Dance Classes at Dance Innovations Dance Center (DIDC) in Greenland

Dance is fun and is meant to be enjoyed! Dance Innovations Dance Center (DIDC) aims to inspire and challenge, while ensuring fun, family-friendly dance classes in a studio atmosphere! You’ll see–joining dance class at DIDC will be the highlight of your week!

DIDIC is celebrating 18 years offering lessons in Pre-Dance, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Acro-Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Musical Theatre, Pre-Pointe, and Pointe for dancers of all ages (2½ and up) and abilities in a positive, nurturing environment. There is something for everyone with a variety of styles and schedules to choose from! 

At this time both in-person or online classes are being offered to all students. Please see our COVID-19 Guidelines, safety programs, policies & procedures.

2021 Class Offerings
Tiny Classes: Toddler/Pre-K/Kindergarten

Tiny classes are designed to introduce toddlers, pre-school, and kindergarten children to the world of dance. Instructors use age-appropriate coursework to nurture the young dancer’s physical, emotional, and social skills. Classwork develops the basic elements of creative movement, basic skills, as well as vocabulary, and music. Primary objectives are geared toward inspiration, self-expression, creativity, and imagination. Young children experience the love of learning through dance and music.

Tiny Tutus (Ballet)
New-to-dance toddlers ages 2.5-4
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Come try an introductory class designed to introduce your tiny dancer to the world of dance. Classes include creative movement, pre-ballet, and pre-jazz. This 30-minute class is geared toward improving basic motor skills, agility & rhythm. Dancers will perform a Ballet dance in the annual recital.

Tiny Tutus & Taps I/II (Ballet & Tap)
Toddlers/Pre-K
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A combination of creative movement & beginning pre-ballet skills are introduced for older toddlers and pre-schoolers. This 45-minute class is geared toward improving basic motor skills, agility & rhythm. Dancers will perform a Ballet dance in the annual recital.

Tiny Tutus & Taps III (Ballet & Tap)
Pre-K/Kindergarten
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A combination of creative movement & beginning pre-ballet skills are introduced for older toddlers and pre-schoolers. This 45-minute class is geared toward improving basic motor skills, agility & rhythm. Dancers will perform a Tap dance in the annual recital.

Mini Classes: Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Mini classes are designed to introduce Kindergarten–2nd grade children to the world of dance. Instructors use age-appropriate coursework to nurture the young dancer’s physical, emotional, and social skills. Classwork develops the basic elements of creative movement, basic skills, as well as vocabulary, and music. Primary objectives are geared toward inspiration, self-expression, creativity, and imagination. Young children experience the love of learning through dance and music.

Mini-Combo I/II
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This one-hour class will combine both beginning Ballet & beginning Tap for kindergarten age dancers. This class is geared toward improving basic motor skills, agility and rhythm. Dancers will perform both a Tap and Ballet dance in the annual recital.

Mini-Combo II/III
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This one-hour class will combine both beginning Ballet & beginning Tap for kindergarten/1st grade age dancers. This class is geared toward improving basic motor skills, agility and rhythm. Dancers will perform both a Tap and Ballet dance in the annual recital.

Mini-Acro
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Acrobatics uses strength and flexibility to perform gymnastic-based tricks. In this 45-minute beginner-level class, students perform conditioning exercises to prepare them for increased difficulty. It teaches flexibility, balance, strength, and coordination. DIDC Acro Instructors are certified by Acrobatic Arts and classes follow the Acrobatic Arts syllabus.

Mini-Hip Hop
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Hip Hop is a dance style, usually danced to hip hop music, and includes a wide range of styles like breaking, locking, and popping. This class requires stamina, hard work, and a strong core. Students should be prepared for a challenging and rewarding class. Dancers will improve their musicality, strength, stamina, and more!

Junior Classes: 3rd-5th Grade

Junior classes are designed to introduce 3rd–5th grade children to the world of dance. Classes are focused on learning basic dance terminology and technique as well as life skills. During each class, dancers will improve upon their gross and fine motor skills, balance, alignment, and kinesthetic awareness.

Jr-Ballet
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The classic dance form of ballet teaches strength, poise, and balance using specific terminology, technique, and choreography. Dancers are trained at the barre in order to develop correct posture and to prepare the body for the demands of classical dance. The main goal of Ballet is to learn and improve upon one’s technique, which will be used as a foundation in every subject of dance. In this 45-minute ballet class, dancers learn to execute classical movements with grace.

