Youth Classes

Dance Ages 1.5-5

A magical adventure of dance that prepares little ones for Kindergarten and beyond!

Dance Ages 5-7

Get the fundamentals of dance in a high-energy environment that inspires kids to use their imaginations!

Dance Ages 7 and up

For beginners and experienced dancers alike, there's a class for all ages and all abilities to develop dance technique!

Music

Be challenged and inspired in both private and group lessons for piano, voice and guitar!

Theatre

Join the cast of our Junior Musical, Teen Acting and Community Theatre productions!

Circus

Dare to soar in our Acrobatic, Aerial Silks and Bungee Dance/Fitness classes!

Dance Ages 1.5-5
 

Our Toddler & Preschool classes take kids through a magical adventure of dance. Is your child only 18 months and not potty trained yet? Or maybe 4 years old and gearing up for Kindergarten? Either way, these classes will help your little one love dance and teach them valuable skills. Give your child the many benefits that dance has to offer! Try out our classes in a 2-week intro program by clicking the button below!

Bumble Babies 

Ages 18 months to 2 years old 

This 45-minute class explores ballet, music and tumbling. We use playful themes, stories and props to make it fun! For some kids, this class will be their first time with a teacher, preparing them for Preschool, Kindergarten and beyond. Your child will learn new skills that will help their brains and bodies grow! Plus, they’ll make lots of friends along the way.  

Twinkle Tots 

Ages 3 & 4

This 1-hour class introduces kids to ballet, tap and tumbling. Kids learn to explore and take risks in this safe and encouraging class. Your child will meet their best friends and have lots of fun with the help of monthly themes. Plus, learning new skills and words will help their brains and bodies grow big and strong!

Little Leapers

Ages 4 & 5

Learn ballet, tap and jazz technique in a fun, age-appropriate setting. Your child will enjoy learning new skills, taking risks and exploring dance through monthly themes. With the help of a different character focus each month, kids will also develop character strengths that will carry them through the rest of their lives! 

Dance Ages 5-7
 

Your child will love learning the fundamentals of all three major dance genres... Ballet, Tap and Jazz! This high energy class spends 30 minutes on each genre developing skills and technique in a fun, encouraging atmosphere. Complete with monthly themes and incentives for working hard, your kiddo will walk out with a big smile on their face every week. Try out our classes in a 2-week intro program by clicking the button below! 

Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of all other dance styles and is a core requirement at Clarion Center for the Arts. Our emphasis on technique instills discipline and will physically prepare your kid for any genre of dance. Ballet is a regimented class aimed at preparing your child mentally and socially in classroom etiquette while building muscular endurance, strength, and flexibility. Cecchetti is introduced at this age, which is merely an additional ballet class. Students must take 2 years of Cecchetti before they can go on Pointe.

Tap

Tap is a unique style of dance for which special shoes with metal taps on the toes and heels are worn. It is characterized by intricate foot work where the sounds of the feet serve as a percussive instrument working together with the music. This class is important as it will teach your child rhythm and musicality and is unlike any other genre of dance. Your kid will love making sounds with their feet!

Jazz

Jazz covers a broad range of styles and variations of dance. Its development has been mostly in line with popular music over the years. From the flappers of the 1920's to mid-20th century Broadway to today's pop artists, this style has taken on many different forms. After laying the basic foundation for technique, your child will enjoy exploring all kinds of historical and current aspects of the genre. This is most often every student's favorite class and will quickly become your child's favorite, too!  

Dance Ages 7 and Up
 

Our Dance Fundamentals classes consist of a Ballet/Tap combo class and a Jazz/Lyrical class to give beginners an excellent foundation for their dance training. After completing our Fundamentals courses, dancers are ready for more specialized training in their favorite genres. After a year of dancing, our most dedicated 7 and up students are eligible for our CCA Leadership Academy. 

Try out our classes in a 2-week intro program by clicking the button below! 

Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of all other dance styles and is a core requirement at Clarion Center for the Arts. Our emphasis on technique instills discipline and will physically prepare your kid for any genre of dance. Ballet is a regimented class aimed at preparing your child mentally and socially in classroom etiquette while building muscular endurance, strength, and flexibility. Cecchetti is introduced at this age, which is merely an additional ballet class. Students must take 2 years of Cecchetti before they can go on Pointe.

Tap

Tap is a unique style of dance for which special shoes with metal taps on the toes and heels are worn. It is characterized by intricate foot work where the sounds of the feet serve as a percussive instrument working together with the music. This class is important as it will teach your child rhythm and musicality and is unlike any other genre of dance. Your kid will love making sounds with their feet!

Jazz

Jazz covers a broad range of styles and variations of dance. Its development has been mostly in line with popular music over the years. From the flappers of the 1920's to mid-20th century Broadway to today's pop artists, this style has taken on many different forms. After laying the basic foundation for technique, your child will enjoy exploring all kinds of historical and current aspects of the genre. This is most often every student's favorite class and will quickly become your child's favorite, too!  

Lyrical

Lyrical is a form of ballet that focuses on portraying the sentiments of a song's lyrics through dance. The movement is technical like ballet, but has more freedom for self-expression. Lyrical fuses elements of jazz with ballet to create movement that is both structured and fluid. Your child will love getting to express emotion and tell a story through dance!

