A High-Quality Studio
Academy Program

 

The new YMCA Dance Academy is a high-quality program lead by a professional coach with lots of opportunities for kids of all ages to experience many levels of health and confidence through dance!


Classes/Ages

  • Beginning Ballet and Ballet 1, 2 (ages 5, 7 and up)
  • Tap 1-3 (ages 5, 7, 10 and up)
  • Hip Hop 1, 2 (ages 7, 10 and up)
  • Jazz 1, 2 (ages 7, 10 and up)

Visit our Dance Academy Open House

  • May 22
  • 9am to 12pm
  • at the R. Richard Bittner YMCA in Downtown Davenport

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Class/Descriptions

Beginning Ballet (Ages 3+) Our youngest dancers learn basic ballet movements in a positive and fun environment. Dance lessons naturally incorporate a wide variety of gross and fine motor skills while introducing concepts of musicality, tempo, energy, and level. Proper technique is taught through creative dances and imagination . As dancers move through this comprehensive curriculum, they grow in developmentally appropriate skills.  30 MINS

Ballet 1 (Ages 5+) Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms. Ballet classes will begin at the barre where students perform movement sequences to develop strength, coordination, balance and proper alignment. These skills are reinforced through center and across the floor combinations. Classical technique and vocabulary are taught.  30 Mins

Ballet 2 (Ages 7+) Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms. Ballet classes will begin at the barre where students perform movement sequences to develop strength, coordination, balance and proper alignment. These skills are reinforced through center and across the floor combinations. Classical technique and vocabulary are taught. 45 MINS

Ballet 3 (Ages 10+) Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms. Ballet classes will begin at the barre where students perform movement sequences to develop strength, coordination, balance and proper alignment. These skills are reinforced through center and across the floor combinations. Classical technique and vocabulary are taught. 60 Mins


Jazz 1 (Ages 7+) This class is a form of dance grounded in Jazz dance terminology and technique with an emphasis on musicality, performance, athleticism, and lots of fun! Using popular music we explore rhythm, style, and performance elements found in musical theatre dance and jazz dance traditions.  45 MINS

Jazz 2 (Ages 10+) This jazz class will focus on many different styles of jazz including current forms of popular dance. Jazz also has its own movement vocabulary ranging from the isolation of certain body parts to the movement of the entire body with the accents of musical rhythms. This class is designed for the dancer who has dance experience. 60 MINS


Tap 1 (Ages 5+) This class will focus on learning basic tap technique and terminology and putting them together in exciting combinations using high-energy music. Tap encourages the development of musicality and coordination. This class is for the novice tap dancer as well as those with experience. For the more practiced dancer we focus on increasing speed while tapping, more intricate rhythmic patterns, and developing style. 30 MINS

Tap 2 (Ages 7+) This class will focus on learning basic tap technique and terminology and putting them together in exciting combinations using high-energy music. Tap encourages the development of musicality and coordination. This class is for the novice tap dancer as well as those with experience. For the more practiced dancer we focus on increasing speed while tapping, more intricate rhythmic patterns, and developing style. 45 MINS

Tap 3 (Ages 10+) This class will focus on learning intermediate tap technique and terminology and putting them together in exciting combinations using high-energy music. Tap encourages the development of musicality and coordination. Dancers develop a keen sense of rhythm and balance. This intermediate level class is appropriate for the student who has had some experience with tap dance and is looking to continue training.  60 MINS

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Hip Hop 1 (Ages 7+) This fast paced and exciting class offers age appropriate hip hop for our younger dancers. Perfect for the child with energy to spare. Come and learn some funky, kid friendly dance moves while developing musicality, precision and coordination.  45 MINS

Hip Hop 2 (10+) This class explores the fun and upbeat dance forms of hip-hop and jazz, performed to popular music. Learn high-energy hip-hop moves and dynamic jazz dance elements. There is a strong focus on rhythm and improvisation, as students develop strength, musicality, and confidence.  45 MINS


Meet Coach Meredith

Meredith Dennis has been dancing since she was 4. She took classes while growing up at Dixie’s School of Dance. That is where her love of dance started.

She carried that love with her into high school when she was on the Cedar Falls High School Dance Team. She served as Captain her senior year. She went on to dance in college as a member of the Butler University Dance Team. For the last 14 years you can find her on the sidelines as the head coach of the Davenport Central Blue Illusion Dance Team.

Besides coaching dance Meredith works at Central as the AVID Elective/Language Arts Teacher. Before teaching she was a news anchor and reporter. Meredith has been married to her husband Rob for the last 11 years and together they have one daughter, Rooney who is 9. Meredith is excited to bring her love of dance to the YMCA and to help foster that same love in kids today.


