Dance Programs at Mini-Hops gets kids moving, clapping, counting, and shaking their way to better coordination and brain development.

Performing Arts

Preschool Classes

Mini M.O.V.E.R.S (3 Year Olds)

Is your 3-year-old a natural performer?  Then this is the class for you.  Mini MOVErs is a performing arts class that will help your 3-year-old gain confidence and growth in a fun and active way.  From dancing and body movement to circus and musical theater, this class will make your preschooler a well-rounded performer!  There is an annual recital every spring where athletes will have a platform to display all that they have learned and created throughout the year.

Petite Performers (4 & 5 year olds)

Hello 4 and 5 year olds!  Come move and groove with our amazing coaches.  In this class we will cover styles of dance, stage performance like theater and singing while learning how to confidently dazzle an audience with creative routines!  There is an annual recital every spring where athletes will have a platform to display all that they have learned and created throughout the year.

School-Age Classes

Ballet (Ages 6+)

Mini-Hops Ballet is an introduction to the fundamentals of classical ballet in a stress-free and fun environment. The class will focus on basic ballet techniques, proper body alignment, and learning to move their bodies musically. Students will be introduced to elementary barre, center floor, basic turns, and leaps.

What to wear: Barefoot or ballet shoes are the safest for the students.  Shorts and a t-shirt or leotard and skirt are fine.  Other acceptable articles of clothing for ballet and jazz are tights, leg warmers, leggings, and sweaters, as long as they’re decently form-fitting and don’t hinder the wearer’s movement.  There is an annual recital every spring where athletes will have a platform to display all that they have learned and created throughout the year.

Dance Acro (K - 1st)

Dance Acro will teach your performer the base skills needed for tricking, tumbling, and stunting.  In this class, your athlete will learn variations of handstands, front and back walkovers, handsprings, and cartwheels along with many floor acrobatic skills.  This class will set your athlete up for the many tumbling progressions they will find in the performing arts world.  There is an annual recital every spring where athletes will have a platform to display all that they have learned and created throughout the year.

Dance Acro (2nd +)

Dance Acro will teach your performer the base skills needed for tricking, tumbling, and stunting.  In this class, your athlete will learn variations of handstands, front and back walkovers, handsprings, and cartwheels along with many floor acrobatic skills.  This class will set your athlete up for the many tumbling progressions they will find in the performing arts world.  There is an annual recital every spring where athletes will have a platform to display all that they have learned and created throughout the year.

Dance Acro - Advanced (Invite Only)

THIS IS AN INVITE ONLY CLASS – MUST BE INVITED BY A COACH

An hour and a half of tumbling progressions that are specifically geared toward the basics of strong tricking and acrobatic stunting.  The athletes work on skills, drills, and strength exercises that will help them to acquire the upper-body strength and total body coordination needed to learn skills like handstands, cartwheels, and walkovers.  Since handstands, cartwheels, and bridge kick overs are per-requisites to the Advanced Dance Acro class, there is an extra emphasis placed on these skills.  Since an hour and a half, once per week is not enough time to build the sufficient amount of strength necessary for skills that require a lot of upper body and torso strength, they will be given manageable conditioning assignments to do at home.  There is an annual recital every spring where athletes will have a platform to display all that they have learned and created throughout the year.

Rhythmic (K - 1st)

This fun and unique class will provide an introduction to the sport of rhythmic gymnastics through technical movement and activities with rhythmic apparatus (ball, hoop, ribbon and rope). Lessons include technically correct basics in swings, waves, circles, tosses, catches, and tumbling.  The students will learn the beginnings of pivots, balances, and leaps that rhythmic gymnasts use today! There is an annual recital every spring where athletes will have a platform to display all that they have learned and created throughout the year.

Rhythmic (2nd +)

This fun and unique class will provide an introduction to the sport of rhythmic gymnastics through technical movement and activities with rhythmic apparatus (ball, hoop, ribbon and rope). Lessons include technically correct basics in swings, waves, circles, tosses, catches, and tumbling.  The students will learn the beginnings of pivots, balances, and leaps that rhythmic gymnasts use today! There is an annual recital every spring where athletes will have a platform to display all that they have learned and created throughout the year.

M.O.V.E (K - 1st Grade)

Mobilization of Visual Entertainment better known as M.O.V.E is a class made for the school-age kiddos who are interested in the performing arts.  We will explore and learn the different forms of artistic expressions, such as; dance, musical theater, circus, spoken word, magic/illusion, and many more!  This class will allow your child to find new ways to show their creativity through movement.  There is an annual recital every spring where athletes will have a platform to display all that they have learned and created throughout the year.

