Dance It All — Kids Dance Classes

Enrollment is on-going! It is never too late to join our music or dance lessons and classes. Call us to find a class time!

Ages 11 – 15? Learn more on our Teen Dance Classes page.

Ages 9-12? There’s a NEW CLASS at Myriad just for YOU ~  Jazz/Funk Choreo for Ages 9-12 with Teacher Angelica! Join us for this energetic hip-hop / world fusion dance class. Teacher Angelica joins our Teaching Staff from Brazil and has a fresh, fun approach to choreography.
bringing a special flare for street style choreo. She emphasizes energy, sharp technique and featuring eclectic world music. Be a part of this wonderful new class!
Check our Dance Schedule for class times.

New to Dance? Our DANCE IT ALL combo classes let your dancer try out all the styles in one class! DANCE IT ALL is a wise choice for younger & continuing dancers, and they love the format!

We don’t limit our dancers to just one style. Many children are eager to explore the popular styles they see around them in school productions, in our community and in popular culture. We maintain a solid ballet-based foundation of warm-ups and strengthening exercises to make our dancers strong and wise about how to move safely. Our dancers in all of our Dance It All levels then explore jazz, lyrical ballet, hip hop and tap styles throughout the year. The choreography for each class includes elements from these various styles. This is a complete, engaging dance curriculum, opening the world of dance possibilities for our students.

Read more below to learn how we guide our students through a well-rounded dance genre experience in Levels 1 & 2, until they are ready to choose a genre that resonates with their mind-body connection in Level 3.

Our San Mateo Kids Dance Classes

Our Young Dancers: Ages 4 1/2  – 7. Body Awareness and Neuron Pathway Development
Dance It All Levels 1 & 2 are combo-style classes, allowing young students to benefit by experiencing/ refining multiple styles of movement before choosing where to focus their attention. Dance training for all ages is built upon the students’ knowledge of multiple dance styles. Exploring a combo of genres is important for body awareness and neuron pathway development. This is the complete, holistic dance eduction offered at Myriad’s Dance Academy.

DANCE IT ALL ~ LEVEL 1

Our Younger Dancers ~ Body Awareness and Neuron Pathway Development
Dance It All Levels 1 & 2 are combo-style classes, allowing young students to benefit by experiencing/ refining multiple styles of movement before choosing where to focus their attention. Dance training for all ages is built upon the students’ knowledge of multiple dance styles. Exploring a combo of genres is important for body awareness and neuron pathway development. This is the complete, holistic dance eduction offered at Myriad’s Dance Academy.

Ages 4 1/2 ~ 5’s
A complete introduction to ballet, jazz foundations, hip-hop, and tap. Students develop strength and flexibility through simple dance combinations. We encourage a melding of styles and choreograph combinations using elements of jazz, tap, and ballet to expand students’ knowledge and love of dance! Movement through musical narrative continues. To view our class times, click here: “class schedule” 

DANCE IT ALL ~ LEVEL 2

Ages 6 ~ 7’s
A great way for students to experience different styles of dance! In addition to reinforcing foundational concepts like stretching, leaps, and technique, this class allows children to experiment with jazz, hip hop ballet, and tap styles. Our innovative instructors encourage creativity while reinforcing dance technique and classroom etiquette. To view our class times, click here: “class schedule” 

DANCE IT ALL ~ LEVEL 3

Our Developing Dancers:  Ages 8 – 11. Mind-Body Connection, Coordination & Muscle Memory
Dance It All Level 3. Developmentally, these dancers are ready to focus on a specific style of movement, as they are able to begin understanding a more comprehensive mind-body connection. Coordination, muscle memory and body patterning have matured enough for them to learn more complicated choreographic concepts in a specific style while exploring physical expression and total body awareness. These dance classes still include the disciplines and movements of other genres, but the choreography focus is genre-specific. Students of this age begin to identify with a genre that resonates with how their body likes to move. To view our Level 3 classes and the genre-focus for these class times, click here:  “class schedule

Ages 8 ~ 11
For older students or continuing Level 1 and 2 students. This is the age where our dancers are excited about identifying with a genre that appeals to them. Level 3 classes are genre specific, without omitting the well-rounded foundations emphasized in Levels 1 & 2.  Ballet foundations for warm-ups continue to help our dancers gain strong muscles, balance, body alignment and grace. We continue developing foundational concepts like stretching, leaps, turns, and technique for all Level 3 classes.  Students to contribute to the choreography, using our Language of Dance choreography alphabet, the fundamental knowledge they have been given, and their own creativity. Our innovative instructors encourage creativity while reinforcing dance technique and classroom etiquette.