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Ages 2 years through 12 years

Our two branches in West Bend and Saukville/Port Washington offer a variety of youth dance classes including ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop. We offer dance classes for various ages and skill levels, so whether your little dancer is a beginner or a pro, there’s a class for them. In a fun, encouraging environment, we will make sure every participant is able to be the best they can be.

Dance classes are a great way for children to express their creativity while learning coordination and balance. Dance classes at the Y are designed to do just that by enhancing fine and gross motor skills, cultivating imagination, creativity, and social development all in a caring and positive environment. Dance offers the opportunity to develop friendships, memories and an enhanced sense of self that will last a lifetime.

Class Offerings

Creative Movement - 2-3 years
Bring in your little dancer and get ready for fun. This class will focus on rhythm, coordination skills and dance games for the younger dancer.

Princess Ballerinas - 2-3 years
Our unique Fairy Tale Ballet class is full of imagination and fun! This introduction to movement allows the youngest ballerinas to become more aware of their bodies and the space around them.

Dancing Divas - 3-5 years
Supervised gymnastics time open to Kettle Moraine YMCA team gymnastics participants only.

Pip Hop - 3-5 years
Has your pip squeak wanted to "dance like the big kids?" Well now is their chance, Pip Hop is Hip Hop for the younger set. Our Pip Hop class is full of rhythm, body awareness, simple choreography and high energy craziness all set to cool funky music!

Combo Classic 1 - 3-5 years
Introduce your child to the world of dance through Combo Classic Dance. This fun filled class incorporates the basic techniques of ballet and tap. Watch your child's self confidence grow as they master fundamentals of dance, meet new friends and have fun with movement.

Combo Classic 2 - 4-8 years
Build on skills learned in Combo Classic Dance 1 by continuing the fun and adding jazz movements to the class. This noncompetitive atmosphere combines learning proper technique, terminology, poise and self-esteem. These are only a few attributes the dancers will learn while having fun with movement.

Home School Dance - 5-12 years
For families with children in Home School. This class will introduce children to classic tap and ballet movements while focusing on techniques, form and routines.

ZUMBA® Kids 5-12 years
This cardio-based Latin inspired class is truly for everyone. ZUMBA® is great for the spirit, mind and body.

Hip Hop Dance - 6-9 years
Our Hip Hop class is full of rhythm, body awareness, simple choreography and high energy craziness all set to cool funky music! This class teaches basic elements of jazz, modern and funk for the fundamental dance basics necessary to learn the Hip Hop style of dance.

Hula Hooping - 6-12 years
This beginner hooping class will teach youth a new way of hula hooping. Participants will learn dance hoop techniques and hoop control.

Creative Dance - Ages 2-3
This class will introduce your child to various dance steps through improvisation and creative rhythmic movements. Listening skills, group interaction, and individual expression are emphasized.

Ballet/Tap - Ages 4-8
Learn basic ballet and tap technique. Exercises will focus on building flexibility of the knees and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper technique while working together with others.

ZUMBA® Kids - Ages 4-8
Zumba® Kids classes are "rockin'" high energy fitness parties packed with specially choreographed, kid friendly routines, and all the music kids love. Parents love Zumba® Kids because of the effects it has on kids - increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism and enhancing coordination.

Jen Robertson - Youth Enrichment Coord. West Washington, West Bend
Jen Robertson
Youth Enrichment Coord.
West Washington Branch
West Bend
(P) 262 247 1005

Kate Hoffmann - Director of Youth Development Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA
Kate Hoffmann
Director of Youth Development
Feith Family
Ozaukee Branch
Port Washington/Saukville
(P) 262 268 9622 ext. 3413