Class Offerings

Ann Arbor Dance Classics offers classes for dancers of all ages, experiences, and committment levels. Whether you're interested in taking one dance class a week, or hoping to join our Youth Dance Ensemble and Compeititon Team, we have a class for you! 

Recreational dancers may enroll in as many or as few classes as they wish, and are invited to join us for an end-of-season recital in June. Recreational classes run from September to June.

Dancers who are interested in joining one of our three levels of Youth Dance Ensemble, may read more about them here, and should contact Studio Director, Deena Fournier, with any questions.

Class Levels

Our classes are broken down into the following general age ranges. We find that these age groupings are typically helpful in guiding your decision on which class to pick. However, during registration periods, our Studio Director is always available to help you determine which level is most appropriate for our dancer.

Preschool & Young Elementary (ages 2-7)

Petite Beginning (ages 7-9)

Junior (ages 10-12)

Pre-Teen (ages 12-14)

Teen/Senior (ages 14+)

Class Descriptions & Dress Code

The AADC Creative Movement program is specifically designed for the youngest movers in a way that makes all of the amazing styles offered here accessible and fun! Creative Movement lays the basis for dance, while also focusing on kindness, artistic expression, gross motor movements, flexibility, and socialization of your little one. We take extreme care and pride in making these classes enjoyable for our dancers. Creative Movement feeds directly into our Primary Combo classes for dancers aged 5-7, and eventually into our Petite Beginning classes for dancers aged 7-9.

Attire: Comfortable, fun, and easy to move in. *Any number of retailers have great options of lotards with attached skirts, leggings, and shorts available. Colors and expressive attire encouraged and seasonally appropriate layers acceptable.*

Shoes: Pink or black leather ballet slipper.

Creative Movement (ages 2-4)

Builds motor skills and music/rhythm awarness, and supports creative development.

Combo classes are an amazing experience for slightly older movers to venture into brave new styles and taste the joy of tap, ballet, and jazz - in ONE! Primary Combo classes are one half ballet and one half tap, while Beginning Combo classes are divided equally between ballet, tap, and jazz. Primary combo feeds directly into our Petite Beginning styles (ages 7-9).

Attire: Comfortable, fun, and easy to move in. *Any number of retailers have great options of lotards with attached skirts, leggings, and shorts available. Colors and expressive attire encouraged and seasonally appropriate layers acceptable.*

Shoes: Pink or black leather ballet slipper, black or tan leather jazz shoe, black or tan tap shoe.

Primary Combo (ages 5-7) & Beginning Combo (ages 7-9)

Builds motor skills and music/rhythm awarness, and supports creative development.

Ballet is a historical style of Western dance with multiple schools of study for technique! Dive with us into the joy of movement spanning centuries! Ballet is known for its emphasis turned out legs (external rotation of the hips) and graceful movements. In its advanced and professional forms, it incorporates pointe work; dancing on the tips of the toes. Our teachers are qualified to train in the Cecchetti and ABT methods of ballet, but all styles and schools embody the grace and discipline this form was founded in.

Attire: Any color leotard and pink tights. Ballet skirt optional. Dance warm ups (ie. legwarmers, wrap cardigan, garbage bag shorts) permitted in winter. Men may wear a fitted shirt (white or black) or unitard, and leggings or shorts.

Shoes: Pink or black ballet slipper, leather or canvas permitted. Pointe shoes required for students who have been invited in pointe classes.

Ballet (all ages)

Discipline meets fun! Great for building responsibility and toning the body.

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