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The tap program is based on a graded system of tap for ages 8 and up. The emphasis of performance is in the areas of production line, rhythm tap, and musical theater.  Music Theory is introduced and taught in intermediate and advanced tap classes.


Lyrical classes are offered starting at the age of 8. Lyrical is ballet technique from the waist down, with a more flowing upper body movement. Choreography generally tells a story through age appropriate music, and students get the chance to explore their own forms of creative expression.


Graded academic and classical training is available for students ages 8 and above.  Cecchetti graded exam classes are for intermediate and advanced students. Pre-Pointe classes are available for intermediate students that aspire to further their ballet education. Pointe classes are an option for advanced intermediate students and advanced students. 


The Contemporary style is generally introduced to the intermediate dance students. This style explores different interpretations through body movement and gestures. Based on Classical Jazz technique, this style is becoming very popular.  Contemporary choreography focuses on current social issues and gives the students a healthy way of understanding and expressing  them. 

​Our Classes

Whether you are interested in recreation, competition or a professional career, we have a program that will fulfill your needs.  At Joanne's Dance Extension, we understand that every child is unique. Including children with special needs in all of our programs contributes to acceptance, improved socialization, and understanding of individual differences among all of our students. Our classes will not only extend your child's knowledge, they will extend your family. 

Hip Hop

Hip Hop is a popular, fun, and energetic style of Jazz introduced to our students at the age of 5. Our Hip Hop classes promote enthusiasm and teamwork among all of our dancers. We always use age appropriate music and costuming that our kids love!


Starting at age 2, we offer a recreational gymnastics program. This program promotes flexibility, strength, and coordination. We are goal oriented and pay special attention to floor exercises and tumbling.

Students may perform in our annual Gym Exhibition. 


Acroline is for intermediate through advanced dance and gymnastic students.  Acro is a combination of dance and gymnastics, focusing on flexibility. Our students take several classes in dance, gymnastics, and acrobatics in order to achieve the goals they set for themselves.  

These students perform in our annual Gym Exhibition in addition to our annual Dance Concert. 

Primary Dance (5-8 Years Old)

These classes offer a more focused study of ballet and tap, and begin to explore the elements of other styles all while using age appropriate popular music.  The ballet is a pre-ballet program; leading into classical studies at the age of 8. These classes will teach the students the proper terminology in both English and in French.   The tap is a graded system of technique, specializing in musical theater. We also are including a new jazz-hop program that teaches the students basic jazz skills with a hip hop style.

Students perform in three dance routines in our annual Dance Concert, and have the opportunity to perform in our annual Gymnastic Exhibition. 

Kinderdance (2-5 Years Old)

Through this program, boys and girls gain a sense of joy and accomplishment. These classes are designed to develop basic motor skills, musicality, balance, understanding of right and left, gross and fine motor skills, and proper terminology. Sharing this positive experience with their peers, students gain an understanding of teamwork that positively benefits and influences their everyday lives.

Students perform in two dance routines in our annual Dance Concert, and have the opportunity to perform in our annual Gymnastic Exhibition. 


From ages 8 and above, our Jazz training is based on classical technique. This Jazz style and format expands into a Broadway Musical style as the students advance. We emphasize strength and utilize flexibility as we help our students grow. 


Modern technique is introduced to our advanced intermediate dancers. Our modern classes are based on the famous teachings of Horton, Graham, and Lamone. Modern explores off-centered movement, as opposed to the classical training our dancers receive in their earlier years. 


42020 Koppernick Rd
Canton, MI

Joanne's Dance Extension
Creating more than dancers...