UpBeat Dance Center
UBDC provides our community with the highest quality dance instruction. Upbeat is all about: technique, expression, perseverance, strength, honesty in performance, creativity, and passion.. Dance is so much more to us than a physical activity.
The teachers at Upbeat are professionally trained, certified instructors whose energy and talent are quite contagious. Our lessons are designed to build the students' confidence and self-discipline in a comfortable, warm, encouraging setting. Our dancers learn to connect to their movement through kinesthetic awareness as well as from their emotions. Our studio is a place for the new dancer and the seasoned/trained dancer alike. Our teachers insist upon creating combinations and routines that become art, not just some steps thrown together.
UpBeat features two award-winning competition companies supported by award-winning teachers and choreographers. There is a "Junior" company for younger dancers and a "Senior" company for older dancers. These groups of dancers are devoted and talented dancers and have made dance their priority. They take at least four to six technique classes a week in addition to weekend rehearsals. Auditions are every Spring. Please see Lauren for more details.
Hip Hop - Any comfortable clothing, dance sneakers or hip hop sneakers. (No Jeans)
Lyrical Contemporary - Both require a black leotard, black leggings. Bare feet or with half soles (turners), hair up. (NO SHORTS)
Ballet- Black leotard and pink tights. Skirts are permitted. Pink ballet slippers required, hair in bun.
Tap - Anything and Tap shoes