Kids Dance Classes
Ballet, Hip-Hop, Tap, Jazz, Tumbling & More

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Kids Dance Classes
Ballet, Hip-Hop, Tap, Jazz & More

Teachers, Choreographers, and Professional Dancers

The Dance Authority

“To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.” -Hopi Indian Saying


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TDA recently relocated to an upgraded and larger facility in Southwest Omaha. Located on the SW corner of Harrison and 180th Street, the new space o
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Dance Classes

Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Tumbling, and Hip-Hop are just a few of the dance classes offered to dancers aged 18 months to 18 years at The Dance Authority.  

Dancer of the Month

Dancers of the Month – Lilli Faust & Gianna Comes Look for a special dedication to our November Dancer of the Month in the halls of TDA. T
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Competition Team

TDA Company” is an elite group of young dancers who love to compete and grow as dancers, as well as young people. Company tryouts occur during

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Popular Classes

  • Move & Groove

    – 18 months -2 years - One recital dance These classes introduce young children to movement through music. They will learn the basics of dance technique while improving large motor skills and coordination through creative exercises and movement games. Teachers will also be promoting classroom etiquette such as following directions, listening skills, and respect for their peers. Dress Code: Children are encouraged to wear clothing that is easy to move in. Leotard and tights are optional. Hair must be secured off of face and neck.
  • Mommy & Me

    – 18 months -2 years - One recital dance These classes introduce young children to movement through music. They will learn the basics of dance technique while improving large motor skills and coordination through creative exercises and movement games. Teachers will also be promoting classroom etiquette such as following directions, listening skills, and respect for their peers. Dress Code: Children are encouraged to wear clothing that is easy to move in. Leotard and tights are optional. Hair must be secured off of face and neck.
  • Ballet/Tap Combo Classes

    - Classes available, ages 3-8 - Ballet and Tap - Two recital dances These classes expose students to the joy of dance through movement games, creative exercises, exploration of dance styles and an introduction to movement vocabulary. Children learn in a positive atmosphere while learning a curriculum that introduces the basic concepts of Ballet and Tap, promotes musicality and rhythm, and instructs foundational and fundamental dance techniques. Dress Code: Children are expected to wear a leotard and tights. Dance skirts and appropriate cover-ups are permitted. Hair must be secured off of face and neck.
  • Tumbling Only – NEW!

    - Classes available, ages 3-8 - One recital dance Tumbling is a progressive class that develops the fundamentals of balance and coordination. They will learn the proper technique and execution of backbends, cartwheels, round-offs, back walk-overs and hand stands while working towards arials, back hand springs, and round-off back hand springs. Dress Code: Dance appropriate clothing is required such as: tank tops, booty shorts, leggings, form-fitting t-shirts, or leotards. Pajama pants and/or sweatpants are unacceptable. Hair must be secured off of face and neck.
  • All-Stars/Rock Stars

    Classes available, ages 9+ - One recital dance per enrolled class These classes are for dancers looking to either embark on or continue their dance education. We offer individual classes in Jazz, Tap, Lyrical and Ballet technique. Academy Ballet is strongly encouraged as a corresponding course for all All-Star classes. (See descriptions below.) Dress Code: Dance appropriate clothing is required such as: tank tops, booty shorts, leggings, form-fitting t-shirts, or leotards. Pajama pants and/or sweatpants are unacceptable. Hair must be secured off of face and neck.

Meet the Staff

Mindy Murphy

Jason Shimerdla

Ali Schwalb

Deanna Lundin

Trisha Griffith