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

Maria Verdera School of Arts logoThe 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.


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

MVSA Burgundy-Aqua group

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.

 MVSA Pink-Mint group        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                           

Classes/Week  Member     Non-Member
1 class $207 $248
2 classes $333 $400
3 classes $405 $486
4 classes $486 $583
5 classes $540 $648
6 classes $594 $713

                                                                                                                      No charge for 7th and 8th classes

MVSA Christmas GroupAdditional Fees    Information about annual registration
                               and costume fees is provided by
                               instructors. These fees are paid directly
                               to Maria Verdeja School of the Arts.

GROUP LEVELS                                                 
Grade Group
Pre-K3 & Pre-K4
MINT: Ballet
Kindergarten-1st Grade
FUSCHIA: Ballet/Jazz/Funk/Acro
2nd-3rd Grade AQUA: Ballet/Jazz/Funk/Acro/Tap
4th-5th Grade BURGUNDY: Ballet/Jazz/Funk/Acro/Tap/
6th-7th Grade PURPLE: Ballet/Jazz/Funk/Acro/Cont/
Pointe Beginner & Intermediate
8th-12th Grade BLACK: Ballet/Jazz/Funk//Acro/Cont/
Pointe Intermediate & Advanced


July 13, 2020
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