Level 1 & 2 Hip-hop
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 open now!
Ages 3 and 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!
Ages 5 and Older
This is the perfect class for elementary school-age dancers with little to no ballet experience. This class will focus on the basic movements and foundations of Ballet technique. Dancers will develop an awareness of their alignment, strength, flexibility, and basic Ballet vocabulary. This class will allow dancers to grow in all other areas of dance, as ballet is the foundation of all dance.
Dance Teacher, Technique
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
Dance teacher, POM/Cheer