Youth Dance Classes

Ballet & Jazz

Our Ballet & Jazz classes focus on foundational moves, terminology, technique and poise.

Ballet/Jazz Ages 6-8 - DG316301
Mondays 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Begins Jan 11, 2016
Ends Mar 14, 2016


Ballet/Jazz Ages 9-12 - DG316302
Thursdays 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Begins Jan 14, 2016
Ends Mar 17 2016

Ballet & Jazz (Homeschool) - DG316300
Tuesdays 11:00am - 12:30pm
Begins Jan 19, 2016
Ends Mar 22, 2016


Jazz - Teens - DG316303
Thursdays 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Begins Jan 14, 2016
Ends Mar 17, 2016

Creative Movement

For the littlest ones, we offer a special Creative Movement class. Children ages 3-5 can explore dance while developing their motor skills.

Creative Movement - DG315301
Mondays 11:00am - 11:45am
Begins Jan 11, 2016
Ends Mar 14, 2016


Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation with Kevin Anderson

For teens ages 13-17, we offer an engaging class on music appreciation. "A Piece of the Present and a Pinch of the Past", presented by Kevin 'Moose' Anderson from WHOV, is a cross generational, multimedia, black music appreciation/history class designed to raise awareness of the rich legacy of black music. Explore hip hop, R&B and more. Plus meet a Grammy award-winning producer!

Music Appreciation w.Kevin Anderson - DG416300
Tuesdays 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Begins Jan 12, 2016
Ends Mar 1, 2016


The Downing-gross Cultural Arts Center is partnering with Multi-Cultural Performing Arts Consulting (MPAC) as Dr. Anthony Hailey, the creator and director of the Mosaic Steel Orchestra, brings steel drum classes and his Jr. Mosaic program to Newport News.  Dr. Anthony Hailey, Founder & CEO, Multi-cultural Performing Arts Consulting (MPAC) is committed to educating young people and enlarging the community of steel pan drummers through their youth program, the Jr. Mosaic steel orchestras. This newest venture is open to all interested students ages 9 and up, but space is limited. The winter session begins February, 2016.

Students must complete and submit an application to the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center. Instruments are provided. There is no charge for the class; however, attendance at the first class is mandatory.  Funding has been provided by a grant from the Newport News Arts Commission and MPAC.

For additional information and an application please call (757) 247-8950.

Ages 13 & up      Mondays             3:30 – 5:00 p.m.              Ages 9 - 12      Mondays         5:00 - 6:30 p.m.