Community Programs

YOUTH DANCE PROGRAM


Our 24-week youth dance program offers an entire school year of instruction in the art of dance where students can explore creative movement, flexibility and self-confidence. The first semester emphasizes rhythmic training, coordination, grace and posture for the young student at the barre (September – December).  The second semester emphasizes dance routines in preparation for the Spring recital (January – April).  The Spring Dance Rehearsal is April 9 and the Recital is April 10 (tentatively) with a location to be determined per COVID-19 restrictions. Dance students should wear a black leotard (no skirts please), pink tights, pink ballet shoes and tan tap shoes. Hip Hop, Tumbling, & Pom students should wear athletic clothes with jazz or tennis shoes. The program cost includes the costume fee for the Spring dance recital.  All students must be toilet independent in order to participate. Registration deadline is 11/1/20. 

Dance Updates and Information:


For weather cancellations click here. Cancellations for evening classes will be made at 3:00pm. Cancellations for Friday morning classes will be made at 8:30am. Cancellations for Saturday morning will be made at 7:00am. 

Dance Information Sheet 2020-2021 - Please read before the start of the program!

Dance Level Guide


Beginner Level: Students new to our dance program;
Intermediate: Students with 1 year of experience; 
Advanced: Students with 2 or more years of experience

New COVID-19 Procedures (updated 9/16/20)


All participants (and parent/guardian) are required to wear a face covering while in The Lodge, for the duration of class, and have their temperature checked on each visit. Only one parent/guardian from the household will be allowed to accompany participants to this program (siblings and/or a second parent/guardian will not be admitted). No food or drinks allowed besides water (note: drinking fountains are closed, water bottle refilling stations available). Participants will be required to wash hands at the beginning of each class. Participants will have their own 6' x 6' box to practice in with areas clearly marked on the floor and barre. Equipment will be disinfected before and after class. Class instruction will be adapted to conform with current St. Louis County Health Department guidelines. 

Refund Policy for Dance Classes


Due to the volume of students and skill level of the classes, make-up classes are not available if a child misses their scheduled class.  If a student drops within the month of September, a pro-rated refund is available.  If your student drops within October, a 50% refund is available.  Students dropping after November 1 will not receive a refund, but will receive the costume ordered for the recital.  Minimum 6/Maximum 10
Instructor: Stephanie Rhodes and Brittney Arnold  (Click here to view instructor bios)
Location: The Lodge Activity Room
Cost: $290/Member; $305/Resident; $348/Non-Resident

Click here to register online for a dance program.

Day: Tuesday with Brittney Arnold
Session: September 22 – April 6, Recital April 9 & 10 (no class 11/24, 12/15, 12/22, 12/29, 1/5, 3/23)
Time: #4567  4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Beginner Ballet/Tap/Jazz (ages 3 - 5) 
#4568  5:20 - 6:05 p.m. Beginner Tumbling (ages 5 - 7)
#4569  6:10 - 6:55 p.m. Beginner Hip Hop (ages 5 - 9)
#4570  7 - 7:45 p.m. Beginner & Intermediate Hip Hop (ages 5 - 9)

Day: Wednesday with Stephanie Rhodes
Session: September 23 - April 7, Recital April 9 & 10 (no class 11/25, 12/16, 12/23, 12/30, 1/6, 3/24)
Time: #4571  4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Intermediate Ballet/Tap/Jazz (ages 4 - 6)
#4572  5:20 - 6:05 p.m. Beginner Pom/Jazz (ages 5 - 11)
#4574  6:10 - 6:55 p.m. Advanced Ballet/Tap/Jazz (ages 6 - 9)
#4575  7 - 7:45 p.m. Advanced Pom/Jazz (ages 7 - 14)

Day:  Thursday with Stephanie Rhodes
Session: September 24 - April 8, Recital April 9 & 10 (no class 11/26, 12/17, 12/24, 12/31, 1/7, 3/25)
Time: #4576  4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Beginner Ballet/Tap/Jazz (ages 4 - 6)
#4577  5:20 - 6:05 p.m. Intermediate Ballet/Tap/Jazz (ages 4 - 7)
#4578  6:10 - 6:55 p.m.  Beginner Hip Hop (ages 5 - 9)

Day: Friday with Brittney Arnold
Session: September 25 – April 2, Recital April 9 & 10 (no class 11/27, 12/18, 12/25, 1/1, 3/26)
Time: #4581  10:05 - 10:50 a.m. Beginner Ballet/Tap/Jazz (ages 3 - 4)
#4582  10:55 - 11:40 a.m. Beginner Ballet/Tap/Jazz (ages 4 - 6) 

Day: Saturday with Brittney Arnold
Session: September 26 – April 3, Recital April 9 & 10 (no class 11/28, 12/19, 12/26, 1/2, 3/27)
Time: #4584  8:50 - 9:35 a.m. Intermediate Ballet/Tap/Jazz (ages 4 - 6)
#4585  9:40 - 10:25 a.m. Beginner Ballet/Tap/Jazz (ages 3 - 6)

Click here to register online for a dance program.