Dance Progressive Levels & Specialty Classes (8-18 years old)

Dance Progressive Levels & Specialty Classes (8-18 years old)

Come and dance with us at the Y! Dance is an opportunity to explore the joy of movement and expression in a supportive, encouraging environment while gaining flexibility, strength, grace, and self-confidence.

We welcome dancers of all ages and abilities and offer classes for age 3 through adult. Students must meet minimum age requirements in the first week of class.

Our dedicated dance instructors will guide students through classes that build a solid foundation of technique and performance skills.

Dance styles include creative movement and pre-ballet/tap combo classes for young dancers 3-6 and progressive classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Musical Theatre for ages 7+ years. There are opportunities for the committed dancer to participate in our performance groups: Rising Stars, Pre-Company, Allegro All Stars, Y We Dance Ensemble, and Encore Performance Group. Auditions for these groups are held annually. All students will have the opportunity to participate in the Holiday Dance Recital and Annual Spring Student Performance. You will also find specialty classes like couple’s social dance, country line dance, and more offered on a seasonal basis.

 

A $5.00 non-refundable fee will be applied to any program canceled by the participant.

Dance Competition Fees

Houser (Onalaska)
3/5/21 - 3/7/21
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Trilogy Dance Competition 2021

March 5-7, Rochester, MN

Registration must be completed for each group dance, duet/trio, and/or solo the dancer is competing in.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberYouth MemberNon Member
11/19/20 3/1/21 Online / Front Desk $ 0.00$ 0.00$ 0.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
03/05/21 - 03/07/21
GROUP - Trilogy Competition
$55
Registration
Closed on
01/27/2021
03/05/21 - 03/07/21
SOLO - Trilogy Competition
$100 Register  
03/05/21 - 03/07/21
TRIO - Trilogy Competition
$75 Register  

FALL 1 Ballet 2 - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
3/1/21 - 5/31/21
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AGE: 10+ YEARS OLD

DURATION: 60-MINUTES

Ballet is the foundation of all dance and can help you be more proficient in any form of dance. This class is for the advanced beginning level student with at least 1-2 full years of ballet experience. This class will teach traditional ballet technique and focus on proper body alignment in barre and center floor exercises.

Session runs Sept 21, 2020-May 8, 2021 (30 weeks)

Class is Wednesdays 6:20-7:20 pm

No class Nov 25-28, Dec 14-Jan 2

Can pay monthly or in-full.

$312 Family Member Fee (or $39 per month October 1-May 1)

$376 Youth Member Fee (or $47 per month October 1-May 1)

A one-time registration fee of $40 will be charged to cover a costume deposit for this program.

 


Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
03/01/21 - 03/31/21
Fitness Studio A - We - 6:20 pm - 7:20 pm
4 / 10 Available Registration
Closed
04/01/21 - 04/30/21
Fitness Studio A - We - 6:20 pm - 7:20 pm
4 / 10 Available Registration
Closed
05/01/21 - 05/31/21
Fitness Studio A - We - 6:20 pm - 7:20 pm
4 / 10 Available Registration
Closed

FALL 1 Ballet 3 - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
3/1/21 - 5/31/21
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AGE: 11+ YEARS OLD

DURATION: 75-MINUTES

This intermediate ballet class will challenge students with increased difficulty in barre and center work. Attention is paid to proper leg extension and shape of feet along with developing movement sequences, port de bras and balance.

Session runs Sept 21, 2020-May 8, 2021 (30 weeks)

Class is Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 pm

No class Nov 25-28, Dec 14-Jan 2

Can pay monthly or in-full.

$312 Family Member Fee (or $39 per month October 1-May 1)

$376 Youth Member Fee (or $47 per month October 1-May 1)

 

A one-time registration fee of $40 will be charged to cover a costume deposit for this program.

 


Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
03/01/21 - 03/31/21
CANCELLED - We - 7:30 pm
10 / 10 Available Registration
Closed
04/01/21 - 04/30/21
CANCELLED - We - 7:30 pm
10 / 10 Available Registration
Closed
05/01/21 - 05/31/21
CANCELLED - We - 7:30 pm
10 / 10 Available Registration
Closed

FALL 1 Jazz 2 - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
3/1/21 - 5/31/21
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AGE: 11+ YEARS OLD

DURATION: 50-MINUTES

Fun and energetic-jazz dance will help you showcase your creativity and discover how to move and develop yourself as a dancer. Jazz 2 students will have basic knowledge of jazz dance basics, body isolations, and steps.

Session runs Sept 21, 2020-May 8, 2021 (30 weeks)

Class is  Thursday 6:00-6:50 pm

No class Nov 25-28, Dec 14-Jan 2

Can pay monthly or in-full.

$312 Family Member Fee (or $39 per month October 1-May 1)

$376 Youth Member Fee (or $47 per month October 1-May 1)

A one-time registration fee of $40 will be charged to cover a costume deposit for this program.

