DanceWorks Dance Classes

Dance Classes & lessons at DanceWorks Performing Arts & Vancouver City Ballet for Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Acrobatic Dance, Aerial Silks & Musical Theatre. Students ages three thru adult, beginning through professional. It’s never too late to enroll your child in a dance class. Unsure of which class is right for your dancer, try a complimentary class for free! Stop by the studio or give us a call at (360) 892-5664.

2018 Class Schedule

With over 100+ classes a week, see our full 2018/19 class schedule.


Six Week Sessions

Our popular 6 week sessions for Aerial Silks, Princess Ballerinas & Twirl Twist & Tap are a great way to try dance without a yearlong commitment. New sessions begin all throughout the year.


Acrobatic Dance

Similar to the floor skills of gymnastics, it is a high energy performing art that focuses on strength, flexibility, balance and partnering work.

Adult Ballet at DanceWorks Performing Arts

Adult Ballet

Adult Beginning Ballet 6-week sessions are a low-stress way to learn ballet in a relaxing environment. Great for building leg and core strength in an adult only atmosphere.

Aerial Silk classes at DanceWorks Performing Arts

Aerial Silks

DanceWorks offers beginning and advanced level classes (Star Gazers, High Fliers & Gazelles) for children and adults in the aerial silks. Students will have the opportunity to learn on the aerial silks, dance trapeze and lyra.

Ballet warm ups with Vancouver City Ballet & DanceWorks Performing Arts

Vancouver City Ballet

Under the DanceWorks umbrella, Vancouver City Ballet is thought of as Clark County’s premier program. Students range from 3 years of age with Angelina Ballerina to pre professional with pointe 5 days a week. Students have gone on to be accepted in top ranked dance colleges across the US and compete yearly in YAGP.



Contemporary dance is a genre of dance performance that developed during the mid twentieth century and has since grown to become one of the dominant genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world, with particularly strong popularity in the U.S. and Europe.

Tremaine Portland by DanceWorks Performing Arts Company

Competition Company

Each June dancers audition for spots in DWPA company to compete at; NYCDA, Tremaine, JUMP, Celebrity, StarQuest & OnStage to name a few. Dancers many also travel to Nationals & Disneyland during select years.


Fusion Jazz

A mix of all our fun styles put into one class. Broadway Jazz, Hip Hop, Technique and more. A great class for school dance team/cheer members to get your skills and stamina ready for the upcoming year.

Hip Hop at DanceWorks Performing Arts


Our very popular upbeat Hip Hop classes incorporate isolation movements, progressions across the floor, and complex choreography. All rooms include fun lighting and classes are broken down by age; Hippity Hop ages 4-6, Street Squad 5-7, Moves & Grooves 7-9 and Dance Crew 10+. Advanced Teen classes are also available.

Jazz at DanceWorks Performing Arts

Jazz Technique

What DanceWorks does best! Our Broadway style Jazz class consists of warm ups, across the floor technique, and a center combination. Different styles may be incorporated into the class including conditioning.

Morning Song by DanceWorks Performing Arts Company


Lyrical dance is a style of dance created by merging ballet, jazz and contemporary dance techniques. Class is performed to music with lyrics to inspire movements to express strong emotions the choreographer feels from the lyrics in the chosen song.

Musical Theatre at DanceWorks Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

Musical Theater program incorporates movement, drama, and vocal training. Claire Verity & Darcy Schmitt team together to head this performing arts program. Students will work on drama skills including (but by no means limited to): improv, stage combat, theater games, and vocal. Sessions are held three times a year in Fall, Winter & Spring.

Fairy Tale Ballet at DanceWorks Performing Arts

Princess Ballerina & Twirling Tutus

These beginner Ballet classes for ages 3-6 are group pre-ballet creative movement classes that, promote creative learning, lay the foundation for correct body placement and age appropriate dance technique.

Tap at DanceWorks Performing Arts


Tap students start at age 3 in combination classes learning basic rhythm and tap steps. We bring in the best tap instructors from Portland. Older students may transition into a more advanced class to work on dynamics, shading, complex rhythms, and trick steps.

Twirl, Twist & Tap

Our popular Twirl, Twist & Tap combination classes combine both Ballet, Jazz & Tap in a fun 45 minute class. This is perfect for younger, first time students who are new to dance and want to try a little of everything.

Rockin Tots at DanceWorks Performing Arts

Rockin’ Tots

Every Saturday we have a dance party just for 2-year olds! The first class is free to try so stop on by. Maybe a half an hour of dancing is just what your little guy or girl needs to get the wiggles out! Make sure to bring clothes they can move comfortably in and their dancing feet.