Age 4 -5
Nurture early motor skills and self-expression in children aged 4-5 through our Creative Movement class. This class combines dance, play, and imagination to enhance coordination and confidence. This class introduces students to the basic fundamentals of dance such as time and space while encouraging students to find their own rhythm and confidence in dance. Guided by stories and music, kids explore various movements, fostering a foundation for artistic exploration. Creative dance students take one class a week.
Saturdays 9:30am - 10:15am
Ages of 6-8
Ballet A is the young students bridge from Create Dance to a more focused ballet training. Dancers are introduced to basic ballet terminology, as well as positions of the feet and arms. Emphasis will be placed on perfecting the proper body alignment required for advanced ballet instruction. New concepts are introduced creatively and with imagery to help students draw connections that advance their technical understanding. Ballet A students take 1 class per week.
Saturdays 9:30am - 10:30am
Comprehensive ballet training in a supportive, nurturing environment. Ballet B is for students beginning their formal ballet training. Classes follow a more traditional format including Barre, Center, and work across the floor. Foundational steps are introduced over the course of the year. Students are introduced to progressive levels of ballet technique as described in the School Syllabus. They are promoted according to individual progress in acquiring technique and strength. Ballet B students take 2 Classes per week.
Mondays & Wednesdays - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
T.U.P.A.C offers tuition assistance and scholarships, as funds are available, to make tuition affordable for more families. We are committed to removing barriers that may keep a young artist from recieving the training to reach their dreams.
Students may choose to follow the dress code for the gender with which they identify.
Gentlemen/Boys Ballet Class Attire:
Black men’s tights or black dance shorts (must be form fitting), dance belt,
white fitted tee shirt, thin white ankle socks, white ballet shoes (canvas or leather).
Ladies/Girls Ballet Class Attire:
Tip: To Color shoes, use liquid foundation make-up, paint pens or floral spray paint (Michaels).
Not Permitted: Leotards with ruffles, bows, skirts, bedazzling, flowers or puffy sleeves.
Jewelry should be left at home. Small, stud-style earrings only are allowed,
facial jewelry must be flush with skin.
Where to Buy Apparel and Shoes:
T.U.P.A.C. is leading the way in embracing and creating racial parity in the ballet community. All of our students wear tights and ballet slippers to match their unique skin tones; we also find that having the legs and feet match the skin on the face and arms, extends the line of the dancer.
Photo Credit: 3 Creative Movement Students - Jenny L. Miller Artistry
Step into a Timeless Wonderland: A Hilltop Holiday
Join us for a heartwarming journey through time as Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center presents “A Hilltop Holiday”, an enchanting and whimsical musical adaptation of the classic Scrooge story. Get ready to be transported to the vibrant and colorful Hilltop Neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington in the 1980s.