Dance is music in motion! Third Street’s dance program offers excellent training and an opportunity for dancers to make lasting friendships while emphasizing the development of proper body alignment, healthy physical habits and pre-professional training for advanced dancers. Instruction is provided in small group classes, with individual attention for each student.

Students follow a carefully developed, sequential course of study that includes increased participation and performance opportunities as they progress through the program. Students considering a career in dance can pursue an accelerated course of study.

All dance programs are for boys and girls.

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Ages 2 to 5
Children engage in the basics of movement and ballet in this introductory class. Spatial awareness, body alignment, and musicality underscore the imaginative experiences in this class, which includes a family demo-day. Taught with a live accompanist.


Age brackets from 5 to 18
Our ballet program emphasizes the principles of classical ballet – from body control and alignment, to artistic communication through movement. Pointe classes are available to upper-level dancers by recommendation of the instructor.


Ages 6 and up
In this fun and high-energy style, students learn modern dance moves to accompany contemporary pop and hip-hop music. This class develops students’ dance skills and encourages personal style, expressed through improvisation.

Tap Dance

Age brackets from 5 to 18
A percussive style of dancing that rose to popularity during the Vaudeville era, tap dance focuses on both movement and musicality, teaching students the finer points of rhythm and syncopation as it improves motor skills.

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Third Street offers many performance opportunities to its students, including Music Hours, Studio Recitals, Department Recitals and more. Visit the Performance Opportunities page for details on these programs.

Dance Department Enrichment Program

The Nutcracker

Each year the School presents a chamber version of the holiday ballet favorite, The Nutcracker. Current students with experience may audition in the beginning of the fall semester. The Nutcracker Company rehearses from October to December and performs for the community in December.

2018 Summer Programs!