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Bittner YMCA Dance Classes

Location Description Member fee / Non member fee Begins / Ends Days Of Week Ages

Bittner YMCA
Ballet 1
$0
$0
7/1 - 7/31
-
Tu, Th, Sa 3+ Register Now

Bittner YMCA
Ballet 3
$0
$0
7/1 - 7/31
7:00 pm - 7:50 pm
W 10+ Register Now

Bittner YMCA
Beginning Ballet
$0
$0
7/1 - 7/31
-
Tu, Th 3+ Register Now

Bittner YMCA
Hip Hop 1
$40
$60
7/1 - 7/31
7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Tu 7+ Register Now

Bittner YMCA
Hip Hop 2
$40
$60
7/1 - 7/31
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
M 7+ Register Now

Bittner YMCA
Jazz 1
$0
$0
7/1 - 7/31
-
Tu, W 7+ Register Now

Bittner YMCA
Jazz 2
$0
$0
7/1 - 7/31
-
W, Sa 7+ Register Now

Bittner YMCA
Tap 1
$0
$0
7/1 - 7/31
-
Tu, Th 5+ Register Now

Bittner YMCA
Tap 2
$40
$60
7/1 - 7/31
6:05 pm - 6:50 pm
M 7+ Register Now

Bittner YMCA
Tap 3
$0
$0
7/1 - 7/31
-
Th, Su 10+ Register Now

Bittner YMCA
Ballet 1
$0
$0
6/1 - 6/29
-
Tu, Th, Sa 3+ Register Now

Bittner YMCA
Ballet 3
$0
$0
6/2 - 6/30
7:00 pm - 7:50 pm
W 10+ Register Now

Bittner YMCA
Beginning Ballet
$0
$0
6/1 - 6/29
-
Tu, Th 3+ Register Now

Bittner YMCA
Hip Hop 1
$40
$60
6/2 - 6/30
7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Tu 7+ Register Now

Bittner YMCA
Hip Hop 2
$40
$60
6/7 - 6/28
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
M 7+ Register Now

Bittner YMCA
Jazz 1
$0
$0
6/1 - 6/30
-
Tu, W 7+ Register Now

Bittner YMCA
Tap 1
$0
$0
6/2 - 6/30
-
Tu, Th 5+ Register Now

Bittner YMCA
Tap 2
$40
$60
6/7 - 6/28
6:05 pm - 6:50 pm
M 7+ Register Now

Bittner YMCA
Tap 3
$0
$0
6/2 - 6/30
-
Th, Su 10+ Register Now

Bettendorf YMCA Dance Classes

Location Description Member fee / Non member fee Begins / Ends Days Of Week Ages

Bettendorf Family YMCA
Ballet 1
$0
$0
7/1 - 7/31
-
M, W, Sa 5+ Register Now

Bettendorf Family YMCA
Ballet 2
$0
$0
7/1 - 7/31
-
Tu, W 7+ Register Now

Bettendorf Family YMCA
Ballet 2
$0
$0
7/1 - 7/31
-
M, Th 7+ Register Now

Bettendorf Family YMCA
Ballet 3
$0
$0
7/1 - 7/31
7:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Th 10+ Register Now

Bettendorf Family YMCA
Beginning Ballet
$0
$0
7/1 - 7/31
-
M, W, Sa 3+ Register Now

Bettendorf Family YMCA
Hip Hop 1
$40
$60
7/1 - 7/31
7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
M 7+ Register Now

Bettendorf Family YMCA
Hip Hop 2
$40
$60
7/1 - 7/31
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Tu 7+ Register Now

Bettendorf Family YMCA
Jazz 1
$0
$0
7/1 - 7/31
-
M, Th, Sa 7+ Register Now

Bettendorf Family YMCA
Jazz 2
$40
$60
7/1 - 7/31
8:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Th 7+ Register Now

Bettendorf Family YMCA
Tap 1
$0
$0
7/1 - 7/31
-
M, W, Sa 5+ Register Now

Bettendorf Family YMCA
Tap 2
$40
$60
7/1 - 7/31
6:05 pm - 6:50 pm
Tu 7+ Register Now

Bettendorf Family YMCA
Tap 3
$40
$60
7/1 - 7/31
5:50 pm - 6:50 pm
Th 10+ Register Now

Bettendorf Family YMCA
Ballet 1
M 6:15pm,W 5:35pm,Sa 9:05am
$0
$0
6/2 - 6/30
-
M, W, Sa 5+ Register Now

Bettendorf Family YMCA
Ballet 2
$0
$0
6/1 - 6/30
-
M, Th 7+ Register Now

Bettendorf Family YMCA
Ballet 3
$0
$0
6/3 - 6/24
7:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Th 10+ Register Now

Bettendorf Family YMCA
Beginning Ballet
$0
$0
6/2 - 6/30
-
M, W, Sa 3+ Register Now

Bettendorf Family YMCA
Hip Hop 1
$40
$60
6/2 - 6/30
7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
M 7+ Register Now

Bettendorf Family YMCA
Hip Hop 2
$40
$60
6/2 - 6/30
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Tu 7+ Register Now

Bettendorf Family YMCA
Jazz 1
$0
$0
6/2 - 6/30
-
M, Th, Sa 7+ Register Now

Bettendorf Family YMCA
Jazz 2
$40
$60
6/3 - 6/24
8:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Th 7+ Register Now

Bettendorf Family YMCA
Tap 1
$0
$0
6/2 - 6/30
-
M, W, Sa 5+ Register Now

Bettendorf Family YMCA
Tap 2
$40
$60
6/2 - 6/30
6:05 pm - 6:50 pm
Tu 7+ Register Now

Bettendorf Family YMCA
Tap 3
$40
$60
6/3 - 6/24
5:50 pm - 6:50 pm
Th 10+ Register Now