SCHOOL-AGED DANCE

Our school-aged dance classes provide students in Kindergarten through college, with outstanding dance education with a fun and well-rounded curriculum, that allows our experience faculty to share the love of dance!  Through our outstanding dance classes and performances, we teach valuable life skills such as teamwork, discipline, respect, hard work and responsibility.  Skills that will last our dancers a lifetime in whatever path they choose. Offering a positive, non-competitive and fun atmosphere ensures our students gain confidence both on and off the stage. All students are valued for their own abilities and uniqueness as we strive to share the joy of dancing!

From beginners to those with dance experience, all are welcome in our program!

Our 2020-2021 dance season begins Monday, September 14th in our Hermon Studio (2256 Route 2, Hermon).

Our Dover Foxcroft Studio dance season will begin in October at the Piscataquis YMCA (48 Park St, Dover-Foxcroft).

Our Old Town Studio dance season will begin in October at the Old Town Elementary School (576 Stillwater Ave, Old Town).

We welcome new and returning students through January in classes where space is available.  Become part of our dance family, and register online, by phone or at the studio during one of our Open Houses! (click here for full calendar)

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions class sizes are limited.  For more information regarding our Health & Safety Protocols at our studio, click here.

 

If you would like help choosing the best class for your little one, please call us at (207) 848-5083, contact us by email, or come talk with us at one of our open houses.  We would be happy to help!  If you don’t see a class time that works for your schedule, please make a suggestion.  Our schedule will be added to and modified as registration grows.

For more information about our pre-school dance classes for dancers age walking through 3 years, click here!

For more information about our adult dance and fitness classes, click here!

 

Questions about what your little one should wear to class?  Click here!

TAP & BALLET COMBINATION

Grades K-2nd

This 1-hour combination class introduces students to the wonderful worlds of tap and ballet.  Students will explore basic dance technique in ballet and tap, all while having fun.  Recital performance class.

Class Times - Hermon Studio

  • Tuesday - 3:30-4:30pm

  • Saturday - 9:00-10:00am

Class Times - Dover Foxcroft Studio

  • Monday - 5:00-5:45pm

  • Monday - 5:45-6:30pm

HIPPITY HOP

Grades K-2nd

During this 30-minute, students will be introduced students to the fun and energetic styles of hip hop and jazz.  Recital performance class and must be taken with a tap & ballet combination dance class and/or an acro dance class.

Class Times - Hermon Studio

  • Thursday - 3:30-4:00pm

  • Saturday - 10:00-10:30am

ACRO DANCE

Grades K-College

This structured class will allow students to follow the proper progressions in the five categories of Acro dance: flexibility, stength, balancing, limbering and tumbling.  Morita's School of Dance is a Certified Acrobatic Arts Studio.  Recital performance class and must be taken with a dance class.

Class Times - Hermon Studio

  • K-2nd - Thursday - 4:00-4:30pm

  • K-2nd - Saturday - 10:30-11:00am

  • 2nd-5th - Tuesday - 4:45-5:15pm

  • 2nd-5th - Wednesday - 4:00-4:30pm

  • 6th-8th - Monday - 5:45-6:30pm

  • 6th-8th - Wednesday - 5:45-6:30pm

  • 9th-College - Tuesday - 7:45-8:30pm

TAP, BALLET & JAZZ COMBINATION

Grades 2nd-8th

This 90- to 120-minute class contains tap, ballet and jazz instruction.  Students will use the ballet barre to enhance their ballet technique, as well as continue mastering their center floor work.

Students will work on rhythm and timing during tap and will learn isolations, turns, jumps, leaps and movement during jazz.  From classic Broadway style tap and jazz to the more modern techniques, your dancer is sure to find this class fun!  Recital performance class.

Class Times - Hermon Studio

  • 2nd-5th - Monday - 3:30-5:00pm

  • 2nd-5th - Saturday - 11:45-1:15am

  • 6th-8th - Monday - 5:45-7:45pm

  • 6th-8th - Wednesday - 5:00-7:00pm

Class Times - Dover Foxcroft Studio

  • Monday - 6:30-8:00pm

MUSICAL THEATER

Grades 2nd-8th

Musical theater dance is the study of Broadway dance and various dance styles.  Students will learn choreography from selected musicals, such as “High School Musical”, “Hair Spray”, “Annie”, “Fosse”, and many more. Our focus is on Broadway musicals old and new!  Recital performance class.

Class Times - Hermon Studio

  • 2nd-5th - Monday - 5:00-5:30pm

  • 6th-8th - Monday - 7:45-8:15pm

  • 6th-8th - Wednesday - 7:45-8:15pm

HIP HOP

Grades 2nd-College

During this 30- to 45-minute class students will lean that hip hop dance is a very dynamic form of dance.  Students will develop coordination and musicality, while having fun learning all the latest moves to hip hop music appropriate for all ages.  Recital performance class.

Class Times - Hermon Studio

  • 2nd-5th (beginner) - Tuesday - 4:15-4:45pm

  • 2nd-5th (beginner) - Wednesday - 3:30-4:00pm

  • 6th-8th (intermediate) - Wednesday - 7:00-7:45pm

  • 6th-8th (intermediate)- Wednesday - 7:30-8:15pm

  • 9th-College (advanced) - Thursday - 7:00-7:45pm

LYRICAL/CONTEPMORARY

Grades 2nd-College

Lyrical dance combines ballet and jazz techniques.  Dancers use the movement of the dance steps to express emotions as they interpret the lyrics of each song.

Contemporary dance combines the ballet, jazz, lyrical and hip hop techniques, to create a unique style that pushes choreography and expressive boundaries.

Students must be taking 2 ballet classes per week.

Recital performance class.

Class Times - Hermon Studio

  • 2nd-5th - Tuesday - 3:30-4:15pm

  • 6th-8th - Monday - 6:30-7:15pm

  • 6th-8th - Wednesday, 5:00-5:45pm

  • 9th-College - Thursday, 5:45-6:30pm

BALLET/POINTE

Grades 5th-College

During class students will use the ballet barre to enhance their ballet technique, as well as continue mastering their center floor work.  Classical training is the basis for all styles of dance!

During the 45-minute pointe class, pointe shoes are required.

 

Recital performance class.

Ballet Class Times - Hermon Studio

  • 6th-8th - Monday - 7:15-8:15pm

  • 6th-8th - Wednesday - 6:30-7:30pm

  • 9th-College - Tuesday - 5:30-6:30pm

Pointe Class Times - Hermon Studio

  • 6th-8th - Wednesday - 4:00-4:45pm

  • 9th-College - Tuesday - 4:45-5:30pm

ADVANCED JAZZ

Grades 9th-College

During this 45-minute class students will develop technique, performance ability and musicality, while incorporating the various forms of jazz music and jazz dance styles.  Students will continue advancing their turns, jumps, and leaps.  Recital performance class.

Class Times - Hermon Studio

  • 9th-College - Thursday - 6:15-7:00

ADVANCED TAP

Grades 9th-College

During this 45-minute class students will develop advanced rhythm, timing and balance, while students learn steps from the classic Broadway style to the modern rhythmic style of tap dance.  Recital performance class.

Class Times - Hermon Studio

  • 9th-College - Tuesday - 6:30-7:15pm

UPCOMING EVENTS

CONTACT US

Morita's School of Dance

Physical: 2256 Route 2, Hermon, ME  04401

Mailing: 26 Melody Lane, Hermon, ME  04401

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