Maria Verdeja School of the Arts
Youth & Teen Programs
The Maria Verdeja School of the Arts has been serving the Miami community for more than three decades at three dance studios. They proudly offer classes in various dance styles, including ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, tap, acro and ballroom. Experienced and first-time dancers are welcome to join the program.
Considered the foundation to all dance forms, Classical Ballet is the contrast between strong leg movements and the graceful upper body. Technique is based on body alignment, proper placement and posture. Barre and center floor work are combined with choreography combinations to teach musicality, rhythm, coordination and flexibility.
Contemporary dance utilizes both the strong and controlled legwork of ballet and modern dance’s stress on the torso and employs contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery and improvisation characteristic of modern dance. Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed and direction are also used. Dancers use motion to interpret music and express emotion.
An exciting and derivative style that incorporates both elements and techniques of jazz and hip-hop. Choreography and energetic skills such as high kicks and
large jumps are taught to pop and hip-hop music.
A form of dance that uses quick and precise footwork to create rhythmic sounds and syncopation with the tap shoe. This is a lively, rhythmic dance style that makes the performer not just a dancer, but also a percussive musician.
This tumbling course develops balance, coordination, strength and elasticity by perfecting skills in dance stunts and flips.
Session 1 August 19-October 17
(no class Sept. 2)
Session 2 October 21-December 19
(no class Oct. 31; Nov. 11, 27 & 28)
FEES 9-Week Session Fee
No charge for 7th and 8th classes
Additional Fees Information about annual registration
and costume fees is provided by
instructors. These fees are paid directly
to Maria Verdeja School of the Arts.
|Pre-K3 & Pre-K4
Pointe Beginner & Intermediate
Pointe Intermediate & Advanced