Winter Dance Classes


Dance Fall 2020 with Renee Mueller
October 5 – November 12, 2020 (6 Weeks)

Renee is generously donating her time teaching these classes as a fundraiser for YPT in light of the unique and challenging times we are living through!  Thank YOU, Renee!

Dancers dream with their feet…

Without the pressure of a polished finished product for a recital or a show, both the instructor and the dancers have the freedom to invest class time exploring more difficult steps, steps that all members of the group may not yet be able to do. (In a show, we only choreograph the turns and jumps that everyone can do together; in class, each dancer can be pushed to the heights of his or her abilities and can be given the space to work on growth spots.)

One result of this shift in focus is that there is not a lot of opportunity for parents to experience a “finished product” of classwork.  We will work to give you a glimpse of progress, but you will notice increased confidence and enthusiasm for dance and improvements in your dancers’ abilities in other shows.

Age category refers to student’s grade for Fall 2020.

Intro to Musical Theater Dance (6 Weeks)
Open Class
This class will focus on the necessary foundation of dance to help young performers feel more confident on stage. Students will be introduced to various dance progressions and explore learning simple Musical Theater style choreography.
Wednesdays, 3:30-4:15pm, October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4, 11.
Ages:  Grades 3rd – 5th
Class Size:  10 Students
Instructor:  Renee Mueller
Tuition:  $125

Musical Theatre Dance (6 Weeks)
Open Class
This class will focus on building a solid foundation in classical dance technique and dance styles found in Musical Theater. Students will begin class with a contemporary warm-up which will help to increase flexibility and strength — a center barre which will focus on positions, body alignment, and terminology.

Students will then work on progressions which will include stylistic turns, jumps, leaps, and floor work, ending class with a short dance combination set to Musical Theater music.
Wednesdays, 4:45-5:45pm, October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4, 11.
Ages:  Grades 6th – 12th
Class Size: 10 students
Instructor:  Renee Mueller
Tuition: $125

Contemporary Musical Theater (6 Weeks)
Advance Dance Class
By Permission of Instructor (Letter/Audition)

This class for advanced dancers will focus on continuing to build and strengthen the technical foundation of dance. Students will begin class with a contemporary warm-up to increase flexibility and core strength.  This will be followed by a center barre which will focus on placement, balance, alignment, and turns.

A portion of the class will include stylistic turns, jumps, leaps, and contemporary floor work.  We will end class with contemporary choreography and build on the combination each week.

If you think you are ready and would like to be part of this Advance Dance Class, please email prior to registering as this class is “by permission of instructor.”
Tuesday & Thursdays, 4:00-5:00pm; October 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29; November 3, 5, 10, 12
Class size: 10 Students
Instructor:  Renee Mueller
Tuition: $250.00

Registration Details
Register for all classes on Sign-Up Genius.
Registration Link – All Sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

  1. Register and Pay Registration Fees on SUG
  2. Complete and Send YPT Medical/Release Form via mail or email scan; Must be Received to save your space in class and complete your registration
  3. YPT Medical/Release Form Link

Location for All Classes – YPT Studio
YPT Studio Address:
331 Metty Drive #2
Ann Arbor, MI  48103

Our Instructor:
Renee Mueller

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We look forward to soaring with your young star as they experience new adventures and challenges through our performing arts offerings and take their next step as an actor and a person!