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

FIND US

Kids' Classes  

First class free!

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

PLEASE NOTE - THE CLASS TIMES LISTED BELOW ARE FOR OUR SUMMER SESSION, RUNNING FROM JUNE 19TH - AUGUST 1ST!

Ballet & Jazz

 

  6:15pm - 7:15pm   Wednesdays  (5-7 yrs)

7:20pm - 8:20pm Wed  (7-10 yrs - INTERMEDIATE)  

This class offers training and guidance for the beginner 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

 

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

 

This combo class focuses on the basics of ballet and tap, and is a great class for children to build the foundation needed to progress in both 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! 

Ballet Technique
Intermediate

 

6:15pm - 7:15pm   Mondays  (11-15 yrs)

5:05pm - 6:05pm  Thursdays  (8-11 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.

 

Beaming Ballerinas

5:10pm - 6:10pm   Mondays  (3-4 yrs)  

5:45pm - 6:45pm  Tuesdays  (3-5 yrs)

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Wednesdays  (3-4 yrs) 

 9:45am - 10:45am  Saturdays  (3-4 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!

Contemporary /
Contemporary Ballet

5:10pm - 6:10pm Mon (11-15 yrs - INTERMEDIATE)  

6:15pm - 7:15pm  Wednesdays  (6-9 yrs)

6:10pm - 7:10pm  Thursdays  (9-13 yrs)  

Contemporary Dance incorporates many styles, and is closely related to modern dance, ballet and other classical dance styles. Our Contemporary Jazz and Contemporary Ballet 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.

 

Dance Fusion

5:10pm - 6:10pm  Wednesdays  (6-9 yrs)

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Thurs (8-11 yrs - INTERMEDIATE)

6:10pm - 7:10pm  Thurs (8-11 yrs - INTERMEDIATE)

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 Roulette

7:30pm - 8:30pm  Mondays  (11-15 yrs)

Creative Dance

4:05pm - 4:35pm   Tuesdays  (2.5 - 3.5 yrs)

9:00am - 9:30am   Saturdays  (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 Mash

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!

4:40pm - 5:40pm  Tuesdays  (3-4 yrs)

2:00pm - 3:00pm  Tuesdays  (3-5 yrs)

5:45pm - 7:00pm  Tues  (5-6 yrs - INTERMEDIATE)

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Wednesdays  (4-6 yrs)

5:10pm - 6:10pm  Wed  (4-6 yrs - INTERMEDIATE)

2:00pm - 3:00pm  Thursdays  (3-5 yrs)5:05pm - 6:05pm  Thursdays  (4-6 yrs)

10:50am - 11:50am  Saturdays  (4-6 yrs)

If you're already taking an Intermediate class (ages 11-15), Dance Roulette will provide a focused hour each week to hone your dance skills and disciplines in a variety of styles. All of our instructors will work together to assess each student's needs and give them the attention necessary to progress in their dance education. Improvisation, conditioning, perfecting - this class will cover it all!

Hippity Hop

 

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Mondays  (4-6 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.

Lyrical
 
INTERMEDIATE

7:15pm - 8:15pm  Thursdays  (11-15 yrs)

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. We're proud to offer this brand-new class to our aspiring dancers! 

Hip Hop

6:20pm - 7:20pm  Mondays  (6-9 yrs)

7:05pm - 8:05pm  Tues  (7-10 yrs - INTERMEDIATE)

8:05pm - 9:05pm  Tues (11-15 yrs - INTERMEDIATE)7:20pm - 8:20pm  Wednesday  (9-12 yrs)

  

Come on down to learn the coolest, hippest 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. You're guaranteed to leave with a smile and lots of new moves to show your family and friends!  

Leaps, Turns
 & Jazz
 
INTERMEDIATE

7:05pm - 8:05pm  Tuesdays  (11-15 yrs)

A brand-new class for 2016, 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, progessions and combinations, this class is guaranteed to improve existing skills and learn new jazz styles.

Tap
 
INTERMEDIATE

7:15pm - 8:00pm  Thursday  (8-11 yrs)

8:15pm - 9:00pm  Thursday (11-15 yrs) 

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 kids' classes will build throughout the year and will maintain a clear focus and balance between fun and dance technique!

 

The age ranges listed for classes are a guide. After seeing your child 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

Inspire. Create. Dance!