Our experience makes all the difference in your experience! Since 1957, NHAPA has provided quality dance training to over 20,000 students and now 3 generations. Our professional faculty bring a wealth of knowledge, training & experience to our students. Our mission is to inspire and educate while motivating students to develop the skills needed to help them lead a more fulfilling, productive and happy life. Improving self-discipline, confidence, self-esteem, work ethic and team work are all part of the life enhancing skills we work to develop through the art of dance. Our goal is to foster success in the arts, at school and in life!
Winter & Spring 2023
Toddler & Caregiver Programs
Dance with Me -Toddler & Caregiver Movement (ages 18 mo-3 years)
This movement class is 45 minutes where parents and caregivers enjoy movement time with their toddlers. Through music and activities like pretend play we keep everyone active while beginning to introduce balance, flexibility and musicality. This class is for children who love moving to the music but are still too young to enter class independently.
Session: 6 weeks beginning in January. Enrollment can be pro-rated for students joining mid-session.
Meets: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 3/6, 3/13 & Snow Day/Make-up class 3/27 (Bonus class for students that attend all previous 6 and there is no snow day cancellation.
Meets: 1/24, 1/31, 2/7,2/14,3/7,3/14 Snow Day/Make-ups 3/28 (Bonus class for students that attend all previous 6 and there is no snow day cancellation.
Creative Dance (ages 2.9-5 years)
Creative Dance is a fun, interactive class to introduce young students to dance. Through music, singing, dance games, and props students will practice their understanding of balance, rhythm, movement, coordination, and basic ballet steps. This class will include age-appropriate movement that helps strengthen both fine and gross motor skills. In this learning environment, students will also work on developing skills such as self-confidence, discipline, structure, and also work on social skills like taking turns, making friends, teamwork, and listening. This 12-week session will be concluded with an informal showing with loved ones at NHAPA. No dress code but ballet slippers are required.
Session: 15 weeks beginning in January. Enrollment can be pro-rated for students joining mid-session.
Monday Creative Dance Dates: 1/9,1/23,1/30,2/6,2/13,2/20,3/6,3/13,3/20,3/27,4/3,4/10,4/17,5/1,5/8
Wednesday Creative Dance: 1/11,1/18,1/25,2/1,2/8,2/15,2/22,3/8,3/15,3/22,3/29,4/5,4/12,4/18,5/3
Saturday Creative Dance: 1/7,1/14,1/21,1/28,2/4,2/11,2/18,3/11,3/18,3/25,4/1,4/8,4/15,5/6,5/13 (skipping the Saturdays that lead into school vacations)
Cost: $225 ($15/class)
Unlimited Pass for 12 weeks: $20.00 on top of the session charge for the flexibility to come to any class or as many as you want.
Youth Acro (ages 6-12 years)
No experience is required for Acro. Each student will work at their individual pace on the skills they are ready to learn. Acro dance will compliment current students that wish to invest time and effort into improving overall flexibility to start. From there, skills can be added. Acro dance has several benefits, including helping to improve a dancers strength, flexibility, control, balance, as well as help prevent injuries. Throughout the intro session of this course, the dancers will all begin to build on these essential areas with basic training techniques to create a good platform and prepare them for more advanced moves.
For any dancer who has never taken Acrobatics before or has completed the Intro to Acro (5 week session). This first class is required to be taken by every student prior to advancing into additional acro classes. Through this class we will go over the basic rules and skills in acro, starting from primary level skills and advancing at each dancer’s own pace as the class continues. All dancers ages 6+ are welcome.
Session: 14 weeks beginning on January 7. Enrollment can be pro-rated for students joining mid-session.
Cost: $280 total (two installments of $140)
ACRO I is by recommendation from instructor. Acro dance has several benefits, including helping to improve a dancers strength, flexibility, control, balance, as well as help prevent injuries. Throughout the intro session of this course, the dancers will all begin to build on these essential areas with basic training techniques to create a good platform and prepare them for more advanced moves.
Session: 14 weeks beginning on January 26. Enrollment can be pro-rated for students joining mid-session.
Cost: $210 (two installments of $105)
Traditional Season (Sept-May)
Our traditional season offers students 4 and up leveled classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, musical theatre, lyrical and modern. Traditional classes meet mid-Sept through mid-May with an annual performance in June. We also have two company programs for students looking for more performance opportunities and intensive study. Our Elite Petite program is geared for students 6-12 years old and our Seacoast Civic Dance Company serves students 12 and up. Auditions for both companies occur annually each fall however summer programs are a great introduction.
Enrollment for our traditional season is currently closed for this season. We will open registration for the Fall of 2023 in June 2023. To read more about these classes: http://www.nhapa.org/youth-classes.html
Dance classes for adults are fun, mentally stimulating and great exercise. Each class will feature a warm-up and a combo in both jazz and tap. This series is perfect for those who haven’t danced in awhile. Beginners are welcome too.
Our session meets 6:30-7:45pm on the following Wednesdays:
1/18, 2/1, 2/15, 3/8, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 5/3
The series is discounted to $15/class for a 7 week series. We know people get busy so we priced it assuming people may miss one week. If you make it to all 8-you get a free class. Tap and jazz shoes are strongly encouraged. We can place orders here for you if you need.
More about NHAPA
Why parents from the Seacoast/Southern area of New Hampshire and North Shore Massachusetts choose NHAPA for their child’s dance education:
- 59 years of experience & excellence in dance education
- Multi-generational family run business supported by experienced & dynamic faculty & staff
- State of the art facility designed for dance
- Convenient location on Rte 1 (Hampton Falls/Seabrook line)
- Most of our students are referred to us-in fact many of our students are the children of our former students
- Broadway Quality performances with original choreography, lighting, music and production staff
- Company program for students interested in additional performance opportunities and intensive study.
NHAPA offers more than just a dance education. What’s it like being a student at NHAPA? The Art of Life (video) will give you a better understanding of what the experience is like to be a student in our community.