Momentum Dance in Kalamazoo: Inspiring a Lifelong Love of Dance

Momentum Dance Studios is proud to offer a wide variety of exceptional dance classes! We are located at Branch Gymnastics/KidsSports USA in Kalamazoo. We offer Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-hop, and Gymnastics Combo classes each year. These classes are offered for students beginning at age 3. At Momentum, we strive to educate and inspire our students with a life-long love of dance as performance art. Our dancers learn how to dance while building self-esteem and having fun in our unique recreational and newly competitive environments. The year comes to an end with a dance recital to demonstrate what students have learned.

The year-end dance recital takes place in early June at a local high school auditorium complete with a theme, stage lights, sound, and a technical crew. Students participating in the recital practice at a dress rehearsal, picture day midway through the year, purchase costumes, and perform their dances on stage – giving them a true performance experience. Professional photography and videography of the recital will also be available.

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Pre-Ballet, Tap and Jazz are all paired with gymnastics making what we call a combo class. These classes offer a fun and creative introduction to dance! Classes will include a short warm-up with gentle stretching, learning basic fundamentals of dance technique, learning to take turns across the floor, developing balance and rhythm, and encouraging creativity through imaginative exercises. We then transport the children next door to the Junior Gym where we coach them on beam, bars, trampoline exercises, and a super fun obstacle course!


Ballet is the basis for many other forms of dance. Ballet classes are taught with the focus on proper technique and the use of correct terminology. In addition to increasing technical proficiency and strength, dancers will work on musicality, grace, and self-expression. Ballet classes are strongly recommended for all dancers looking to be successful at any style of dance. *Dancers are required to wear proper attire needed for ballet*

Tap and Jazz classes give the children the opportunity to work on their personal style and technique. They will work on strengthening their leaps, turns, and other tricks while using proper body placements. These classes include warm-ups with stretching and strengthening exercises, across the floor combinations, and time to learn and practice choreography!

Hip-hop classes are a fun and groovy way to get your body moving! Classes begin with warm-up and stretching and move on to combinations with the newest choreography. Energy, enthusiasm, and freedom of expression are the keys to learning this style of dance.

Lyrical dance classes combine ballet and jazz for a special style and presentation. This class introduces the concepts of contraction and release, fall and recovery, the use of different levels, and special awareness. Improvisational work may also be included, which will let each dancer explore her or his own unique movement qualities.

Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. We fuse together ballet, floor gymnastics, jazz and lyrical tricks for a unique style. Flexibility, strength, unique choreography and grace are all important pieces of this class.



Momentum Dance Studios’ Performance Group is a non-competitive group made for dancers who are interested in extra training and performance opportunities. Our goal is to perform a minimum of three events this season at community events, festivals, and parades. This is also in addition to performing at our annual recital in the spring.

If dancers are interested in this new opportunity or for any further questions, reach out to our Dance Director Cierra Maki.

Momentum Dance Provides Students With:

A safe, nurturing environment
Recreational & competitive atmospheres
Well-rounded dance program
Unique performance opportunities
Caring, professional instructors
Beautiful dance studios
Lifelong memories

Dancers interested in joining the Performance Group should contact our office at (269) 544-3000 to discuss placement.

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