Poquoson Dance Academy

2024 SUMMER class schedule:

​July 8 - August 1

Classes we offer:

Dance With Me (ages 18 months-2.5 years)

Dancers must be accompanied by a parent/guardian that is 18 years or older. The accompanying adult will be participating in class with their dancer! This class will provide an opportunity for dancers to explore movement, dance, and music in a social environment. They will develop skills such as listening to musical cues, waiting for a turn in line, and learning new vocabulary.


Creative Movement (3-4 years old) 

Dancers will explore the basics of movement, stretching, and ballet. Dancers should wear a leotard (with no skirt or attached skirt), flesh toned ballet tights, hair pull back out of face, and flesh toned ballet shoes. No jewelry. 


Beginning Ballet & Tap (5-6 years old) 

Dancers will continue to develop basic ballet skills and will be introduced to tap. The class will be split into two parts. The teacher will chose style of dance for the recital. Dancers should wear a leotard (with no skirt or attached skirt), flesh toned ballet tights, hair pulled back out of face, flesh toned ballet shoes, and black tap shoes. No jewelry.


Tap (7-18 years old)

Students will increase their tap vocabulary while developing rhythm and musicality. Dancers should wear dancer shorts or leggings and tank top or t-shirt with tap shoes. No jewelry.


Jazz (7-18 years old)

Students will learn foundational jazz steps and progress their flexibility, strength, and technique. Dancers should wear dancer shorts or leggings and tank top or t-shirt with jazz shoes. No jewelry.


Hip-Hop (7-18 years old)

Students will learn hip-hop steps in an energetic and encouraging environment while improving their rhythm and confidence. Dancers should wear dancer shorts or leggings and tank top or t-shirt with tennis shoes. No jewelry.


Ballet, Pre-Pointe, & Pointe (7-18 years old)

Dancers will focus on developing a solid ballet technique with emphasis on understanding correct body placement, proper use of turn out, coordination of the upper body, and use of arms. Dancers will be placed in the proper level based on age and experience. Dancers are to wear hair in ballet bun, leotard, flesh toned tights, and flesh toned split sole ballet shoes. No jewelry.


Modern (11-18 years old)

Dancers will explore modern dance while learning modern dance technique, expression, and improvisation skills. Dancers should wear clothing they can comfortably move in (leggings, shorts, joggers) and t-shirts are recommended to protect the shoulders during floorwork. Any dance shoes, dance socks, or bare feet are acceptable.


Acro (7-18 years old)

Beginning Acro is for dancers ages 7+ and 0-3 years of acro experience. It is highly recommended that dancers also take an additional dance class such as ballet or jazz. Dancers in Acro 1 will learn fundamental acro technique to include balancing, limbering, tumbling, partnering, basics in flexibility, contortion, and strength.
Acrobatic Dance, or acro as it is commonly referred to by dancers and dance professionals, is the fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Dancers should wear a leotard and shorts/leggings, with their hair in braid or bun. No t-shirts and no hair down/ponytails. Dancers will be barefoot.


Lyrical (8-18 years old)

Dancers will learn how to use their ballet and jazz technique in a uniquely expressive style and begin to incorporate storytelling and performance. It is highly recommended that dancers also take ballet and/or jazz class. Dancers should wear dancer shorts or leggings and tank top or t-shirt with half-soles, ballet shoes, or toe paws. No jewelry.


Contemporary (10-18 years old)

Dancers will focus on expression, movement quality, and musicality while fusing different dance styles and techniques. It is highly recommended that dancers also take ballet and/or jazz class. Dancers should wear dancer shorts or leggings and tank top or t-shirt with half-soles, dance socks, toe paws, or go barefoot. No jewelry.


Leaps and Turns (7-18 years old)

Dancers will develop their strength, flexibility, stamina, and technique while improving their leaps and pirouettes. It is highly recommended that dancers also take ballet and/or jazz class. Dancers should wear dancer shorts or leggings and a leotard, crop top, or tight-fitting tank top with half-soles, jazz shoes, or toe paws. No jewelry or baggy clothing.


Kinetic Energy Dance Company (5-18 years old)

This is our studio's competitive dance team that allows dancers to improve their technique, performance skills, and teamwork abilities at a more accelerated and rigorous level. Placement is by audition only. Dancers should wear the required company uniform with the appropriate shoes to each class.