REGISTER

Recreational Dance

McKeon Dance and Gymnastics Center provides dance instruction for students of all levels. Both Recreational and Competitive dance classes are available, and all students are invited to participate in a recital held in June.

Our Recreational Dance class descriptions can be found below. Use the black buttons to register, view the class schedule, and view the dress code. The registration fee is $25 per student ($50 per family) which covers the cost of insurance and processing fees for all programs. NOTE: A completed registration form, the registration fee, and the first month’s tuition must be received prior to your child’s enrollment into any of our programs.

VIEW SCHEDULE

    |   CLASS ATTIRE

    |   REGISTER



Gym and Dance classes in Massachusetts



WIGGLES & GIGGLES (TAPS & TRICKS)

AGES 2½ - 3

Are you ready for some fun?! Your little one will have a blast tapping with friends! Join us for our Tap & Tricks combination class for 45 minutes of fun that will have your little one smiling from ear to ear! This is the perfect class for ages 2.5 - 3 and covers gross motor skills, coordination, counting, exercise, and use of their imagination! The first part of the class consists of tap dancing, singing, and more, and the second portion will be gymnastics/tricks!

Class Duration: 45 minute class held weekly.

TUTUS, TIARAS & CROWNS

AGES 3½ - 5

Get ready to sparkle and shine! Your princess or prince will light up the classroom while we dance like royalty with scarves, wands, tiaras or crowns, and more! These dancers will learn to gallop, jump, and march, as well as important social skills such as following directions and taking turns.

Ballet
This class explores ballet basics. Ballet positions, body alignment, posture, grace and creative imaginative play are all incorporated into this fun introduction to ballet.

Tap
Our Shining Stars also enjoy toe tapping finger snapping introduction to tap dance. Students develop a sense of rhythm and musicality. This is a fun choice for those who like to get their feet stomping and make some noise.

Jazz/Hip Hop
High energy-fast moving feel good class that teaches the hottest dance moves of today through technique of jazz. You learn combinations as seen on some of the most popular music videos. Age appropriate music and choreography are used, ensuring to excite and exercise the mind and body.

Gymnastics
This is a traditional gymnastics program that teaches children the fundamentals of artistic gymnastics and follows the skill progressions laid out by U.S.A Gymnastics. Students will be introduced to the balance beam, tumbling, uneven bars and tumble track.

Class Duration
2 way combo - 1 hr class weekly
3 way combo - 1½ hr class weekly
4 way combo - 2 hour class weekly


RECREATIONAL DANCE CLASSES

AGES 6 - 8

Our popular Combination program allows our students to choose multiple fundamental teachings of 2, 3 or 4 disciplines:

Tap
Dancers develop a sense of rhythm, timing and musical phrasing through tap dancing. Speed and clarity of sound is taught in traditional and contemporary styles.

Ballet
Classical ballet is the foundation of all dance forms. Technique is taught at the barre and then placed in combinations, which is incorporated into their recital dance. Ballet develops poise, grace and self confidence and is necessary for the technical development of the student.

Jazz/Hip Hop
High energy-fast moving feel good class that teaches the hottest dance moves of today through technique of jazz. You learn combinations as seen on some of the most popular music videos. Age appropriate music and choreography are used, ensuring to excite and exercise the mind and body.

Gymnastics
This is a traditional gymnastic program that teaches children the fundamentals of artistic gymnastics and follows the skill progressions of U.S.A Gymnastics. Students will be introduced to the balance beam, uneven bars, tumbling and tumble trak.

Class Duration
2 way combo - 1 hr class weekly
3 way combo - 1.5 hr class weekly
4 way combo - 2 hour class weekly

dance studios in western MA

COMBO CLASSES

AGES 9 and up

These combo classes are designed for students who would like to continue their passion for dance. The length of class time increases as the dancer progresses in age, interest and ability. Individual subjects are 45 minutes in length with the exception of the 30 minute gymnastics class.

In addition to the disciplines stated in our Rising Star program, you may also choose Lyrical Dance. Lyrical dance is a fusion of both ballet and jazz styles. It uses motion to interpret music and express the lyrics of the music.


Ballet
Classical ballet is the foundation of all dance forms. Technique is taught at the barre and then placed in combinations, which is incorporated into their recital dance. Ballet develops poise, grace and self confidence and is necessary for the technical development of the student.

Tap
Dancers develop a sense of rhythm, timing and musical phrasing through tap dancing. Speed and clarity of sound is taught in traditional and contemporary styles.

Jazz/Hip Hop
High-energy, fast moving feel good class that teaches the hottest dance moves of today through technique of jazz. You learn combinations as seen on some of the most popular music videos. Age appropriate music and choreography are used, ensuring to excite and exercise the mind and body.

Gymnastics
This is a traditional gymnastics program that teaches children the fundamentals of artistic gymnastics and follows the skill progressions laid out by U.S.A Gymnastics. Students will be introduced to the balance beam, tumbling, uneven bars and tumble track.

Class Duration
2 way combo - 1½ hr class weekly
3 way combo - 2¼ hr class weekly
4 way combo - 2½ hour class weekly

BOYS HIP HOP CREW

AGES 5 - 9

This fun and popular style of dance includes the latest "MTV" moves. Students will learn moves such as pops, locks, freezes, ticking, waving, and even some breakdance.

This class is perfect for the recreational dancer and is sure to provide a high-energy, cardiovascular workout. Also you can add a half hour class of Ninja Fit to the boys Hip Hop Crew!

Class Duration
1 discipline – Half hour class weekly
2 disciplines - 1 hour class weekly

hip hop dance lessons for boys

""