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Dance registration is closed until June so we can work on our spring recital. Call 219.865.2274 to be added to the waitlist.

What Makes Us Different? We host two recitals each year… a spring recital and a holiday recital!

With an oak floor and mirrored dance room, the Dance Connection at Patti’s is 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!

The tuition shown below is based on one class per week. A $39 annual family membership fee is due at the time of enrollment. Discounts available for multiple classes – UNLIMITED DANCE – $349 per child when enrolled in 4 or more dance classes plus… 50% off a gymnastics class! Or $424 per family when enrolled in 6 or more dance classes plus… 50% off a gymnastics class! Please call the office at 219-865-2274 to arrange payment.

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Class Descriptions

Spring Dance Recital Info & Ticket Sales

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The recital date will be Sat. June 15 at Lake Central High School. Times are 9am, 12pm, 3pm, or 6pm. Your child's recital time is dependent on class times. There are no dress rehearsals. All pertinent information will be handed out in class. You can also access all recital info right here on our website 24/7  (check out the links and timeline below). For any additional questions, please call us during regular business hours at 219.865.2274 or ask your dance teacher.

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  • Tickets will be on sale - Mon. May 6, 9am, $19 per ticket. Children 3 and under who can sit on a parent's lap are free.  IMPORTANT: Keep all ticket info you receive after you purchase your tickets. You will be asked to show ticket info on your phone when finding your seats. If you are buying tickets for others who will be arriving separately, we recommend you email or screenshot the ticket
    info to them before the show.
  • Hair and T-shirt orders are due - April 1
  • Costumes will be handed out - tentatively week of May 6
  • Photo week TBA (in May)
  • Costumes will be handed out - May

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Ballet

55 Minutes / $119 per month

Students will be placed in the appropriate level by the instructor and according to ability.

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(Beginner & Advanced Beginner) Ages: 7 & up
Beginner ballet includes work at the barre, across the floor, and center work. It involves the five basic positions of feet and arms, along with various turns, jumps, etc. This class is great for children to learn the discipline that dancers have in a fun and exciting way. The child will learn how to work well with others and improve fine and gross motor skills, such as hand-eye coordination while building strength and flexibility.

(Intermediate) Ages: 9 & up
For a dancer with at least two years of training, the class will incorporate work at the barre, across the floor, and center work. It involves the five basic positions of feet and arms, along with various turns, jumps, etc. In this class there will be the addition of working with combinations, adagio work, as well as large jumps and beats. The dancer will benefit greatly from this class while building strength and flexibility.

(Advanced) Ages: 13 & up
This class is designed for a dancer with at least 5 years of training. The class includes intricate combinations and variations as well as technical barre work. The dancer will benefit greatly from this class while building strength and flexibility.

Apparel - Black tank leotard, pink tights, black wrap skirt. Pink leather split-sole shoes will be an additional fee and ordered through Miss Robin.

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Ballet & Gym

45 Minutes / $119 per month

Ballet Gym 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: Must be 5 – 10 years old. Sun. noon Ballet/Gym is for ages 6-10 and the other Ballet/Gym classes are for ages 5-7.

Apparel- Black tank leotard, pink ballet tights, pink skirt, pink ballet shoes, and white gymnastics shoes

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Ballet Tap Jazz

45 Minutes / $119 per month

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 4-6 years old.

Apparel- Black tank leotard, pink tights, pink skirt, pink ballet shoes, and black tap shoes.

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Ballet/Lyrical

55 Minutes / $119 per month

In the dance portion, the students begin with stretches, go on to barre work, and center work.  Students will begin to put combinations together and perform progressions across the floor.  Lyrical class is a soft, flowing form of dance combining ballet, jazz, modern, emotion, and imagination.  Lyrical is a newer form of dance that is becoming more popular because of its stage appeal and soothing quality. This class is for dancers transitioning from preschool to-school-age classes.

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Pre-Qualifications:

Must be at least 6 years or older

Apparel-Black tank leotard, pink tights, black skirt, and pink ballet shoes

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Jazz

55 Minutes / $119 per month

(Beginner) Ages: 7 and up
This class is designed for the beginning jazz dancer. Following the warm-up the students will go on to work on their progressions across the floor, and combinations in the center of the room. The students will focus on body movements, character development, and isolation, using today’s popular modern steps. The child will learn how to work well with others and improve fine and gross motor skills, such as hand-eye coordination while building strength and flexibility.

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(Intermediate) Ages: 9 yrs. and up
This class is designed for the intermediate jazz dancer with at least 2 years of experience. Following the warm-up, the students will go on to work on their progressions across the floor, and combinations in the center of the room. The students will focus on body movements, character development, and isolation, using today’s popular modern steps. In this class, the teacher will also add leaps and technical turns to the curriculum. This is a great class to build strength and flexibility.

