Dance Classes

From your dancer’s first steps to their senior performance, RAD Dance Arts Academy has a class for everyone! We specialize in dance & aerial classes for beginners of all ages and offer training through pre-professional levels. RAD Dance Arts Academy believes in being More Than Just Great Dancing®! Our students go beyond learning just technique to develop important life skills, learning to be respectful, confident and conscientious individuals who share their gifts and talents with the Hunt County community.

dance classes quick links

Ages 18 mo – 2

teddy bear ballet

Our Teddy Bear Ballet program follows an amazing introductory Ballet and Creative Movement curriculum featuring movement with their teddy bear buddy. Each class we work on fundamental movement skills with focus on travelling skills (like skipping), balance movements (like spinning), staying in place, waiting their turn and making new friends while having fun!

tuition

Our Teddy Bear Ballet program starts at $59/per month** and includes the recital costume.

**annual registration fee not included

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Ages 3 – 6

Acro

Acrobatic classes is for little dancers who love to go upside-down and all around! This exciting class is taught by our certified Acro instructors and will provide guided learning through the Acrobatique syllabi. Dancers will love learning the fundamentals of dance, while focusing on fun traveling skills such as galloping and balance movements.

Unicorn Ballet (ages 3-4)

We offer Beginning Ballet I and II classes following a proven Ballet syllabus, which promotes a strong technical base, grace, and quality of movement. Ballet compliments all disciplines of dance – it’s a dancer’s bread and butter!

Pirates & Mermaids Ballet (ages 4-6)

We offer Beginning Ballet I and II classes following a proven Ballet syllabus, which promotes a strong technical base, grace, and quality of movement. Ballet compliments all disciplines of dance – it’s a dancer’s bread and butter!

taplets

This class focuses on tap utilizing our tap syllabus which provides dancers with a deep understanding of rhythm and timing. Your dancer will learn classic steps, and might be inspired to become the next Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers!

tuition

Classes start at $75/per month + annual registration fee

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Ages 6+

BALLET LEVELS I+

Of all the styles of dance offered at RAD Dance Arts Academy, ballet is perhaps the most challenging. Students require a lot of training and dedication in order to become successful ballet dancers. By the same token, the results are all the more rewarding.

What Ballet Method & Technique Dance Prodigy Studios Utilizes

We follow the Vaganova method when we approach our class structure, safety, and technique.  We incorporate some arm and body placement from the Balanchine method in our more advanced ballet and pointe classes.

CONTEMPORARY

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.  Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor. Contemporary dance can be performed to many different styles of music.

***All dancers that wish to take a Contemporary class are required to enroll in at least one Ballet class in addition to their Contemporary class.

tap

Our classes emphasize the development and strengthening of basic tap technique and terminology highlighting the importance of rhythm and sound.

Tap focuses on rhythms and intricate footwork, creating a percussion instrument out of the dancer’s feet. Just like jazz vocalists who add rhythms to music by scatting, tappers add their voice by scatting with their feet.

This class is absolutely perfect for your child. You’ll love it because they get to dance and have fun, while you enjoy some free time. Plus, they’ll be worn out when they get home (yay for good sleep).

acrodance

Acro’s roots are in traditional Chinese dance, later appearing as a favoured style on the Vaudeville stage. More recently, acro gained popularity with the wide spread success of the contemporary circus productions of Cirque du Soleil. Main stream media including dance television programs like ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ and ‘Dance Moms’ have further fuelled it’s demand in amateur competitive dance and studio settings.

Acro technique includes balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, based in flexibility, contortion and strength.

HIP HOP

This genre of music spawned several new styles of dance, the most popular of which is break dancing. Our hip-hop, break-dancing and krumping guru will show you the moves in this fun, energetic class.

JAZZ

This class is absolutely perfect for your child. You’ll love it because they get to dance and have fun, while you enjoy some free time. Plus, they’ll be worn out when they get home (yay for good sleep).

AERIAL SILKS

Aerial Silks is a form of gravity-defying creative movement featuring a column of fabric rigged overhead as the performer’s dance partner, on which he or she demonstrates acrobatic movements and poses.

Ages 5+

AERIAL LYRA

Aerial Lyra is a classic aerial hoop that allows students to demonstrate a mix of powerful and graceful movement combined with strength-based maneuvers.

Ages 5+

tuition

Dance classes start at $75/per month + annual registration fee

Aerial classes are $100/per month for one weekly class + annual registration fee

Aerial drop ins are $30.00 + annual registration fee

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Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre Classes

Musical Theatre is a jazz-based class filled with Broadway style dancing and music. Classes incorporate the style of dance one would typically see on a Broadway stage. This form of dancing emphasizes learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and facial expressions.

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Classes start at $75/per month + annual registration fee

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Boys Classes

Boys Only Dance Classes

A combination of freestyle, hip hop and creative movement. A positive environment for boys to explore and pursue a basic interest in dance.

tuition

Classes start at $75/per month + annual registration fee

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birthday parties and celebrations

Customizable to each party/celebration

Have an upcoming birthday or celebration and want to do something unique? Get in touch to create a customized and fun celebration.