Youth Classes

To register for any of the following classes, stop by the Athens Community Center, call 740-592-3325 or register online: https://secure.rec1.com/OH/athens-oh/catalog

Cadet Strings

A Beginning Strings Class brought to you by the Athens Community Music School 

Location: Community Center Arts & Crafts Room

Dates: September 12 to November 16

Class meets every Monday & Wednesday from 4-5pm

Ages: 9-12 years

Fee: $35


Creative Movement

Hybrid class between Hippo Hoppo and Little Royals Ballet 

When: Mondays 5:30-6:30pm

Session 1: Sept 12—Oct 24 (No Class Oct 10)

Cost: $35

Session 2: Oct 31-Dec 5 (No class Nov 21)

Cost: $30

Ages: 3-5 years


Hippo Hoppo

This class will have your preschooler moving to the music! Using games, songs, and imaginative play alongside short choreography blasts, dancers learn the fundamentals of dance and the basics of hip hop, including rhythm, musicality, and footwork. You'll enjoy watching your little one develop a love of dance while moving to age appropriate music in this high energy environment. We ask that parents stay in the building and are encouraged to stay in the room or even join in! Dancers should wear comfortable clothes, sneakers and long hair should be pulled back from the face. 

When: Tuesdays 5:30-6:00pm

Session 1: Sept 13-Oct 18

Session 2: Oct 25-Dec 6 (No class Nov 22)

Cost: $35


Little Royals

Princesses and Princes will cover fundamentals of ballet vocabulary and technique in this fun, informal setting. Students will learn the importance of strength, flexibility, rhythm and musicality through games, songs, and choreography. No dance experience necessary. There is no dress code for this class; dancers should wear comfortable clothes and long hair should be pulled back. Soft ballet slippers are recommended but not required. 

When: Mondays 6:00-6:30pm

Session 1: Sept 12-Oct 24 (No class Oct 10)

Cost $35

Session 2: Oct 31-Dec 5 (No class Nov 21)

Cost: $30

Ages: 4-7 years


Hip Pop Rock

Learn the fundamentals of hip hop, breaking, popping, locking, and funk mixed with your favorite moves from mainstream pop! We use an age-appropriate mix of music to teach basic steps, which dancers will combine in short choreographed combos and improvised cyphers. Students will develop body control and awareness, expand their fitness levels, create avenues to direct their own energy, and build self-confidence in a safe, fun environment. Dancers should wear comfortable clothing that they can move in but that is not too baggy (no jeans) and sneakers that tie. 

When: Tuesdays 6:00-6:45pm

Sept 13-Dec 6 (No class Nov 22)

Ages: 5-11 years

Cost: $80


Ballet 101

Everything you need to know for a solid foundation in this classical dance. This class will cover fundamentals of ballet vocabulary and technique while introducing dancers to a more structured class. Students will learn the importance of strength, flexibility, rhythm and musicality through exercises and choreography. No dance experience necessary. While we don't have a color-specific dress code for this class, female dancers should wear a leotard, tights, and a ballet skirt or shorts and long hair should be pulled back. Male dancers should wear dance pants or leggings (not sweats) and a fitted t-shirt. Fitted clothes allow for ease of movement and for alignment correction by the teacher. Soft ballet slippers are required (please do not wear these outside; bring street shoes). If you need help finding attire or shoes, please email info@rldancecompany.com 

When: Tuesdays 6:45-7:15pm

Sept 13-Dec 6 (No Class Nov 22)

Ages: 6-10 years

Cost: $80