Village of Key Biscayne
Village of Key Biscayne Community Center

Monday - Friday: 6 am to 10 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8 am to 8 pm

Maria Verdeja School of the Arts

Youth & Teen Programs


Ballet Students in Balck LeotardsThe 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.

Classical Ballet

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.
*Participants are required to take ballet twice per week..

Ballet Students in silver leotardsContemporary

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.

Jazz Funk

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.


Ballet Students in lime leotards

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 thperformer 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             January 7-March 21
                              (no class January 21 or February 18)

Session 2             April 1-June 6 (no class May 27)


 FEES                                              Session 1 Fee  (11 weeks)                        
Classes/Week  Member Fee     Non-Member Fee
1 class $253 $304
2 classes $407 $488
3 classes $495 $594
4 classes $594 $713
5 classes $660 $792
6 classes $726 $871

                                                                                                                      No charge for 7th and 8th classes 


 FEES                                              Session 2 Fee  (10 weeks)                        
Classes/Week  Member Fee     Non-Member Fee
1 class $230 $276
2 classes $370 $444
3 classes $450 $540
4 classes $540 $648
5 classes $600 $720
6 classes $660 $792

                                                                                                                      No charge for 7th and 8th classes


Grade Group
Pre-K3 WHITE: Ballet
Pre-K4 BLUE: Ballet/Jazz 2-3
Kindergarten PEACH: Ballet/Jazz 2-3/Acro 3-4
1st-2nd Grade ROSE: Ballet/Jazz 4/Acro 3-4/Tap 3-4-5
3rd-4th Grade ROYAL: Ballet/Jazz 5/Acro 5/Tap 3-4-5/Cont 5
5th-6th Grade GREEN: Ballet/Jazz 6/Acro 6/ Cont 6
7th-12th Grade AQUA: Ballet/Jazz 7/Acro 7/Cont 7
Placed by Instructor Pointe

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.

October 16, 2019
separator separator
Sea Shell