Youth Dance

Special COVID-19 Note:  At this time, we are unable to offer the programs listed on this page. As we move through our phased reopening — in keeping with both the Governor’s orders and YMCA protocols — we will return these activities to our schedule. In the meantime, we encourage you to read about our current offerings and protocols by clicking here. For information regarding the reservation of a lane for swimming in our Aquatic Center, click here. Or, check out our Group Exercise classes — both virtual and in person — by clicking here

We offer dance classes for various ages and skill levels, so whether you or your little dancer are a beginner or a pro, you can learn it all. Our goal is to provide youth with opportunities to focus, develop new skills, and most of all, have fun!

Beginner Ballet (ages 3-4)

Our introductory ballet class, focusing on creative movement and ballet fundamentals. This level is designed for young children who are new to dance. We will use a fun combination of books, floor exercises, games, and barre work to introduce children to the exciting world of ballet.



Ballet & Tap Combo (ages 4-6)

Let your child’s inner dancer shine and learn balance and grace! Dancers will get the full array and love for dance with this combo class of ballet and tap.



Ballet II (ages 4-6)

Ballet II builds on the skills developed through several sessions of Beginner Ballet, delving deeper into proper technique and more sophisticated steps. This level is appropriate for 5-6 year olds who have not taken a dance class before, or for younger children who have already had the opportunity to learn ballet basics.



Intro to Hip Hop and Jazz (ages 7-12)

Intro to Hip Hop and Jazz focuses on developing strength, flexibility, and body control by using center warm-ups and across the floor exercises and center warm-ups. Skills such as isolations, extensions, leaps, and turns are incorporated into upbeat fast and fun combinations to challenge our dancers.



Pomerleau Family Y
298 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401
802 862 9622 (YMCA)

Camp Abnaki
1252 Abnaki Road
North Hero, VT
802 372 9622 (YMCA)

Additional Program Sites
in Vermont

Franklin, Grand Isle, Washington and Chittenden Counties