This is the place to study Tap!
Vonder Haar Center for the Performing Arts is a professional and pre-professional school with a widely recognized Tap Department. We offer kids' Tap classes (beginning with three year olds in our Introduction to Dance class) through Tap classes for adult beginners and professionals. We are dedicated to fostering talent and developing young artists. If you want a baby-sitter, this is not the place. If you want a Tap dance school with excellent instruction from professionals in their fields, in an atmosphere that is disciplined yet fun, creative and non-competitive, then this is the place to study.
For the well-rounded performer, we have more than Tap class on our schedule. We also offer other adults' and kids' dance classes and a variety of performing arts and fitness classes for students age 3 to adult: Tap, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Acting, Voice, Character, Musical Theatre, Crossover Cardio, Pilates and Booty Barre. We also offer private music lessons on a wide selection of musical instruments. We have on-going registration, and accept students with varying levels of experience and accomplishment.
Students who attend classes at Vonder Haar Center – even the youngest in our kids' Tap dance classes - are given the opportunity to perform on stage in a fully-mounted dance production in June.
Our more serious Tap dance students strive to become members of one our dance school's three Tap companies. Participation in these Tap companies allows our dancers additional opportunities to develop their talents and to hone their performing skills. They have multiple performance opportunities throughout the year, and the option for study/performance trips both here and abroad. The chance to develop in a company environment offers many opportunities for personal and artistic growth.
This is the place to study.
|Why should my child take dance class? Participation in dance offers many benefits:
||• Body awareness and control
• Personal discipline
• Improved posture, coordination and carriage
• Improved muscle tone and health
• Improved mental and physical confidence
• Positive outlet for creative self-expression
• Appreciation for music and art
• Increased skill in dance technique
• Improved overall academic performance
• Improved critical thinking and problem solving
• Improved communication and teamwork
This Tap dance school serves La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Glendale, Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre, Burbank, Montrose, Monrovia, Arcadia, Altadena, and Los Angeles