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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

Ballet 1 Ages - 3-5
Introduce your child to the world of dance. This fun filled class incorporates the basic techniques of ballet. Watch your child’s self confidence grow as they master fundamentals of dance, meet new friends and have fun with movement.

Ballet 2 Ages - 5-8
Build on skills learned in Ballet 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.

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.

Dancing Divas - Ages 4-5
This class is perfect for your child who just likes to dance and have fun! Dance, play games and dress up.

Hip Hop Dance - Ages 6-9
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 - Ages 6-12
This beginner hooping class will teach youth a new way of hula hooping. Participants will learn dance hoop techniques and hoop control.

Pip Hop - Ages 3-5
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!

Princess Ballerinas - Ages 2-3
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.

Zumba® Kids - Ages 5-10
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

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.

Dance for Fun - Preteens Ages 8 & Up
Dance is a wonderful form of exercise. This class uses a wide range of music and movement styles.
Bring your own music and add a personal touch to your dance!

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 4-12
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 Coordinator
West Washington Branch
West Bend
(P) 262-247-1005
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Kate Hoffmann - Director of Youth Development Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA
Kate Hoffmann
Director of Youth Development
Feith Family
Ozaukee Branch
Port Washington/Saukville
(P) 262-235-9615
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