Our mission is to share our love of dance with all children while building confidence, strength, coordination, and having fun!
|Spring (7 weeks)
*In Motion Dance classes will run 8 weeks*
April 18-June 5, 2021
Registration opens March 28
|Summer I (5 weeks)
June 6-July 17, 202
No classes June 27-July 3
Registration opens May 23
|Summer II (5 weeks)
July 18-August 21
Registration opens July 4
Registration is available online for those who have visited the YMCA. You may access your online account using an email the Y has on file or the phone number of the primary user on your account. Please call or stop by if you are new to the Y or need assistance.
Benton Harbor-St. Joseph
In addition to our In Motion Dance Program, we offer dance classes throughout the year that are open to anyone.
This class will now be an introduction to Ballet, Jazz, and Musical Theatre. No experience is necessary!
ATTIRE: Leotards or workout clothes preferred, black ballet shoes required
|Ages 5-12||Friday 4:30-5:15 PM||Spring (7 weeks)
Children experience fun, simplified basic steps through musical rhythmic games, limbering exercises, and coordination movement.
ATTIRE: Pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers. Skirts are optional.
|Ages 3-5||Wednesday 4:00-4:45 PM||Spring (7 weeks)
This summertime class is for all experience levels in the preschool age range. We will learn ballet and creative
movement while playing dancing games and having fun. There will be some themed days throughout the summer for extra fun!
|Ages 3-5||Wednesday 4:00-4:45 PM||Summer I & II (5 weeks)
This class is designed to expose dancers to many styles of dance all summer long! Lyrical, jazz, musical theatre,
ballet, contemporary, and more will be explored. All levels of experience are welcome.
|Ages 6+||Wednesday 4:45-5:30 PM||Summer I & II (5 weeks)
In Motion Dance Program - Current Students
In Motion Dance Program
The In Motion Dance Program is located at the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph branch. Join us each fall for the start of our yearly program. In order to register for Winter and Spring 2022 sessions, you must participate in the Fall 2021 session. All students are encouraged to perform in our year-end dance showcase each spring! Current students must register in-house at the YMCA.
|Spring (8 weeks)
In Motion Program Only
April 18-June 12
|Summer I & II
No In Motion Dance Classes
Children will develop a solid ballet foundation consisting of proper body alignment, vocabulary, positions, and movements. It is designed for multiple levels and can be taken up to 3 consecutive years. ATTIRE: Black leotard, white tights, black ballet slippers. Black skirts are optional.
|Ages 6-12||Thursday 5:00-5:45 PM||Spring (7 weeks)
All dance levels are welcome! We will explore different types of dance using music and choreography styles from Broadway musicals. Besides dance skills, students will learn performance techniques and stage direction. It is designed for multiple levels and can be taken up to 3 consecutive years. ATTIRE: Black Leotard, black tights or jazz pants, black ballet slippers.
|Ages 8-16||Wednesday 4:45-5:30 PM||Spring (7 weeks)
Line Dancing, South Bend
Learn some fun line dances or just come for great exercise—no experience necessary! Each class will cover a variety of dances and music styles and will build upon each other as we progress through the session. Join us for all seven classes and showcase your new talents at the many venues in the area. This class will meet on April 10, 2021. No class April 17, 2021.
|O'Brien Fitness Center||Saturday
11:15 AM-12:15 PM
|Ages 13+||Summer I & II (5 weeks)
$25 or $5/class drop-in