The Dance Center of Queensbury

Official School Of the Adirondack Ballet Theater


Single Classes

Tiny Toes $9.00 per class

Pre-School $45.00

30 Minutes $30.00

45 Minutes $40.00

1 hr. class per week $55.00

Multiple Classes

1 1/4 hrs per week $65.00

1 1/2 hrs per week $75.00

1 3/4 hrs per week $90.00

2 - 2 3/4 hrs. per week $115.00

3 - 3 3/4 hrs. per week $135.00

4 - 4 1/2 hrs. per week $150.00

Unlimited Plan


(Over 4 1/2 hours per week)

Students may participate in our unlimited dance plan which entitles them to as many classes per week as desired. All classes are teacher recommended.

Monthly Tuition

Due by the 1st day of each month. A late fee of 20.00 will be added after the 10th day of the month. There are no refunds of paid tuition or fees and all accounts must be kept current.

25% Family Discount for Multiple Children

5% Discount on Semester Billing Available

Additional Fees for: Adirondack Ballet Theater Company Members, Dynamic Dance Works Members, Master Classes, Private Lessons


Adult Modern Classes

Instructor: Melissa DerGurahian
This class will use the concepts of energy, counterflow, opposition, and suspension. It will explore these concepts through a standing warm-up, floor work, and phrases moving across the floor. The class will focus on the sounds, and rhythms to help the students understand the nuance of movement. 
Please check back for availability of this class

Adult Ballet Classes

Instructor: Laura Van Dien 
The class will begin at the Barre and progress to the center, then moving across the floor combinations while using traditional ballet techniques and terminology. This class will stress healthy placement of your body, musically, and artistry.

Wednesdays @ 7:30pm-8:30pm

February 15 - March 22

   6-Week Session: $55 | Drop-In Rate: $12

March 29 -  May 10 (NO CLASS APRIL 12)

   6 Week Session $55. Drop-In Rate: $12

May 17 - June 7

   4 Week Session $45. Drop-In Rate: $12

Adult Tap Classes

Instructor: Kim McAlpine
Fulfill a dream. Learn something new. Make music with your feet! TAP is for any age and can help strengthen legs and feet, improve balance, and benefit cognitive functioning (it’s good for the brain!). Classes begin with a warmup and focus on learning single classic tap steps, then incorporating them into a series of combinations and short pieces of choreography. Each class is set to fun and lively music spanning several decades. Attire: Tap shoes and comfortable clothing.

Tuesdays @ 7:30pm - 8:30pm 

February 14 - March 21 

   6-Week Session: $55 | Drop-In Rate: $12

March 28 - May 9 (NO CLASS APRIL 11)

   6-Week Session: $55 | Drop-In Rate: $12

May 16 - June 6

   4-Week Session: $45 | Drop-In Rate: $12



Tiny Toes Dance Class

Ages 1-3 years old w/ Adult

Offered on the 1st Wed of each month

This class is an introduction to music and sound while promoting body awareness with an adult. We will also work on basic motor skills.

This is a drop in but pre-registration is recommended.

Please call the studio at 518-798-5058 to sign up

Preschool Dance

Ages 3-4 years old
Sixty minute class introduces pre-ballet skills, elementary tap techniques, periodic tumbling and creative movement. In addition, your dancer will have fun with sing-a-longs, crafts, and dance activities

Tumbling Time

Ages 3-7 years old
Designed for the beginner, focusing on basic techniques for acrobatics, building the student's motor skills (both gross and fine), as well as strength and balance

Children's Ballet/Tap

Ages 5-6 years old
Focuses on the elements of ballet and tap technique appropriate to the child's physical and intellectual development. This program incorporates creative movement, song and dance activities, tumbling and introduction to jazz throughout the season

Children's Combo Ballet/Tap/Jazz

Ages 6-7 years old

Designed for the intermediate beginner, focusing on elements of ballet, tap, and jazz technique. At this level your child is introduced to more skills, terminology and advanced movement activities

Dress Code

Preschool and children’s Classes should wear solid colored leotards (preferably dark colored) with ballet pink tights, pink ballet shoes, and tan tap shoes.


With the advancement to each level, the dancer begins more ‘serious’ training, appropriate to their physical and intellectual maturity. 

Level I

The Level I dancer is an advanced beginner or graduate of our elementary program.

Level II

Low intermediate, having completed Level I syllabus. 

Level III

Intermediate, having completed Levels I & II syllabus. 

Level IV

Advanced, having successfully completed Levels I, II, & III syllabus, and two years pointe technique.



Floor work only. Students learn the proper technique and develop flexibility for tumbling from beginner to advanced (i.e. forward/backward rolls, backbends, cartwheels, handstands, handstand  backbend and many more) as they progress through the years.
Dark colored leotard, pink, suntan or black tights.


Dancers are promoted to pointe work at age 11, and after completion of Level I and II ballet syllabus. Dancers who attend pointe class must attend a minimum of two ballet technique classes per week on a regular basis
Dark colored leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, pointe shoes. Ballet skirts are acceptable for Ballet/Pointe.


Our Tap Program is based on the Al Gilbert Tap Syllabus. The Al Gilbert Graded Tap System simply makes teaching tap easy. There are 10 levels in all beginning with simple shuffles and flaps and progressing to more advanced wings and pullbacks. Each step is broken down in a systematic, fool-proof way making learning exact and easy. Each level builds upon steps that have been learned in previous levels. This syllabus routinely and properly trains each dancer to advance from beginning exercises to advanced combinations with ease.
Dark colored leotard, pink, suntan or black tights, tan tap shoes


Includes: fast, street, theater, lyrical, contemporary jazz style based syllabus.
Dark colored leotard, pink, suntan or black tights, tan or black jazz shoes. Black jazz pants, camisole shirts, and shirts which form to the body, are acceptable for tap, jazz, modern and hip hop (sneakers)

Hip Hop

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Dress Code

Baggy shirts, baggy pants, sweat pants, sweatshirts, or shorts are not acceptable.  When purchasing leotards please make sure they are comfortable.

  • Hair must be neat and secured off the face and neck.
  • No dangling earrings, necklaces, bracelets or watches
  • Please label dancewear and belongings with your name and phone number.

Additional Program Offerings

Annual Showcase Performances  Workshops with renowned teachers • Competition Opportunities
Student Choreography • Birthday Parties • Dance Education
Our faculty is here to teach, guide and strengthen each individual to reach their potential and most importantly, to feel good about themselves.