Dance Programs Available in Mission

Creative Dance

This class aims to build physical confidence, strength, flexibility and body awareness while developing the child’s natural joy of movement and active imagination. Students will learn fundamental movement skills necessary to express themselves through dance. Children will run, leap, twist, turn, bend, stretch, feel and play, all in a fun, protected and stimulating artistic and creative environment.

Dance Artistry

Dance Artistry is unique to the Dance Mission dance journey. This class teaches the fundamental elements of dance: Body, Energy, Space, and Time, which are used in every dance technique and piece of choreography. Through the exploration of these elements, students learn how to create choreography and communicate their choreographic vision to their classmates. As a recital highlight, the Dance Artistry students present their choreographic achievements through sharing the solos, duets, and group pieces they create throughout the year.


Classical ballet is characterized by light, graceful, fluid movements, which originated in Renaissance Italy and established its present form during the 19th century. At Dance Mission, as students grow in their strength and maturity, and develop proper body alignment, they are invited to begin the practice of dancing "en pointe". Here at Dance Mission, we follow the Vaganova Ballet Syllabus. This technique was created by Agrippa Vaganova, a graduate from the Imperial Ballet School in St. Petersburg, Russia and performer with the Imperial Russian Ballet. This method combines elements of the traditional French style from the romantic era with the athleticism and virtuosity of the Italian Cecchetti technique.

Modern Dance

Movement explorations that are now known as Modern Dance techniques began in the early 1900s. Today, there are many techniques and styles that fall under the umbrella of “Modern Dance”, such as the Graham technique used by the Martha Graham Dance Company and the Horton technique used by the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, as well as more contemporary styles seen on popular dance TV series streamed across the different streaming platforms. At Dance Mission, we teach a style of Modern Dance that strengthens the whole body and increases body awareness through floor work and upside down movements, known as inversions.


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