Dance Styles Offered

CMC infuses a nurturing yet disciplined teaching approach to many different styles of dance. CMC also instills a love for dance, self confidence, and pride in every dancer!

We offer classes in:

LITTLE MOVERS (ages 18-35 months)
This is a creative movement class designed for the toddler ages 18-35mos. The child’s parent or caregiver will join us in this class to help ease anxiety about separation while encouraging independence. In this class children will participate in circle time, finger play, creative movement, sing alongs, and make believe!!! This class will encourage development in motor skills and will combine the Early Childhood Content Standards of Ohio with the Director, Hayley Schmidt’s own education and enthusiasm!!!
30 minute class

INTRO DANCE (ages 3-4)
This class is designed for our little dancers ages 3-4! This class combines basic ballet technique, jazz combinations, age appropriate music and creativity. Intro Dance class structure focuses on early childhood development including fine and gross motor skills. Also, the child will be encouraged to discover their “inner artist” through dance and song. The children in this class will develop a love for dance, while fostering friendships and developing independence!
30 minute class

COMBO DANCE
These classes are based on the dancer’s age and ability. They are the perfect classes for the beginning or returning dancer. These classes combine ballet technique, jazz combinations and tap basics.
45 minute class

ADAPTIVE DANCE (go to Adaptive Dance page for more information)
The Adaptive Dance classes at Creative Movement Center are designed for the child with special needs.
Please note: CMC is wheelchair accessible and students of all abilities and special needs are welcome and embraced in our classes.

JAZZ
Instructors use music from yesterday and today to teach jazz technique that is focused on balance, placement, and strength.  Jazz classes are fast paced and exciting while working on leaps, turns and combinations!

TAP
We are soo excited about our fantastic tap program. Tap is a dance form that uses the dancer’s feet to create sound and rhythm. These classes focus on basic tap technique, with up to date teaching styles and routines.

BALLET AND POINTE
This classical dance is the backbone to every other style of dance. At CMC we focus on the fundaments of ballet including classical vocabulary, music, and technique.

MODERN
“Because of early pioneers like Martha Graham, modern dance now encompasses a wide range of styles, many of which are associated with renowned schools and masters. There are over a thousand Types of Modern Dance including graham and horton. Eventually, postmodern dance would reject the formalism of modern dance and include elements such as performance art, contact improvisation, floor work, release-technique, and improvisation." from Wikipedia

CONTEMPORARY
This style of dance integrates emotion, gestures and technique in movements that relate to the music.

LYRICAL
Combines jazz and lyrical to different types of music.  Lyrical dancers tell a story through their movements while utilizing the technique of a jazz or ballet dancer. 

HIP HOP
Hip Hop is a fun style of dance that uses appropriate music that is fast paced and fun!  Hip Hop encourages dancers to let loose and express themselves in a funky, sassy way!

BREAK DANCING
or b-boying is extremely diverse in style and originates from the streets of NYC. Our break dancing program includes lessons in the history, vocabulary and moves that make up this amazing dance style.

BROADWAY JAZZ
The focus is on theater skills, performing and jazz technique. Dancers will learn choreography from Broadway musicals!

ACRO
Individualized instruction focused on tumbling and gymnastics.