The dance program at the Holmes Center for the Arts is committed to providing quality dance education in a nurturing environment. We focus on correct dance technique, inspiring our students to do their best, and performance expression. We want each of our students to meet their own goals in dance. We do not participate in dance competitions. Instead, we offer our students various performing opportunities where they can learn, grow and express themselves as dancers.
Winter Semester Begins January 11th
Ages 3 - 4 by August 24th, 2020.
No previous training. These classes, designed for preschoolers, will help them to explore movement and music in a social, energetic, and fun environment. Children will focus on basic dance movements and positions of dance through creative movement and music.
Student Division Ballet:
Age 5 and 6 by August 24th, 2020.
Basic ballet technique.
Ages 7 - 8 by August 24th, 2020.
Basic ballet technique for 7 and 8 year olds.
Ages 9 and up by August 26th, 2020.
Intermediate ballet by teacher placement.
Pre-Professional Division Ballet:
By teacher placement. Intermediate/Advanced level ballet. Two classes/week required. Pre-pointe or beginning pointe by teacher placement only.
By teacher placement. Advanced level ballet with emphasis on pointe technique. Three technique classes plus pointe (for girls) per week required.
By teacher placement. Four classes per week plus pointe required.
Intermediate Contemporary Dance
An intermediate level contemporary dance class. Instructor will focus on different contemporary dance forms every few weeks including modern, lyrical, hip-hop, and jazz.
Advanced Contemporary Dance
Contemporary dance class for students with previous dance experience. By teacher placement.
Beginning Tap for children ages 5 to 10.
Advanced tap for children with previous tap experience. By teacher placement.
For students interested in learning basic tumbling skills. Ages 4 and up. No prior tumbling experience necessary.
Tumbling 2 through 6
For students with prior tumbling experience. By teacher placement. Contact us for class placement.
Jr. Elite Tumbling Company
For beginning students who currently take a tumbling class and would like to perform. Must take this class with a technique class.
Elite Tumbling Company
An invitation-only tumbling performance group who currently take intermediate or advanced level tumbling classes. Includes performance opportunities.
Jazz 1 and 2:
Beginning or Intermediate level jazz classes that focus on correct jazz technique which is often used in musicals and commercial dance.
Holmes Center for the Arts is excited to add Baton Twirling as a class for interested students. Students will learn proper technique for twirling a baton along with the skills they might need for routines as majorette in a marching band or for performing in parades and on stage.
**Private Lessons available for all classes! Please inquire if you are interested.
Call Holley Johnson at 330-473-2879 or email at if you have any questions concerning dance classes and for tuition rates.