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Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Category:Dance & Ballet
Other Ideas: Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre; Urbanity Dance; Mass Motion Dance; Deborah Mason School of Dance; Champions Dance Sports Club

Tony Williams Dance Center offers a range of dance classes for children and adults.

It is also home to BalletRox, a youth and professional dance company that uses the power of dance to break down racial barriers. BalletRox offers scholarships to under-served children and provides them with a solid foundation in ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, tap, and more.

BalletRox youth and professional dancers have the opportunity to perform in critically acclaimed performances like the annual production of Tony Williams' Urban Nutcracker.

Course Descriptions

First Steps
An introduction to dance for ages 3 -4 that incorporates creative movement with an age-appropriate introduction to ballet. Using basic dance concepts, this program develops motor skills, sociability and gives kids a fun, hands-on introduction to the world of dance.

For the beginner student; class meets once a week. Students will learn some of the basic ballet positions, including some stretching, barre work, and center excercises. They begin to learn ballet terminology and teachers will incorporate creative learning methods into the curriculum.

The foundation of all dance forms, ballet takes you into the world of classical music amd teaches discipline, and grace for all dancers. Technique-based training is offered from a young level, teaching correct placement and knowledge of the body as a fine-tuned instrument. Grade 1- Adult.

An original American dance form, tap emphasizes the beat by making sounds with metal taps fastened to the shoes. The focus is on strong technique and musicality, with an emphasis on learning the roots of Tap and the work of such greats as Buster Brown, Honi Coles, Jimmy Slyde, Gregory Hines and more. Grade 1 and up.

A stylized form of American dance using many rhythms to coordinate and strengthen the body. Various styles include musical theater, traditional, funky, and hip hop. We strive to incorporate the styles of such greats as Jack Cole, Matt Mattox, Gus Giordano, Luigi and more. Jammin Jazz for ages 4 - 5. Jazz class is for ages 10 and up.

A fun class to learn how to move for those who love moving to great music! Children will build strength and confidence while learning rhythm, stretching, breath, jumps, space, shape, swings and more. This class is excellent for balance. Students will create their own dances and get to dance barefoot! Modern dance is a style that started in the United States at the turn of century. It explores non-traditional ways of expressing oneself through movement. It has its own unique set of exercises that are more weighted and grounded. Ages 8 - 10.

A poetic style of dance with a lovely flowing quality blending ballet & contemporary dance concepts. Using popular music, this dance form connects movement to the lyrics to express a message or emotion through the dancers performance. Ages 7 - 9.



284 Armory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130 map
Phone: (617) 524-3066


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