National Museum of Dance

We aim to cater to each individual student and help our students reach their greatest potential.

It is not expected that students progress a level every year. At times, a student may be asked to stay in a level two to three years to gain the technique necessary to enter the next level. Every student progresses differently and learns at a different rate.

Creative Movement
Ages: 3 – 4 years old
Dress: light pink leotards, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers

This class explores movement through music, develops physical skills, channels energy, stimulates imagination, and promotes creativity.

Pre-Ballet
Ages: 5 – 6 years old
Dress: light pink leotards, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers

This class introduces the fundamentals of a structured ballet class. Children will gain confidence as they learn the vocabulary of ballet, are taught basic stretches and barre exercises, and are given opportunities to move to music.

Ballet A1 beginner
Ages: 7 – 8 years old
Dress: light pink leotards, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers

This class provides an introduction to proper body placement, alignment, and terminology. Students will learn barre and center work as well as classroom etiquette.

Ballet A2 beginner
Ages: 7 – 8 years old
Dress: light pink leotards, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers

This class provides an introduction to proper body placement, alignment, and terminology. Students will learn barre and center work as well as classroom etiquette.

Ballet B1 beginner/ intermediate

Ages: 9 – 12 years old
Dress: pomegranate leotard, pomegranate skirt (optional), pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers

Students should be familiar with some ballet terminology and the beginning barre exercises. Dancers will build a foundation for ballet including proper alignment, ballet etiquette, and vocabulary. Students are expected to be engaged and focused in class.

Ballet B2 intermediate
Ages: 9 – 12 years old

2+ classes per week recommended

Dress: pomegranate leotard, pomegranate skirt (optional), pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers

Students should be familiar with some ballet terminology and the beginning barre exercises. Dancers will build a foundation for ballet including proper alignment, ballet etiquette, and vocabulary. Students are expected to be engaged and focused in class.

Ballet C intermediate
Ages: 12 – 18 years old

3+ classes per week recommended

Dress: plum leotard, plum skirt (optional), pink footed or convertible tights, pink ballet slippers, pointe shoes

Training becomes more serious in this level and builds upon elements learned in level B. Pointe work will begin.

Ballet D advanced
Ages: 12 -18 years old, adults welcome

4+classes per week recommended

Dress: black leotard, black skirt (optional), pink footed or convertible tights, pink ballet slippers, pointe shoes

Classes are for the advanced ballet student who has a strong mastery of pointe work and a desire to pursue serious study.

Boys Ballet beginner/intermediate
Ages: 9 – 12 years old
Dress: white t-shirt, black tights, dance belt, white dance socks and white ballet slippers, or black dance socks and black ballet slippers

This class is specifically geared toward young dancers. The class will help develop coordination, balance, flexibility, strength, and agility.

Boys Ballet intermediate/advanced
Ages: 12 – 18 years old, adults welcome
Dress: white t-shirt, black tights, dance belt, white dance socks and white ballet slippers, or black dance socks and black ballet slippers

This class is specifically geared toward young men. The class will help develop coordination, balance, flexibility, strength, and agility.

Open Beginner Ballet
Ages: teens and adults
Dress: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers

Suitable for the beginner teen/adult as well as students who would like to work in a slower paced environment.

Open Ballet intermediate/advanced
Ages: teens and adults
Dress: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers

This class is suited for teens and adults with previous knowledge and ballet training.

Intro to Pointe
By invitation only. Students must be enrolled in at least two ballet classes.

Private Lessons
Available upon request.

Irish Step 1 beginner
Ages: 7+, teens and adults welcome
Dress: black workout clothing

These classes teach the fundamentals and traditions of Irish Dance. Placement will be assigned by the instructor.

Irish Step 2 advanced beginner
Ages: 7+, teens and adults welcome
Dress: black workout clothing

Irish Step 3 intermediate
Ages: 7+, teens and adults welcome
Dress: black workout clothing

Irish Step 4 advanced
Ages: 7+, teens and adults welcome
Dress: black workout clothing

Contemporary Dance
Ages: 11+, adults welcome
Dress: black dancewear, NO SHORTS

This class blends elements of ballet, jazz, and modern dance styles. Freedom of expression, interpretation of music, and principles of improvisation are explored. Enrollment in a ballet class is recommended.

Broadway Jazz
Ages: 9+, teens and adults
Dress: black dancewear, jazz shoes

This class teaches Broadway-style jazz choreography and focuses on all aspects of performance.

Tap 1
Ages: 7+
Dress: black workout clothing, tap shoes

This class teaches the fundamentals of tap including footwork, musicality, and rhythm.

Tap 2
Ages: 10+, teens and adults welcome
Dress: black workout clothing, tap shoes

This class teaches the fundamentals of tap including footwork, musicality, and rhythm.

Tap Advanced Beginner
Ages: 10+, teens and adults welcome
Dress: workout clothing, tap shoes

Tap Intermediate/Advanced
Ages: 10+, teens and adults welcome
Dress: workout clothing, tap shoes

Modern 1 beginner/intermediate
Ages: 9+, teens and adults welcome
Dress: black t-shirt, tank top, leotard, dance pants, or sweat pants, NO SHORTS

For the young or beginning modern dancer. This class teaches basics of modern dance with an emphasis on the Horton technique.

Open Modern intermediate/advanced
Ages: teens and adults
Dress: black t-shirt, tank top, leotard, dance pants, sweat pants, or shorts

This class focuses on gaining an in-depth understanding of how the body moves, proper placement, alignment, and flexibility. This class explores different ways of using organic and creative movements, floor work, and traveling through space.

Middle Eastern Dance intermediate/advanced
Ages: teens and adults
Dress: workout clothing, NO JEANS

Middle Eastern dance is primarily a torso-driven dance, with an emphasis on articulations of the hips while using percussive and fluid movements.

Zumba
Ages: teens and adults
Dress: workout clothing

This class mixes low-intensity and high-intensity moves in an interval-style, calorie-burning workout class. It combines all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility.

Children’s Yoga and Dance
Ages: elementary school age
Dress: comfortable clothing

Explore yoga through poses, breath work, and relaxation with a twist. Students will move to music and have games, partner poses, and a weekly story which they can choose poses for.

Gyrokinesis
Ages: teens and adults
Dress: black workout clothing

The Gyrokinesis Method is a movement method that addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. It is an original and unique method which coordinates movement, breath, and mental focus.

Dancewear is available through Saratoga Dance Etc., 53 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, 518-584-8690.