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, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Preschool Ballet/Tap Combo classes (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, music, fitness and party studio. Classes are offered for all ages and ability levels; no one is turned away. Tutu Cuties, Intro to Dance, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Hula, Lyrical, 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, $24-55.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Baby Dance (5 mos-1yr 5 mos), Ballet and Tap (3-5), Dance for Fun (1-6), Pre-Ballet and Character Class (3-5), Webby Dance (2 yrs/6mo-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. Their friendly teachers make classes fun and enjoyable while teaching proper dance technique.

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

Ballet/Jazz (3yrs 9 mos-8 yrs) – Great for both beginning and experienced dancers. Students focus on increasing balance, flexibility and musicality while building on ballet and jazz techniques.

National Dance Alliance

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

North Orange County Community Colleges (NOCCCD) Anaheim, Cypress, and Fullerton

Youth Ballet (3-4, 5-7) and Jazz Hip Hop (5-6, 7+), classes held in Cypress.