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From your child's first class...to their senior solo! 3rd Street Dance has built a reputation for excellence in dance instruction. We have a class for everyone. We specialize in beginners of all ages, 18 months thru Adults, and offer training through advanced levels. Our classes are taught by caring, skilled teachers in a positive environment. We delight in your child's progress and performances! Our costumes and choreography are age appropriate and your child's safety and wellness has always been our highest priority.
At 3rd Street Dance, we aim to help our students achieve excellence in DANCE & LIFE. That is our 3rd Street Dance & More Than Just Great Dancing® philosophy and at this time in history, that's more important than ever before!
Dance meets imperative student needs for community, socialization, friendship, mentors, physical activity, and more! The benefits of dance include, but are not limited to intellectual, academic, social-emotional, and physical support.
3rd Street Dance is the first dance studio in the area to achieve Youth Protection Advocates in Dance™ (YPAD) certification. As the nation's only dance certification program focusing on both safety and wellness for dance students, this certification marks 3rd Street Dance's commitment to keeping kids happy, healthy, and safe in dance.
To earn the designation, studios must complete training in CPR, First Aid, dance education and safety, injury prevention, emergency preparedness, abuse awareness and prevention, dancer wellness and development, social media safety, nutrition and disordered eating, bullying, and conflict resolution.
3 Ways to Dance in our 26th Recital Season:
In-person, Zoom into class (by request), & Private Lessons.
3rd Street Dance is proud to be a More Than Just Great Dancing® affiliated studio! MTJGD is a licensed affiliation of dance studios that subscribe to a
high standard of dance instruction and management practices and are united in their belief that dance has the power to change lives.
We have chosen to align ourselves with this organization because we believe in upholding certain standards while educating children and are committed to creating a positive, safe, encouraging, and welcoming dance studio for all!
We are excited to once again offer our Star Leadership Training program to our student's ages 8-10 and 11-18. This class curriculum is based on the character values of Trust, Service, Love, Excellence, and Growth. Check our schedule for this awesome opportunity.
Ballet is the cornerstone of all dance styles. These classes focus on classical ballet technique, teaching body placement and alignment. Students will also develop strength, flexibility, grace, poise, balance and musicality. We work on movement quality, coordination, and artistic control of the body.
The rhythm and movement of tap, created by the metal taps on the heels and toes of a dancer’s shoes, transforms the dancer into a percussive musician. Tap dance emphasizes the flow of movement by teaching the dancer to find rhythms and beats not only in music but in their own bodies.
Jazz is rhythmic stylized dance that is fun and energetic. Classes study technique, while learning leaps, turns and jumps. Jazz classes build strength stamina and flexibility while focusing on proper posture, placement. Students in jazz classes will start to incorporate style into their movements.
Hip Hop is a contemporary form of jazz, focusing on conditioning, precision, and urban style. This is a fun and high energy form of dance that has grown in popularity. Students will explore the freedom of movement as well as develop rhythm, musicality and coordination. Age appropriate music is always chosen for this class.
Lyrical dance combines ballet and jazz techniques together in an expressive manner that incorporates control and complete body awareness. Lyrical is generally smoother and a bit faster than ballet, but not quite as fast as jazz.
Modern dance focuses on moving from within. Our classes are designed to build strength and flexibility of the lower spine and pelvis while teaching the dancer to move freely with their body.
CERTIFICATION & AFFILIATIONS
3rd Street Dance is more than a dance studio - it’s a special place that teaches life lessons and values kindness. While my daughter's technique has grown, she has also learned how a positive mindset can contribute to being a successful dancer. Her teachers take the time to understand her individually and have supported her in a way that has helped her take risks, build confidence, and learn that with the right attitude, hard work can pay off. My daughter has learned the importance of teamwork when she and her classmates support, encourage, and achieve together. 3rd Street has also given my daughter opportunities to show compassion by serving the community. 3rd Street Dance is a studio that feels like home.
Kim Borri, daughter Alivia, age 13