& Dance Classes
The Lanier Dance program includes something for everyone!
Dance Company and Dance Showcase are jazz-based competitive groups of 7th and 8th graders. They compete routines in the classic Texas Drill Team styles each year (including jazz, pom, high kick, novelty and prop) and also participate in our Homecoming Halftime Show, Fall Show and Spring Show.
Dance Crew is a competitive group of 7th and 8th grade boys and girls who exclusively compete and perform in the hip hop and breakdance styles of dance. They also participate in our two annual shows.
Dance Classic is a competitive group of 7th and 8th graders. They compete routines in both a jazz-based style and hip hop style. They attend one competition and participate in our two annual shows.
Dance Element is a competitive group of 7th and 8th graders. They exclusively compete and perform in the hip hop and breakdance styles of dance. They attend one competition and participate in our two annual shows.
Drill Team is a group of 6th grade girls who perform and compete throughout the year. There is no audition required to join the Drill Team. Some students have prior dance experience, but many do not. This is a fun group where girls can try dance to see if they like it without having to commit too much time outside of class while they adjust to middle school.
Performance Ensemble is a performance group of 7th and 8th graders who focus on technique and perform at our two annual shows.
Performance Breakdance are 6th and 7th graders who perform breakdance and hip hop routines at one competition and our two annual shows.
Nonperformance Dance and Nonperformance Breakdance classes are for boys and girls in grades 6-8 who want to dance for fun and fitness. Dancers move through units during the year that include ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, breakdance and more!