M.O.V.E (2nd +)

Mobilization of Visual Entertainment better known as M.O.V.E is a class made for the school-age kiddos who are interested in the performing arts.  We will explore and learn the different forms of artistic expressions, such as; dance, musical theater, circus, spoken word, magic/illusion, and many more!  This class will allow your child to find new ways to show their creativity through movement.  There is an annual recital every spring where athletes will have a platform to display all that they have learned and created throughout the year.

muirballet Classes

muirballet 1/2

This one-hour beginning ballet class for 7-8 year olds covers rudimentary ballet vocabulary and movement concepts both at the barre and in the center.  There is an emphasis on dancer’s alignment (posture), abdominal strength, flexibility, and classroom etiquette.  Dancers are asked to bring a notebook to each class to learn and notate the traditional French ballet vocabulary along with the English translation.

Muir Ballet – Class Etiquette (Clothing Requirements)

Muir Ballet – Waiver Release (Must have printed and signed)

Muir Ballet – Program Information

Muir Ballet – Director Information

muirballet 3/4

This one-hour secondary level ballet class for 9-10 year olds expands upon the learning in level 1/2.  Aside from the continuation of movement vocabulary and concepts, there is an emphasis on building strength and understanding in center adagio (slow extensions) work.  Balance and spotting are systematically built-in support of new pirouettes (turns).  Precision and strength in petit allegro (small quick jumps) and grand allegro (large leaps) will also be addressed.

Muir Ballet – Class Etiquette (Clothing Requirements)

Muir Ballet – Waiver Release (Must have printed and signed)

Muir Ballet – Program Information

Muir Ballet – Director Information

muirballet 5/6

This one and a half hour class for 11-12 year olds will continue to build on the two previous classes and will emphasize longer combinations, quick articulate footwork, will introduce the concept of battu (beating the legs while jumping) , and introduce grand pirouettes (pirouettes with a gesture leg other than passe’).

Muir Ballet – Class Etiquette (Clothing Requirements)

Muir Ballet – Waiver Release (Must have printed and signed)

Muir Ballet – Program Information

Muir Ballet – Director Information

muirballet Pre-Pointe

This half-hour class for girls ages 9 and up (level 3/4 or 5/6) is a preparatory class for pointe work.  The class exercises are designed to create the strength, flexibility and stability in the ankle and foot required for successful pointe work.  Please note that pointe evaluations will be given in December before the holiday break and in May at the end of the 2021-2022 session.

Muir Ballet – Class Etiquette (Clothing Requirements)

Muir Ballet – Waiver Release (Must have printed and signed)

Muir Ballet – Program Information

Muir Ballet – Director Information

muirballet Beginning Pointe

This half-hour class for girls who have passed their pointe evaluation following PRE-POINTE class, presents the fundamentals of beginning pointe work.  Dancers who participate must also continue with the PRE-POINTE class to support the strength required and to prevent injuries.  Pre-pointe dancers may take this class for additional strength in their soft ballet slippers.

Muir Ballet – Class Etiquette (Clothing Requirements)

Muir Ballet – Waiver Release (Must have printed and signed)

Muir Ballet – Program Information

Muir Ballet – Director Information

muirballet Boys Ballet

This one-hour class for boys age 7-12 years old is meant to challenge them by introducing virtuoso ballet technique required of the male dancer.  There is an emphasis on gross motor movement; strength in the upper body in preparation for partnering work, and power for their leaps and turns.  This class is an important differentiation from the girls and should be taken along with either BALLET 1/2, BALLET 3/4, OR BALLET 5/6.

Muir Ballet – Class Etiquette (Clothing Requirements)

Muir Ballet – Waiver Release (Must have printed and signed)

Muir Ballet – Program Information

Muir Ballet – Director Information

muirballet Partnering

This one-hour class for boys and girls is by invitation of the instructor. Please register for the class to show your interest and the first class will be an assessment with specific consideration to the number of boys registered. This class will introduce the fundamentals of partnering.  Partnering skills from folk dance, contemporary dance (shared weight work) along with the basics of ballet partnering will be explored and expanded upon.  All dancers must be enrolled in another muirballet ballet class for consideration.5/6.

Muir Ballet – Class Etiquette (Clothing Requirements)

Muir Ballet – Waiver Release (Must have printed and signed)

Muir Ballet – Program Information

Muir Ballet – Director Information

muirballet Private Coaching

Private Coaching will be available for students who need additional assistance and/or more personal attention.  This will be offered on a first come first serve basis as space allows. All payments for private (and semi-private) coaching sessions are also made through your Mini-Hops account in advance of the lesson.  Canceled private lessons with less than 3 hours prior notice will still be charged.

Private Coaching is $75/hour and Semi-Private Coaching is $50/hour.

Muir Ballet – Class Etiquette (Clothing Requirements)

Muir Ballet – Waiver Release (Must have printed and signed)

Muir Ballet – Program Information

Muir Ballet – Director Information