UpBeat Dance Center
"Live 2 Dance, Dance 2 Live"
UBDC provides our community with the highest quality dance instruction. Technique, expression, perseverance, strength, honesty in performance, creativity and passion are just some of the elements we pass along here at Upbeat. Dance is so much more to us than a physical activity.
The teachers at Upbeat are professionally trained, certified instructors whose energy and talent is 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.
Up Beat 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.
**COVID 19 Modifications: The semester will begin LIVE with the option at any time to join through ZOOM. You may choose to send your child into live classes or simply follow the class virtually. The entire semester will be running on a MONTHLY PAYMENT plan. This will allow for easy changes to be made along the way. There are NO refunds given for classes so please insist that your child finish what they start (at least for the month). A virtual recital will be filmed sometime early in the semester. The video will then be available to purchase and view with loved ones forever!!!
**Please see the COVID changes page for studio rules and restrictions.
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