Youth Dance Classes at The Moss Center

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Thank you for your interest in the programming at The Moss Center!

We are proud to offer Dance at The Moss Center as a means of fostering a lifelong love of dance and the arts to the youth in our community. The reduced pricing of these classes is intended to assist families who are experiencing financial limitations (see requirements below). The following information will help you and your child be prepared for our classes. Contact Nicole Pedraza at | 786-573-5313 for availability and registration instructions.


Youth Dance Classes at The Moss Center – Fall 2022
Registration Date: Saturday, September 10th from 1-4pm in the Lab Theater

Registration for the Fall 2022 session will take place on Saturday, September 10th from 1-4pm at The Moss Center, Lab Theater.

Registration will be first-come, first serve, and will close early if classes hit full capacity. Please read below for information on costs and registration requirements.



  • One time $50 annual registration fee per household plus $90 per child, per 12-week class.
  • Annual registration fee is based on M-DCPS’s school year.
  • All fees are non-refundable. There are no refunds or credits for missed or canceled class days.
  • Because the classes are at a reduced cost, proof of some type of government assistance (ex. SNAP program, Medicaid, CHIP program, Proof of Residence in Public/Subsidized Housing, etc.) is required to be shown at time of registration.

Fall 2022 Class Dates
September 27th – December 15th 2022


Fall 2022 Class Schedule

Ballet @ 5PM
• Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00-5:50pm | 50 min | Ages 7 to 9
• Students must be the age of 7 by the end of January to enroll in this course.

This beginning/intermediate ballet class will teach children basic ballet technique in conjunction with exercises focusing on rhythm, coordination, motor skills, and expressing emotions through movement. In this ballet class, your child will build strength, discipline, memorization skills, self-confidence, and creativity!


Contemporary Dance @ 6PM 
• Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00-6:50 pm | 50 min | Ages 10 to 16

In this contemporary dance class, students will learn that dance is a great physical outlet for expressing and communicating their emotions nonverbally. Students will learn conditioning and flexibility exercises to prepare their bodies for physical movement and will learn movement sequences paired to music. Students will build on their vocabulary, self-confidence, creativity, flexibility, and strength.


Hip Hop 1 @ 5PM with Miss Ashley
• Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-5:50 pm | 50 min | Ages 7 to 10
• Students must be the age of 7 by the end of January to enroll in this course.

This beginning/intermediate Hip Hop class, will introduce students to basic hip hop skills. Students will be encouraged to find their own rhythm, learn to retain choreography, learn new skills/steps through choreography, and learn how to perform on stage!


Hip Hop 2 @ 6PM with Miss Ashley
• Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-6:50 pm | 50 min | Ages 11 to 16

In Hip Hop 2, older/more experienced students will expand their hip hop vocabulary. This class will be more advanced than Hip Hop 1 by including more difficult choreography and musicality!


There will be no classes on the following dates:

• Wednesday, October 5th  
• Tuesday, November 8th
• Thanksgiving week: November 21st-25th


Meet the Instructors

Dance Instructor Ashley Herrera

Ashley Herrera is a professional dancer who has trained in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, and African dance. She attended South Florida magnet school programs and graduated from Robert Morgan Educational Center in 2013. Since graduating, Ashley began dancing professionally for the MLB Miami Marlins and Walt Disney World Entertainment Team. She is currently the in-game host for the Miami Marlins and head coach for her dance team at Academir Charter School.

Please direct questions regarding the dance class program at The Moss Center to Annie Hoffman at | 786-573-5319