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Academy

9 years+

Move from our Kids program to Academy!

For our oldest dancers, our Academy program offers a fast-paced environment with more challenging choreography and of course, FUN! Choose from a variety of class styles at this  level for beginner to intermediate dancers.

The school year dance program runs from September – May. Fall registration for the 2021-22 season opens on May 1, 2021 (in your Parent Portal) for current students & June 1, 2021 for new students. If you cannot find a day/time that works, you can fill out our Class Request form here.

Edina Class Schedule
RegisterClassDaysTimes
12830302Academy Acro (ages 9+) M 6:40RegisterAcademy Acro (ages 9+) M 6:40Mon6:40pm-7:20pm
12830223Academy Ballet (ages 9+) T 6:45RegisterAcademy Ballet (ages 9+) T 6:45Tue6:45pm-7:45pm
12830162Academy Contemporary Lyrical (ages 9+) W 7:20RegisterAcademy Contemporary Lyrical (ages 9+) W 7:20Wed7:20pm-8:20pm
12830205Academy Hip-Hop (ages 9+) M 6:00RegisterAcademy Hip-Hop (ages 9+) M 6:00Mon6:00pm-6:40pm
12830166Academy Hip-Hop (ages 9+) W 6:00RegisterAcademy Hip-Hop (ages 9+) W 6:00Wed6:00pm-6:40pm
12830217Academy Jazz (ages 9+) T 4:45RegisterAcademy Jazz (ages 9+) T 4:45Tue4:45pm-5:45pm
12830165Academy Musical Theater (ages 9+) W 6:40RegisterAcademy Musical Theater (ages 9+) W 6:40Wed6:40pm-7:20pm
12830179Academy Tap/Jazz (ages 9+) Th 7:00Wait ListAcademy Tap/Jazz (ages 9+) Th 7:00Thu7:00pm-8:00pm
12830372Academy Teen Contemporary/Lyrical (ages 12+) M 7:20RegisterAcademy Teen Contemporary/Lyrical (ages 12+) M 7:20Mon7:20pm-8:20pm
12830211Academy Teen Hip-Hop (ages 12+) M 6:40RegisterAcademy Teen Hip-Hop (ages 12+) M 6:40Mon6:40pm-7:20pm
Wayzata Class Schedule
RegisterClassDaysTimes
12830402Academy Acro (ages 9+) T 7:10RegisterAcademy Acro (ages 9+) T 7:10Tue7:10pm-7:50pm
12830616Academy Ballet (ages 9+) M 7:00RegisterAcademy Ballet (ages 9+) M 7:00Mon7:00pm-8:00pm
12830386Academy Contemporary/Lyrical (ages 9+) Th 6:30RegisterAcademy Contemporary/Lyrical (ages 9+) Th 6:30Thu6:30pm-7:10pm
12830396Academy Hip-Hop (ages 9+) T 7:10RegisterAcademy Hip-Hop (ages 9+) T 7:10Tue7:10pm-7:50pm
12830384Academy Musical Theater (ages 9+) Th 5:50RegisterAcademy Musical Theater (ages 9+) Th 5:50Thu5:50pm-6:30pm
12830385Academy Tap/Jazz (ages 9+) M 6:00RegisterAcademy Tap/Jazz (ages 9+) M 6:00Mon6:00pm-7:00pm

Class Descriptions

Academy Tap/Jazz (60 min):  Beginner to intermediate tap and jazz combo class. This class will start with the fundamentals and progress forward with attention to technique and form. These classes also work towards improving flexibility, confidence, and showmanship. Class format is 30 minutes of tap and 30 minutes of jazz with proper warm-ups in each style and choreography combinations.

Academy & Teen Academy Hip-Hop (40 min): This class will focus on rhythm through hip-hop choreography and combinations along with working on beginner to intermediate hip-hop tricks and choreography.  Learn the coolest moves and skills to share with your friends to the latest radio hits! An upbeat and high energy style class!

Academy Musical Theater (40 min): This beginner to intermediate Musical Theater class integrates drama, dance, singing, and improvisation in a fun and creative class. From costumes and characters to props and performances, this is one class where students truly get to show their star potential.

Academy Acro (40 min): This Acro class will lay the foundation for tumbling and acrobatics while incorporating strength work, conditioning and flexibility exercises to keep any dancing gymnast engaged!

Academy & Teen Academy Contemporary Lyrical (40 min & 60 min): Learn proper technique & skill (ballet-based) as you express emotions through graceful music & soft choreography.

Academy Ballet (60 min): Our ballet program equips today’s young dancers with the artistry and athleticism necessary for today’s dance world. While still maintaining the classical tradition of dance as an art form, the comprehensive training program offers students the opportunity to explore artistically, and creatively while following our curriculum based on physical principles.

Academy Jazz (60 min): Be introduced to jazz or go back to the basics in this technique-focused class. The class focus is on a proper jazz warm-up, stretching, conditioning and technique combinations. Jazz skills are beginner to intermediate. This class will perform jazz choreography in the recital.

Dress Code

Academy Tap/Jazz: Any color dance leotard & skirt, dance tops and shorts/pants. Tan Wonder Jazz shoes, Tan Fluid Taps and hair pulled back.

Academy Hip-Hop: Any color dance leotard & skirt, dance tops and shorts/pants (no street clothing or loose fitting attire). Clean tennis shoes or tan Wonder Jazz shoes and hair pulled back.

Academy Musical Theater: Any color dance leotard & skirt or dance tops and shorts/pants. Tan Wonder Jazz shoes and hair pulled back.

Academy Acro: Any color dance leotard & skirt or dance tops and shorts/pants. No shoes required.

Academy Contemporary Lyrical: Any color dance leotard & skirt or dance tops and shorts/pants. Tan Wonder Jazz shoes or tan Turning Pointe (Turners) and hair pulled back.

Academy Ballet: Black leotard, pink tights, Pink Capezio Hanami Ballets and hair in a bun.

Academy Jazz: Any color dance leotard & skirt or dance tops and shorts/pants. Tan Wonder Jazz shoes and hair pulled back.

All required attire and shoes are available for purchase in the Platinum Dance store.

Tuition & Fees

9 installments of $64.00 (40-min class) $74.00 (60-min class)
Our tuition is inclusive of the annual recital costume & tights fee. An annual (non-refundable) registration fee is due at the time of registration ($35 per dancer).