Introducing dance to young children is an honor and a responsibility we assume with joy, enthusiasm, and professionalism. We respect each child’s individuality and strive to make their experiences with dance positive and fun! We offer various levels based on age. Each class is designed to meet the individual needs of its students while taking into account their emotional maturity, attention span, and developmental stage.
Multiple class offerings are available for each age group/level thru the week. See full Fall/Winter 2023-2024 schedule here: Fall/Winter 2023-2024
For students ages 9-13 interested in a more intensive program that offers more training and more performance opportunities beyond the annual recital, visit the Dance Inn Youth Intensive page for more information.
3 Year Intro • 4 Year Intro • Kindergarten
Introducing dance to young children is an honor and a responsibility we assume with enthusiasm
and professionalism. We respect each child’s individuality and strive to make the first experiences
with dance POSITIVE and FUN!
We offer different courses based on age. Each class is designed to meet the individual needs of its
students while taking into account their emotional maturity, attention span, and developmental stage.
Every class follows a similar structure and shares similar general goals. The dance activities vary
with the age group, with a strong emphasis on musicality and rhythm.
Introduction to Dance for 3 Year Olds: 45-minute program
Introduction to Dance for 4 Year Olds: 60-minute program
Introduction to Dance for 3 & 4 Year Olds: 60-minute program
Kindergarten Dance for those in Kindergarten: 60-minute program
A typical pre-school class is divided into several short FUN activities. Learning about proper dance
etiquette results in self-discipline, friendly cooperation and an important sense of security and trust
in the teacher. A variety of music, props, musical instruments, and dance activities are used to make
dance class EXCITING! All preschool classes are invited to perform in our annual recital!
Parent & Me Dance Class (Age 18 Months-4 Years)
This class focuses on creative play, movement, and self expression. Parents are welcome to join their children as they explore new ways to move around the space, engaging with the music, props, and each other. Class will consist of fun listening-based movement songs, dance games, and as the session progresses, an introduction to a few basic dance concepts. The goal is for students to get moving, build confidence and creativity in the dance studio, improve their mind-body connection and listening skills, and most importantly, to have fun!
Tap/Jazz/Ballet Levels I-V
Tap, Jazz, Ballet Combo classes are for children in grades 1-5. Each class performs 2 routines in The Dance Inn's annual recital, one tap routine and one jazz routine. The Dance Inn also invites our TJB level II and III dancers to dance in our annual Holiday Show at The Regent in Arlington! Classes begin at one hour in length for TJB I and increase by 15 minutes each year after until the class is 1.5 hours. Dancers are not able to skip levels without prior experience or approval from a teacher.
Hip Hop classes are for children in grades 3+. Levels 1-5 are available
during the full year season. Each class is one hour long.
Each class performs 1 routine in The Dance Inn's annual recital.
The Dance Inn also occasionally offers all boys hip hop classes and
special spring session hip hop classes for children in grades 1-3.