We offer classes for dancers age 3 through high school (also an adult class for ladies looking to stretch and tone in a peaceful environment). We offer ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, acrobatic dance and contemporary. More information can be found under class descriptions and schedule.
Our annual Showcase is our largest performance of the year, where all participating students perform to an audience filled with family, friends, and other members of the community. We strive to teach our dancers the process of putting on a professional production in a monitored and educational environment. This year long process for the dancers and parents teaches everything from learning proper technique, choreography, proper stage make-up and hairstyle, stage directions and blocking, costume care, theatre etiquette, and the skills they will need to successfully function backstage while helping their peers. Students who study and participate with UVDC consecutively receive loyalty awards every 3, 5, 7, 10 and 15 years.
UVDC loves to celebrate the Holiday season with dance! These quaint shows allow the students to display their progress this far in the season, as well as for friends and family to come together for the festivities. It is an opportunity for students to gain experience in front of a smaller audience and also for families to come together for photos, holiday treats, and fun!
It is important that our students feel involved in their community which is why we encourage them to participate in community service as well as take them to local performance opportunities such as Festival of Trees and the Lodi Grape Festival.
We like to provide opportunities to our students to experience what it feels like to be a professional dancer, not just during the creation process of our annual showcase but through performance opportunities like Valley Talent Project and Dance the Magic, where dancers from all over the world come together to perform in Disney parks.
UVDC offers students the chance to get together and bond with their fellow dancers of all ages and levels during our various movie nights and student events such as our Holiday Parent's Night Out, Halloween Movie Night, Valentine's Dance Party, and Annual Tea Party.