Missouri

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