CCA Leadership Academy

As students of our Leadership Academy, dancers are honored with the opportunity to join our Sparklers Traveling Team, become a teacher's assistant and work toward being inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts.

Contemporary

Contemporary is the fastest growing genre of dance in terms of its popularity. Like Lyrical, Contemporary always tells a story, but like Modern, it turns away from the rigid technique of ballet, allowing the movement to be either more fluid or more linear. Your child will enjoy the stories we tell and the messages we try to share through this genre of dance!

 
Music

Through group classes and private lessons, our music students are challenged to excellence in their technique while being inspired to create and have fun along the way. Try out our classes in a 2-week intro program by clicking the button below! 

Piano

Private and Group Lessons for ages 5+

Your kid will enjoy working one-on-one with a private instructor or in a group setting, learning how to read music, understand theory and play hundreds of songs. Music lessons are important and are sure to enhance your child's cognitive intelligence, critical thinking skills and self-esteem. Developing the discipline to practice on a daily basis is an important trait that your kid will gain through music lessons. 

Voice

Private and Group Lessons for ages​ 10+

Your kid will enjoy working in a group setting, learning how to read music and sing with proper technique. Developing skills as a vocalist will open up tons of opportunity for your child as a performer. Your child's instructor and classmates will help them gain confidence and a voice for public speaking, interviewing and leading in addition to singing. Join this fun singing class today!

Guitar

Private and Group Lessons for Ages 8+

Your child will love learning how to play their favorite songs on the guitar in our group Guitar Class. It is the most versatile instrument and a great talent to share with friends and family since the instrument is portable and you can sing while playing!

 
Theatre

Theatre is one of the best ways to develop confidence, public speaking skills, bravery, teamwork and empathy... just to name a few. Join the cast in one of our Junior Musical Shows, Teen Acting Classes or Community Theatre Productions!  

Try out our classes in a 2-week intro program by clicking the button below! 

Junior Musical Productions

Grades 2-8

Your kid will experience the joys and wonders of working together with a cast and crew to produce a full-scale production of a Junior Musical designed with kids in mind! As the only children's theatre in the greater Clarion area, our Junior Theatre productions will take your child on a magical journey learning stage presence, voice projection, memorization hacks and how to let go of your fears in order to bring a character to life.

Teen Acting Class

Grades 7+

In our Acting class for grades 7 and up, your kid will learn about the in's and out's of theatre life while exploring what it takes to make your acting believable and relatable. We'll help your child take their talent to the next level, unlocking characters, voices, motivations and objectives in this highly-engaging outlet for those students who enjoy discovering themselves in momentarily becoming someone else.

Community Theatre Productions

All Ages, including Adults!

You and your child both will enjoy being a part of our Community Theatre Productions meant to provide the greater Clarion area with more opportunities to perform and experience Theatre. There is no fee to participate. We just ask that you help us fundraise and gather sponsorships to support the program. 

 
Circus

Have you seen the movie The Greatest Showman? Or have you ever been to a Cirque du Soleil show? If not, go check them out! It'll give you a taste of what our Circus program is like. It's so much more than just Gymnastics! 

Try out our classes in a 2-week intro program by clicking the button below! 

Acrobatics

60 to 90-minute class for Ages 4+

This class provides a safe and healthy outlet for kids who want to tumble, combining the grace and poise of dance with your favorite tricks and flips. Your kid will enjoy tumbling down the floor with instruction from our internationally acclaimed curriculum and program, Acrobatic Arts. This curriculum ensures your child's safety by using a progression model of teaching that builds up the strength and flexibility required for each trick before attempting them. 

Aerial Arts

Learn how to float through the air on silks, ropes, hoops and more just like they do in The Greatest Showman! Your child is sure to love this exciting art form. We offer the only aerial arts experience in Clarion. Upper body strength and flexibility are a must, So get yourself into some dance and acrobatic classes first! 

Bungee Dance

It's the new craze! Strap in and bounce your way to fun and fitness. In Bungee Dance, students are harnessed to a bungee attached to the ceiling allowing them to jump, soar, twist and fall in ways that are thrilling to watch and fun to perform. We offer the only Bungee Dance experience in Clarion!

Adult Classes

 

You're never too old to start training in the performing arts! You'll find yourself growing in confidence, coordination, flexibility, concentration, creativity and charisma... just to name a few! Try out our classes in a 2-week intro program by clicking the button below! 

Dance

Dance is a fun and effective way to stay fit both physically and mentally. Studies have shown that the combination of music, rhythm and movement can strengthen and enhance your memory. Our Adult Dance, classes include Tap, Ballet, Modern and HEELS!

Music

We offer group music classes for Adults. Would you like to be able to play piano? How about guitar? Ever wished you were a better singer? Now's your chance! Our group classes offer a fun and affordable way to unlock the musician inside you. 

Theatre

Acting offers an incredible way to boost your public speaking skills and your confidence. It makes you more creative and more empathetic, too! Explore our Adult Improv Acting class for a fun new way to get to know yourself better and be able to adapt quickly to different social settings.

Take the next steps to join our family and start making a difference with us today!

Location:

15506 Rt. 322

Clarion, PA  16214

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday 3:30-8:30pm

Friday 3:30-7:00pm

(Please call for Weekend and Summer hours)

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