Mayer Arts Dance Classes at the Maplewood Community Center

The mission of Mayer Arts is to not only provide training for those who are serious about learning, but also to offer classes that are tons of fun! We teach proper technique, terminology, body awareness, and appreciation for the arts. Our goal is that students will not only find a love for the arts but also build healthy habits and self-esteem. Skills that will be helpful to them for the rest of their lives!

Fall Dance Classes


Dance Recital Theme: Under the Sea 


Open House: Monday, August 29, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Stop by and meet your teacher and order shoes!
 

Pre Ballet & Tap (Ages 3-5)

  •  Saturdays, September 17 - December 10, 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. or  10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (No class November 26)
  • Cost is $145* ($135 for MCC members)
This class includes the Wish Upon a Ballet curriculum with the added fun of tap! An introduction to the movements and vocabulary of these disciplines are taught with the help of musical instruments, parachutes and scarves. Students will develop poise, strength and flexibility. Ballet and tap shoes are required.

Wish Upon a Ballet (Ages 3-5)
  • Saturdays, September 17 - December 10, 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (No class November 26)
  • Mondays, September 19 - December 12, 5:15 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. (No class October 31)
  • Cost is $145* ($135 for MCC members)
Wish Upon a Ballet is a dance program for children that incorporates popular children’s stories as well as ballet stories to create a dance class that is more than ballet steps. Using musical instruments, parachutes and scarves we will create a complete fairy tale experience while we skip, leap, jump and spin. This way an introduction to the movements and vocabulary of ballet are taught in a fun and creative manner. Children will learn an appreciation of dance and music while developing strength and flexibility. Parents, family and friends will be invited to observe a special performance at the end of each session. Come join the fun! Girls and boys will need ballet shoes. Girls should wear a leotard and tights. Boys should wear comfortable clothes they can move around in.

Ballet & Tap (Ages 6-9)
  • Saturdays, September 17 - December 10, 11:45-12:45 p.m. (No class November 26)
  • Cost is $155* ($145 for MCC members)
We can’t stop the beat! Young dancers will float and leap in ballet and then jump and jive to fun songs while learning about tap. An introduction to the movements and vocabulary of these disciplines are taught with the help of musical instruments, parachutes and scarves. Students will develop poise, strength and flexibility. Ballet and tap shoes are required.

Hip Hop & Tap (Ages 5-8)
  • Mondays, September 19 - December 12, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (No class October 31)
  • Cost is $155* ($145 for MCC members)
Growing dancers will experience the upbeat and energetic style of hip hop as well as the exciting rhythms of tap. Proper terms for dance steps will be taught as well as body awareness to improve posture, strength and flexibility. Students will gain poise and confidence as they leap and spin! Ballet and tap shoes are required.

Hip Hop (Ages 8-12)
  • Mondays, September 19 - December 12, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (No class October 31)
  • Cost is $155* ($145 for MCC members)
Get into the Groove! Our Hip Hop Classes will be sure to keep students active. The students will learn warm-ups such as stretching, isolations and across the floor exercises as well as dances to their favorite songs! Come learn to leap, turn and shine. This class is not only fun but will improve posture, strength and flexibility in a positive and self-esteem building atmosphere. Ballet or jazz shoes are required.

*Registration fee does not include the costume fee for recital. For the recital girls in ballet/tap and tap/hip hop will need to provide their own white leotard (any style) and flesh colored tights. Boys need a white t-shirt and black pants. Students taking only hip hop will need a black leotard, black tank top or black t-shirt, and black pants.

Three Ways to Register
  • Online Registration - Register for our programs, it's fast and easy
  • Call customer service at 651-249-2230 or 651-249-2120
  • In person at the Maplewood Community Center