Kids Dance Lessons

For Children 5 - 12 Years Old

Dance lessons for kids in
Santa Barbara

What’s the best way to improve your kid’s self-esteem? Dancing of course!

Improve social skills and provide an outlet for expression, all while enhancing their cognitive development. Check exercise off their daily list and help them create healthy habits for life.

Walk In, Dance Out ®

Kids Dancing together

Start Them Off on the
Right Foot

Inspiring students of all ages is what we do best! Dance classes aren’t just a fun, physical activity but give kids the tools for self-discipline and time-management.

With each class expanding on the last, we expect students to attend 7-8 of the 8 classes in each series. Thus allowing for ample follow-thru and continual progress.

Come excited and ready to learn and please do let us know if your little one needs a little extra attention due to a bad day, shyness, or for any other reason.

Spring Series Class Offerings

For kids 5-8 years old with any level of dance experience

Overview

Throughout this 8-week program, students will learn fundamentals in Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary dance styles. Footwork, turns, dance positions, inversions, choreography, performance, kicks, leaps and the character of each dance are included in the curriculum. Students will leave the course with a foundation in all three styles. Students are also encouraged to express themselves and find joy through dance.

Class Structure

Classes are structured into warm ups, technique, learning choreography and a cool-down stretch. The choreography portion will be built upon in each class and culminate in a performance at the end of the last session.

Attire

Students should wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in. For footwear, bare feet, ballet slippers or jazz shoes are acceptable. Dance attire such as leotards and tutus are optional. Hair should be pulled out of students’ faces and accessories (such as headbands, long necklaces, or bulky jewelry) that may become a distraction are discouraged with the exception of accessories students require to fidget.

For kids 9-12 years old with any level of dance experience

Overview

Throughout this 8-week program, students will expand on fundamentals in Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary dance styles. Footwork, turns, dance positions, inversions, performance, kicks, leaps, history and generating original choreography are included in the curriculum. Students will leave the course with an in-depth understanding of the historical context, character, techniques, and cultural significance of all three styles. Students are also encouraged to express themselves and find joy through dance.

Class structure

Classes are structured into warm ups, technique, learning choreography and a cool-down stretch. The choreography portion will be built upon in each class and culminate in a performance at the end of the last session.

Atttire

Students should wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in. For footwear, bare feet are acceptable and ballet slippers or jazz shoes are encouraged. Dance attire such as leotards and tutus are optional.

For kids 5-8 years old with any level of dance experience

Overview

Throughout this 8-week program, students will learn fundamentals in Hip-Hop, Breaking, House, and Waacking dance styles. Footwork, floor work, body actions, inversions, choreography, performance, and the character of each dance are included in the curriculum. Students will leave the course with a foundation in all four styles. Students are also encouraged to express themselves and find joy through dance.

Class structure

Classes are structured into warm ups, technique, learning choreography and a cool-down stretch. The choreography portion will be built upon in each class and culminate in a performance at the end of the last session.

Attire

Students should wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in. For footwear, sneakers or closed-toed shoes are acceptable. Long pants or knee pads are recommended. Hair should be pulled out of students’ faces and accessories (such as headbands, long necklaces, or bulky jewelry) that may become a distraction are discouraged with the exception of accessories students require to fidget.

For kids 9-12 years old with any level of dance experience

Overview

Throughout this 8-week program, students will expand on fundamentals in Hip-Hop, Breaking, House, and Waacking dance styles. Footwork, floor work, body actions, movement textures, inversions, choreography, performance, history and generating original choreography are included in the curriculum. Students will leave the course with an in-depth understanding of the historical context, character, techniques, and cultural significance of all three styles. Students are also encouraged to express themselves and find joy through dance.

Class structure

Classes are structured into warm ups, technique, learning choreography and a cool-down stretch. The choreography portion will be built upon in each class by the teacher and through student contributions to culminate in a performance at the end of the last session.

Attire

Students should wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in. For footwear, sneakers or closed-toed shoes are acceptable. Long pants or knee pads are recommended.

New Students

What to expect on your first lesson

After answering a few questions about your goals, aspirations, and the look and feel you’d like to have, you'll be guided through a few basics by one of our highly-trained instructors.

You'll start to learn to dance on your very first lesson, and leave with a plan of action for the next few sessions.

At Arthur Murray, we've developed a fool-proof method to help you learn to dance the quickest way possible and acheive your goals.

Start dancing today!

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