Preschool Dance

Patti’s All-American offers what no other dancing school in the area can offer . . . a combination of a dance class and a weekly trip out to the gym for this one-of-a-kind gymnastics and dance experience.  With an oak floor and mirrored dance room, it’s perfect for children ages 2 – 18. Every dancer gets individual attention and training with custom class schedules created by experienced instructors. Best of all, we are a dance recital school. We have a recital in the spring and another one at Christmas!

A variety of levels are offered at The Dance Connection, in all types of dance – Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Dancing Gym Bears (Preschool Dance), Pointe, Lyrical, and Hip Hop.  We also have a variety of combination classes too. Dance creates self-confidence and provides great exercise.  With years of professional teaching experience and a long list of recital performances, The Dance Connection at All-American brings you an amazing environment where dancers are truly learning the art of dance. 

Tuition shown below is based on one class per week. We strongly recommend two classes a week for maximum skill progression. Discounts available for multiple classes 20- 50%. A $39 annual family membership fee is due at the time of enrollment.

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Class Descriptions

Dancing Gym Bears 2/3

55 Minutes / $97

Dancing Gym Bears 2/3 is an introduction to dance, barre, center work, and various combinations.  The second half of the class adds tumbling and gymnastics in our main gym.

Description: Breakdown 30 min. dance, 25 min. gymnastics with parent participation in both portions of the class.  In the dance portion, the students begin with stretches, go on to barre work, center floor-work progressions, and conclude the lesson with a song.  The children will learn primary ballet technique including positions, coordination, and develop their sense of rhythm.  For gymnastics, the children will go to various equipment in the gym.  This includes bars, beam, floor, Tumbl Trak, and trampoline. This is a great class for you and your child to meet new friends and bond with each other.  The child will learn how to work well with others and improve gross motor skills while learning dance and gymnastics.

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Pre-Qualifications- Must be at least 2 or 3 years old and parents must participate.

Apparel- Black tank leotard, pink ballet tights, pink tutu, pink ballet shoes and white gymnastics shoes = $90 (+ tax)

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Dancing Gym Bears 3 All Me

55 Minutes / $95

Dancing Gym Bears 3 All Me is an introduction to dance, barre, center work, and various combinations. The second half of the class adds tumbling and gymnastics in our main gym.

Description: Breakdown 30 min. dance, 25 min. gymnastics without parents.  In the dance portion, the students begin with stretches, go on to barre work, center work progressions, and conclude the lesson with a song.  The children will learn primary ballet technique including positions, coordination, and develop their sense of rhythm.  For gymnastics, the children will move into the gym where go to various equipment including the bars, beam, floor, Tumbl Trak, and trampoline. The students will learn how to work well with others and improve their gross motor skills while learning dance and gymnastics.
To register for this class, your child must be pre-approved by their instructor. You can call our office at (219) 865-2274 for more information.

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Pre-Qualifications- Must be at least 3 years old and approved by the teacher

Apparel- Black tank leotard, pink ballet tights, pink tutu, pink ballet shoes and white gymnastics shoes = $93 (+ tax)

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Dancing Gym Bears 4/5

55 Minutes / $95

Dancing Gym Bears 4/5 is half dance – half gymnastics class. The dance portion of class is at the ballet barre, center floor work, and learning various combinations with terminology. The second half of the class adds tumbling and gymnastics in our main gym.

Description: Breakdown 30 min. dance, 25 min. gymnastics In the dance portion, the students begin with stretches, will work on the ballet barre, use the center floor, learn various combinations with terminology, and end the lesson with a song.  The children will learn primary ballet technique including positions, coordination, and develop their sense of rhythm.  During the gymnastics portion of the class, the children go into the main gym to learn skills on the trampoline, Tumbl Trak, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor. The children will learn how to work well with others and improve their gross motor skills while learning dance and gymnastics.

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Pre-Qualifications- Must be 4-5 years old.

