​​​Youth  Program


**Students will be placed in a program based on age first and instructors can move students to the program they feel best benefits the student's skills and ability**

**Summer Ages are of May 1st & Season 10 Ages are as of August 1st**

Ages 13 - 24

Our Recreational program is open to any student ages 11 & up. Dancers within this program can explore their wants and desire to dance. This program is geared toward all levels of dancers; those looking at dance as a hobby or having pre-professional interests. These students will be building their knowledge as a dancer that will have positive reflections as they grow into young adults. Students in our recreational program will be expanding their dance vocabulary,  flexibility, body control and other aspects that encompass dance education.

Program Color: Yellow

What are these different programs?
Edgez Dance is now classifying dancers into programs that best suits their skill level or age group. This is to help determine the proper fit of each kid to each program to ensure their success by having them in an age-appropriate and a skill-appropriate environment. Students may be placed into one program for one style of dance but may be in a different program for another style of dance.

Is my child placed on their age or skill?
Both! Edgez Dance determines the closest fit by first age and through classes, we will find your student the best class for them based on their skill level. The student will be placed in a class that is closest to their age but can be moved up or down a level to fit their ability, per the instructor. HAVING STUDENTS OF THE SAME SKILL LEVEL CAN BE IMPORTANT FOR EFFECTIVE LEARNING, POSITIVE GROUP DYNAMICS, CLASS ENGAGEMENT, AND IMPROVED SELF-ESTEEM.

My student has previous dance experience and I feel like they should be in a higher level, why isn’t my student in a higher level?
Edgez Dance promotes the confidence of students in their ability to dance. However, sometimes rushing a student into a more advanced class can be more dangerous than helpful. a student might feel stressed to match up to the other students or might get injured trying skills they might not be ready for. Likewise, a student's other qualities such as focus or listening might hinder their ability for success in a higher-level class. Regardless of level or program that a student participated in all students receive the same resources, opportunity, and quality of classes to ensure each individual student's success in class.