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, as well as other forms of dance, such as the Charleston or polka

CSArts Academy Summer Program

Unleash your inner artist at CSArts Academy! Beginning and advanced classes include acting, animation, creative writing, culinary arts, dance, digital media, fashion, film-making, guitar, instrumental music, musical theatre, production and design, study skills and visual arts.

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.

Free to Be Me Performing Arts Academy

If you’ve got a kid who loves to be center stage or in front of a camera, check out Free to Be Me Performing Arts Academy and one of their many exciting and fun camps this summer.

Idyllwild Arts Summer Program

The summer program provides children (age 5+), teens, adults and professional artists a nurturing environment to explore creativity and performance opportunities.

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, Contemporary and Acrobatics are some of the many classes offered.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Ballet Character Class (2.5-5), Ballet/Tap (2-6), Baby Doll Dance (2-4), Cutie Pies Dance (5-14), Polynesian Dance (5-17), Baby Hula (2-5), Hip Hop (6+) and Baby Hip Hop (3-5); three to eight-week sessions, $24-$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 (6 mo. – 1 1/2), Ballet and Tap (3-5), Dance for Fun (1 1/2 – 4), Hip Hop Tots (2 1/2 – 5), Musical Minis Theater Class (2 1/2 – 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.

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.