Apparel- Black tank leotard, pink ballet tights, pink skirt, pink ballet shoes and white gymnastics shoes = $92.75 (+ tax)

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Ballet Tap Gym

55 Minutes / $97

Ballet Tap Gym is a combination class with two types of dance – ballet, tap, and then adding gymnastics.

Description: Breakdown 15 minutes ballet, 15 minutes jazz, 25 minutes gymnastics. This class gives students a combination of two types of dance, as well as gymnastics. The children begin with ballet that includes warm up, ballet technique at the barre and center work. The tap section includes rhythm, basic tap steps and combinations. The gymnastics portion will take place in the main gym. The gym activities will include floor, uneven bars, balance beam, Tumbl Trak,  and trampoline.

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Pre-Qualifications- Must be 4-6 years old.

Apparel- Black tank leotard, pink tights, pink skirt, pink ballet shoes, white gymnastics shoes, and tap shoes= $117.50 (+tax) 

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Ballet Tap Jazz

55 Minutes / $97

Ballet Tap Jazz is an introduction to three types of dance – ballet, tap, and jazz.

Description: Breakdown 20 minutes ballet, 20 minutes jazz, 15 minutes tap. This class gives students a combination of 3 types of dance. A ballet warm up, barre work, and center. Jazz progressions and basic tap are included. This is a great introduction into the world of dance, enabling the children to get a taste of three different forms of dance in one class.

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Pre-Qualifications: Must be 4 -7 years old.

Apparel- Black tank leotard, pink tights, pink skirt, pink ballet shoes, and black tap shoes = $90.75 (+tax)

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Ballet & Gym

55 Minutes / $97

Ballet Gym  is for 5 – 8-year-olds is a half dance – half gymnastics class.

Description:   Breakdown 30 min. dance, 25 min. gymnastics. In the dance portion of this class, the students begin with stretches and will work on the ballet barre as well as the center floor. Students will begin to put various combinations together and perform progressions across the floor, concluding the lesson with a song. During the gymnastics portion, the children will learn to tumble using our spring floor and will learn various skills using the uneven bars, balance beam, trampoline, and Tumbl Trak. The children will learn how to work well with others and improve gross motor skills while building strength and flexibility.

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Pre-Qualifications: For 5 –7 years old.

Apparel- Black tank leotard, pink ballet tights, pink skirt, pink ballet shoes and white gymnastics shoes = $94 (+ tax)

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Tiny Hip Hop

45 Minutes / $97

Description: This class is for both boys and girls.  The students are introduced to basic jazz techniques with popular music. Students will learn basic body awareness, rhythmic counts, funky progressions, and have loads of dancing fun.  The instructor combines all of these elements to create a totally fun form of jazz expression.

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Pre-Qualifications- Must be at least 4 – 6 years old

Apparel- Hip Hop t-shirt, black jazz shorts, black Hip Hop Sneakers,

and white gymnastics shoes = $79.24 (+tax)  (T-shirt cannot be altered)

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Tiny Hip HopNastics

55 Minutes / $95

Hip Hop Nastics – a  combination of Hip Hop and Gymnastics!

Description:   Class Length: 55min. Breakdown: 30 minutes dance and 25 min. of gymnastics. This combination dance and gymnastic class is for any dancer with lots of energy that will definitely be put to use in a productive manner! This class is for both boys and girls. The students are introduced to basic jazz techniques with popular music. Students will learn basic body awareness, rhythmic counts, funky progressions, and have loads of dancing fun. The instructor combines all of these elements to create a totally fun form of jazz expression. The gym activities will include floor, uneven bars, balance beam, Tumbl-Trak, Mini-Trak, and trampoline.

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Pre-Qualifications- Must be at least 4 – 6 years old for regular tiny Hip Hopnastics class.

Apparel- Hip Hop t-shirt, black jazz shorts, black Hip Hop Sneakers, and white gymnastics shoes = $103.24 (+tax) (T-shirt cannot be altered)

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