Recreational Dance Classes

Recreational Dance Classes

We offer a variety of dance classes for students new and seasoned in the art of dance! Come join us for a ballet, jazz, acro, contemporary, tap, hip hop, musical theatre or technique class! All but a few classes participate in our end of the school year Spring Showcase performance. Email danceatmetro@gmail.com for questions regarding class placements. You can find more details in our class descriptions.

  • Tiny Hip Hop
  • Beginning Hip Hop
  • Intermediate Hip Hop

Visit our Hip Hop Dance Classes page for full class details.

  • Tiny Jazz
  • Pre Jazz
  • Jazz I
  • Jazz Funk
  • Jazz/Contemporary 2-3

Visit our Jazz Dance Classes page for full class details.

  • Intermediate/Advanced Tap

Visit our Tap Dance Classes page for full class details.

Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms and will maximize technique and longevity in a career of dance. It provides grace, poise, and technique needed to be proficient in all other areas of dance. Ballet classes will help dancers with posture, flexibility, fitness, balance, self-discipline, and self-confidence.

  • Princess Ballet
  • Pre Ballet
  • Ballet I, II
  • Pointe

Visit our Ballet Classes page for full class details

  • Beginning Dance Acro
  • Studio Acro
  • Beginning Acro
  • Acro I, 2, 3, 4, 5

Visit our Acro Dance Classes page for full class details.

  • Beginning/Intermediate Lyrical
  • Contemporary 1
  • Jazz/Contemporary 2-3
  • Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary
  • Boys Style Class
  • Musical Theatre
  • Studio Acro + Stretch
  • Turns/Leaps and Jumps
  • Disney Dance
  • Creative Movement

Visit our Specialty Dance Classes page for full class details.

Ryan Sanford
Metro Dance Academy Director

Welcome to Metro Dance Academy! My name is Ryan Sanford Director of the dance studio. Please take a moment to look through our site and see what we have to offer.  With dance classes ranging in age, level and style, there’s sure to be something just right for your dancer!

I am always available to answer questions at danceatmetro@gmail.com, or 503-620-8939. If you would like a dance evaluation, please contact me to set up a time.

Ryan Sanford
Metro Dance Academy Director

  • We have a cubby area inside each studio to put your belongings into; street shoes, socks, dance bag and coat.
  • Have your dancer ready in their appropriate class attire (see Dress Code) and hair pulled up and away from the face, and all jewelry removed.
  • All students stand outside of Studio 1 or 2 clear of the door and wait for the instructor to invite them in to begin the class.
  • Tiny dance program is designed to enhance your child’s motor, listening and social skills through dance activities.
  • All classes begin with a warm-up dependent on each dance style. When finished the instructor will lead the students through stationary dance combinations and/or across the floor progressions dependent on that dance style.
  • Classes participating in the Spring Showcase performance will begin learning choreography for a 2 minute routine beginning in January.
  • When class is over the instructor will gather the group to line up for release and stamp/sticker time depending on the age group of the class.
  • We have a parent viewing area outside of both studios for you to watch from.
  • Most of our Rec Dancers come for their fun dance classes one to two times per week and you are always welcome to enroll into multiple classes or choose an unlimited option.

I am always available to answer questions at danceatmetro@gmail.com, or 503-620-8939. If you would like a dance evaluation, please contact me to set up a time.

Ryan Sanford
Metro Dance Academy Director

What should my Dancer wear to class?
Please DOWNLOAD our “Dress Code” document.

Where do I buy dance shoes?

Dance Togs:
3835 SW Hall Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005

The Leotard:
2432 NE MLK Blvd.
Portland, OR 97212

Lake Oswego Academy of Dance:
16250 Bryant Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Online stores:
Discount Dance Supply
Designs for Dance

How should my dancer wear their hair?
All dancers should wear their hair up in a ponytail or bun. This is to avoid hair in your face, or having it be a distraction in class.

Are parents allowed to stay and watch dance classes?
Yes please, we love having parents stay to watch. Please enjoy our parent viewing area right next to the dance studio.

Do the dance classes perform during the year?
Yes, classes will participate in a Winter Snowflakes performance in early December and an end of year performance; Spring Dance Showcase. This performance will be in June. Please visit our Performance page for more details.

I am always available to answer questions at danceatmetro@gmail.com, or 503-620-8939. If you would like a dance evaluation, please contact me to set up a time.

Call Metro Gymnastics today at 503-620-8939 to register
your child for the upcoming sessions!