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Downtown Activity Center: 215 SW A Street Community Center: 1101 SW Citizens Circle
Hours vary by facility
Downtown Activity Center: 479-464-PARK (7275) Community Center: 479-696-0200 parks@bentonvillear.com
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Ballet/Tap Combo

January, February, March, April
Saturdays 2:45-3:45pm
Monthly Fee: Member $50   Non-Member $60
Ages: 5-8
Ballet and tap are great ways for young children to work on focus, self-discipline, coordination, rhythm, and most of all, have fun! Students will learn basic ballet technique and terminology both using the barre and floor as a foundation for this and other styles of dance and will learn to combine basic positions and steps into combinations. Students will learn fundamental tap steps and rhythms, adding increasing more difficult and fun combinations as students gain confidence and experience. No experience necessary! Dance Recital will be held Saturday, May 6th so it is recommended child registers for multiple months.  No class on Saturday, March 25th.


January, February, March, April
Saturdays 1:30-2:30pm
Monthly Fee: Member $50   Non-Member $60
Drop in for $15.00
Ages: 6-10
Is your child a mover and shaker? Hiphop dance is great way to be active and have fun at the same time! Students will learn basic jazz dance terms and positions and trendy dance moves while listening to fun and appropriate current music. No dance experience necessary.  Come on out and getting moving and grooving! No class on Saturday, March 25th.

Mommy & Me Dance

January, February, March, April
Saturdays 12:45-1:15pm
Monthly Fee: Member $50   Non-Member $60
Drop in for $15.00
Ages 18 months - 4 years
Get your little one moving and channeling their energy with music, movement, balance, and coordination in a fun, friendly class!  Basic dance steps and creative movement games will encourage children to discover the different ways they can move and groove to the music.  This type of class includes mom or dad or another loved one participating in the class along with their little dancer to help encourage, model, and keep everyone on track.  (Children should be able to walk well independently before enrolling in this class) No class on Saturday, March 25th


For all classes:

-All students  in ballet/tap combo classes are required to wear appropriate dance clothese. This consists of a leotard and tights. Students may wear Soffee style shorts or dance skirts over their leotard.
-Jazz/ Yoga pants or other fitted athletic pants with a tank top or fitted t-shirt are acceptable for hip hop. No baggy clothes please.
-Students must have their hair pulled back in a bun, ponytail, pigtails, etc. Hair should be out of the face and off of the neck.
-Students are expected to wear the appropriate shoes for the class they are in. Pink ballet shoes and black tap flats are preferred for the ballet/tap combo classes. Jazz shoes or dance sneakers are preferred for hiphop. Sneakers are also acceptable for hiphop class.
-T-shirts and shorts are not acceptable dance attire.
-Both dancers and parents in Mommy & Me classes should wear clothes comfortable for movement and activity. Dance or workout style clothese are encourages but not required. Bare feet or ballet shoes are preferred.