Dance Program | Metrowest YMCA | MetroWest YMCA

Dance Program

Introducing the youth of our community to the magic of dance in a structured setting. Dance classes at the Y are designed to focus on fun, character development, body alignment, strength, flexibility, balance, technique, and grace. The Metrowest YMCA offers a wide range of dance classes for ages 3 to 14 at any level of ability. From hip-hop to ballet and creative movement to jazz our classes combine creative expression with movement that inspires dancers develop an understanding and appreciation for the arts. Starting with the basics and advancing to more articulate technique, we strive ourselves to create the best experience for your dancer.

Classes are available every session. 

*New for the fall*

New Styles: 

Tiny Tappers
Shuffle Beginner Tap
Jete Intermediate Ballet
Showstoppers Intermediate Jazz
 
Offering Half Year Class Options along with our regular session classes.
 
Half year class options are on page 11 of the Fall 1 program guide - any questions please reach out to Taylor Loesch Assistant Director of Gymnastics and Dance. ext 285 or Tloesch@metrowestymca.org

BENEFITS OF DANCE

  • Greater self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Improved balance
  • Better coordination
  • Gain stronger social skills
  • Instills sense of discipline
  • Learn spatial awareness
  • Targets imagination and creativity skills
  • Most of all fun!

 

 

PRESCHOOL Dance
AGES 3-5
 

Our Preschool Dance Program is designed for children ages 3-5.  The introduction of dance at this age teaches skills that will help kids excel in the art of dance.  Students will dance to age appropriate music to learn basic dance skills to make a fun learning experience for them. The fundamentals of dance will be introduced by our teachers who are dedicated to making each dancers experience at the Y something they look forward to. 

YOUTH Dance
AGES 6-14
 

Our Youth Dance Program is designed for youth ages 6-14. Our dance program is led by teachers who have a strong background in the dance field. This is to ensure your dancer gets the most out of their experience with us. Each class will be focused on each dancer's creative skills while incorporating the important fundamentals of dance. Dancers will learn basic skills that will advance them to more challenging moves along the way. 

 

QUESTIONS?

Please contact:

Gymnastics and Dance Director
Alissa Schimmel at ext. 262 or ASchimmel@metrowestymca.org

or

Assistant Gymnastics and Dance Director
Taylor Loesch at ext. 285 or TLoesch@metrowestymca.org

 

 

Taylor Loesch

Assistant Director of Dance and Gymnastics

Tloesch@metrowestymca.org

This will be Miss. Taylor’s 2nd year with the MetroWest YMCA. Miss. Taylor has been dancing since the age of 8. She graduated from Framingham State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Merchandise. During college Miss. Taylor performed in dance competitions to fulfill her love for the art. After college knowing that she always wanted to be a dancer she was reconnected again with her first love of dance. Miss. Taylor is grateful for being able to do what she loves every day and is dedicated to sharing her passion for dance with her students. 

 

Victoria

Dance Instructor

Miss Victoria started dancing at age 3 and danced with the same studio for 15 years. She graduated from Salem State University with a degree in Psychology and Education. She has always had a passion for dance and started assistant dance teaching at age 16 since then she has continued her journey with dance. Miss Victoria comes with a lot of experience with dance shows and competitions. She is looking forward to her role here at the MetroWest YMCA.  

Josie

Dance Instructor

Miss Josie started in gymnastics classes at the Y at 3 years old, but quickly found her passion in dance. She currently attends Ashland High School and Brandi Rae’s School of Dance where she takes classes in Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Ballet and Pointe and is the president of the All About That Dance Dance Company. After being assistant teacher in dance classes for 1 year at the Y, Miss Josie is excited to share her passion as she continues her role as lead teacher. Teaching dance combines her favorite things, of dance and helping kids discover their best selves.

Love to dance? Join us as our dance program continues to grow! Click the link below to view our class offerings.