The Augusta Youth School of Dance offers ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop and company dance classes to children ages 3 and up. Dance subjects vary according to age. Weekday and Saturday classes are also available. We offer a unique outreach program to daycare centers with courses in ballet, tap, and fitness.
Benefits of a Dance Program
A dance program also provides an effective way to deliver multiple benefits to children. The benefits to the children are the most important and the most evident. Studies show that children enrolled in a dance program at an early age gain an increased sense of balance, coordination, and self-esteem, all of which contribute greatly to their development. Dance also offers a fun way for children to engage in supervised group activities which help to build and give them an opportunity to practice their group interaction skills. Finally, early enrollment in dance helps inculcate a sense of excitement about, and commitment to, physical activity that can last a lifetime. A dance program offers parents the opportunity to see their children develop in an exciting way.
In a loving, yet disciplined, environment even the tiniest of tots learn the fundamentals of dance and proudly exhibit them in their specially choreographed dance routines amid professional set designs at our annual May recital at the Augusta State University Maxwell Performing Arts Theater.