Our classes blend professional technical dance instruction with a commitment to fostering the personal growth and confidence of each dancer, welcoming all to explore their potential. By creating a safe and inclusive space that appreciates all dancers as they are, we have created a thriving community of students and instructors passionate about the power of movement to connect with the self and navigate the world with a confident and joyful spirit.
We strive to nurture and develop talent, celebrate the achievements of all students and inspire a love and appreciation of all styles of dance and the arts. We are committed to providing a safe and positive environment in which all students can feel empowered, comfortable and free to express themselves.
Our focus at Empower Dance Studio has been training the dancers on a holistic level. Our families are encouraged to make decisions about the commitment level of the dancer to their growth and training. Class structure is set up to ensure that each dancer is receiving a quality education.
There is a core class requirement for technical training that is based in ballet technique. This is a more intensive course where each student is expected to dance a minimum of two hours per week. Placement in core classes is based on skill not age.
All students over the age of 5 are required to participate in a placement class. This class is an opportunity for our students to assess their level and set goals for themselves. It also allows the Empower team to define a clear plan for growth by identifying their level and setting them up for optimum success.
For our young dancers under the age of 5, we are pleased to offer Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet to build the structure to prepare students for a more advanced program. In some cases students under 5 are able to be placed in a higher level class.
If you are new to our studio and over the age of 5, Elements of Dance is a requirement. Students are required to take this class in addition to a core class.
Our Academy program is a pre-professional training program for young, committed dancers. These dancers comprise our dance company and have multiple opportunities for performance. Academy students are required to take 6 hours per week of training, including 2 hours per week for rehearsals, attend workshops, and monthly weekend intensives. Students must audition for an opportunity to join the Empower Dance Academy.
We are happy to discuss the best options for your dancer.