You can count on an offering of inspiring and educational dance classes at Bella Dance Center in Middletown, DE! All of our classes offer a wonderful balance of fun, discipline, structure and energy.
Our professional faculty and staff are dedicated to helping you make your dance class the highlight of your week. We are a vibrant arts community devoted to professionalism and excellence in our classes, faculty, administration, annual performance and general operations. Bella Dance Center shares in the joys and challenges of dance education in a disciplined, yet positive environment that encourages the development and full self-expression of each dancer, regardless of age or experience.
Our studio offers progressive training in a cheerful and positive environment. Your child will gain confidence, poise, and build lasting friendships here at Bella Dance Center! Please stop in, call us, or send us an e-mail for more information regarding our dance classes and schedule.
Students should be well-groomed, neatly dressed and display good studio etiquette. Please contact the studio for individual class attire and dance shoe requirements.
Mini-Munchkins & Moms
Our Mini Munchkins & Moms class is the perfect introduction to world of dance! A 30 minute fun filled class designed for 2 & 3 year olds as an introduction to dance focusing on such skills as coordination, musical awareness, and listening skills. This class is perfect for the child that is not yet ready to separate but is ready to explore a nurturing learning environment.
Parent/Caregiver (in comfortable clothing) and children participate together throughout the class. As children become ready to separate, the parent/caregiver is transitioned to the waiting area.
Mini-Munchkins & Munchkins
This 45 minute class is energy filled with fun creative movement where beginner dancers, age 3 & 4 years old, will learn basic ballet and tap technique & terminology as well as strength and stretching exercises. These young dancers will develop coordination and musicality, along with listening skills. A great introduction for boys and girls who are active and show an interest in music and dancing.
Hip Hop I & II and Pre-Teen/Teen Hip Hop
Hip Hop music and dancing permeates our culture and has a unique and unmistakable style. Don’t miss out on the challenge and fun while learning cutting edge choreography with all the latest moves. Hip Hop develops coordination and performance style while keeping dancers engaged and challenged. These one hour classes are designed for students wanting to learn a more funky and contemporary style of movement.
Our Combo classes include ballet, tap & jazz instruction within the alloted time frame. Students will learn ballet, tap & jazz technique & terminology in a structured & motivational curriculum that helps the dancer develop in a fun, creative, and systematic way.
Contemporary and Lyrical fuse various styles including ballet, jazz, and modern technique. There are no limits for choreography and expression in this class. Dancers will work on developing technique and exploring what is possible for dancers in this popular style. *Pre-requisites required.
Modern incorporates many of the foundations of modern dance technique, including suspension and release, fall and recovery, the use of momentum and connecting the breath with movement. Dancers will explore new ways of moving in combination s and floor work and also in various methods of improvisation.
Musical Theater classes dance is the study of Broadway dance and dance styles. The class will be a combination of original and sometimes zany choreography based on Broadway shows and repertoire with students learning choreography from selected musicals, such as “Hairspray”, “Annie”, “Fosse”, and many more. This is a great place to learn, grow, and develop self-confidence in musical theater skills. Students will not be learning vocal technique.
If you love popular music, stylized hip and energetic movement, then jazz dance is for you. All styles of classical, ethnic, and contemporary jazz music are used to express the variety of jazz dance styles enjoyed by both dancers and audiences today. Jazz is a technical class that develops skill, performance and musicality.
Jazz Funk borrows a lot of movement from other dance styles. From ballet, modern, and hip hop to lyrical, jazz funk incorporates little bits and pieces of other dance genres and wraps into a funky style that is both fun and expressive!
This one hour class is designed for teens and adults with special needs. They will learn jazz technique & terminology along with stretching & strengthening exercises. This class is fun and educational for the dancer who enjoys energetic and expressive dancing - let the jazzy popular rhythms from television and film keep their toes tapping and their fingers snapping!
Tap dancing is one of the most entertaining, lighthearted and classic of all the dance styles. Tap dance is a musical art form and a fun-filled way to develop rhythm, co-ordination and balance. From the classic style of Broadway to contemporary rhythms, tap is a challenge, a workout, and even more fun!
Ballet training is the foundation of all great dancing! Enjoy learning the classical repertoire and discovering the magic of Ballet! These stand alone ballet technique classes combine a mixture of Vaganova (Russian) and Cecchetti (Italian) styles. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. Students seeking additional ballet technique may request to test into our BDC Team Ballet Technique classes. Please contact the studio to request evaluation for placement into these classes (including Pre-Pointe and Pointe) held on Thursday evenings.