YMCA Dance Academy

The Saginaw YMCA Dance Academy offers classes for various ages and skill levels in the genres of ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip-hop.


The YDA offers classes for dancers of all ages!


Ages 2-5

This is a Ballet and Tap combination class. Your Dancer will learn the basic movements associated with each genre.


Ballet is the basis of all dance so we start with the basics. Positions of the feet, plies, tendu, and correct body posture. We will not only be moving our bodies to acquire the physical association needed, but will be writing notes and studying different types of diagrams while we are learning so we may create a connection to the knowledge of the terminology and technique.


Tap the day away in our popular tap dance classes. We cover the basic tap moves, including floor steps, patterns, combinations, and rhythms. Tap shoes are not mandatory but are highly recommended for these classes.


Our Jazz classes are fun and energetic, and incorporate dance techniques that emphasize flexibility, placement, and turns.


Lyrical includes warm up, isolations, stretches, across the floor progressions, and choreography combinations. These classes are for dancers who like precision and rhythm, physical challenges, and personal style and expression particularly with lyrically expressive songs.


Dance Flyer April 2021