 

 

 


Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
03/01/21 - 03/31/21
Multi-Purpose Room A - Th - 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
3 / 8 Available Registration
Closed
04/01/21 - 04/30/21
Multi-Purpose Room A - Th - 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
3 / 8 Available Registration
Closed
05/01/21 - 05/31/21
Multi-Purpose Room A - Th - 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
3 / 8 Available Registration
Closed

FALL 1 Jazz 3 - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
3/1/21 - 5/31/21
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AGE: 12+ YEARS OLD

DURATION: 50-MINUTES

Intermediate level jazz dance class for the committed dancer with a minimum of 2-3 years of jazz dance experience. Emphasis on more complex step combinations, isolations, jumps, turns and runs.

Session runs Sept 21, 2020-May 8, 2021 (30 weeks)

Class is Tuesday 6:15-7:15 pm

No class Nov 25-28, Dec 14-Jan 2

Can pay monthly or in-full.

$312 Family Member Fee (or $39 per month October 1-May 1)

$376 Youth Member Fee (or $47 per month October 1-May 1)

A one-time registration fee of $40 will be charged to cover a costume deposit for this program.


Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
03/01/21 - 03/31/21
Fitness Studio A - Tu - 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
3 / 10 Available Registration
Closed
04/01/21 - 04/30/21
Fitness Studio A - Tu - 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
3 / 10 Available Registration
Closed
05/01/21 - 05/31/21
Fitness Studio A - Tu - 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
3 / 10 Available Registration
Closed

FALL 1-Tap 2/3-ONALASKA

Houser (Onalaska)
3/1/21 - 5/31/21
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AGE: 11+ YEARS OLD

DURATION: 50-MINUTES

Students who have mastered tap basics will experience increased complexity in step combos, building musicality, and exploring different rhythms within tap.

Session runs Sept 21, 2020-May 8, 2021 (30 weeks)

Class is Wednesdays 5:15-6:05 pm

No class Nov 25-28, Dec 14-Jan 2

Can pay monthly or in-full.

$312 Family Member Fee (or $39 per month October 1-May 1)

$376 Youth Member Fee (or $47 per month October 1-May 1)

 

A one-time registration fee of $40 will be charged to cover a costume deposit for this program.


Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
03/01/21 - 03/31/21
Multi-Purpose Room A - We - 5:15 pm - 6:05 pm
- Registration
Closed
04/01/21 - 04/30/21
Multi-Purpose Room A - We - 5:15 pm - 6:05 pm
- Registration
Closed
05/01/21 - 05/31/21
Multi-Purpose Room A - We - 5:15 pm - 6:05 pm
- Registration
Closed

Solo Choreography Fee

All Locations
11/17/20 - 3/7/21
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Trilogy Competition 2021

March 5-7, Rochester, MN

Registration must be completed for dancers who have been selected to perform a solo.


Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
11/17/20 - 03/07/21
Solo Choreography Fee
$55 Registration
Closed

WINTER: Ballet 1 - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
1/18/21 - 5/8/21
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AGE: 9+ YEARS OLD

DURATION: 50-MINUTES, 16 WEEKS

Elements of traditional ballet technique are incorporated at this age. Students in this class should have completed one full year of Beginning Ballet or at teacher discretion. Focus on proper body alignment in barre and center floor exercises.

Appropriate ballet attire is required: black leotard, pink tights (simple skirt allowed), and pink leather ballet shoes.

Details about the 2021 Spring Recital will be announced at the beginning of the session.

 


Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
01/18/21 - 05/08/21
Fitness Studio A - Mo - 4:20 pm - 5:10 pm
1 / 8 Available Registration
Closed

WINTER: Beginning Ballet/Jazz Combo - La Crosse

Dahl (La Crosse)
1/19/21 - 5/8/21
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AGE: 6-8 YEARS OLD

DURATION: 60-MINUTES, 16 WEEKS

This class is for the new dance student 6-8 years of age who have had limited or no experience in a ballet or jazz class. Learn basic ballet/jazz technique and dance terminology to get ready for the next level!

Appropriate ballet attire is required: black leotard, pink or tan tights, skirt/spandex, and pink leather ballet shoes & black jazz shoes. Dancewear/shoes available at the Onalaska Y location.

Details about the 2021 Spring Recital will be announced at the beginning of the session.

A one-time registration fee of $40 will be charged to cover a costume deposit for this program.


Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/19/21 - 05/08/21
CANCELED - Tu - 5:25 pm - 6:25 pm
Registration
Closed

WINTER: Beginning Ballet/Jazz Combo - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
1/19/21 - 5/8/21
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AGE: 6-8 YEARS OLD

DURATION: 60-MINUTES, 16 WEEKS

This class is for the new dance student 6-8 years of age who have had limited or no experience in a ballet or jazz class. Learn basic ballet/jazz technique and dance terminology to get ready for the next level!

