Dance education is essential to the creative and kinesthetic development of young people and their awareness of using movement as a form of artistic and creative expression. Dance Theatre is the art of storytelling through movement.

Introductory Dance Classes

Dance (Grades K-12): Imagination Stage offers fun, non-competitive dance classes for students of all abilities, meeting the needs of dancers at every stage of their development. Dance classes allow students to explore a variety of dance styles, including musical theatre, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, and ballet.

Dance classes help young children improve their coordination, cultural expression, and social awareness. For older students, dance classes are essential for the well-rounded musical theatre performer! Imagination Stage encourages all theatre performers to take dedicated technique classes in dance as well as acting and singing.

To sign up for our dance classes for the Winter/Spring semester, visit our course catalog!

Intensive Dance Theatre Programs  

Dancers with an interest in a more intensive dance training environment can look to the following programs for a more focused application of ballet, modern, and jazz styles.

Please click on links below to learn more about the following programs and audition details:

IStage Dance Theatre (Grades 7-12): This program is an intensive, performance-based ensemble for dancers who demonstrate a strong foundation in ballet and modern dance technique. The ensemble culminates in a dance performance showcase in the Spring semester.

IStage Dance Academy (Grades 6-12): This program focuses on classical dance training in ballet and modern styles. Students develop proper alignment, strength, and endurance while also applying their training to higher level choreography. Dance Academy is recommended for students with dance experience who are interested in developing their technique training in ballet and contemporary modern dance.

For more information about our other audition-based programs, please visit our conservatories and ensembles page. 

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Questions? Contact Marcia Howard | 301-280-1643 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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