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!  

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 and the messages we try to share through this genre of dance!

Music

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

Rhythm Works

 

ABOUT

RHYTHM WORKS Integrative Dance is a program for kids and adults with Autism, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder and other individual learning differences and physical challenges. It is a groundbreaking rhythm and dance program that provides a fun, yet functional, participation opportunity for students. Our uniquely trained and certified instructors work together with the students’ therapists to incorporate content and concept development that supports existing therapy/IEP goals. The curriculum is COMPLETELY CUSTOMIZABLE to fit the needs of each student and is appropriate for kids age 3 - adults, boys and girls. While the classes are focused on building foundational skills for our uniquely-abled students, the class is open to people of all  abilities to promote inclusion and neuro-diversity.

These classes are specifically designed to help support the student's therapy goals! Through exciting movement and rhythm lessons, your student will work on gross/fine motor skills, strength and flexibility, receptive/expressive language, social skills, motor planning, body control and awareness, memory and recall skills, focus and coordination.

HOW IT WORKS

Students will first spend three one-on-one sessions working privately with our certified Rhythm Works Instructor and the student's thereapists or family to develop a personalized plan for using dance to support the student's unique needs. Next, the student will attend three small group classes to help them get used to the classroom setting before graduating to our large group class which they can attend for as long as they want!

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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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