Why we love ballet: Ballet technique builds a strong foundation from which the body can be free to move in all styles of dance. Classical music enriches the mind and soul. Technique enables dancers to make movements appear effortless, and allows dancers to execute harder skills such as pointe work, multiple turns, and impressive leaps. Perhaps one of the most important reasons why we emphasize technique at The Moyer Institute of Dance is because proper technique prevents injury. Dancers who have not been trained properly are at a higher risk for knee, ankle, and hip injuries. Pointe work can not be accomplished safely without solid technique and strength. We take our dancers training seriously because we care about our students health and development!
2021-2022 Schedule of Classes: Register Here
Pre-ballet/Tap 1 & 2
Also known as babies or the circle class. Beginning students ages 3+ will develop a love for dance by learning steps that develop coordination, balance, flexibility, and rhythm along with basic French ballet vocabulary, and classroom etiquette in a fun and stimulating environment. The first 35 minutes of class is ballet, and the last 10 minutes is tap and rhythm!
Beginner – Advanced Ballet/Jazz
These levels of ballet and jazz range from our beginner barre work classes (1 year or first years of ballet barre and jazz combo classes) to our most advanced level of ballet. Classes begin at the barre where ballet technique is emphasized. The student then moves into center work, away from the support of the ballet barre, and in some classes they will receive jazz technique!
Pointe work at the barre and in the center for intermediate & advanced dancers age 11+. Offering up to 1.5 hours of pointe technique. A dancer must be evaluated and invited by Kitty before being allowed to be fitted for and start wearing their pointe shoes
Adult Barre Fit – Exercise Class
A great workout you won’t find anywhere else! Developed by The Moyer Institute of Dance, this program was originally designed as an injury-prevention program for athletes. Class focuses on stretching and strengthening, including exercises at the barre and in the center that improve balance, core strength, and flexibility while toning and shaping the whole body. NO PRIOR TRAINING NEEDED! Most of our adults have 0 dance experience. Men and women ages 18-70+
The Moyer Institute of Dance has an annual Recital in the Spring. We also do performances at Christmas, in the summer, and lecture demonstrations at colleges throughout the year!
May: Spring Performance/Recital
All classes will perform at the Selinsgrove Middle School for our annual Spring Performance, typically held in late May or early June.
December: Holiday Performance
Students will get the chance to perform at the Susquehanna Valley Mall in our annual “Christmas Shows”. This performance is usually on multiple days throughout the month of December.