Navigating the World of Dance: Picking The Right Class

Sep 25, 2015 | Blog, Bottom Home Page

Thinking about enrolling your child in a dance class, but aren’t sure which one is the most appropriate? CVDA is here to help!

We’ve all been there – dancers have to start somewhere! The most important thing is to love their first dance class, which hopefully leads to more dance exploration.

Read on for CVDA’s overview of our core dance classes – Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Tap, and Tumbling:

Ballet– Ballet provides an excellent foundation for all dance genres. It feels comfortable for shy kids, kids who like structure, precision, and following the rules. Ballet enhances body awareness and control. Dancers gain coordination, strength, flexibility, and discipline through learning new positions.


Jazz – Jazz dancing is great for learning technique and building confidence in an upbeat and positive environment. Dancers love learning high kicks, turns, and leaps. Fun and lively music encourages dancers to find freedom in the rhythm. It’s good exercise and develops self-esteem, coordination, and socialization.


Hip Hop– Hip Hop is a full-body, high energy dance style suitable for energetic, athletic, social, sporty kids. Sometimes viewed “edgier” than classic dance genres, it can be a wonderful introduction to the world of dance, especially for boys. Dancers learn diverse combinations with room for free style and improvisation.

SYTYCD Team Street performs a group routine choreographed by NappyTabs.

SYTYCD Team Street performs a group routine choreographed by NappyTabs.

Musical Theater – Musical Theater appeals to kids interested in acting, singing, and performing – exuberant personalities will find their home in musical theater! Kids with a wide range of interests enjoy this class. Musical theater promotes expression and creativity as well as developing self-confidence.

Interested in a class geared towards overall performance versus musical theater dance? Check out our new Showtime class. 

Tap– Tap is a fun style anyone can learn regardless of ability and experience. Tap dancing can be beneficial for kids with short attention spans. It promotes cognitive abilities (pattern recognition, math, etc.) through mental and muscle memory, as well as musical awareness. Tapping is about shifting weight on the feet, which develops balance.


Tumbling – Our floor tumbling classes entice kids who are flexible, like power moves, and a fast-paced environment. Tumblers will learn traditional tumbling moves in a safe and sequential manner. Those with a long term goal of being on a drill team, gymnastics team, or cheerleading squad will build a solid foundation of skills in tumbling class.


Ready to register for classes this fall? CVDA is ready for you! Click here to get started.