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


MVSA Dancers in PurpleThe 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 and acro. Experienced and first-time dancers are welcome to join the program.

Classical Ballet

MVSA Acro Dancers

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.


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

MVSA Dancers in Mint

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 thperformer not just a dancer, but also a percussive musician.

MVSA Dancers in WhiteThis tumbling course develops balance, coordination, strength and elasticity by perfecting skills in dance stunts and flips.

Session 1             January 6-March 19
                              (no class January 20 or February 12)

Session 2             March 30-June 4 (no class May 25)


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 & 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/Cont/Pointe Beg
6th-7th Grade PURPLE: Ballet/Jazz Funk/Acro/Cont/Pointe Beg & Int
8th-12th Grade BLACK: Ballet/Jazz Funk/Acro/Cont/Pointe Int & Adv

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.

July 13, 2020
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