Winter Dance Classes



Dance Winter Evenings 2020 with 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 Winter 2020.

Musical Theatre Dance
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, 5:00-6:00pm, January 8, 15, 22 and 29; February 12 and 19 (No class February 5th)
Ages:  Grades 5-12
Class Size: 20 students
Instructor:  Renee Mueller
Tuition: $85

Contemporary Musical Theater
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.

Thursdays, 5:00-6:00pm, January 9, 16, 23; February 13, 20, 28
(No class January 30 and February 6th)
Ages:  Grades 5-12
Class Size: 20 students
Instructor:  Renee Mueller
Tuition: $90

Registration Details
Register for all of the classes… Or, pick 1 or 2 or 3 with YPT’s Drop In Option described below.
All Sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration Opens on Sign Up Genius Thursday, December 19 st 8:00am
Drop In Registration will open on Sign Up Genius January 6, 2020

1. Register and Pay Registration Fees all in one place:  On Sign Up Genius

2.  Complete YPT Medical/Release Form; Must be Received for Registration to be Complete

YPT Medical Release Form – Click Here

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

Drop In Dance Sessions
1.  Available as space allows beginning

2.  Registration and Sign Up on Sign Up Genius – Individual Links on YPT’s Website

3.  Drop In Registration Fee:  $15 per session

Our Instructor:
Renee Mueller


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!