(Advanced)  Ages: 13 and up
This class is designed for the advanced jazz dancer with at least 5 years of dance experience. Following the warm-up the students will go on to work on their progressions across the floor, and combinations in the center of the room. The students will focus on body movements, character development, and isolation, using today’s popular modern steps. In this class the teacher will also add leaps and technical turns to the curriculum along with all major areas of jazz, including funk, modern, and technical jazz.

Pre-Qualifications- Students will be placed in the appropriate level by the instructor and according to ability.

Apparel - Black tank leotard, black jazz shorts, tan transition tights, and split-sole Gore boot.

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Tap/Jazz (Ages 7-10)

55 Minutes / $119 per month

Description: 

Basic Tap: rhythm, syncopation, and speed
Basic Jazz: leaps, turns, stretching, kicks, and choreography

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Pre-Qualifications: Must be 7-10 years old.

Apparel - Black leo, black shorts, tan tights, Tap shoes, and tan Jazz shoes.

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Choreography (Ages 10-18)

55 Minutes / $119 per month

Learn the art of dance by planning and arranging movements, steps, and patterns. Dancers will also explore the use of time, shape, energy, space, and motion.

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Pre-Qualifications:

  • Ages 10-18

Apparel - Black tank leotard and black jazz shorts. Tan canvas split-sole shoes.

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Leaps and Turns

55 Miuntes / $119 per month

This class will concentrate on strength-building and technical aspects of various leaps and turns. The student develops balance, strength, elevation, and body alignment. Your child will learn with step-by-step instructions that will produce outstanding leaps and turns. This is an excellent class for dancers who want to advance their skills.

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Pre-Qualifications:

  • Intermediate (9yrs & up)
  • Advanced (13 yrs & up

Apparel - Black tank leotard and black jazz shorts, and tan canvas split-sole shoes.

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Contemporary

55 Minutes / $119 per month

Contemporary is a modern and expressive form of dance. Students will be placed in the appropriate level by the instructor and according to ability.

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Pre-Qualifications:

  • Intermediate (9yrs & up)
  • Advanced (13 yrs & up

Placement for the appropriate level is determined by the instructor and according to ability.

Apparel - Black tank leotard, black jazz shorts, tan transition tights, and pink ballet shoes.

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Pointe/Pre Pointe

55 Minutes / $119 per month

Students will be placed in the appropriate level by the instructor according to ability. This class is for dancers who are already on pointe. They will focus on strength, relevé, extension, and development of the foot and leg.

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Pre-Qualifications- Students must be 12 years of age, have teacher approval, and enrolled in a ballet class. Placement for the appropriate level is determined by the instructor and according to ability.

Apparel - Black tank leotard, pink tights, pink pointe shoes.  

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Hip Hop

55 Minutes / $119 per month

This class is designed for any student interested in what one may call “music video” dance. Hip-Hop is a combination of jazz and funk combined with the technique called the pop-and-lock. Unlike jazz classes, however, hip-hop does not concentrate on leaps and turns, but rather on technical tricks. They dance to contemporary hip-hop, pop, and dance music. The entry-level will depend on the dance experience of the student. Move-ups to the next level will only be done by the instructor.

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Beginner (6-12 years)
Intermediate (10 & up)
Advanced (13 & up)

Pre-Qualifications- Must be 6 years old.

Apparel- Hip Hop t-shirt and black sparkle sneakers = $45.50 (+ tax) and black shorts or pants (T-shirt cannot be altered)

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Jr. Cheer Prep Squad – Give Your Child a Head Start in Becoming a Cheerleader (Ages 4-8)

55 Minutes / $119 per month

Choose from Tuesday class for ages 4-6 or Sunday class for ages 5-8.

This “one-of-a-kind” class is all about prepping your future cheerleader! We will focus on:

  • Clean and tight arm movements
  • Strength exercises
  • Body placement for building stunts and pyramids
  • Chants

Apparel: Any red, white, or blue t-shirt and black shorts. Plus any pair of clean gym shoes.

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Homeschool Dance Experience (Ages 6-10)

45 Minutes / $59.50 per month

Description: This innovative dance class combines Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Lyrical. This is an excellent introduction to the world of dance, enabling the children to experience a variety of dances in one class. (No Make-ups -No Sibling Discounts)

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Pre-Qualifications: Must be 6-10 years old.

Apparel - A black tank leotard, pink ballet shoes (purchased from us at PAA), and any black shorts. 

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