The Dance Extension is in it's 34th year as the premier Dublin dance studio. We bring together the best instructors regionally to offer diverse instruction to our new and experienced students in the best physical dance facility in the region. We are committed to providing dancers of all ages, from the smallest kids to adults, with quality dance and performing arts instruction. Our dance instruction includes all aspects of classical dance including ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, contemporary, breaking and hip hop taught in an encouraging and safe environment. We offer classes in acting, preschool movement programs, dance themed mommy-and-me, and dance classes for toddlers to inspire even the youngest dancer. Students may choose a pre-professional training level program or a number of recreational single class offerings
|Ballet is the foundation for all dance forms. This class will focus on precision and technique. Ballet allows the dancers to move with grace, poise, and fluidity. Dancers will develop skills to carry them on to many other forms of dance.
|Dancers will learn how to use their feet to make sound, rhythm, and syncopation. Tap technique helps the dancers with coordination and stamina.
|Dancers will learn basic rhythm and movement sequences paired with upbeat and current music genres.
|Exploring a wide range of traditional hip hop styles and music, that are high energy, challenging, and age appropriate.
|Dancers will learn how to be graceful and move with fluidity while dancing with emotion and passion. Lyrical dance was created as a fusion between ballet technique and jazz technique.
|Dancers of all ages will learn the technique of creating dances while exploring movement during a structured teacher lead class.
|Beginners will learn foundations of toprock, footwork, power moves and freezes. We will also learn how to breakdance battle and learn great routines with each other. Those in the advanced class will learn how to create their own moves from the foundations learned in the beginning class, learn strategies behind breaking, and even take a field trip to a battle.
Princess Dance and Theater
|Each week we’ll dance, sing, and make a craft based on a different princess theme. An excellent introduction to dance and theater for your little one!
Mommy, Let’s Dance!
|Designed for the youngest dancer and their loved one, participants will expand their imagination through music, dance, stories, and acting.
Intro to Dance
|Little Dancers will learn rhythm and beginning tap skills. No experience needed. Tap shoes required.
|Calling all actors, brush up on your dance skills and learn stage movement. In this class, actors will learn advanced movement to make them one step ahead of the game.
SuperHero Hip Hop
|Boys and girls have fun learning movement and musicality in a super hero themed class. Dancers will learn basic rhythm and movement sequences while imagining they can move a mountain.
|Expand your child’s imagination and creativity by acting out beloved children’s stories. Classes will introduce your thespians to the theater including characterization, props, costumes, and scenery. A wonderful introduction to the performing arts.
|Classes will include improvisational skills, stage presence strategies and creative problem solving skills.
|For the dancer who is who is interested in developing strength, conditioning, balance & flexibility through beginning gymnastic floor skills. Participants will be introduced to cartwheels, forward & backward rolls, balance beam & more! Little tumblers will increase body movement & awareness, develop verbal gues and improve gross motor skills.
Jennifer "DJ" Latham
Studio Rental Requests: Our studios are at capacity for Dance Extension instructional programs. We do not have availability for rental of our facilities to groups unaffiliated with Dance Extension Project.
On-site Sports Medicine Trainer
- Injury checks with a certified Athletic Trainer
- Injury Prevention programs
- Priority scheduling for injured dancers
- Strength and conditioning resources