Dance Lessons

Located in Montgomery, NY, Main Street Music and Dance Studio offers classes in Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz.
dance lessons

No matter what your age, experience or taste in dance, Main Street Music and Art Studio will prepare you for the next level.

Ballet Lessons

Main Street Music’s Ballet program program follows the public school cut off and each level is age specific.  Our younger classes use imagery, story lines and games to teach age appropriate body movements as well as body placement, alignment, weigh placement, terminology and proper classroom conduct. Your child will learn traditional ballet with a teaching style made for today’s generation of kids.  Ballet class will prepare a younger dancer for the demands of Modern when they reach the correct age.  Our older student classes encourage our dancers to listen and respond to their own unique bodies.  Ballet focuses on symmetry, poise and lift form the core; Ballet will tell a story about fairies, princesses and dolls that come to life.

​Main Street Music’s Jazz and Tap program follows the public school cut off and each level is age specific.  Your child may begin jazz and tap at the age 6 or 1st grade in school. Each level uses imagery, story lines and games to provide appropriate body movements as well as covering body placement, technique, stylization, rhythm and musicality. As the levels progress new complex material is combined with the previous levels work. It is our strong recommendation that for maximum progress each dancer take a minimum of one ballet class per week. This will give your child the basic fundamentals of good line, placement and musicality. Year End Show preparation will begin in March. Dances will be choreographed based on the class work learned during the school year.


Jazz Dance Lessons

Jazz is a broad term for many of today’s popular dance styles. You can find jazz in T.V. commercials and shows such as ‘Glee’, as well as on Broadway and at school dances. Our jazz classes will cover many of these styles including lyrical, street jazz, funk, and hip-hop. Techniques will be based on the masters who created the styles; Charles Kelly, Gus Giordano, Matt Mattox and Bob Fosse. Classes are structured in the traditional jazz format; Isolations, stretching, dance technique, progressive movements, combination or dance routine.


Tap Dance Lessons

Tap is a broad term for many of today’s popular tap styles. You can find tap in Broadway shows, in T.V. commercials, and movies such as ‘Happy Feet’. Our tap classes will cover many of these styles including American tap dance, rhythm tap and hoofing. The focus of each tap class is to improve the student’s sound clarity, rhythm and musicality, timing and phrasing. Classes are structured in the traditional tap format; warm-up exercises, technique and progressive movements, combination or dance routine.

Modern Dance Lessons

Modern is the polar opposite of ballet. While ballet focuses on symmetry, poise and lift form the core; modern works on asymmetry, a connection to the ground and body contractions. Each Modern class is age specific. Each level provides students with the opportunity to explore moving in different levels and planes in space, using their spine fully (in all directions), and exposure to a wide variety of musical styles. Students also periodically explore creating their own dance compositions or creating variations of the combinations they learn in class.



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Tuition Rates/Policies:
Classes with enrollment with less than 5 students may be canceled.

$65 per month (4 one hour lessons per month)

120 per month (8 one hour lessons per month)


$175 per month (12 one hour lessons per month)


Trial lesson: $15 1 hour dance lesson


Registration fee:  one time (non-refundable) $10.00


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Attire

Girls: Ballet: Any color leotard, ballet tights and ballet skirt, ballet slippers.   Hair should be neatly pulled back away from face.
Tap, Jazz & Hip Hop: Any color leotard, lycra shorts or jazz pants. Black jazz shoes or jazz sneakers. Black tap shoes. (Confirm style of shoe with instructor.) Hair should be neatly pulled back away from face.
Boys: Ballet: Any color T-shirt with shorts or sweat pants. Black ballet slippers.
Tap , Jazz & Hip Hop: Same attire as ballet with boys black tap shoes and black jazz shoes or jazz sneakers.

Please Note: Anyone not meeting dress code standards will be asked to leave class

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Age Guidelines for Dancers

Kinder Ballet/Tap – ages 4 – 5,  45 minutes
Ballet/Tap 1 – ages 5 – 6,  60 minutes
Ballet/Tap 2 – ages 6 – 7, 60 minutes
Ballet/Tap 3 – ages 7 – 8, 60 minutes
Ballet – ages 8 – 10, 60 minutes
Ballet (general) – 10 & over
Pre-Pointe
Beginner Pointe
Beginner Tap -  age 8 – 9, 60 minutes
Intermediate Tap – 9 and over, 60 minutes
Hip Hop – ages 6 -7, 60 minutes
Hip Hop – ages 8 – 11, 60 minutes
Teen Hip Hop – age 12 – 14, 60 minutes