All Ages Dance Classes & Lessons in Irvine, CA

Dance

Learn to Dance in a Fun, Supportive Environment.  We Offer Classes For All Ages and Levels!

Our dance instructors keep the learning experience fun, educational and rewarding for students of all ages, abilities and styles. Whether it’s your first time on stage or your 1,000th. OCMD nurtures, inspires and empowers our students to use dance as a stepping stone to achieve success in all aspects of life. Dance is a performing art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement in time. This movement has aesthetic and symbolic value. The benefits of dance include increased aerobic fitness, muscle tone and strength, reduced risk of osteoporosis, coordination, agility, flexibility and mental functioning.

Orange County Ballet Dance Classes for Young Kids

Ballet

Ballet is a type of performance dance that originated during the Italian Renaissance and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia.

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Chinese Folk Dance Classes in Irvine, CA

Chinese Folk Dance

Chinese Folk dance refers to the popular dance styles passed down among the majority Han ethnicity, like the Yang Ge, ribbon, and handkerchief dances.

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Physical Conditioning Classes for Dancers & Musicians

Dance Conditioning

Physical conditioning is a benefit for everyone but is especially helpful for dancers and musicians.

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Contemporary & Hip Hop Dance Classes in Irvine

Hip-Hop and Contemporary Dance

Hip-Hop Dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. Contemporary dance combines elements of  modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet.

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Vernacular & Theatrical Jazz and Tap Dance Classes

Jazz and Tap Dance

Jazz dance is the dance technique and style that emerged in America in the early twentieth century which include Charleston, Lindy Hop and Swing. Jazz dances emphasize poly-rhythm and improvisation. Tap dancing uses tap shoes to create rhythms and syncopation, and is often performed in musical theater.

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Ballet Folklórico Dance Classes near Santa Ana, CA

Mexican Folk Dance (Folklórico)

Folk dance of Mexico, commonly known as Ballet Folklórico, collectively describes traditional Mexican dances.

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Bharatanatyam Dance Classes in Irvine for Kids & Teens

Traditional Indian Dance (Bharatanatyam)

Dance in India comprises numerous styles of dances, generally classified as classical, folk or contemporary. Indian folk dances are numerous in number and style and vary according to the local tradition of the respective state, ethnic or geographic regions.

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