Dance Class Descriptions
Participants in our Ballet Program learn progressively in a formal class environment. Instructor Ms. Laura Ground's extensive background in dance education informs her class-time emphasis on fundamental technique, with a dynamic and modern understanding of classical ballet within the context of the 21st Century. All classes direct students in proper alignment and positioning, appropriate technique, classical terminology, musicality, and performance etiquette.
Preschool and Kindergarten Dance
This program introduces young pupils to a joyful, positive form of expressive dance. Have fun while exploring movement concepts, developing dance skills, strengthening the body and brain, and interacting with others in these pre-dance classes. A gentle introduction to the world of dance in a shorter 6-week program for young learners.
An elegant fusion of ballet jazz and, modern dance elements, our Contemporary Dance classes are taught by Ms. Laura. Students will work on their fundamental dance technique, learn engaging choreography and develop artistic expression through movement. Contemporary Dance is sometimes confused with Modern Dance and shares some common roots, but doesn't confine itself to the same rules or structure. Both Contemporary and Modern Dance require previous dance experience.
A family friendly, age appropriate introduction to hip hop dance styles, we are thrilled to introduce Laura Ground's unique choreography to Homer. A high energy class in an enthusiastic environment, hip hop at the Harbor School incorporates the history, music, and culture of this multi-faceted and innovative dance style.
This quintessentially American dance style returns to Homer courtesy of instructor Laura Ground. Students will shuffle and stomp their way through class, learning all about the steps, rhythms, styles and history of tap. This year, we are offering beginning through intermediate dance classes for new and returning tap students.
Another great American dance style that encompasses African and European roots while embracing popular and jazz music. From Broadway to New Orleans and all the way to Homer, Alaska, this dance style takes students on a journey through America past and present using isolations, turns, leaps, jazz squares, kick lines, and the ever-popular "jazz hands."
New to dance but not new to life? Or has it been a while since you danced and you wish you could pick it up again? We would like to offer a class for teens looking to start anew. Let us know if you would like to join!
Dance Class Schedule 2023-24
Tuition is an annual fee divided into equal monthly payments.
Tuition does not include any scheduled school closures or breaks. Please refer to calendar here.
Tuition total remains the same, whether there are five lessons/classes in the month or three.
Tuition total is NOT related to the number of lessons/classes in the month.
Tuition payments include tax and are made via scheduled recurring credit card payments.
For complete policies, please refer to the HSMD handbook.
Register before August 1 for our Early Bird Rates
Preschool and Kinder Dance*
$60 Monthly Tuition Installment
Academic Dance Class*
Pre-Pointe/Pointe Technique Program*
$180 Monthly Tuition Installment
Multiple class/student discounts apply.
*Does not include recital fees