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Class Descriptions

Learn more about each style of dance we teach at Mary Lou's School of Dance and what to expect in each class.

Class Descriptions for Ages 2-8

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A combination of Tap and Ballet, this class is perfect for young dancers to experience multiple forms of dance, build coordination and gain knowledge of basic dance terminology. 


Hippity Hop

Hippity Hop is a hip hop class designed for 4-6 year olds! This high energy 45 minute class is tons of fun and teaches hip hop basics. Come join the party circle!


Broadway Babies

Broadway Babies is a musical theatre program for ages 5-8.  Sing, dance and act in this class that will have your dancer prepping for the broadway stage!  


Intro/Beginner Acro

Acro is an acrobatics class with a foundation in dance.  These classes teach basic strength and flexibility skills for students new to acrobatics.


Tot Dance with Me

Tot Dance is our 2 year old program. This 30 minute class is a perfect introduction to dance. The use of fun props and different class "themes" help us teach ballet basics in a fun and exciting way.


Intro to Jazz/Lyrical

Learn the basic techniques of Jazz and Lyrical styles. Basic turns and floor work associated with each style will be taught in this class for beginners ages 5-7.  

Class Descriptions for Ages 7 and Older



A classical ballet class teaching the art of ballet.  Class will include barre work, learning ballet terminology, and proper body placement.  

Levels Offered:

Beginner Ballet 

Ballet Levels I - V

Dance Team

Dance Team  focuses on technique and skills needed to be successful on a high school dance team. If you're already on a team, or planning to audition in the future, this class is a must.


Hip Hop

 Students will learn this exciting, high energy style and explore isolations, rhythm, and choreography.  

Levels Offered:

Hip Hop I - IV



A truly American dance, tap is movement and rhythm combined with percussive patterns.  




Jazz is a high energy form of dance that ranges in style from Broadway to Commercial.  Students will learn  leaps, turns and combinations. 

Levels Offered:

Jazz I - V

*Also offered:  Jazz/Tap Combo 



Acro is an acrobatics class with a foundation in dance.  Students will learn basic mat tumbling, strength training, flexibility and choreography.  

Levels Offered:

Acro I - III


Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre's choreography and music styles focus on the best of broadway and musicals. Have your dancer prepping for the broadway stage!



This style of dance uses ballet and jazz technique to create beautiful movement that tells a story.  Dancers will learn leaps, turns, floor work and combinations that create this beautiful style.

Levels Offered:

Lyrical I - V


Learn the basics of this beautiful latin dance. Twirl in your fabulous skirt, and enjoy this beautiful dance style we are proud to bring to MLSD!


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