Styles of Dance
The following dance styles are offered during the Recital Session:
For intermediate and advanced level students, each dance style meets for 40 minutes. For all other students, each dance style meets for 30 minutes. Certain age and/or experience requirements must be met to participate in each style of dance (see the Policies page for more information).
During the Recital Session, attending class on a regular basis is imperative. Dedication to class not only ensures students are prepared for the recital, but also helps students get the most out of their dance experience. Therefore, all students who participate in WMRC Dance Program’s Recital Session must comply with the program’s attendance policy. Please see the Attendance Policy page for additional information.
Students who participate in White Marsh Rec. Dance Program's Recital Session receive instruction appropriate to their age and ability level. However, for most age groups, the structure of the class is relatively similar.
The Recital Session ends with a recital, which showcases all of the students’ dance talents and uses songs and acting to tell a familiar story. The recital is typically held on a Saturday in early May, and all students who participate in the Recital Session perform in the recital. Previous recital themes have included:
During the week that leads up to the recital, students are usually required to attend two evening rehearsals instead of attending regular classes. These mandatory rehearsals are held in the auditorium of Perry Hall High School and last for approximately 3 hours. Finally, during the two mandatory rehearsals and the recital, students remain with their class at all times, and several Room Parents are assigned to each class to watch over and assist students.
The White Marsh Rec. Dance Program's primary session is the Recital Session. The Recital Session typically runs from September until May, and ends with a recital, which showcases all of the students’ dance talents. Students who participate in the Recital Session are primarily grouped by age, and attend approximately 30 classes throughout the session. Additionally, all students attend one evening class per week (weekend classes are not offered), and the length of the class depends on the styles of dance being taken. For the Recital Session, the program offers classes at two locations (see the Locations page for more information).