Welcome to the YMCA of Greenville Dance program. We are excited to be partnering with the Carolina Dance Collaborative! Dance classes are offered at the Caine Halter Family Y, Eastside Family Y, and George I. Theisen Family Y as an After School Enrichment option and at the Verdae Y as a standalone class.

If you're located in the Simpsonville area, the Prisma Health Family YMCA provides dance classes through the GHS Dance Academy

Register now!

Registration is now open at CarolinaDanceCollaborative.org.  All registration is done online by:

  • Visiting CarolinaDanceCollaborative.org
  • Click “Enroll”
  • Create an account and adding your student
  • Choose the class in which you wish to enroll
  • Pay online or mail a check to their PO Box (listed on the website)

Branch Schedules  - Summer 2020 

Summer Session (8 weeks) - *Program temporarily suspended.

Caine Halter


3:30-4:15P Little Learners 1 & 2
4:15-5:00P Pre Ballet / Ballet 1



10:00-10:45A Little Learners 1 
10:45-11:30A little Learners 2

Tuition and Fees

The dance calendar year will consist of 4 quarters. Students will be given the opportunity to register for one or all quarters. If students wish to participate in the spring performance, they must enroll for the 4th quarter. There will be an in-studio showcase at the last class of the first 3 quarters.

Tuition (per Quarter)

30-Minute Classes

$75/7 week Quarter
$85/8 week Quarter

45-Minute Classes

$90/7 week Quarter
$100/8 week Quarter

60-Minute Classes

$105/7 week Quarter
$115/8 week Quarter

Other Class Fees

Registration Fee: $15 

  • This fee is only due once throughout the 2019-2020 Season, including the 2020 summer session. This fee will be due upon registration of your first quarter.  

Costume Fee: $40

This fee is due when you register for the 4th Quarter. The Costume Fee goes toward costumes for our 2020 Spring Performance. You will be able to keep your costume following recital. If you do not wish to participate in the Spring Performance, please let us know so we can remove this fee for you.

Any student with an outstanding balance from previous quarters will not be allowed to participate in the Spring Performance.​

Classes Offered and Descriptions

Little Learners I (Ages 2-3) & II (Ages 3-4): This 45-minute class combines the elements of creative movement, ballet, and tumbling into one fun and exciting class. Students will learn basic floor tumbling techniques, coordination, strength, flexibility, and rhythm as they explore how to move in and through space with their peers.

Little Tappers (Ages 5-6) & Tap 1 (ages 6-8): In these 30-minute classes, students will learn tap dance skills and terminology.  They will be able to explore different rhythms and sounds using their feet!

Pre-Ballet (Ages 5-6), Ballet I (Ages 6-8), & II (Ages 9-12): This class will have an emphasis on body placement, proper technique, and ballet terminology at age appropriate levels. This class will benefit dancers continuing their dance training as well as those who wish to begin.The rigor and pace of the class will increase at the year progresses.

Jazz/Hip-Hop I (Ages 6-8) & II (Ages 9-12): This class is based on classical jazz dance technique, with influences incorporated from modern jazz, hip-hop, street jazz and Broadway styles. Our jazz/hip-hop class will build balance, extension, and strength through isolations, stretches, across the floor patterns, and dance combinations. This high energy class can be taught to anyone with a passion to move; no previous dance experience is required, however, Ballet classes are strongly recommended when studying Hip Hop/Jazz to help cultivate a full dance experience.

* At the discretion of the instructors with Carolina Dance Collaborative, dancers may be placed in classes based on their dance proficiency instead of age.



This program educates dancers in multiple disciplines with an emphasis on proper technique and an appreciation of the art. Our youngest dancers begin by exploring movement, rhythm, spatial awareness and building their own creativity. These concepts create a foundation that we nurture as dancers grow within the program.

Through the years, dancers will be introduced to discipline, specific terminology, body placement and movement that is appropriately challenging for their level. All dancers will be given the opportunity to join each quarter, showing off their development at the end of each quarter for a studio showcase as well a year-end performance for family and friends.

An additional part of every dancer's curriculum is gaining an appreciation of the arts through understanding the history, experiencing the art as a spectator and even becoming a part of the creative process through self-expression. There are many in-class experiences that facilitate this understanding, but we also provide extra-curricular enrichment opportunities, like our annual Night at the Theatre, that dancers and their families can take advantage of at the Peace Center.


As part of Carolina Dance Collaborative's mission to offer dance to anyone regardless of ability to pay, we offer Scholarships for those dancers in need.  This year's scholarships have been made possible by those who donated and purchased flowers at our 2018 Spring Performance: Land of Oz. We would like to thank you for your participation to make these scholarships possible!  

This year, Carolina Dance Collaborative will be accepting applications throughout the year.  If you plan dance in all four quarters, you will only need to apply once, but will be required to attend classes all year.  Below are the dates in which the application will be open for each quarter. Visit CarolinaDanceCollaborative.org for a scholarship application.


Dance Attire

All students are required to wear appropriate dance attire. For the health and safety of the your child we require that they wear cover ups and street shoes to and from dance classes.

For your convenience, we are working with The Sock Basket, a dance attire store located on the corner of Laurens Road and Woodruff Road (2433 Laurens Road om Greenville. We have picked out all the necessary attire that your child needs so that buying dance attire is simple and easy. Go into The Sock Basket and tell them that you are with the YMCA program and would like to purchase your required attire. They will give you the options we have chosen and help you with shoe fittings.


Hair: Must be secured off the neck and away from the face. Students in ballet class are asked to have hair pinned up in a bun or as secure as possible.

Clothing: Little Learners I and II and Little Tappers: Girls must wear solid pink or purple leotards with pink tights. Individual tutu or skirts may be worn but are not a requirement. Boys should wear a white top with black dance pants.

Pre-Ballet: Girls must wear solid pink or black leotards with pink tights.  Individual tutu or skirts may be worn but are not a requirement. Boys should wear a white top with black dance pants.

Ballet Levels I and II: Girls must wear solid blue or black leotards with pink tights. Skirts may be worn but are not a requirement. Boys should wear a white top with black dance pants.

Jazz/Hip-Hop Levels I and II and Tap 1: Girls must wear solid blue or black leotards with black tights, dance pants/leggings, or shorts. Boys should wear a black top with black dance pants or shorts.



Little Learners: Girls should wear pink split sole ballet slippers. Boys should wear white or black split sole ballet slippers.

Ballet: Girls should wear pink split sole ballet slippers. Boys should wear white or black split sole ballet slippers.

Jazz/Hip-Hop: Girls and Boys should wear black split sole jazz shoes and tennis shoes for hip-hop focused weeks.

Little Tappers and Tap 1: Girls and boys should wear black tap shoes


Contact us

If you have questions about the dance program or registering your child, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!

Carolina Dance Collaborative


Email:  sara@carolinadancecollaborative.org

Phone: (864) 315-3732, ext. 3