Our students participate in grade level dance classes to learn the art and technique of dance. Throughout their years at Villa Maria they will have a strong basis of many styles of dance, while learning technique, choreography and the ability to learn improve, flexibility, coordination and sequencing skills.
All classes participate in the yearly Dance Showcase where students showcase their unique talents and get the opportunity to perform. Dance is a true art form and a great opportunity for each child to express their individuality and creativity through movement.
In addition, Villa Maria Academy offers an after school baton twirling program for all students to participate. Baton twirling is a sport that combines the art of dance and gymnastics while manipulating one, two and/or three batons at the same time
Villa Maria Academy believes that movement reaches all of us in almost every part of our lives. Students receive classroom instruction, the ability to learn movement while also the history of dance and the importance of dancing throughout life.
All students in K – 5th grade receive dance instruction once a week in a classroom setting, while Middle School is every other week.
Grades Styles of Dance
Grades K –Creative movement
Grades 1-2 –Ballet Technique, Stretching
Grades 3 –Jazz
Grades 4 – Lyrical
Grades 5- Jazz with hip hop
Grades 6 – Broadway Style
Grades 7– Dance Around the World with many styles
Grades 8 –Modern with Technique in many styles
Additional performances at Volleyball Games and other school activities