Kids Dance Programs


Level 1 Hip-Hop

ages 7 and older

If your child is looking for a safe place to learn dance skills, make new friends, and have fun, we have a hip-hop/contemporary dance class starting this September! Classes are:

 Mondays from 5pm-6pm, & Mondays 6:45pm-7:45pm with Teacher Katie. 

This is a three-month commitment, from September 9th through December 13th. The cost is $59/month. Registration is limited to 8 dancers.  We will have a showcase on December 16th at 7pm. 

Parents please check your email regularly for any updates*

What to wear? Dancers can wear any comfortable dance or athletic clothing until further notice. Please refrain from super baggy clothing, and have hair pulled back and off of the face. Bring a water bottle with the dancers name labeled clearly. Parents may not sit in the room during rehearsal, but you may sit in our lobby, or use our outside table. New Seasons, Starbucks and Peet's Coffee are within blocks of us, so you can leave and take a quick break. We also have adult fitness classes at this time that you're welcome to participate in! Class packs are available online. More information will be sent out with registration confirmation. Email us for more information at - 

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Preschool ballet

 Ages 3-4

We make dance fun while learning. Our curriculum was created to encourage age appropriate creativity, musicality, and physicality. Dancers will be brought through basic ballet positions, interactive play, and more!

 Parents may sit quietly in the studio and watch their tiny dancers! Please dress comfortably, and feel free to snap photos, as long as it is not a distraction to Teacher Katie or the dancers. Your dancer will have a showcase on December 6th at 11:30am at Aspire.

Parents please check your email regularly for any updates*

Classes are Monday mornings from 10:30 - 11:15am, & Tuesday mornings from 10:30-11:15am. 

 FAQ's - 

  •  What should my dancer wear? All dancers are required to dress ballet appropriate. Pink tights, pink or black ballet slippers and a pink or black leotard. Hair must be pulled back off of the dancers face in a bun, ponytail, or barrettes, away from the face. Black or pink tutus are welcome! 
  • Where can I find affordable dance wear? Target, H&M, Amazon and Payless 
  • Can I just come as a drop-in? We no longer offer drop-ins due to limited space. sept 9th through December 6th sessions. If you have to miss a session, please contact Heidi or Erica for special requests, Katie will also offer make ups, and a showcase at the end of the session. 
  • Can I be on automatic enrollment so I don't have to keep signing up every four weeks? Yes! We require auto-debit for auto enroll every month. Please give us a five-day prior cancelation notice. 
  • What else? Please take your dancer to the bathroom prior to the class so they are able to maximize their 45-minutes with dance and fun! If your child has trouble adjusting to the new class environment, please don't stress! Some children take a few sessions to get comfortable. Please continue to try, and talk to Heidi or Erica for any concerns. 

To Register - Click on the link below - Pricing >> Kids Dance >> Pre-Ballet

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Jazz & lyrical foundations

ages 7 and older

This is the perfect class for your dancer to learn the technique and foundation behind all dance. Dancers will learn how to jump, turn, kick and leap in jazz and lyrical style popular music. They will also learn about musicality and performing with emotions, and discover the unique differences between each of these two styles of dance. This class will perform *at least* one Jazz dance and *at least* one Lyrical dance during their showcase on December 16th at 7pm.  Classes are: 

Wednesdays from 6:45 - 7:45pm with teacher Katie. 

This is a three-month commitment, from September 9th through December 13th. The cost is $59/month. Registration is limited to 8 dancers. We will have a showcase on December 16th at 7pm.

Parents please check your email regularly for any updates*

Register Here

Dance Teacher katie

Meet katie

Katie has known dance her whole life. Since taking her own toddler dance classes, she has never stopped. Katie danced for a local studio throughout her young childhood, then went on to dance with her high school dance team where, during her senior year, she lead her team to first place in state championships as a team captain and gained recognition as an Oregon All-State dancer. In college she danced for University of Portland’s dance and cheer team, and was captain of the 2014 UofP Ballet program. She discovered her love for coaching during this time, and has since coached dance for Rex Putnam High School, Spotlight Performing Arts, The Independent Dance Project, and has choreographed for West Linn High School and multiple award-winning soloists throughout the greater Portland area. With a bachelor’s in science, and years of experience as an in-patient pediatric nurse, Katie is thrilled to now uses her degree and knowledge towards her ultimate passion as a multi-certified fitness, dance, and barre instructor at Aspire Total Fitness in Happy Valley.“In life, as in dance, grace glides on blistered feet” -Alice Abrams


Summer Dance Camps

We are offering fun summer camps for our ASPIRE kids!  There are three themed dance camps and one active camp.  The remaining camps are: 

*Disney Princess Dance Camp: Ages 3.5-7

*Taylor Swift ME! Dance Camp: Ages 4-10

**Once you register your dancer, you will be sent a registration packet.**