Youth
Group Classes

MTB'sYouth Dance
Classes

MTB Youth Dance Classes provide a positive - family friendly environment. Your child will learn a new skill while expressing themselves and their love of dance! Our Kinder Dance level is for ages 3yrs-5yrs, JR I Dance for 6yrs-8yrs, and JR II is 9-13yrs. Classes are taught by our certified teachers, and students participate in an end of session performance for family and friends.

Session One will be performing at Move The Beat's Winter Exhibition on Saturday, January 20th, 2024 at Forest View Theatre, Arlington Heights & Session Two will be performing at Move The Beat's Summer Showcase on Saturday, June 1st, 2024 at Prairie Lakes Theatre, Des Plaines.

'23/'24 Dance Season

Kinder Classes
(Ages 3-5 years old)

Ballet/Jazz
Get your little one movin' and groovin' as they explore the elements of dance through creative movement, imagination, and structured play. Our pre-schoolers learn locomotor skills, balance and coordination, and the fundamentals of ballet and jazz while creatively expressing themselves and making new friends.
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Kinder Class
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Session I or II

Dates: Session I – 8/23/23-1/17/24 (no class 11/22, 12/27-1/3)
Session II – 1/24/24-5/29/24 (no class 3/27)
Time: 4:30-5:05 PM
Weekday: Wednesdays
Age: 3-5yrs


JR I Classes
(Ages 6-8yrs)

Ballet
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Session I or II

Dates: Session I – 8/23/23-1/17/24 (no class 11/22, 12/27-1/3)
Session II – 1/24/24-5/29/24 (no class 3/27)
Time: 6:45-7:30 PM
Weekday: Wednesdays
Age: 6-13yrs

Ballet
Dancers will learn ballet techniques focusing on grace and poise, strength and flexibility, and balance and coordination as they explore new movements each week.
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Latin
Experience the grace, teamwork, rhythm, social skills, and most importantly FUN every week in MTB's Youth Latin Dance Classes. Students will be introduced to exciting Latin and Ballroom dances while building an important life skill they can enjoy for years to come. No partner necessary!
Latin
$
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Session I or II

Dates: Session I – 8/22/23-1/16/24 (no class 11/21, 12/26-1/2)
Session II – 1/23/24-5/28/24 (no class 3/26)
Time: 5:15-6 PM
Weekday Option One: Tuesdays OR Fridays
Weekday Option Two: Tuesdays AND Fridays
Age: 6-13yrs
Dancers who enroll in Tuesday AND Friday’s classes will have additional performance opportunities throughout the year

Hip Hop
Get ready to groove to your favorite upbeat music as we explore a variety of hip hop styles and cover beginner breakdancing skills in our hip hop & breakdancing combo class! Dancers will develop core strength, agility and rhythm while learning fun and energetic combinations!
Hip Hop
$
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Session I or II

Dates: Session I – 8/24/23-1/18/24 (no class 11/23, 12/28-1/4)
Session II – 1/25/24-5/30/24 (no class 3/28)
Time: 5:15-6PM
Weekday: Thursday
Age: 6-12yrs

Acro
$
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Session I or II

Dates: Session I – 8/23/23-1/17/24 (no class 11/22, 12/27-1/3)
Session II – 1/24/24-5/29/24 (no class 3/27)
Time: 6-6:45 PM
Weekday: Wednesdays
Age: 6-13yrs

Acro
This technique based class focuses on acrobatic elements to be used in multiple dance genres. Dancers will focus on strength, endurance, control, and ease of movement to music.
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JR II Classes
(Ages 9-12yrs)

Latin
$
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Session I or II

Dates: Session I – 8/22/23-1/16/24 (no class 11/21, 12/26-1/2)
Session II – 1/23/24-5/28/24 (no class 3/26)
Time: 5:15-6 PM
Weekday Option One: Tuesdays OR Fridays
Weekday Option Two: Tuesdays AND Fridays
Age: 6-13yrs
Dancers who enroll in Tuesday AND Friday’s classes will have additional performance opportunities throughout the year

Latin
Experience the grace, teamwork, rhythm, social skills, and most importantly FUN every week in MTB's Youth Latin Dance Classes. Students will be introduced to exciting Latin and Ballroom dances while building an important life skill they can enjoy for years to come. No partner necessary!
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Ballet
Dancers will learn ballet techniques focusing on grace and poise, strength and flexibility, and balance and coordination as they explore new movements each week.
Ballet
$
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Session I or II

Dates: Session I – 8/23/23-1/17/24 (no class 11/22, 12/27-1/3)
Session II – 1/24/24-5/29/24 (no class 3/27)
Time: 6:45-7:30 PM
Weekday: Wednesdays
Age: 6-13yrs

Hip Hop
Get ready to groove to your favorite upbeat music as we explore a variety of hip hop styles and cover beginner breakdancing skills in our hip hop & breakdancing combo class! Dancers will develop core strength, agility and rhythm while learning fun and energetic combinations!
Hip Hop
$
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Session I or II

Dates: Session I – 8/24/23-1/18/24 (no class 11/23, 12/28-1/4)
Session II – 1/25/24-5/30/24 (no class 3/28)
Time: 5:15-6 PM
Weekday: Thursday
Age: 6-12yrs

Acro
This technique based class focuses on acrobatic elements to be used in multiple dance genres. Dancers will focus on strength, endurance, control, and ease of movement to music.
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Acro
$
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Session I or II

Dates: Session I – 8/23/23-1/17/24 (no class 11/22, 12/27-1/3)
Session II – 1/24/24-5/29/24 (no class 3/27)
Time: 6-6:45 PM
Weekday: Wednesdays
Age: 6-13yrs

Register for multiple classes and/or multiple family members for an additional 10% off!
*Any existing student marked as a 'referral' during a new student's registration is entitled to a one time 10% discount off of their currently registered class.

FAQ`s

What do I wear?

Dance or exercise attire is required for all Youth Dance Classes along with tights, leggings, or over the knee capris (no shorts). Ballet and/or jazz shoes should be worn for ballet/jazz combo classes, hip hop shoes and/or clean sneakers should be worn for hip hop/breakdancing combo classes, and ballroom shoes with a Cuban or practice heel for the ballroom class. Long hair should be pulled back, and no excessive jewelry should be worn.  You can find Move The Beat attire here, and tons of shoe and clothing recommendations and discounts at our online store at Discount Dance! Please feel free to contact Move The Beat with additional questions about dance attire.

What is a costume fee?

At the end of every full session, our dance classes perform for their family and friends during our semi-annual showcases. These performances are enhanced with costuming every child in a special outfit uniquely coupling their class’ routine. The costumes are yours to keep and will make a fun addition to your dancer’s closet.

Class has already started, can we still join?

Yes! Enrollment will stay open for the first two weeks of any session to allow dancers to jump into class. Enrollment will be closing at the third week and we will look forward to you joining our next session of youth dance classes.

We are going to miss a week of class, can we make up the time?

There are no make ups for group dance classes. If your dancer is going to miss multiple weeks, the instructor may recommend scheduling a private dance lesson so your dancer will not fall behind the rest of the class.

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