Dance registration closes on 9/30/2021.

If you were not registered with us last year please visit or call 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 the week of November 1st. The program ends with the Spring Recital tentatively planned for April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. The kind and number of classes offered are dependent on the number of registrations we receive. You will receive a text to verify your class schedule once registration is complete. 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


You will have two options this year for payment. Full payment (minus costume balances that will not be known until instructors finalize choices of costumes) or a monthly draft from a checking or savings account. Your first month's payment, and all costume deposits, will be due on October 20th. Your first draft will be taken out of your account on the 20th of November and the 20th of every month through March. Any and all outstanding balances must be paid in full prior to taking costumes out of the building and/or purchasing dance recital tickets. 


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 your student's registration. 


There is a $10 non-refundable registration fee per child due at the time of registration. The deadline for last years' student registration is September 30th. We will start calling people on the interest list on October 4th. 

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. 

Inclement Weather or Class Cancellations

Class cancellations due to weather conditions will be posted on WMFD-TV or you may contact the Shelby YMCA at

419-347-1312. The YMCA will put information on the Shelby YMCA and Dance Group Facebook pages when applicable. If the YMCA cancels a class due to instructor illness or other situations a make-up class will be scheduled. No make-ups will be scheduled for weather conditions beyond our control. 

Planning Ahead

The dance studio will be closed on November 24th and 25th and from December 19th through January 2nd (classes will resume on January 3rd). Pictures will be the week of March 28th and ticket sales are scheduled for the week of April 4th. We are hoping to have a more normal recital experience this year barring any school or state mandates that may occur. Spring break will be from April 10th through April 17th. Classes will resume on April 18th. Plan on dress rehearsals April 4th through April 10th, stage rehearsals April 18th through April 21st, and performances on April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. Please keep these dates in mind when scheduling any vacations. Rehearsals are tentative dates as we are awaiting approval from Shelby Schools. 

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 and is due with your first payment on October 20th. This fee will be deducted from the actual cost of the costume. All costume balances will be due your first lesson in December. No monthly payments will be accepted until we can assure class types and times work for your student. Students withdrawing from class after costumes have been ordered will be responsible for the full cost of the costume. Projected order date is Friday, December 3rd to insure delivery before our picture week. 

Dance Shoe Information

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 and feet. No long pants other than tight leggings, 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

Our dance program hosts a three-day performance at the Shelby High School P.A.C. to cap off a wonderful year of dance. The performers will show off their dancing talents to the public.


Spring Dance Recital tentatively scheduled for April 22nd, 23rd and 24th.