At NCDA we have 4 programs designed for dancers at different ages and levels of training
Our Young Movers Program offers dance and tumbling classes for children ages 18 months to 5 years old. These young dancers will develop a love for dance and acro while they are guided through basic exploration of motor skills, musicality, and technique, in a fun and creative learning environment. Not only will our young movers gain skills like coordination and balance, but they will also develop early socialization skills such as sharing and taking turns, following directions, and cooperating. These weekly classes will help prepare our young movers for classes in our youth program
In our youth program (ages 6 to 13) our dancers and acrobats are able to take class in any of the following techniques: Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theater, Cheer and Acro. The levels within each technique start with an introduction to the basics, teaching each student the skills they need to progress through the program as they advance. As your child progresses through our program, they will learn to master skills in a fun and positive learning environment. Classes are age and skill level appropriate. Youth classes will also be given the opportunity to showcase their routines at our yearly Recital Showcase!
We are excited to offer a wide variety of Teen Adult classes for dancers High School age, College age, and beyond. Training is available in Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, Leaps and Turns, Acro, and Tap. Each style is offered in a variety of skill levels with classes geared towards the recreational dancer as well as classes for the serious artist! All of these classes are drop-in welcome, meaning dancers may register for monthly classes or drop-in to take class when they can. Although these classes are open, we do promote regular attendance because a smart dancer recognizes that consistency equals results. All classes are taught by highly trained working professionals. Our dedicated artistic staff will always be there to guide you when choosing which classes will best suit you with your current abilities. Dancers training throughout our program often are accepted into prestigious College dance programs, develop professional dance careers in the commercial industry and concert world, and continue to have a deep rooted passion for the art of dance.
The Nor Cal Dance Arts performance companies (we currently have 7) are comprised of a select group of talented and passionate dancers. And yes… you may have seen them on multiple seasons of NBC’s World of Dance, or AGT, or members/alumni on the biggest tv or performance stages. Our performance companies are hand selected and auditioned dancers ages 4 to 19 who are given the opportunity to train and perform in various styles at NCDA. As a member of one of our performance companies, the dancers gain confidence, skills, and artistry, to help them succeed as a dancer and a person. Part of the Mission for the company is to enrich the artistic soul while developing a proper technical foundation. Member dancers will be taught the tools they need to have a future in dance, whether they desire to dance in college, teach, choreograph, or dance professionally. Auditions happen year around with a main audition directly following our summer performance technique intensive. If you have questions about the performance company please feel free to email or call us.