Our philosophy

The Valley Dance Project aims at combining skill development with creative expression through dance. Equal attention is given to instruction in traditional modern technique and guided opportunities to more freely explore the joys of movement.

All classes strive to help students feel comfortable while encouraging them to challenge themselves both creatively and physically.

Age groups

Creative Dance and Modern Dance for ages 2 1/2 to Grade 3

Iris uses songs, stories, and movement games to broaden children's movement skills and their imaginations. Basic ballet and modern steps are introduced, along with ethnic and folk dances.

Children are inspired to stretch their creative potential with props and musical instruments.

Dance Foundation and Improvisation I & II ages 4th to 8th Grade

Caddy's class offers students a chance to learn foundational modern and ballet technique, which will enable them to explore their creative skills. Students will become familiar with the language of dance and dance building, and will have the opportunity to get to know themselves as creators.

..."I have always been impressed by the work Mary and Iris do with their dancers and it amazes me that every year's recital is more remarkable than the last"
Hannah Abbott (mother)