Adults Classes


Adult Class Calendar

Dance Arts Academy’s adult program consists of TAP, BALLET and Hip Hop for our adult clients who would like to improve their quality of life through strength, balancing, exercise, and fun. Our professional faculty offers classes daily to enrich your experience. First Class Free! Drop in is $18.  A 10-class package is available for $130 (1 year expiration).

Whether you are passionate about dance or simply desire dance-based fitness classes, these classes are a wonderful way to achieve a healthy lifestyle. 

BALLET is a great workout for the entire body.  Ballet is a weight-bearing form of exercise which strengthens muscles, improves balance, promotes healthy bones and burns calories.  Because Ballet uses the full range of both major and minor muscle groups, its great for cognitive functions like coordination and concentration.  The legs, back, core are the main muscle groups which will benefit from strengthening through Ballet exercises, but we also strengthen our arm, neck, and foot muscles.  Through increased stretching with body weight exercises, muscles become longer, stronger, and more resistant to tearing or strain.  Ballet with Justin Koertgen is perfect for beginners or returning dancers wanting to revisit Ballet.

TAP is a fun style of dance that anyone can learn, regardless of previous dance experience.  Besides being so much fun, the benefits of tap dance include cardiovascular conditioning, strength, flexibility, and coordination.  Tap builds strength in the legs and feet in addition to increasing flexibility in the hips, knees, and ankles.  Cognitive abilities are also enhanced, as tap dancers must develop both mental and muscle memory to become proficient at tapping.  Our tap teacher, Laurie Murphy, has over 30 years of teaching experience and is brilliant at it!

HIP HOP is influenced by a wide range of dance styles.  Hip Hop dance can be a form of entertainment or a hobby.  It can be a great way to stay active.  The best part of Hip Hop dance class is that you can express your artistic and creative side.  This fun style of dance reduces stress levels and improves mood.  Roxanne Blumerick will get you moving and grooving!  No experience necessary…just come expecting to get a good workout.  You will leave feeling energized!

JAZZ has become one of the most popular dance styles in recent years, mainly due to its popularity on television shows, movies, music videos and commercials.  Jazz is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. To truly excel in jazz, dancers need a strong background in ballet, as it encourages grace and balance.  No experience necessary in our Adult Jazz class!  Learn some Jazz moves that will even impress your kids!

PILATES exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints, placing more emphasis on scapular stabilization. There are more preparatory exercises and modifications to cater to many different body types and abilities, making it applicable to everyday life.  Pilates is an excellent way to improve posture, alignment, breathing and poise, gain a better understanding of the body and unique alignment issues.