Appropriate ballet attire is required: black leotard, pink or tan tights, skirt/spandex, and pink leather ballet shoes & black jazz shoes. Dancewear/shoes available at the Onalaska Y location.

Details about the 2021 Spring Recital will be announced at the beginning of the session.

A one-time registration fee of $40 will be charged to cover a costume deposit for this program.


Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
01/19/21 - 05/08/21
Multi-Purpose Room A - Tu - 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm
- Registration
Closed

WINTER: Hip Hop 1 - La Crosse

Dahl (La Crosse)
1/20/21 - 5/8/21
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AGE: 8+ YEARS OLD

DURATION: 50-MINUTES, 16 WEEKS

Have fun with this upbeat, high energy class! We teach rhythm, musicality, coordination, and age-appropriate hip hop choreography without any suggestive music/movement.

*Hip Hop dance sneakers available for purchase at the Onalaska Y location

Details about the 2021 Spring Recital will be announced at the beginning of the session.

A one-time registration fee of $40 will be charged to cover a costume deposit for this program.


Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/20/21 - 05/08/21
CANCELED - We - 6:10 pm - 7:00 pm
Registration
Closed

WINTER: Hip Hop 1 - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
1/19/21 - 5/8/21
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AGE: 8+ YEARS OLD

DURATION: 50-MINUTES, 16 WEEKS

Have fun with this upbeat, high energy class! We teach rhythm, musicality, coordination, and age-appropriate hip hop choreography without any suggestive music/movement.

*Hip Hop Dance Sneakers available for purchase at the Onalaska Y location

Details about the 2021 Spring Recital will be announced at the beginning of the session.

A one-time registration fee of $40 will be charged to cover a costume deposit for this program.


Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
01/19/21 - 05/08/21
Fitness Studio A - Tu - 6:20 pm - 7:10 pm
- Registration
Closed

WINTER: Hip Hop 2 - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
1/14/21 - 5/8/21
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AGE: 13+ YEARS OLDS

DURATION; 60-MINUTES, 17 WEEKS

Have fun with this upbeat, high energy class! We teach rhythm, musicality, coordination, and age-appropriate hip hop choreography without any suggestive music/movement.

Details about the 2021 Spring Recital will be announced at the beginning of the session.

A one-time registration fee of $40 will be charged to cover a costume deposit for this program.


Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
01/14/21 - 05/08/21
Multi-Purpose Room A - Th - 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
4 / 8 Available Registration
Closed

WINTER: Hip Kids - La Crosse

Dahl (La Crosse)
1/21/21 - 5/8/21
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AGE: 6- 8 YEARS OLD

DURATION: 45-MINUTES, 16 WEEKS

A great way to get moving! An introduction to hip hop dance for the younger student. Focus on rhythm, musicality, and footwork through games and music.

Details about the 2021 Spring Recital will be announced at the beginning of the session.

A one-time registration fee of $40 will be charged to cover a costume deposit for this program.


Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
01/21/21 - 05/08/21
CANCELED - Th - 4:35 pm - 5:20 pm
10 / 10 Available Registration
Closed

WINTER: Hip Kids - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
1/18/21 - 5/8/21
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AGE: 6- 8 YEARS OLD

DURATION: 45-MINUTES, 16 WEEKS

A great way to get moving! An introduction to hip hop dance for the younger student. Focus on rhythm, musicality and foot work through games and music.

Details about the 2021 Spring Recital will be announced at the beginning of the session.

A one-time registration fee of $40 will be charged to cover a costume deposit for this program.


Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/18/21 - 05/08/21
CANCELED - Mo - 4:25 pm - 5:10 pm
Registration
Closed

WINTER: Intro to Tap - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
1/19/21 - 5/4/21
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AGE: 6-8 YEARS OLD

DURATION: 30-MINUTES, 16 WEEKS

A wonderful introduction to the world of tap dance! Heels, toes, shuffles, flaps, rhythm, and counting keep you moving across the floor.

*Tap shoes available at Onalaska Y location

Details about the 2021 Spring Recital will be announced at the beginning of the session.

A one-time registration fee of $40 will be charged to cover a costume deposit for this program.

 


Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
01/19/21 - 05/04/21
CANCELED - Tu - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
10 / 10 Available Registration
Closed

WINTER: Jazz 1 -La Crosse

Dahl (La Crosse)
1/18/21 - 5/8/21
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AGE: 9-12 YEARS OLD

DURATION: 50-MINUTES, 16 WEEKS

You will enjoy taking your skills to the next level in our Jazz I class. Our knowledgeable and motivating instructors will help you with the proper execution of jazz exercises and teach new skills, turns, and jumps. This class will keep you moving!

