Dance

Carolina Dance Collaborative in partnership with the YMCA will be offering classes at the Powdersville branch for 2-8 year olds.

Register now!

Registration is open and done online here at the Carolina Dance Collaborative website. Visit their website, click “Enroll,” create an account, add your child, and pick the class you wish to enroll in. All payments can be made online.

Powdersville YMCA
Wednesdays
11:45-12:30 Little Learners 1 & 2 (ages 2-4)
3:30-4:15 Pre-Ballet & Ballet 1 (ages 5-8)

Fridays
3:30-4:15 Pre-Ballet/Ballet 1 (ages 5-8)
4:15-4:45 Tap 1 (ages 5-8)

2020-2021 Calendar Year
Due to COVID, our class schedule will look slightly different than it has in the past. There are so many unknowns at this time and we feel as though it’s necessary to take it one day at a time until cases in SC have slowed. 

Spring 2021 Schedule
8-Week Quarter Dates:
Quarter 4 – Weeks of Mar. 15-May 10
No Class – Spring Break – 4/7
Final Performance – May 15 – Younts Center for the Performing Arts in Fountain Inn

Tuition and Fees:
Spring Tuition per Quarter – $100
Quarter 4 Costume Fee – $45

Other Class Fees:
Registration Fee – $20 

This fee is only due once throughout the 2020-2021 Season, including the 2021 summer session.  This fee will be due upon registration of your first session.

Scholarships:
As part of Carolina Dance Collaborative’s mission to offer dance to anyone regardless of ability to pay, we offer Scholarships for those dancers in need.  This year’s scholarships have been made possible by the Scansource Foundation and individual contributions.

CDC will be accepting applications at the beginning of the fall session. The deadline to apply is January 27th for Quarter 3 and March 31st for Quarter 4. To apply please fill out the application HERE.

Make-up classes:
We encourage students to make-up their class at another YMCA location if classes are missed due to a holiday, sickness, etc. To schedule your make-up class please email [email protected] or call (864) 315-3732 ext.3

Dance Curriculum:
This program educates dancers in multiple disciplines with an emphasis on proper technique and an appreciation of the art. Our youngest dancers begin by exploring movement, rhythm, spatial awareness and building their own creativity. These concepts create a foundation that we nurture as dancers grow within the program.

Through the years, dancers will be introduced to discipline, specific terminology, body placement and movement that is appropriately challenging for their level. All dancers will be given the opportunity to join each quarter, showing off their development at at the end of each quarter for a studio showcase as well a year end performance for family and friends.

An additional part of every dancer’s curriculum is gaining appreciation of the arts through understanding the history, experiencing the art as a spectator and even becoming a part of the creative process through self-expression. There are many in-class experiences that facilitate this understanding, but we also provide several extra-curricular enrichment opportunities, like our semi-annual Night at the Theatre, that dancers and their families can take advantage of.

As we educate dancers, our goal is to increase exposure and understanding of the art form, and also give dancers the opportunity to develop friendships, memories and an enhanced sense of self that will last a lifetime.

Dance Class Descriptions:
Little Learners I (Ages 2-3) & II (Ages 4-5): This 45-minute class combines the elements of creative movement, ballet, and tumbling into one fun and exciting class. Students will learn basic floor tumbling techniques, coordination, strength, flexibility, and rhythm as they explore how to move in and through space with their peers.

Ballet I (Ages 6-8) & II (Ages 9-12): This class will have an emphasis on body placement, proper technique, and ballet terminology at age appropriate levels. This class will benefit dancers continuing their dance training as well as those who wish to begin.The rigor and pace of the class will increase at the year progresses.

* At the discretion of the instructors with Carolina Dance Collaborative, dancers may be placed in classes based on their dance proficiency instead of age.

Class Assessment and Size:
During the first two weeks of the quarter, each child will be assessed to make sure they are within an age and level appropriate class. On occasion, a class change may be appropriate to accommodate the needs of the student. Each class must have at least 4 students enrolled in order to stay on the schedule. For the benefit of the students, class sizes are limited.  If space is available, enrollment will remain open up to 2 weeks after quarterly registration (full tuition and registration fees are still required though).

CDC COVID-19 PROTOCOLS:
The safety of our staff, families, and students is our #1 priority; their health and wellbeing is of utmost importance to our organization. Carolina Dance Collaborative has adopted measures as recommended by the CDC to reduce the spread of COVID-19 where applicable. Please read our protocols HERE for how we are handling COVID-19.