Youth Dance Classes

Ballet Basics
Give your child the magic of dance! Our Ballet Basics starts with teaching traditional terminology and technique. Your child will be engaged in age-appropriate graceful movements designed for fun. Class will help your child develop grace, self-confidence, and a love of dance!
Instructor: Molly Belcher

Ballet Fusions
Ballet Fusion class includes all the basics that are necessary for every great dancer. This class has an emphasis on technique with the added benefit of adding in contemporary, hip hop, and a bit of ballroom. This class builds on the skills learned in Ballet Basics to introduce them to great dancing! Dancers will develop a love of dance and see their skills begin to grow! Classes will continue to build self-confidence and agility with the added benefit of choreography design instruction.  Instructor: Molly Belcher

Jazz/Hip Hop
Want to know how to get funky? Learn how to sit in the beat and have more fun on the dance floor. Class incorporates today’s hits and fun choreography with technique. Instructor: Ellyn Kile, Raise the Barre Dance Academy

Raise the Barre Dance Academy’s Ballet/Jazz combination classes teach the necessary dance fundamentals required to excel in varying dance subjects. These dance fundamentals are creatively taught through proper ballet instruction and terminology and are reinforced through the upbeat rhythm of jazz dance. Our unique curriculum keeps our dancers excited about learning and exploring their potential while raising their confidence in a safe and encouraging environment. Instructor: Ellyn Kile, Raise the Barre Dance Academy

Pre-Ballet/Creative Movement
This class is the perfect introduction for your blooming ballerina. Dancers will learn proper classroom etiquette and entry level ballet instruction to help ease your dancer into the next level of instruction. Raise the Barre’s dance curriculum includes teamwork exercises as well as fine and gross motor skills practice in a safe and encouraging environment. Our lessons are unique and engaging and keep our dancers excited about learning each and every class time. Instructor: Ellyn Kile, Raise the Barre Dance Academy

Meet the Instructors

Molly Belcher began dancing at 3 years old, and has loved it ever since! She began teaching at the young age of 13! In high school, she continued to grow as a dancer at Interlochen Arts academy. She has been fortunate to dance throughout her life including when she was in college in New York. When she moved to Texas she began dancing and teaching again. When Molly isn’t dancing or teaching she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and family. Molly can’t wait to begin teaching classes at NRH again this spring and sharing her love of dance with a new group of students!

Ellyn Kile has been dancing since she was three years old. She has danced recreationally and competitively and has trained under top instructors and business intellectuals such as Rhee Gold, Julie Kay Stallcup, Gregg Russell, Jo Rowan, and many others. Ms. Ellyn's main goal with Raise the Barre Dance Academy is to simply keep the joy of dancing in dance. Raise the Barre's unique curriculum has proven to benefit students of all ages, backgrounds, and experience and has grown and improved along with the dance industry. Ms. Ellyn Raises the Barre with her outstanding curriculum and teaching techniques to help guide her students in learning valuable skills and encourage them to Raise the Barre inside and outside the classroom!

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