Details about the 2021 Spring Recital will be announced at the beginning of the session.

A one-time registration fee of $40 will be charged to cover a costume deposit for this program.


Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
01/18/21 - 05/08/21
CANCELED - Mo - 6:25 pm - 7:15 pm
10 / 10 Available Registration
Closed

WINTER: Jazz 1 - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
1/19/21 - 5/8/21
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AGE: 9-12 YEARS OLD

DURATION: 50-MINUTES, 17 WEEKS

You will enjoy taking your skills to the next level in our Jazz I class. Dancers who meet the age requirement and or have completed two full sessions (winter and fall) of beginning jazz should register for this class. Our knowledgeable and motivating instructors will help you with the proper execution of jazz exercises and teach new skills, turns, and jumps. This class will keep you moving!

Details about the 2021 Spring Recital will be announced at the beginning of the session.

A one-time registration fee of $40 will be charged to cover a costume deposit for this program.

 


Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
01/19/21 - 05/08/21
Fitness Studio A - Tu - 5:15 pm - 6:05 pm
1 / 8 Available Registration
Closed

WINTER: Musical Theater 1 - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
1/23/21 - 5/8/21
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AGE: 8-11 YEARS OLD

DURATION: 50-MINUTES, 16 WEEKS

A variety of dance styles seen on Broadway. Our teachers will incorporate the dances from different eras-such as the Charleston from the 1920’s and the Lindy from the 1950’s. This class will also have a jazz focus and there may be some singing depending upon the dance combination being explored. Musical Theatre Dance will give dancers the opportunity to be creative and expressive telling a story through movement and music.

Details about the 2021 Spring Recital will be announced at the beginning of the session.

A one-time registration fee of $40 will be charged to cover a costume deposit for this program.

 

 


Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
01/23/21 - 05/08/21
Multi-Purpose Room A - Sa - 9:10 am - 10:00 am
- Registration
Closed

WINTER: Musical Theatre 2 - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
1/12/21 - 5/8/21
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AGE: 12-17 YEARS OLD

DURATION: 60-MINUTES, 17 WEEKS

A variety of dance styles seen on Broadway. Our teachers will incorporate the dances from different eras-such as the Charleston from the 1920’s and the Lindy from the 1950’s. This class will also have a jazz focus and there will be some singing depending upon the dance combination being explored. Musical Theatre Dance will give dancers the opportunity to be creative and expressive telling a story through movement and music.

Details about the 2021 Spring Recital will be announced at the beginning of the session.

A one-time registration fee of $40 will be charged to cover a costume deposit for this program.

 


Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
01/12/21 - 05/08/21
CANCELED - Tu - 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm
10 / 10 Available Registration
Closed

WINTER: Tap 1 - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
1/18/21 - 5/8/21
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AGE: 9-12 YEARS OLD

DURATION: 50-MINUTES, 16 WEEKS

Tap is a fun style of dance that helps develop a sense of rhythm and timing. Our tap instructors help students focus on learning basic tap dance technique and steps. Introduction to shuffles, flaps/heels, Front Essence, Irish, Buffalo, Paradiddles, Cramp Rolls, tap turns and much more.

Details about the 2021 Spring Recital will be announced at the beginning of the session.

A one-time registration fee of $40 will be charged to cover a costume deposit for this program.


Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
01/18/21 - 05/08/21
Multi-Purpose Room A - Mo - 5:20 pm - 6:10 pm
1 / 8 Available Registration
Closed

WINTER: VIP Dance - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
3/14/21 - 5/8/21
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AGE: 6+ YEARS OLD WITH ADULT OF THE SAME HOUSEHOLD

DURATION: 30-MINUTES, 7 WEEKS

Formerly known as Dads & Daughters, this special dance is created each year for the YMCA Spring Dance Recital. Y Dance Students can partner up with their “VIP” adult to have fun, make new friends, and build lifelong memories. Three age groups rehearse separately for four weeks and then together as a large group for three weeks. The dancer must be enrolled in a Y Dance program and attendance at all rehearsals is required.

Register the student only (by age division). Note: all ages meet as a large group starting April 18 at 12:30 for the last 3 weeks of the session.

VIP Dance will perform at the Spring Dance Recital – more details to come.

*No class held Easter Sunday, April 4


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberYouth MemberNon Member
12/29/20 3/12/21 Online / Front Desk $ 32.00$ 42.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
03/14/21 - 05/08/21
6-8 AGE GROUP - Su - 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
4 / 4 Available Register  
Closes
03/12/2021
03/14/21 - 05/08/21
9-11 AGE GROUP - Su - 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
1 / 4 Available Register  
Closes
03/12/2021
03/14/21 - 05/08/21
12+ AGE GROUP - Su - 1:20 pm - 1:50 pm
4 / 4 Available Register  
Closes
03/12/2021