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Roots Dance Studio

Dance without fear. Move without Judgement.

Classes
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Our Values:

 

-Learning should be fun!

-Learning happens best in an environment where kids feel welcomed and accepted.

-Daily successes grow confidence! Children gain confidence as they are appropriately challenged and learn that they can exceed their own expectations of themselves.

-We seek excellence! Personal fulfillment comes through becoming the best version of ourselves as individuals, teammates, and dancers.

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Dance  Classes

Not Sure Where to Start?

 

     We highly encourage new students to begin in our Tumble Dance classes. In these classes, dancers will learn foundational skills and gain exposure to multiple disciplines of dance.

     As children get older and master the skills in Tumble Dance, we begin separating dance and acro into two different classes. This provides performers with the necessary time to develop both their dance and their acro skills at more challenging levels. So when you enroll in the following dance classes, you can mix and match your dance class with a tumbling course. 

*While we highly recommend that kids start off in Tumble Dance, younger children with previous dance experience may contact our office to inquire about these classes.

Tumble Dance

Pixies: Ages 3-4
45 min

Minnies: Ages 5-7
90 min

Moxies: Ages 8-12

90 min

     This is the place to start! Tumble dance is a fast paced, highly engaging, and fun! Kids love that they get to work on both dance and gymnastics skills in one combo class. Tumble Dance includes the following curriculum:

-Ballet & Jazz foundation technique and terminology

-Beginning gymnastics floor skills that can be easily incorporated into dance.

-Creative movement. Dance requires a strong theatrical, emotive element in order to really bring it to life, to make it a powerful art form. Creative movement can help beginning dancers shed inhibitions, unleash imagination, and explore authentic self-expression which is so fundamental to dance.

-Rhythms, counting, and connecting to music.

-Conditioning & flexibility as age appropriate.

Dress Code: Leotard (May layer with leggings/shorts/tights)

Storybook Ballet

Ages 4-5
45 min

    A fairytale inspired introductory ballet class for students to cultivate their imagination and skills. Class starts with a storybook circle and the theme is incorporated into dancing with props and costumes.

Dress Code: Leotard (May layer with leggings/shorts/tights)

Ballet

Level 1: Ages 5-7
60 min

Level 2: Ages 8+
60 min

     At Roots, we believe in the importance of ballet. If you are serious about dance, and see it as being an important part of your life, we highly recommend getting involved in ballet classes - the sooner the better. Ballet training will give kids the the technique, balance, body alignment, muscle memory, conditioning, and flexibility that will help make their dance look natural, light, and easy. Ballet is also great training for performers and athletes alike. All of our competitive gymnasts at Roots are required to participate in ballet because see the benefits of this training.

Dress Code: Solid Colored Leotard, Pink/White Tights, & Ballet Slippers

Hip Hop

Level 1: Ages 5+
60 min

Level 2-3: Ages 8+
90 min twice a week

     In class we start with he fundamentals, introducing and exploring the various styles and roots of hip hop movement (popping, locking, waving, breaking, etc.). Focusing on grooves, rhythm, footwork, personality in movement, and working to build confidence in self-expression. Students will also be working on some acro skills as well. 

Dress Code: Comfortable, movable clothing & Tennis Shoes.

Roots Crew (Hip Hop Dance Team)

     Roots Crew is for the dedicated hip hop dancer. It's a group that will meet to work on choreography and freestyle, focusing on preparing for performance and competition opportunities. You must be enrolled in hip hop classes and be recommended by your teacher.

Adult Hip Hop

All Levels: 18+

Wednesdays
8:00-9:00pm

 

​     Come learn grooves, footwork, and the foundational movement of HipHop, then put them all together in fun choreography. We will work on old school grooves as well as movements of today’s culture. This class is all about letting go of the “I’m not a dancer” mentality and connect to your body through a positive and judgement-free environment.

 $15 Per Drop in​

*When you sign up for all month of classes you pay $12 per class. Must call the office to receive this discount. No refunds for missed classes.

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Want to know what's next?

Are you interested in the long game? 

Follow the link below for information on teams.

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Sign up

Here are some ways you can get your child registered:

In Person

216 Commerce St.

Missoula, MT 59808

Online

Enroll though our Parent Portal:

Over the Phone

Call us during our office hours at:

406-728-4258