Dance Classes, Academy & Lessons

The Baldwin Wallace Community Arts School Dance Department trains young dancers to have solid technical foundations, a passion for the arts, positive self-expression, and confidence. Our professional approach ensures each student receives comprehensive dance training in an environment that supports personal achievement, discipline, friendship, teamwork, positive attitude, creativity, kindness, and respect. The dance curriculum is designed to train all ages, skillsets, and confidence levels to achieve their greatest potential whether their goals are professional or personal growth.

For detailed information about the measures we are taking to protect our students for in-person dance classes, please visit our CAS COVID-19 Responsible Restart and our CAS & COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions pages.

Dance Department Faculty

Heather Dennen
Program Coordinator - Dance
Clarence Keith
Dance Instructor
Leanna Mullen
Dance Instructor
Paige St. John
Dance Instructor
Lauren Stenroos
Dance Instructor

Classes

CAS dance classes are led by a caring, engaging, expert CAS Dance faculty members. Our dance classes focus on dance technique, terminology, flexibility, strength, self-expression, creativity and artistry at an age and skill appropriate level.

All dance classes are planned to be fully in-person during the Winter/Spring 2021 semester. They will meet at our Whistle Stop location at their set day and time. We are so excited to have our students in person dancing with us again!

We understand that at this time there may be families who are uncomfortable with in-person dance classes. Technology improvements to our studio spaces allow any student to participate virtually in our dance classes via Zoom. Students who are participating virtually will need to provide at least 24-hours advance notice to ensure that the instructors can be prepared for a dancer choosing virtual participation.

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Dance Academy Classes

The BW CAS Dance Academy is a unique Winter/Spring 2021 semester learning experience for students of varying ages and levels.

Dance Academy classes are taught by our expert, caring, and engaging BW CAS faculty. Each Academy has a challenging, comprehensive, curriculum designed to challenge dancers in multiple dance genres and styles. This well-rounded approach gives dancers the opportunity to develop their dance abilities faster, and more completely, than training in one style alone.

Dance Academy students participate in multiple classes per week and also receive bi-weekly private lessons to further enhance their skills, technical abilities and artistry.

For more information about curriculum for each Academy level, please click on the View Dance Classes button below.

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CAS UNBOXED™

CAS UNBOXED™ brings the quality arts programs you expect from Baldwin Wallace University's Community Arts School straight to your home! Virtual classes are led by expert BW CAS faculty and are specifically designed for a completely online style of learning. In these five-week virtual classes, students will receive weekly interactive video lessons that students can engage with at any point throughout the week. All the materials you'll need for the class will be shipped directly to your door before the program begins.

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Private Lessons

Dancers may enroll in private lessons to receive one-on-one instruction from a Community Arts School faculty member. Private lessons allow each student to develop independently through the careful guidance and mentorship of expert, credentialed faculty. Dance private lessons focus on technique development, artistic quality, strength, flexibility, and speicifc skills appropriate for the age and level of the individual dancer.

There are a limited number of dance private lessons available each semester. Dance private lessons are not guaranteed and are based on instructor and studio availability.

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Summer Dance Immersion

The Baldwin Wallace Community Arts School Summer Dance Immersion is a dynamic dance experience designed to bring together dancers from studios across the region, in grades 7-12, to develop artistic growth, cultivate existing dance technique, and challenge new technical development. Students will work with master instructors and experience new dance styles to extend their training on and bey0nd the dance floor. This unique dance camp will be a gathering place of excellence in dance designed to complement, enhance, and further students’ own studio training.

Student will live on the Baldwin Wallace University campus and participate in a variety of dance and social activities. Activities provided during the camp experience will allow the students to foster lasting connections and powerful friendships with other dancers.

This Immersion is a dance event you do not want to miss!

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Company

The BW Community Arts School Dance Company is a comprehensive dance program for serious dancers and for students looking to build their technical skill set. This company will work as a bridge to the dance industry and prepare serious students for a career in the arts. The purpose of this company is to give students the highest quality education in multiple dance genres to create the most well rounded dancer possible. Participants can expect exceptional instructors, intimate class settings, personalized critiques and focused instruction.

If you have any questions about any of our Baldwin Wallace Community Arts School Dance Company, or to set up an audition for the Company, please contact us!

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