Dance Program | Ages 3+

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Mini-Hops Dance gets kids moving, clapping, counting, and shaking their way to better coordination and brain development. Our co-ed program teaches balance and rhythm mixed with some basic tumbling skills, all to a fun and upbeat soundtrack!

Mini-Dancers | Ages 3-6

Mini-Dancer

3 Year Olds | 25min/20min Dancing/Tumbling | Ratio 8:1

In this upbeat class, the students are introduced to the rhythmic concepts of dance using musical instruments and their own hands and feet. Teacher led tumbling will be enjoyed by children as parents assist in increasing the child’s confidence while learning fun rolling, and large motor activities!

Lil’ Dancers

4 Year Olds | 30min/30min Dancing/Tumbling | Ratio 8:1

Young dancers develop independence as they learn specific dance and tumbling moves, terminology, counting and short sequences of dance to fun music. Energetic and caring instructors teach the students basic tumbling skills such as progressions to handstands, cartwheels and forward rolls. They will learn muscle control and coordination that will aid in their overall development.

Junior Dancers

5 Year Olds | 40min/20min Dancing/Tumbling | Ratio 8:1

Children learn many skills such as balance, posture and motor-planning through music, dance and tumbling dance instruction. The complexity of dance steps will increase slightly to test their memories of rhythm, tempo, and pieces of the music. The students will be taught synchronized dance sequences each week. During the tumbling portion, they will challenge their balance and strength to develop skills such as handstands, cartwheels, and forward and backward rolls.

Progressive Dancers | Ages 6+

Just Dance

Ages 6+ | Grade Based Scheduling | Ratio 10:1

This class offers three styles of dance for the school-aged mover. Caring and energetic instructors introduce ballet, jazz and hip-hop throughout the term. The kids learn basic dance techniques such as balance, posture, rhythm and more using fun music and choreography. Want tumbling too? Try our Dance Acro classes as well!

Ballet

Ages 6+ | Ratio 10:1

Our brand new Ballet 6+ class will be held on Saturdays from 11am to noon starting September 2017! This co-ed class is for school-aged dancers age 6 and up who would like to learn the art of ballet. Our skilled instructors will teach them to focus on ballet positions, posture, technique, flexibility, and choreography, in a fun and educational manner appropriate to their age-group and ability level. As the school year progresses, so will the advancement of the class, so consistency is key!

Dance ACRO

Ages 7+ | Ratio 9:1

Designed for students looking to practice and improve their gymnastics skills that are often incorporated into routines. Some days on the schedule may be for all levels or advanced. Please see schedules for more information!

Advanced Dance ACRO

Ages 7+ | Ratio 10:1

Designed for students who would like to advance and perfect their tumbling skills that are often put into the dance choreography of today. The students in this class are past the basics, such as cartwheels and back walkovers and have progressed on to aerials and back handsprings.

Open Training

Ratio 15:1 – 90 min.
Mini-Hops Gymnastics will now be offering an opportunity for gymnasts and tumbling athletes to utilize our facility for Open Training on Fridays 10:30am-12:00pm. Our Open Training will feature a knowledgeable instructor who will be available to assist athletes with their skills and goals. This practice will be designed to encourage independent work, and the athletes will have the freedom to choose what they would like to focus on for the class, provided that it is constructive. This practice differs from Open Gym due to the fact that the coach will open up designated areas in the gym based on the athlete’s goals that are attending the practice and set up drills to assist the athletes as needed. Athletes can choose to work with the instructor one on one, or complete an assignment of their choosing on their own with supervision. This is a great opportunity for athletes to utilize the Mini-Hops equipment and facility while being able to complete goals independently with an instructor available to assist if needed.

Adaptive Dance

Ages 5+ or by Invitation

Ratio 5:1 – 45 min