Academy of Dance

Director of Dance: Haylie Berning, hberning@bethelks.edu

Regular dance classes provide lifelong benefits including confidence, self-discipline, perseverance, and development of a healthy outlet for self-expression. The Academy of Dance offers dance training for all ages and levels of experience in a professional and nurturing environment. Our instructors are well-trained dancers educated in college dance programs and many have performed professionally. Dance offerings include early dance education, technique classes, conditioning, dance companies with pre-professional training, and adult classes. For more information, contact Haylie Berning.

Education & Technique

BCAPA offers a variety of dance courses focused on education and technique. In addition to Early Dance Education classes, BCAPA provides technique classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Irish Dance, and Dancer Conditioning. Current classes can be found in the registration packet.

Dance Companies

Three pre-professional dance companies perform throughout the semester. These companies also participate in field trips and extracurricular workshops to build professional dance experience. Audition and/or instructor recommendation required. Auditions for Spring 2018 are January 6, 2018. 

Adventure Dance Company (ADC)
Stages Dance Company (SDC) 
Kaleidoscope Dance Company (KDC)  

Adult Classes

Ready to fulfill your lifelong dream of dance?! BCAPA provides excellent dance instruction for adults regardless of previous experience. Current classes can be found in the registration packet.

Rhythm Connections for PD

Dance and balance therapy for aging adults, people with Parkinson's Disease or other movement disorders. These courses are made possible by the generous sponsorship of donors and local grants.