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Classes are held at the Appleton YMCA, Heart of the Valley YMCA and the Neenah-Menasha YMCA.

The Studio Y dance program encourages the technical progression of dancers and provides consistent and knowledgeable instruction at all levels! Our experienced instructors offer a diverse range of classes and training opportunities, catering to both program classes and competition teams. From ballet and jazz to hip-hop and contemporary, there's something for everyone at Studio Y.

At the Y, we believe in fostering inclusivity and ensuring that dance is accessible to all. We provide Membership For All assistance so that cost is never a barrier to participation. Every dancer, regardless of their skill level, has the chance to shine on stage in our annual dance recital. Join Studio Y at the YMCA of the Fox Cities and become part of a vibrant community that celebrates the joy of movement, encourages personal growth and embraces the artistry of dance.

2023-24 Dance Recital
Saturday, May 11, 2024
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
400 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911

All Competition Teams, 28-week classes and 14-week classes (Jan-April session) will participate in the annual dance recital.

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Experience the excellence of the Studio Y program, where dance comes alive for all ages, interests and abilities. Our diverse range of dance classes caters to every individual, fostering technical progression and offering consistent, knowledgeable instruction at each stage of development. With our commitment to quality, classes at Studio Y maintain a maximum of 8-12 students, ensuring personalized attention and an optimal learning environment.

Choose a Class Session That Suits Your Child's Needs:
Our classes are available in 7-week, 14-week and 30-week sessions, providing ample opportunity for your child to explore new interests or develop their current skills.



Welcome to Studio Y Dance Competition Teams, where young dancers aged 6-18 have the incredible opportunity to take their talents to new heights in the world of competitive dance. Our competition teams offer a dynamic and enriching experience that propels dancers to the next level of performance excellence.

By joining our competition teams, dancers unlock a world of opportunities to showcase their skills and artistry in exciting dance competitions throughout the state of Wisconsin. These competitions provide a platform for our dancers to shine, gain valuable stage experience, and receive constructive feedback from industry professionals. It's an exhilarating journey that fosters growth, resilience and a deeper understanding of the art of dance.

Being a part of our competition teams goes beyond the thrill of the competitions themselves. Dancers become part of a close-knit community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for dance. They build lifelong friendships, develop teamwork and collaboration skills, and learn the value of dedication and perseverance. Our experienced instructors provide specialized training and guidance, pushing dancers to achieve their full potential and excel in their craft.

We celebrate dancers of all levels in Studio Y competition teams, competing in both recreational and competitive divisions. Teams are carefully crafted based on level, past competition team experience, and age group. Our diverse range of teams includes solos, duets, trios, and groups for students ages 6-18, covering a wide variety of styles such as ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, modern, tap, hip hop, jazz, and musical theatre.

Join Studio Y Dance Competition Teams and embark on an extraordinary dance journey that not only hones your technical skills but also nurtures your artistic expression and fosters personal growth. Experience the thrill of competing, the joy of camaraderie, and the satisfaction of pushing your boundaries to reach new heights in dance.

Sunday, August 4, 2024 | NOON-1:30 PM
Held at Neenah-Menasha YMCA. Pre-registration or fees are not required.

Please remember:

  • Bring filled water bottles
  • Bring ballet, lyrical or jazz shoes
  • Wear athletic or dancewear

As part of our competition teams, dancers participate in two mandatory regional dance competitions, where they can showcase their talent and receive valuable feedback. Qualifying dancers even have the chance to attend nationals held in Wisconsin Dells. Additionally, all competition team dancers have the exciting opportunity to perform in our annual Studio Y Recital, held annually in the spring, where they can showcase their growth and achievements.