Our Programs

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Dance

Programs for Toddlers & Preschoolers
 

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!

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.  

Little Leapers

Ages 3 to 5

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!

Acrobatics

Ages 4+

This class gives your child a safe place to flip and tumble. That means they can roll down the floor without causing you stress! It’s kinda like gymnastics, but better… It includes dance! 

Programs for Kindergarten and 1st Grade
 

Ballet/Tap

1-hour combo class

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. 

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

30-minute class

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!  

Acrobatics

1-hour class

 

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. 

Programs for Elementary and High School
 

Ballet

45 to 90-minute class

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

45 to 60-minute class

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

60-minute class

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!  

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. 

Lyrical

60-minute class

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!

Hip Hop

60-minute class

As a style of Jazz, Hip Hop is the social dance of today. Its fun and upbeat nature set to top hits makes it popular for boys and girls of all ages. Your child will enjoy learning the different styles that have emerged over the years in this high energy class. 

Contemporary

60-minute class

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, which have included messages about children living in poverty, the struggle and joys of adoption, a desperate fight against cancer, and the pains of being bullied. It is our goal to use this beautiful style of dance to raise awareness of such issues, both to our students and to their audiences.

Music

 

Piano

30-minute private lesson for Ages 5+

Your kid will enjoy working one-on-one with a private instructor, learning how to read music, understand theory and play hundreds of songs. Private 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 private music lessons. 

Voice

30 to 60-minute private lesson for Ages 8+

Your kid will enjoy working one-on-one with a private instructor, 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 private instructor will help your kid gain confidence and a voice for public speaking, interviewing and leading in addition to singing.

Group Lessons

30 to 60-minute group lessons for Ages 8+

Join a group of like-minded kids who want to learn more about music and develop their skills as singers and musicians! 

Theatre

 

Junior Theatre 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. 

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

Location:

847 Main Street

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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