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McKeon Dance and Gymnastics Center provides dance instruction for students of all levels. Both Recreational and Competitive dance are available, and all students are invited to participate in a recital held in June. Our Recreational Dance classes are listed below.

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TINY STARS 1 - TAP & TUMBLE
Ages 2.5 - 3 years    Class Duration: 45 minute class weekly
Designed for our youngest students. These classes explore the basics of dance, musical awareness and listening skills. Social education is also acquired as our little ones learn to follow directions, take turns and interact with their new friends. This class will stimulate our Tiny Stars' imaginations and encourage individual expression.

mckeons dance studioFor our Tiny Tumbler this class is perfect for the students who like to roll, jump, swing and have lots of fun!

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TINY STARS 2
Ages 3 & 4 years    Class Duration: 45 minute class weekly
A continuation of our Tiny Stars 1, where tap instruction continues and jazz and ballet are introduced. This will prepare them to go into our Shining Star program!

teaganBallet
This class explores ballet basics. Ballet positions, body alignment, posture, grace and creative imaginative play are all incorporated into this fun introduction to ballet.

Tap
Our Tiny Stars 2 also enjoy a toe-tapping finger-snapping introduction to tap dance. Students develop a sense of rhythm and musicality. This is a fun choice for those who like to get their feet stomping and make some noise.

Jazz/Hip Hop
High energy-fast moving feel good class that teaches the hottest dance moves of today through technique of jazz. You learn combinations as seen on some of the most popular music videos. Age appropriate music and choreography are used, ensuring to excite and exercise the mind and body.

Gymnastics
This is a traditional gymnastics program that teaches children the fundamentals of artistic gymnastics and follows the skill progressions laid out by U.S.A Gymnastics. Students will be introduced to the balance beam, tumbling, uneven bars and tumble track.

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SHINING STARS
Ages 4 & 5 years
A step above our Tiny Stars program. For over 40 years this has been one of the finest, most successful programs at McKeons.

Ballet
This class explores ballet basics. Ballet positions, body alignment, posture, grace and creative imaginative play are all incorporated into this fun introduction to ballet.

Tap
Our Shining Stars also enjoy toe tapping finger snapping introduction to tap dance. Students develop a sense of rhythm and musicality. This is a fun choice for those who like to get their feet stomping and make some noise.

Jazz/Hip Hop
High energy-fast moving feel good class that teaches the hottest dance moves of today through technique of jazz. You learn combinations as seen on some of the most popular music videos. Age appropriate music and choreography are used, ensuring to excite and exercise the mind and body.

Gymnastics
This is a traditional gymnastics program that teaches children the fundamentals of artistic gymnastics and follows the skill progressions laid out by U.S.A Gymnastics. Students will be introduced to the balance beam, tumbling, uneven bars and tumble track.

mckeons of bostonClass Duration:
2 way combo - 1 hr class weekly
3 way combo - 1.5 hr class weekly
4 way combo - 2 hour class weekly

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FUTURE STARS

Ages 6-8 years
Our popular combination program allows our students to choose multiple fundamental teachings of 2, 3 or 4 disciplines.

mckeons danceTap
Dancers develop a sense of rhythm, timing and musical phrasing through tap dancing. Speed and clarity of sound is taught in traditional and contemporary styles.

Ballet
Classical ballet is the foundation of all dance forms. Technique is taught at the barre and then placed in combinations, which is incorporated into their recital dance. Ballet develops poise, grace and self confidence and is necessary for the technical development of the student.

Jazz/Hip Hop
High energy-fast moving feel good class that teaches the hottest dance moves of today through technique of jazz. You learn combinations as seen on some of the most popular music videos. Age appropriate music and choreography are used, ensuring to excite and exercise the mind and body.

Gymnastics
This is a traditional gymnastic program that teaches children the fundamentals of artistic gymnastics and follows the skill progressions of U.S.A Gymnastics. Students will be introduced to the balance beam, uneven bars, tumbling and tumble trak.

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RISING STARS

mckeonsAges 9+
These combo classes are designed for students who would like to continue their passion for dance. The length of class time increases as the dancer progresses in age, interest and ability. Individual subjects are 45 minutes in length with the exception of the 30 minute gymnastics class.

In addition to the disciplines stated in our Rising Star program, you may also choose Lyrical Dance. Lyrical dance is a fusion of both ballet and jazz styles. It uses motion to interpret music and express the lyrics of the music.

hip hop for boysBoys Hip Hop Crew (Ages 7 years +)
This fun and popular style of dance includes the latest "MTV" moves. Students will learn moves such as pops, locks, freezes, ticking, waving, and even some breakdance.

This class is perfect for the recreational dancer and is sure to provide a high-energy, cardiovascular workout. This class is taught by the well known choreographer Josh Perez, whose choreography has been on the popular TV show World Of Dance.

Class Duration: 
1 discipline - ¾ hour class weekly
2 disciplines - 1.5 hour class weekly
2 dance disciplines/1 gym - 2 hour class weekly

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ALL STARS
Intermediate/Advanced Dancers    1 Hour Class

Contemporary
Contemporary dance draws on modern dance techniques as well as newer philosophies of movement that depart from classical dance techniques by altogether omitting structured form and movement. It usually includes lots of ground contact and most performers perform with bare feet.

mckeons dance studioRussian Ballet
This class focuses on technical skills, stamina and musicality along with an understanding of classical ballet movements, artistic presentation and vocabulary. Students receive personal attention from experienced and dedicated teachers; Mr. Zhanat Baidaralin and Ms. Marina Van Winkle. They bring with them over 40 years of stage and teaching experience.

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McINERNEY SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE
Embrace our New England Irish culture by participating in Irish Step Dancing classes at our Auburn or Hopedale locations. Click here for more information.

 

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