Musical Theatre Dance Classes for Fall 2021


Dancers dream with their feet…  Come dance with Renee this fall…

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  2021.

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.

Thursdays, 4:45-5:45pm, October 14, 21, and 28; November 4, 11 and 18.
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/Email/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 [email protected] prior to registering as this class is “by permission of instructor.”

Tuesdays, 4:45-5:45pm; October 19 and 26; November 2, 9, 16 and 23.
Class size: 10 Students
Instructor:  Renee Mueller
Tuition: $125

Registration Details 

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

  1. Register and Pay Registration Fees all on SUG
  2. Complete and Send YPT Medical/Release Form; Must be Received for Registration to be Complete

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

Our Instructor:
Renee Mueller

[email protected]