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Dance Dynamics Studio of Dance & Performance

Over 50 years of dance education in western Maryland.

Our mission is to provide a quality dance education and to instill an appreciation for the art of dance in a safe, caring environment. At Dance Dynamics, we work to provide our students with all the necessary resources to be their personal best and achieve their fullest potential.

- Dona Huffer (Owner), Katy Huffer (Director)



   


Pre-Tap

Classes focus on listening skills, balance, rhythm, coordination, and motor skills. Classes are designed to introduce basic steps, creative movement, and dance vocabulary. Ages 2-5.

Beginner Tap /Intermediate Tap/Advanced Tap

Classes focus on progressive and technical tap development. Emphasis is placed on proper body placement, positioning, and various rhythm and styles. Ages 5 and up.

Pre-Acro

Classes teach introductory tumbling skills while focusing on developing strength. Classes are an introduction to flexibility and basic gymnastics incorporating motor skill development. Ages 4-6.

Beginner Acro/Intermediate Acro/Advanced Acro

Classes will have an emphasis on increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, and concentration. Classes will focus on fundamental acrobatics, concentrating on each student’s individual level of experience and ability. Ages 6 and up.

Pre-Jazz

Classes include the basics of jazz movement. Coordination skills will improve with learning beginning turns, leaps, and jumps. Classes include stretch and strengthening exercises, floor work, and across the floor progressions. Ages 5-6.

Beginner Jazz/Intermediate Jazz/Advanced Jazz

Classes will enrich and extend students’ technical skills through center and progression work. Students will continue learning proper dance technique through isolations of the body, improving performance quality, and developing complex rhythm and patterns. Ages 6 and up.

Pre-Ballet

Classes introduce a strong foundation in ballet as well as balance, coordination, dance vocabulary, and proper body placement. Ages 4-6.

Beginner Ballet

Classes introduces the fundamental principles of ballet. Students learn age appropriate warm ups and stretches. Center work includes skipping, hopping, jumping, and leaping.

Intermediate Ballet/Advanced Ballet

Classes place emphasis on proper posture, placement and body alignment. Ballet fundamentals and terminology are expanded.

Beginner Lyrical

Classes combine basic techniques and skills from ballet, jazz, and modern. Students will explore how lyrical dance emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics to tell a story will fluid or abstract movement. Ages 9 and up.

Intermediate Lyrical/Advanced Lyrical

Classes will combine more advanced skills from ballet, jazz, and modern. Students will continue to build on music interpretation. Movement will become more complex and intricate.

Hip-Hop

Classes will combine street dance with funk and jazz, similar to what you would see on a televised dance performance. Students will learn the important of isolations and dynamics in movement. Students must also take a jazz class to be eligible for Hip Hop. Ages 9 and up.


 

Tuition is broken down into 10 monthly installments.  Payment is due the first of the month.  Monthly rates are as follows:
  • 1 class (approximately 4 monthly lessons) = $22.00
  • 2 classes (approximately 8 monthly lessons) = $44.00
  • 3 classes (approximately 12 monthly lessons) = $64.00
  • 4 classes (approximately 16 monthly lessons) = $82.00
  • 5 classes (approximately 20 monthly lessons) = $100.00
  • 6 classes (approximately 24 monthly lessons) = $116.00
  • 7 classes (approximately 28 monthly lessons) = $132.00
  • 8 classes (approximately 32 monthly lessons) = $148.00
  • 9 classes (approximately 36 monthly lessons) = $163.00
  • 10 classes (approximately 40 monthly lessons) = $178.00
  • 11 classes (approximately 44 monthly lessons) = $192.00
  • 12 classes (approximately 48 monthly lessons) = $206.00
  • 13 classes (approximately 52 monthly lessons) = $220.00
  • Unlimited Classes = $230.00
Monthly installments that are more than 30 days late will receive a late fee. A non-refundable $20.00 registration fee is due by September 1st for new students.

 


What is the dress code? BALLET/TAP/JAZZ/LYRICAL: All students must be in some form of dancewear (ex: leotard, tights, lycra shorts, etc.) Color choices are optional. No loose covering such as baggy t-shirts or sweat pants should be worn during class. All hair must be pulled back off the face in a pony-tail or bun. No dangling jewelry is permitted. ACRO – One piece leotards are required. They may be worn with footless tights or capri/footless pants. No loose covering should be worn. All hair must be pulled back off the face in a pony-tail or bun. No jewelry is permitted. Failure to comply with dress code rules will result in the student having to sit out of class.

What is your policy on attendance? Students who miss no more than 3 classes will receive an attendance trophy at the recital. Those students who miss no classes will also receive a perfect attendance medal. To qualify for perfect attendance, a student must attend every class on their scheduled night. Please make an effort to get to class on time. It is very distracting to the teacher and students when a child arrives late and interrupts the class after it’s begun. If a child is more than 5 minutes late for class they are considered tardy. If a child accumulates 5 tardies, it will count as an absence on their attendance record.

How do I know if classes are canceled? If both Washington and Frederick county schools close for bad weather, we automatically close as well. That includes schools closing early for snow. We also close for holidays, but not county in-service days. Closings will be posted on the studio Facebook page.

How do I pay for classes? Payment is divided into 10 monthly installments (Sept.-June). Payment is due the first lesson of each month. If paying by check, please include the student’s name and reason for payment in the memo section. If paying in cash, include payment in an envelope with your child’s name and reason for payment on the outside. All payments are to be deposited in the gray box in the entryway. There will be a $25.00 fee for all returned checks. Accounts that are more than 30 days overdue will incur a $20.00 late fee.

What about costumes? A $30.00 costume deposit will be due in December. Costumes range from $30.00-$45.00. When costumes arrive in early spring, you will pay the balance.

When is the recital? We have 2 recitals in June at Middletown High School. There is a 1:00 and 5:00 show. The younger students will only be in one show. Dress Rehearsal takes place the day before on Saturday.