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Parks and Recreation

Dance Classes at Metro Parks

display of dance shoes and clothing

The Dance Division of the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation currently offers classes in ballet, pointe, Afro-contemporary, creative movement, contemporary modern, international folk dance, Pilates, tai chi, tap and theater jazz. Offered at minimal cost to participants, classes are taught for children, teens, adults, and senior citizens. Tuition scholarships are available through Friends of Metro Dance.

Classes for Children and Teens

Fall 2020

Ballet and tap classes will meet online via Zoom until the dance studios are open for indoor, in-person classes (anticipated Metro Phase 4). Hybrid options for some classes are available as indicated on the class schedules. Creative Movement, Contemporary and Theater Jazz will be offered as outdoor options.

Classical Ballet Training Program for ages 6-18 years

  • View Ballet Schedule and Register
  • Classes for Ballet: Beginning 3 through Ballet: Advanced 3 begin August 17, 2020.
  • Pre-Ballet through Ballet: Beginning 2 begin September 14, 2020.

Centennial Tap Program for ages 4-18 years

Outdoor Dance Classes: Creative Movement, Contemporary, and Theater Jazz for ages 3-13 years

Classes for Adults

Fall 2020

We are currently offering Afro-Contemporary (in-person), Ballet (online), Pilates (online), Tai Chi (online) and Dance Improvisation (outside). We anticipate a return to the dance studios in Phase 4 based on current guidelines. Schedule subject to change and classes made be added or canceled according to health and safety guidelines.

Class Locations

Eligibility and Student Placement

Adult classes are open to the community and suitable for adults of all ages and teens ages 15 and up. For children and teen classes, admission beyond the beginners’ level is by referral of the previous Metro Parks Dance Division or Centennial Youth Ballet teacher or by an in-class evaluation for new students during the first class of the session.

Class Fees

Fees are due on or before the first day of class. Drop-in payments for adult classes can be paid at the front desk of the class location before class starts. Payment is taken online, at the location of the class, or centrally at Centennial Performing Arts Studios. We currently accept cash, checks, or credit/debit cards. Checks should be made out to Metro Parks unless otherwise noted. A 2.30% convenience fee will be charged on all credit and debit card transactions. This fee is collected by a third party processor. No part of this fee goes to the Metropolitan Government.