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All classes are kept small for individual attention
New Classes for the New Year!
We have new classes starting!
Blackstone Dance Studio:
New Ballet/Tap for 3-5 year olds-Monday at 5:15P and Wednesday at 11:15A
New Break dancing and hip hop for Boys-Monday at 5:30P
New Ballet/Jazz/Tap for 7-10 year olds-Thursday at 4:30P
New Adult Tap-Thursday at 6P
New Salsa Classes-Wednesday at 6P
Sunnyside Dance Studio:
New 3-5 year olds-Ballet/Tap-Saturday 9:45A
New 6-10 year olds-Ballet/Tap Jazz-Tuesday at 4P
New teens-Jazz-Friday at 4P
New Adult Tap-Tuesday at 7:15A
More classes to follow!
Happy New Year! Make it a Dance Year
Ballet/Tap for Tots
Ballet/Tap/Pre-jazz-6 and up
Jazz for teens
Gymnastics-5 and up
Hip-hop-5 and up
Pointe for experienced ballet dancers
Beginning Pointe with ballet experience
Tap for Adults
Ballet for Adults
Jazz for Adults
Salsa for Adults-16 and up- Blackstone Studio only
2011 Master Class with Ryan Jackson
One of the Lead Dancers from the show "Wicked"
2011 Master Class with Ryan Jackson, One of the Lead Dancers from the show "Wicked"
Miss Terry (center) with two of her adult students, Terri and Stacey
Call for Salsa classes. Fun and exciting! 224-7280
Some of our Lollipop Dancers from our June 13th Big Show
If you believe that kids should
be kids and dress accordingly,
If you believe that music should be age appropriate,
If you believe that you shouldn't be embarrassed by watching your kids
Then call Terry Clark Dance Centre!
We've been your family oriented dance
studio for over thirty years. We offer tap, ballet, pointe, New York
Jazz, gymnastics and edited Hip-Hop (age appropriate music and moves), pep-n-cheer and salsa..
Our classes are kept small, and our prices are reasonable (we're not
out to break the bank). We keep our children's classes separate from
our adult classes. We offer a production for our kids and a separate
performance for our adults.
Dance for Life! Ballet, Jazz, Tap (Best in the West) and Salsa classes for Adults.
Stay healthy and live longer with dance!
Call now to enroll at 224-7280, between
9 AM and 8 PM, for class information.
We have two studios:
4936 N Blackstone(Blackstone and Shaw)
And 5689 E. Kings Canyon (I block east of Clovis Ave)
Email Terry at email@example.com.
At what age should I start my child in dance?
I receive a lot of calls asking me what age to start kids in Dance. This is my answer. Never start kids before they’re three years old. Their bones are not hard enough, their knee caps haven’t developed yet and their attention span is just not ready to take on a class. When they are three, introducing them to dance in a fun way with a structured class is perfect. They enjoy themselves and do learn. Also little dancers need to be potty trained. Coming into a group with diapers is not something a dance studio should have to deal with.
There are studios that take younger kids. They are not in a structured class. They are playing. By the time they are put in a class of learning, they resent it, because they’ve never had to pay attention and do steps that are presented to them. They get frustrated and walk away.
So let the little ones play with friends until they’re three and then bring them to a tap and ballet class geared for their learning ability.
Don’t pay to have them just play.