Mayer Arts Dance Classes at the Maplewood Community Center

The mission of Mayer Arts is to not only provide training for those who are serious about learning, but also to offer classes that are tons of fun! We teach proper technique, terminology, body awareness, and appreciation for the arts. Our goal is that students will not only find a love for the arts but also build healthy habits and self-esteem. Skills that will be helpful to them for the rest of their lives!

Summer Dance Classes

 

WISH UPON A BALLET (AGES 3-6)

TUESDAYS, 5:30PM - 6:15PM, JULY 11 - AUGUST 15
Wish Upon a Ballet is a dance program for children that incorporates popular children’s stories as well as ballet stories to create a dance class that is more than ballet steps. Using musical instruments, parachutes and scarves we will create a complete fairy tale experience while we skip, leap, jump and spin. This way an introduction to the movements and vocabulary of ballet are taught in a fun and creative manner. Children will learn an appreciation of dance and music while developing strength and flexibility. Parents, family and friends will be invited to observe a special performance at the end of each session. Come join the fun! Girls and boys will need ballet shoes. Girls should wear a leotard and tights. Boys should wear comfortable clothes they can move around in. Shoes will be available to order on the first day of class for an extra fee. Students must be potty trained. 
  • Cost is $70.00

BALLET INTENSIVE (AGES 5-9)

TUESDAYS, 6:15PM - 7:00PM, JULY 11 - AUGUST 15
Looking for a more in-depth ballet class without losing creativity and fun? This class is your answer! We will use the Wish Upon a Ballet curriculum but go even further into specific ballet technique. Your children will not only think it is fun but will improve posture, strength and flexibility in a positive and self-esteem building atmosphere. Dance is proven to not only build strong bodies but strong minds and self-esteem as well! This class is for beginners as well as students with previous dance experience. Ballet shoes are required.

  • Cost is $70.00

Fall Dance Classes
SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 16 - DECEMBER 11
Shows Sunday, Dec.17 (2pm and 3:30pm) dress rehearsal Thursday, Dec. 14 (5-6:30pm)

                                   
Winter Dance Recital - A Royal Ball!
 
Come be a part of our Royal Ball! Each class will perform dances inspired by favorites such as Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Descendants 2! Sign up by August 28th and receive a FREE tutu or king crown at the open house!
 
                       *Costumes are required for the recital for an extra fee.

For the recital, girls in ballet, tap/ballet, and tap/hip hop will need to provide their own white leotard (any style) and flesh colored tights. Boys need black pants.

Open House!
Come to our open house on Monday, August 28th from 5:00pm-7:00pm to order shoes and meet your teacher!

PRE BALLET AND TAP (AGES 3-5)
SATURDAYS, 9:30AM - 10:15AM, or 10:15AM-11:00AM 
SEPTEMBER 16 - DECEMBER 9, no class NOVEMBER 25

This class includes the Wish Upon a Ballet curriculum with the added fun of tap! An introduction to the movements and vocabulary of these disciplines are taught with the help of musical instruments, parachutes, and scarves. Students will develop poise, strength, and flexibility. Ballet and tap shoes are required.

WISH UPON A BALLET (AGES 3-5)
SATURDAYS, 11:00AM - 11:45AM
SEPTEMBER 16 - DECEMBER 9, no class NOVEMBER 25
Wish Upon a Ballet is a dance program for children that incorporates popular children's stories as well as ballet stories to create a dance class that is more than ballet steps. Using musical instruments, parachutes, and scarves we will create a complete fairy tale experience while we skip, leap, jump, and spin. This way an introduction to the movements and vocabulary of ballet are taught in a fun and creative manner. Children will learn an appreciation of dance and music while developing strength and flexibility. Come join the fun! Girls and boys will need ballet shoes. Girls should wear a leotard and tights. Boys should wear comfortable clothes they can move around in.

BALLET AND TAP (AGES 6-9)
SATURDAYS, 11:45AM - 12:45PM 
SEPTEMBER 16 - DECEMBER 9, no class NOVEMBER 25

We can't stop the beat! Young dancers will float and leap in ballet and then jump and jive to fun songs while learning about tap. An introduction to the movements and vocabulary of these disciplines are taught with the help of musical instruments, parachutes, and scarves. Students will develop poise, strength, and flexibility. Ballet and tap shoes are required.

MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 11, no class NOVEMBER 20
  
WISH UPON A BALLET (AGES 3-5)
MONDAYS, 5:15PM - 6:00PM
SEPTEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 11, no class NOVEMBER 20

Wish Upon a Ballet is a dance program for children that incorporates popular children's stories as well as ballet stories to create a dance class that is more than ballet steps. Using musical instruments, parachutes, and scarves we will create a complete fairy tale experience while we skip, leap, jump, and spin. This way an introduction to the movements and vocabulary of ballet are taught in a fun and creative manner. Children will learn an appreciation of dance and music while developing strength and flexibility. Come join the fun! Girls and boys will need ballet shoes. Girls should wear a leotard and tights. Boys should wear comfortable clothes they can move around in.
 
HIP HOP AND TAP (AGES 5-8)
MONDAYS, 6:00PM-7:00PM
SEPTEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 11, no class NOVEMBER 20

Growing dancers will experience the upbeat and energetic style of hip hop as well as the exciting rhythms of tap. Proper terms for dance steps will be taught as well as body awareness to improve posture, strength, and flexibility. Students will gain poise and confidence as they leap and spin! Ballet and tap shoes are required.
  
BALLET AND TAP (AGES 8-12)
MONDAYS, 7:00PM-8:00PM
SEPTEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 11, no class NOVEMBER 20

More jumps, more turns, more fun! Dynamic dancers will float and leap in ballet and jump and jive to fun songs while learning about tap. All levels are welcome to experience these disciplines in a fun and creative environment. Students will develop poise, strength, and flexibility. Ballet and tap shoes are required.

Two Ways to Register
  • Online Registration - Register for our programs, it's fast and easy
  • Call customer service at  651-249-2120