Jr-Tap
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Tap dancing is an American art form. It is a step dance tapped out audibly with hard soled shoes. It was born in the 1800’s meshing a wide spectrum of percussive dance styles – African, English, Irish and Scottish. This 45-minute tap class teaches dancers the beginnings of understanding rhythm and timing as well as footwork and agility.

Jr-Jazz
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Traditional Jazz consists of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps, and quick turns. It teaches strength, power and flexibility and is performed to contemporary music. Jazz dance is lively, fun, and full of rhythm!

Jr-Hip Hop
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Hip Hop is a dance style, usually danced to hip hop music, and includes a wide range of styles like breaking, locking, and popping. This class requires stamina, hard work, and a strong core. Students should be prepared for a challenging and rewarding class. Dancers will improve their musicality, strength, stamina, and more!

Jr-Acro
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Acrobatics uses strength and flexibility to perform gymnastic-based tricks. In this 45-minute beginner-level class, students perform conditioning exercises to prepare them for increased difficulty. It teaches flexibility, balance, strength, and coordination. DIDC Acro Instructors are certified by Acrobatic Arts and classes follow the Acrobatic Arts syllabus (Primary-Level 2).

Jr-Musical Theatre
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A fun and expressive class covering the variety of styles used in Broadway theater choreography. Dancers ages 7 and up will work on developing a combination of jazz dance and theatre performance technique using music, props, narrative, and facial expression. A basic jazz background is recommended. A great class for those who just love to put on a show!

Leveled Classes: Grades 6+

Classes are designed to develop students in fifth-grade and up with age-appropriate coursework developing basic through advanced skills and technique, choreography, vocabulary, and musicality with stylized execution of the dance genre. Classes will develop technique, self-expression, strength, as well as work to increase the complexity of combinations and level of performance. A respectful attitude, regular attendance, the ability to demonstrate skills at each level of advancement with bring forth the spirit of joy, teamwork, and accomplishment.

  • Level I: Beginner (0–2 years training in a leveled class)
  • Level II: Intermediate (2–4 years training in a leveled class)
  • Level III & Level IV: Advanced (4+ years of training in a leveled class)*

Acrobatics
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Acrobatics uses strength and flexibility to perform gymnastic-based tricks. In this class, students perform conditioning exercises to prepare them for increased difficulty. It teaches flexibility, balance, strength, and coordination. DIDC Acro Instructors are certified by Acrobatic Arts and classes follow the Acrobatic Arts syllabus.

Ballet
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The classic dance form of ballet teaches strength, poise, and balance using specific terminology, technique, and choreography. Dancers are trained at the barre in order to develop correct posture and to prepare the body for the demands of classical dance. The main goal of Ballet is to learn and improve upon one’s technique, which will be used as a foundation in every subject of dance. In ballet, dancers learn to execute classical movements with grace.

Contemporary
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Similar to the fluidity of lyrical but with less emphasis on ballet-based technique. Dancers are taught to express themselves through movement by interpreting the words, music, and emotion of a song. This class is available to students ages 10+.

Hip-Hop
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Hip Hop is a dance style, usually danced to hip hop music, and includes a wide range of styles like breaking, locking, and popping. This class requires stamina, hard work, and a strong core. Students should be prepared for a challenging and rewarding class. Dancers will improve their musicality, strength, stamina, and more!

Jazz
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Traditional Jazz consists of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps, and quick turns. It teaches strength, power and flexibility and is performed to contemporary music. Jazz dance is lively, fun, and full of rhythm!

Lyrical
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Lyrical dance uses the lyrics in music to tell a story. This style incorporates technique used in both ballet and jazz to create elegant and fluid movements.

Modern
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Often performed barefoot, Modern, is now more than 100 years old. Although similar to ballet in many ways, it uses movements that are freer and a more natural form of expressive dance. Dancers will explore a dynamic range of movement qualities, varying rhythm and timing while making artistic choices in the development of performance quality. Students will be encouraged to incorporate individual expression in their approach to movement theory and composition. This is a great class for students age 10 and up.

Musical Theatre
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A fun and expressive class covering the variety of styles used in Broadway theater choreography. Dancers ages 7 and up will work on developing a combination of jazz dance and theatre performance technique using music, props, narrative, and facial expression. A basic jazz background is recommended. A great class for those who just love to put on a show!

Tap
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Tap dancing is an American art form. It is a step dance tapped out audibly with hard soled shoes. It was born in the 1800’s meshing a wide spectrum of percussive dance styles – African, English, Irish and Scottish. Tap teaches dancers to understand rhythm and timing while working to improve their footwork and agility.

DIDC
64 Tide Mill Road, Greenland, NH 03840
(603) 436-2300
info@didc.dance

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