Class Styles & Descriptions

Classes & Programs

Creative Movement: Ages 3 & 4 > 45 Minute Class
Combo Classes: Ages 5 & 6 > One Hour Class

MAMA's Youngest Movers will explore the joy of dance in a safe and nurturing environment. Learning the fundamental concepts of dance through through story telling & play! Primary steps of Ballet and basic rhythms taught. Focus is on developing an expressive and creative future dancer! Combo classes further introduce students to Tap & Ballet while keeping a commitment to creative movement, essential to this age group.

BALLET & POINTE: Ages 7+, Length of class varies with level.

Based primarily on the Vaganova technique, dancers will also be exposed to Cechetti and Danish styles.
Correct posture, alignment, grace & musicality will be learned. The foundation of most technical dance styles. Pointe class requires 2 concurrent technique classes and permission of instructor.

MODERN DANCE: Ages 7+ Length of class varies with level.

Students will develop an understanding of balance & continuity of movement. Increase movement range, dynamics and learn improvisational techniques applicable to choreography. The primary focus of many college dance programs.

JAZZ & LYRICAL DANCE: Ages 7+, 1 Hour

Classic American forms of dance employing Ballet & Modern dance within their foundations. Develop strength through center barre & stretch, culminating in traveling & center combinations. Lyrical adds an element of connecting the lyrics or story of the music to the movement.

TAP DANCE: Ages 7+, 1 Hour

A blend of Rhythm  & Jazz Tap with an emphasis on melodic phrasing. Students learn vocabulary & vernacular steps. Class includes barre work, traveling & center combinations. Students will be encouraged to apply improvisation.

MUSICAL THEATRE: Ages 7-12 , 1 Hour

A fun, fast paced class focused on singing, musical theatre style dance & acting, through theatre games & improvisational theatre exercises. Outgoing triple threats needed for this Broadway inspired class! Additional Jazz, Tap or Ballet class highly recommended for this class. 

CABARET: (Advanced Musical Theatre), Ages 13+, 1 Hour

In the tradition of Broadway, each class will focus on developing dance technique, vocal control & acting skills for the advanced Musical Theatre student. Additional Ballet, Tap or Jazz class recommended for this class. Adults Welcome to this class!

HIP-HOP: Ages 7+, 1 Hour

Learn the latest street moves seen in music videos & danced by your favorite Hip-Hop artists!
Additional technique class is recommended to advance to the higher levels. 

ADULT Ballet, Tap & ModJazz: 13 +, 1 Hour

These classes are geared to the mature dancer in a safe and comfortable environment.
Classes are beginner level and will focus on the needs of those enrolled.

JIUJITSU: 7-14 & Self Defense: 15 & Up

Wonderful martial arts classes for all levels. Students will learn self control, self defense and get a great work out!


YDC provides additional performing & choreographic opportunities for the dance wanting to further immerse themselves in the art of dance. A wonderful community of dancers committed to enhancing their education in dance and focusing on developing technique in an encouraging, fully accepting of all dancers atmosphere. Audition or Invitation required. A not for profit program. Fundraising is required.

THE WEATHERMAKERS A professional dance company under the direction of Riley Lynch.
The Weathermakers have performed all around the New England area.
Audition required. Please call:603.924.8900


MAMA offers students a recreational approach to training and a more intensive approach. Dancers wanting to come in once or twice a week for fun and enjoyment are encouraged to take the Hip-Hop, Tap or Musical Theatre classes. Students wanting to advance to the higher levels should be taking as many classes as advised below for a more intensive approach. Ballet & Pointe and other advanced classes have specific requirements.

Students must be of correct age by September 1st. Instructors will recommend when a student should proceed to the next level. It is usual for a student to remain at any given level for two to three years., sometimes more. New students with prior training or students having taken time off, please call for placement: 603.924.8900

A concurrent Ballet technique class is required for all level 3 and above Jazz, Lyrical, AcroDance & Modern classes.
Theses classes all have a large amount of Ballet technique incorporated within the movement.
Students taking Pointe must attend at least 2 concurrent Ballet technique classes per week, in addition to Pointe.

Musical Theatre & Cabaret: A Ballet class is highly recommended. Hip-Hop & Tap do not require a Ballet class but it is highly recommended.

As with any art form, the more we practice, the faster we progress.
The advised amount of classes/hours per week are a base guideline to help each student progress at a steady pace.

Students are always encouraged to attend as many classes as they want keeping in mind the balance of family, school & other activities, The Academy purposely schedules classes for dancers to attend multiple classes per day/week, for ages 7+.

One class per week advised.
Creative Movement: Ages 3 & 4

Combo Class (Ballet, Tap & Creative): Ages 5 & 6

Beginner Level: 1/2 Ages 7+
2-3 Classes/Hours per week advised.

Students beginning their journey in dance, no prior experience required.

A 2-3 year program, depending on age starting, genre and ability.

Intermediate Levels: 3 & 3/4
4-5 Classes/Hours per week advised.

Assumes a students ability to correctly execute material learned in the beginner level, working for placement & accuracy, as well as proper technique.
Now putting steps together learned in level 1/2, 2-3 years prior training advised. 2-3 year program.

Advanced Levels: 4, 5 & 6
7-10 Classes/Hours per week advised.

These classes become more difficult requiring more technical accuracy, speed, complexity, strength & flexibility. Advanced class placement by instructor is required. Taking 7-10 hours per week increases strength, stamina and helps maintain the proficiency that is mandatory at this level. 5+ Years prior training of multiple hours per week, advised.