Dance registration for 2020-2021 season is CLOSED! 

If you were not registered with us last year please visit or call into the YMCA to sign up for the interest list. This will not guarantee you a spot in our program, but we will be working diligently to provide you with an opportunity! 

Dance Information

The Shelby YMCA Dance Program includes an array of classes to choose from. This year we plan on offering Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, Ballet I, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Contemporary Ballet, and several Combo Classes. Classes are held once a week beginning in the fall and ending with a dance recital in the spring. The kind and number of classes offered is dependent on the number of registrations we receive. You will receive a call to verify your class schedule. New students can be added to a waiting list at our front desk and will be contacted about openings. 

  • 30 minute classes: Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, and Ballet I

  • 45 minute classes: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, and Pointe are 45 minute classes. 

  • 2-Class Combo: Ballet/Tap or Tap/Jazz (30 min. classes of each for a total of one hour, once a week) 

Class Costs Y-Members

30 min. dance class: $20 per month

45 min. dance class: $25 per month

Additional 30-35 min. class: $15 per month

2-Class Combo: $30 per month

Class Costs Non-Members

30 min. dance class: $35 per month

45 min. dance class: $40 per month

Additional 30-35 min. class: $25 per month

2-Class Combo: $45 per month


There will be a $5 per month discount for the second, third, or more dancers in a family. Example: 1st student is taking a 2 Class Combo for $30 per month and the second student is enrolled in a 30 min. Creative Movement Class. You will pay full price for the first (and most expensive) student. The second student's monthly fee would have been $20, but with a $5 multiple student discount that class will now be $15. Third (or more), the same $5 multiple student discount applies. This will be limited to the same household only. 


The YMCA is willing to offer scholarships for a percentage of the monthly portion of dance fees only. Costumes and tights must be paid 100% of costs. The front desk has information regarding scholarships. All scholarship information must be turned in two weeks prior to the registration deadline. If not turned in, the full rate will be charged until the paperwork is approved. 


There is a $10 non-refundable registration fee per child due at the time of registration. 

Refund Policy

Registration fees are non-refundable. No refund will be given for class fees after the first class is taken. Upon withdrawal from a class, prior to the starting date, a letter of credit will be issued. 

Recital Costumes

The Shelby YMCA dance instructors will select costumes at a reasonable price. This will include the cost of dance tights. Proper dance shoes are your responsibility. There is a non-refundable $50 deposit for each costume to be ordered. If your student is involved in a combo class or multiple classes, there is a $50 deposit PER costume requirement. This fee will be deducted from the actual cost of the recital costume. Students withdrawing from class after costumes have been ordered will be responsible for the full cost of the costume. 

Dance Shoe Information

There will be a class list and shoe requirements posted on the dance bulletin in the Y lobby once registration is over and classes are set. We do not require any certain color or type of dancewear (leotard, tights, shorts, capri pants) but we do require your students to wear dancewear so we can see their movements, especially their feed. No long pants please! It is wonderful if your student can start class with their shoes from last year if they fit, but your instructor may require a different color for recital, so please take note. 

Dance Recital Dates 2020 - 2021

April 23rd, 24th & 25th