The School of Performing Arts (SOPA) at the Geyer Family YMCA offers music appreciation and dance for children ages 1 and up. Classes include ballet, jazz and hip hop to increase body awareness, better balance, and interaction with new friends.
WHAT TO WEAR Children can wear comfortable clothes without buttons or zippers. Dance shoes or bare feet are preferred. If you have any questions, please contact our Welcome Center.
PARENT & CHILD
For your child’s safety, only one adult/one child per registration unless otherwise noted. Adult participation is required. For ages 8 months to 3 years.
Ages 12 mo. to 24 mo.
This movement class includes mom or dad or another loved one participating in the class along with the little dancer. Our teachers will keep the music and curriculum moving along while parents take an active role in encouraging, supporting and keeping the little dancer on track.
Baby Likes To Boogie
Ages 1.5 - 2 years
Get your baby moving and grooving with this fun introduction to dance. Entertaining music and movement activities will be sure to get your baby to boogie all class long.
Ages 2 - 3 years
Music, movement, balance and the basic dance steps are introduced in a fun, friendly and positive manner. The skilled learned during this class will help challenge your child's motor planning, rhythm, and coordination skills.
Itty Bitty Dancers
Ages 2 - 3 years
The little dancers will lead but this is a great opportunity for caretakers to get exercise and ballet knowledge. Participants will learn basic ballet steps together while exploring classical and contemporary music. Casual clothes are required.
Ages 2.5 - 3 years
This class is a perfect match for kids who love to dance, move, jump and spin. Kids will release a ton of energy through creative movement games and a blend of dance techniques to upbeat music. Adding a splash of hip hop to the mix this class will be sure to please.
Ages 2.5-3 years
A carefully structured class with gentle exposure to socialization skills will introduce students to large locomotor movement - hopping, sliding, marcing, prancing and leaping - in the wonderful world of ballet. Children will perform in a recital at the end of the session. Comfortable clothes and ballet shoes or bare feet are encouraged for this class.
Broadway Junior Ballet
Ages 3 - 4 years
This class combines imaginative play, singing, acting, and movement to introduce and establish the building blocks of the performing arts, foster creative, and nurture self-esteem. Through ballet, dancing, musical theater games, songs and stories, budding performers learn how to tap into performer in a playful and creative environment.
Ages 4 - 5 years
Whether a beginner or expert, ballet engages children through their imagination while learning proper ballet terms, correct body placement and gross motor skills. This class is beneficial for boys and girls. Classroom etiquette is discovered and taught. Ballet for this age group focuses on the same basic concepts of traditional barre work and more independent movement.
Beginner's Hip Hop
Ages 4 - 6 years
Ages 5 - 7 years
This class will allow children who completed the Beginner's Ballet to continue the mastery of skills which introduce new positions and combinations. Elite dancers will be introduced to more advanced ballet as they progress. Ballet shoes or bare feet and dance wear are encouraged for this class.
So You Think You Can Dance? Jr.
Ages 7 - 9 years
Does your child like to dance along to the popular songs on the radio? Then this class is for them! So You Think You Can Dance? Jr. will teach your child today's most popular why our choreographer breaks them down step by step so your child can master the latest moves.