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What to wear for class? See the News page to download the 2014-15 dress code!

THE 2014-15 CLASS SCHEDULE MAY BE DOWNLOADED ALONG WITH REGISTRATION FROM THE NEWS PAGE.

Recital 2014 Portraits (in-studio portraits) & DVDs are ready for pick up at the studio. 

Dance Arts of Yardley specializes in early dance instruction and aims to make your child's first experience a good one! Our instructors use positive reinforcement and friendly encouragement to teach all of our class levels, but most especially with the very youngest dancers for whom we hope to inspire an initial love of the dance arts.

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Class Schedule

Monday

Studio A
OUR 2014-2015 SCHEDULE MAY BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE NEWS PAGE
Studio B
Studio C

Tuesday

Studio A
Studio B
Studio C

Wednesday

Studio A
Studio B
Studio C

Thursday

Studio A
Studio B
Studio C

Friday

Studio A
Studio B
Studio C

Saturday

Studio A
Studio B
Studio C
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Our Instructors

Miss Melissa

Director and Owner ofDance Arts of Yardley

She has over 20 years of teaching and professional experience. She has trained extensively with former stars of the American Ballet Theatre, the Pennsylvania Ballet, and the Boston Ballet.

Miss Andrea

Miss Andrea has studied all forms of dance at the Broadway Dance Center, Dance Space, Koresh Dance Company and the Princeton Ballet, with such dance notables as Frank Hatchett, Ronnie Koresh, and Lori Abramson.

Miss Rachel

Miss Rachel earned her B.F.A. in Jazz Dance Performance from the University of the Arts. And received the Promising Artist Award from 2001-2006. She has studied ballet extensively with Princeton Ballet School’s Professional Training Program and performed with the American Repertory Ballet’s pre-company.

Miss Renee

Miss Renee has studied with the North Carolina School of the Arts and received her BFA in Dance and Choreography from the Virginia Commonwealth University. She has toured and performed professionally with the Richmond Ballet...

Miss Jaime

Miss Jaime began her ballet training and developed her talent at the early age of six with the Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet. She performed with the Pennsylvania Ballet's professional company before joining the Orlando Ballet in 1996. During the summer of 2001, Jaime ...

Miss Sharon

Miss Sharon is a dancer who has devoted her life to the art since the age of four. After working her first professional job with the Joffrey Ballet Company, she moved on to Musical Theatre where she was able to incorporate her other talents for music and acting...

Miss Lauren

Miss Lauren has over 15 years of serious dance study in tap, jazz and ballet. She has studied ballet intensively and her instructors include the world-renowned ballet master Yuri Sergeyev. She has danced professionally for Sesame Place, the Music and Motion Dance Troupe, the Vanaver Caravan Dance Company...

Miss Tricia

Tricia Bodziak has been dancing for nearly 30 years. She has studied with various teachers and studios in the Philadelphia area and is proficient in ballet, tap and jazz. Miss Tricia has danced competitively and earned top awards at local, regional and national competitions.

Miss Suzanne

Miss Suzanne trained extensively with the New Jersey School of Ballet under the direction of Edward Villella. She danced professionally with that company for a number of years, performing both jazz and ballet. She has instructed for the New Jersey School of Ballet and taught after-school seminars locally.

Miss Zulemy

Miss Zulemy Rodriguez has studied dance for over twenty years. She began with Chambersburg Dance and was a member of their competition team. She went on to become a member of her high school’s dance team. She is currently dancing professionally with the Latin...

Miss Jennifer

Miss Jennifer is a graduate of the School of American Ballet, NYC. While at SAB, she studied under many reknowned instructors including; Alexandra Danilova, Antonina Tumkovsky, Karen Von Aroldingen, Kay Mazzo and Stanley Williams. She also studied with San...

Miss Whitney

Miss Whitney’s background includes:  jazz, hip hop, ballet, tap, lyrical, drill, cheer and tumbling. She has danced, choreographed, coached and judged for numerous national competitions. In high school she had the opportunity to be part...

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Dance Arts of Yardley

Classes

Preschool Creative Dance (ages 3-5)

This class is intended to provide children with a fun-filled introduction to the study of dance. Children will learn basic feet and body positions while being encouraged to move creatively to popular children's music, in an atmosphere that promotes self-esteem and pride in their achievements.

Beginner Dance Combo (ages 5-7)

This class is an hour long combination of Ballet, Tap and Jazz.

Ballet (ages 5+)

Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced

All ballet students are taught the proper ballet fundamentals necessary for a solid foundation in dance. Correct ballet terminology is always stressed. Students progressing to the more advanced levels will receive preparation for professional dance life.

Pointe (pre-teen+)

A student may begin pointe after it has been determined that she has mastered proper body alignment,and possesses the necessary physical and mental strength required to begin this level of ballet training.

Jazz (ages 6+)

Students will develop flexibility and strength while learning various jazz jumps, turns, and combinations to popular music. Elements of Hip-Hop are taught to prepare students for this popular new dance style.

Lyrical (ages 6+)

Lyrical dance is an expressive form of dance incorporating ballet, jazz and modern. It is generally interpretive of the lyrics of pop-music ballads. Completion of Beginner Ballet is suggested.

Tap (ages 6+)

Students will sound out musical rhythms with the feet and learn to make quick changes of weight and direction.

Hip-Hop/Breakdance

This is the style of dance seen in pop-music videos and is taught by professional Hip-Hop dancers.

Dance Companies (ages 9+)

The Yardley Youth Ballet Company and the Jazz Performance Company are in-house companies that were created to give serious dance students a wider range of performance opportunities. Membership is open to students age nine and older and is by audition only. Company members receive substantial multiple class discounts.

Adult Dance

Ballet Body Shaping

This program was specially designed by Miss Melissa utilizing the principles of classical ballet training to create a unique exercise program geared toward evenly shaping the body. An assortment of popular and classical music is used to create an experience that is more than just a "work-out."

Jazz Exercise

Toning, strengthening and flexibility while dancing to popular music.

Tap Exercise

For those who want to work on rhythm, timing...

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Dance Arts of Yardley
207 Floral Vale Blvd., Yardley, PA 19067
Phone: 215.9683377