Classes & Policies:

Our 2017-2018 Season Begins Sept 11! 

Questions?  Email:

2017-2018 tuition rates and policies.  See our Parent Handbook for more information!

***Class days/times listed below are for beginner level students.  Any dancer 2nd grade and up with experience will be personally placed in classes by Lauren via email or at walk in registrations.***

Class Descriptions | Studio Policies | Registration Form




Creative Movement

3 yrs old by Oct 31

AND potty trained

Mondays, 5:30-6 with Miss Lauren


4 yrs old by Oct 31

Wednesdays, 6:30-7 with Miss Brittni


4 yrs old by Oct 31

Wednesdays, 7-7:30 with Miss Brittni

PreK Tumbling

4 or 5 yrs old by Oct 31

Thursdays, 5:30-6 with Miss Emilie

Broadway Babies

4 or 5 yrs old by Oct 31

Thursdays, 6-6:30 with Miss Mallory


5 yrs old by Oct 31


Thursdays, 6:30-7 with Miss Lauren (limited spots remaining!)


5 yrs old by Oct 31

Thursdays, 7-7:30, with Miss Lauren (limited spots remaining!)

Tot Hop

4 or 5 yrs old by Oct 31

Tuesdays, 6-6:30 with Miss Bernadette
PreK Ballet

4 or 5 yrs old by Oct 31

Tuesdays, 6:30-7 with Miss Lauren




Ballet/Tap/Tumbling Combo

1st-3rd grade

Thursdays, 6-7:30 with Miss Emilie & Miss Brittni (1 spot left!)

Ballet A

1st-3rd grade

Mondays, 6-7pm with Miss Lauren (limited spots remaining!)

Jazz A

1st-3rd grade


Mondays, 7:30-8:30 with Miss Chelsea (limited spots remaining!)

Tap A

1st-3rd grade

Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 with Miss Jamie

Tumbling A

1st-3rd grade

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 with Miss Emilie

All Boys Class

1st grade and up

Mondays, 6:30-7:30 with Miss Chelsea









4th grade and up

Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 with Miss Chelsea


4th grade and up

Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 with Miss Brittni


4th grade and up

Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 with Miss Emilie

Hip Hop

3rd-7th grade

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 with Miss Chelsea

Hip Hop

8th grade and up

Mondays, 5:30-6:30 with Miss Chelsea




 Questions about The Dance Shoppe?
Email Miss Lauren today - don't forget to include your mailing address!






At the Dance Shoppe, we offer a wide variety of subjects, all taught by our qualified, professional staff.


The Dance Shoppe recognizes the amazing intellectual, emotional and physical differences that every year makes in early childhood. For this reason, we have classes designed for very specific age groups!

Creative Movement – For our 3 year olds – A half hour class incorporating basic motor skills and fun! Dancers will learn concepts including levels, shapes, and speed, as well as getting a taste of ballet, tap and tumbling. General classroom rules for a dance class are also introduced.  Dancers must be potty trained.

PreBallet – For our 4 year olds – A half hour class introducing the beginning fundamentals and terminology of ballet. Dancers learn the grace of this beautiful dance style, and have a great time doing it!

PreTap – For our 4 year olds – A half hour class introducing the beginning fundamentals and terminology of tap. Dancers learn to make noise in a structured way, with rhythm being a key lesson in this level.

KinderBallet – For our 5 year olds – A half hour class building on the fundamentals and terminology of ballet. Proper technical execution is emphasized with basic steps, through basic imagery and gentle correction.

KinderTap – For our 5 year olds – A half hour class building on the fundamentals and terminology of tap. Rhythm and making music with the feet continue to be main elements of the class, as trickier steps are added on.

PreKinder Tumbling – For 4 and 5 year olds – A 30 minute class introducing flexibility and stretch to our younger acrobats, as well as basic tumbling skills such as rolls, bridges and cartwheels.

Broadway Babies - For 4 and 5 year olds - A 30 minute class introducing singing, dancing and character work to our youngest performers! 

Tot Hop - For 4 and 5 year olds - A 30 minute class combining upbeat music with the basic elements of hip hop, this class is a great fit for energetic dancers!


Dancers beginning in 1st grade are evaluated and placed in recommended classes each season by ability, rather than age. This method recognizes that each dancer develops at a different rate, and helps challenge the dancer while teaching proper technique. Please call the studio for class placement and schedules for the following courses. All classes are at least an hour in length.

Combo - A special three-in-one class including ballet, tap and jazz that teach the fundamentals that first graders are ready for in a shorter time span of an hour and a half. Students perform two of the three dance subjects in the June production. 

Ballet – The basis for all forms of dance. Our ballet program stresses proper technique, as well as terminology, while learning grace and poise.

Pointe - Dancer must be 12 years of age, and enrolled in two ballet classes.  Only with teacher permission

Cecchetti – A graded form of ballet, where the dancer repeats the same lessons each week, focusing on technique and placement – Dancer is usually in at least 3rd grade, with teacher permission

Tap – A class using the feet as a percussion instrument. Classical and rhythmic styles of this dance form are taught, as well as musicality and rhythm.

Jazz – A popular dance form with many different branches that have evolved. Each class begins with a thorough stretch and includes stylized movements, turns, extensions and leaps.

Turns – A class specializing in the placement of turns, working on multiple rotations and variations. Dancer must have teacher permission to join.

Tumbling – The floor portion of a gymnastics class, done on mats.

Hip Hop (for 3rd grade and up) – Choreographed dance movements set primarily to hiphop and pop music. It has evolved since the 1970's into many styles such as popping, locking, breaking, and calisthenics.  Hiphop dance represents a cultural movement for all levels, beginning - advanced.

Modern (for 9th grade and up) – An introduction to recognizable modern techniques or styles (i.e., Horton, Graham, Cunningham etc.), and basic recognizable modern movement, transitions and quality of movement to create a unique style. Technique and styles include contractions, moving with a curved spine, and creative jumps, turns and floor work. The class includes center warm-up and technique, across the floor work and usually a center combination.

Musical Theatre – A different musical is explored each month, as dancers learn lyrics and choreography to a song from that musical. The year finishes with the presentation of a “mini-musical” including dialogue, blocking and choreographed singing.

All Boys Class - Incorporates tap, jazz, hip hop and tumbling - Boys must be 6 yrs of age


The Dance Shoppe | 3549 Airport Rd, Suite 112 | Waterford, MI 48329 | Phone: (248) 623-1950