Dance classes include tap and ballet to hula and hip hop. Plus, a national organization to locate camps and competitions. Also see: “Football and Cheer,” “Gymnastics” and “Theater Arts” for related activities. For additional resources, see our current issue.

Burgess Cotillion

Monthly dances (grades 3-12) with instruction in popular and ballroom styles, and etiquette. The three basic ballroom dances, waltz, foxtrot and swing, are taught every season, along with a Latin dance, such as the samba or tango, as well as other forms of dance, such as the Charleston or polka.

Center Stage Dance Academy

Annual student recital is held at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center at CSULB. Look for their Childrens Performing Company at Knotts Berry Farm, national competitions, and local community events. The first class is free!

Dance Company

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Pointe, Theatre Dance, Lyrical, and Fit Ball (3+); beginner to advanced levels with an emphasis on technique.

Elevation Studios

Ages 3 through adult, beginning through professional. Full recreational program as well as a highly competitive competition team. Owners and professional dancers, Alex and Robert Lee are extremely connected and involved in the dance world, which allows the studio to bring in master instructors from around the country.

Kick It Up

Come dance, sing, act and perform at Kick It Up, a noncompetitive, friendly dance, visual arts, fitness and party studio. Classes are offered for all ages and ability levels; no one is turned away. Intro to Dance, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Hula, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Pop Rock, Contemporary and Acrobatics are some of the many dance classes offered.

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Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Ballet (3-12), Ballet/Tap (2-6), Cutie Pies Dance (5-14), Polynesian Dance (5-17), Baby Hula (4-5), Hip Hop (6+) and Baby Hip Hop (3-5); four to eight-week sessions, $32-47.

Long Beach Ballet Academy

The Long Beach Ballet classical ballet academy offers year-round training for ages 4 to adult. Under the artistic direction of David Wilcox, the nationally-recognized academy has graduated students into many major companies around the world, including the San Francisco Ballet, the Hamburg Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Baby Dance (5 mos-1yr 5 mos), Ballet and Tap (3-5), Dance for Fun (1-6), Hip Hop Tots (2yrs, 6mo.-5yrs.) Musical Minis Theater Class (2 yrs., 6mo.-3 yrs.) Pre-Ballet and Character Class (3-5), and tons more!

Los Altos Dance Center

Los Altos Dance Center is a family-owned studio serving the Long Beach area since 1977. They offer classes in ballet, jazz, hip-hop and lyrical for pre-schoolers, children, teens and adults.

Melodie’s Dance Theatre

Performance opportunities are available for everyone at Melodie’s Dance Theatre. For over 39 years, the studio has offered dance classes for ages 3 to adult. Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Acrobatic, Contemporary and Combination are offered in a positive, friendly, family-oriented environment.

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Long Beach

Hip Hop is the perfect class for children (4-8) who want to dance, stay active, and learn how to freestyle! Musicality, rhythm, and creative movement are key components of this fun, urban/street-style dance class that teaches boys and girls alike to step, stomp, and shake it out!

National Dance Alliance

National organization hosts championships, special events and camps throughout the area.