Dance

Youth Dance

Classes are for beginning students and use basic dance steps and choreography to help children develop and improve their poise, flexibility, grace, self-discipline, and posture. Students are introduced to basic beginning techniques and vocabulary. You may enroll in more than one class. Classes have a maximum of 15 students. 

Questions? Contact the Parks & Rec Office at 785-587-2754 or email mhkprd@cityofmhk.com 

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ClassAgesClass DescriptionDates & TimesCost
Pre-BalletAges 3 - 5
Ballet classes are the basis for all dance training and help children develop and improve their poise, flexibility, grace, self-discipline, and posture. Students will be introduced to basic beginning ballet techniques and vocabulary in this fun class.
Mondays from 9/12 - 11/28
Pre-Ballet A: 5:00 - 5:30pm
Pre-Ballet B: 5:45 - 6:15pm
Pre-Ballet C: 6:30 - 7:00pm
$65
Ballet & JazzAges 6 - 12

Ballet emphasizes technique, barre work, and choreography, as well as the ballet vocabulary that is used throughout all other dance genres. Students in this class will develop and improve their poise, flexibility, grace, self-discipline, and posture. Jazz dance combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with the current forms of popular dance. Learn various techniques and styles in this high-energy class.

Wednesdays from 9/14 - 11/30
Ballet & Jazz A: Ages 6-8 from
5:15 - 6:15pm 
Ballet & Jazz B: Ages 9-12 from
6:30 - 7:30pm

$70
TapAges 6 - 12

Tap is a form of dance that uses the tap shoes striking the floor to make a percussive sound. This class will explore both Jazz and Broadway-style tap. Be prepared for a workout as we explore rhythm and build strength!

Thursdays from 9/15 - 12/1
5:30 - 6:30pm
$70
Hip-HopAges 6 - 12

This class introduces students to the basic concepts of hip hop dance and culture in a fast-paced, high-energy setting. Learn hip hop technique and choreography in this exciting class.

Tuesdays from 9/13 - 11/29
6:30 - 7:15pm
$70
Dance SquadAges 6 - 12

Dance squad incorporates various dance styles (i.e. hip-hop, jazz and contemporary), with basic tumbling and pompom/cheer. Pompoms will be provided by MPRD.

Tuesdays from 9/13 - 11/29
5:30 - 6:15pm
$70
Dance Showcase: December 3rd at 6pm


Students will be instructed on proper attire at their first class meeting. Students in Beginning Ballet will wear ballet slippers. Students in Pre-Ballet may wear ballet slippers or socks. Tap students will need to wear tap shoes. All other students should wear tennis shoes and socks to their first class session.