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Dancing for Beginners

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Choosing the right dance class for you...

Ballet is the foundation of a dancer's training but it doesn't have to be the place to start- although it is recommended. A new dancer that loves rhythm and wearing noisy tap shoes might need to start with tap and as their appreciation for dance grows, they can add ballet and other genres to their training.  


A young male interested in dance might be hesitant to choose a genre,  although we have MANY boys training at the dance studio, and might choose to start in hip hop. After being inspired by seeing other boys training they might choose to add on other genres to support their hip hop training and branch out to try new dance classes and styles. 


Our website allows you to read about each genre and watch videos of each of them. We recommend the parents and dancer watch these together to determine what looks the most fun for the dancer.  The office can then help to set you up with trial classes in each of the genres that you want to try... then it's all about your child (and yourself) making the decision on which class to register for. 


More genres include jazz, lyrical/contemporary, drama, musical theater and tumbling. For a detailed description of each genre, click HERE 

Registering for dance class...

Have you decided on a class you want to try?  You can take a trial class to make sure it’s the right fit for you OR you can register online or in person with our helpful office staff.

Current Class Schedule


Allegro Performing Arts Academy

Online Registration Process

  1. Choose the Class you want to take, and register online.

  2. Pay the Registration fee online with a credit/debit card.

  3. You will receive a confirmation E-Mail.

  4. Before your first class please arrive 20 min. early.  At this time you will receive a personal tour of our studio, and have all your questions answered.

  5. For your convenience during your first visit you can set up automatic payment.

What to wear for your first dance class

Dress code information is listed on each of the genre pages  

Youth  Tumbling  Drama  Musical Theater

Ballet   Tap   Jazz  Hip hop  Lyrical      

There is a dance shoe and clothing store located close to Allegro called Dance Trendz  

And if you are on a budget, we have second hand dance shoes at Allegro that we can help to fit you with.

What to expect on your first day of class?

Come early to check in with the front desk and figure out which studio room your class is located in. The teacher will be excited to meet you and will help to ease you into your first class.

Feeling nervous?

Here are some recommended tips to ease you into your first dance class: 

Helpful Tips! 

More Questions?

We are here to help! Please email us at or call (253) 813-9630.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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