Littles
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Littles

Dance is an amazing way to help your child’s developing nervous system grow in strength and coordination! Not to mention burning some of their endless energy! Classes for little bodies focuses on body understanding through play, imagination, and lots and lots of moving. For ages 3-6 the fundamentals are taught with energy and fun to...

Performance
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Performance

The purpose of all this dance training is to SHARE IT! Every Spring Moonridge School of Dance presents Spring Showcase to share our dancers’ hard work and progress! This December we are proud to present our first full-length production of The Nutcracker! It’s a wonderful holiday tradition and important part of every dancer’s training. The...

Adult Classes
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Adult Classes

Always wanted to dance but just haven’t had the time or the guts? Now’s the time. Used to dance but life happened, and you find yourself wishing you could dance again? There’s a class for you. Need a fun way to get in shape that doesn’t require weights or awkward moments at a gym? We...

Hip-Hop
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Hip-Hop

Our emerging hip-hop program focuses on young dancers just starting out! Currently offered for dancers ages 6-9 focused on coordination and isolation. We are excited to develop this program to encourage all types of dance!   PS: this is the perfect class for that little boy who low-key wants to dance but isn’t willing to...

Lyrical
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Lyrical

Lyrical combines the grace and fluidity of ballet with the freedom to explore outside classical lines. Lyrical class is offered for dancers with a basic understanding of technique who want to explore artistic expression. Currently for ages 7 and up.

Tap
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Tap

Tap dance teaches a deep understanding of rhythm and timing though musicality incorporated into the body. Plus it’s a lot of fun! Offered as part of Dance Creations and Dance Fundamentals for introduction and then separately for ages 6 to adults. We’re excited to get you tapping!

Jazz
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Jazz

Keeping it fun, upbeat, and focused on stretch and conditioning our jazz classes will always leave you with a smile! Offered for ages 6 to adult our jazz classes are a fun way to stay in shape while gettin’ your groove on!

Ballet
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Ballet

Classical Ballet Technique is our forte. Ballet classes are offered for every age and level of technique. From pre-schoolers to adults Moonridge School of Dance focuses on teaching ballet technique through safe, body positive methods designed to continually challenge and develop the dancers whatever their dance goals may be. It is our joy to instill...

Maria Knisley – Studio Director
Profiles

Maria Knisley – Studio Director

Maria began studying Ballet at age 4, taking her first classes in Dana Point, Ca. Over the years, she studied and performed for companies and people such as Lila Zali of Ballet Pacifica, Deborah Palesch of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet of Canada and Santa Rosa Ballet, Petrus Von Moyden of the Royal Danish Ballet and...

Teresa
Profiles

Teresa

Teresa has been teaching dance and acting to children and adults for 25 years. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from UC Santa Barbara she enjoyed a career in dance and acting in Los Angeles. She performed in various commercials (Bud Light, McDonalds, Gillette), acted in a full length independent feature film,...