Newtown Township Parks and Recreation Department

NAC Dance Academy

Join the NAC Dance Academy for training from ages 2-adults! Take one class per week for $35 (pay in full or in monthly installments). Registration fee of $55 for ages 3-13, $30 for ages 2, adults. Participants for classes for ages 3+ must be potty trained! Registration fee includes two tickets to the recital in the spring (does not include costume or additional tickets). No class: 9/17, 9/26, 10/31 (after 3), 11/6, 11/21-24, 12/24-1/1, 1/21, 2/18, 3/25-30.

General Information
Me & My Shadow (age 2)
This class is for children 2 years of age and a significant adult. This class focuses on improving motor skills and learning elementary dance techniques. Dance techniques are taught through movements that are already familiar to a young child. The emphasis will be on self-expression and movement exploration.

Pre-Ballet/Tap (ages 3-4)
This class is for those students who have little or no dance experience. They will learn the basic ballet positions and movements from barre to floor work.

Ballet/Tap I (ages 3-6)
This is class suggested for the young student that has had a pre-ballet class. Elementary tap is included. They will learn the basic ballet positions and movements from barre to floor work. This class will not only improve flexibility and posture, it will also tone the body.

Irish Step Dance (ages 5-10)
Introduction to Irish Dance. Beginners are introduced to the fundamentals of Irish Dance and will learn traditional reel and jig steps. Good fun and great exercise.

Hip Hop I (ages 4-6)
A basic hip hop class that will build on combinations and keep you mov’n and groove’n to upbeat music. Some previous dance experience is suggested but not required. This class combines current POP, house, and hip hop music styles with correlating choreography.

Ballet I (ages 5-13)
This class is for the student with at least one year in an introductory ballet class. This is a progressive curriculum. They will learn the basic ballet positions and movements from barre to floor work. This class will not only improve flexibility and posture, it will also tone the body. Adult classes available!

Tap (ages 4-13)
Learn how to create sounds and rhythms through various steps and combinations. Become part of the rich history of Tap dancing and have a blast making some noise. Each student is taught age and experience appropriate routines that are challenging and just plain fun. Tap shoes required. Intermediate classes based on teacher recommendation only. (I-Beginner; II-Beginner-Intermediate: Dancer must have at least 1 year experience and be recommend by an instructor.)

Beginner Belly Dancing (16+)
This class if a full body workout that incorporates both strength and flexibility along with beautiful flowing movements! The class consists of core isolation drills, basic dance movements, and easy to follow choreography patterns that will have you dancing in no time!

Inter Belly Dancing (18+)
This class if a full body workout that incorporates both strength and flexibility along with beautiful flowing movements! The class consists of core isolation drills, basic dance movements, and easy to follow choreography patterns that will have you dancing in no time!