We are thrilled to announce that former student & YLP member, Jessica Harris, will be joining our team as a Dance Instructor.


Jessica Harris is a veteran performer and teacher, who has been performing for 12 years, and teaching dance and theater for over 5 years. Jessica previously worked as the dance counselor for Four County Kids Summer Camp, and has worked with DMR Adventures as an Assistant Choreographer and Musical Director. She currently teaches at Scottsville Center for Arts and Nature as their ballet instructor, and is so excited to be teaching dance with DMR.

Jessica’s Class Offerings:

Beginner Tap: This class introduces students to basic tap steps and terms, exciting rhythms, and engaging tap history. Open to ages 6-13, or students who have little to no tap experience. Students will leave this class with a broad knowledge of fundamental tap steps and a strengthened sense of creativity. 

Goals: To learn musical rhythm, coordination, and basic tap moves and terminology.

Intermediate Tap: This class strengthens students’ tap skills and abilities, and builds their knowledge of rhythm, choreography, and tap history. Open to ages 8-16, or students with 2+ years of tap experience. Students will leave this class with broader knowledge of the discipline and reinforced understanding of steps.

Goals: To strengthen musical rhythm, coordination, and learn intermediate tap moves and terminology.

Musical Theatre
.  Students will learn fundamental jazz and musical theater technique. This class offers students a chance to learn traditional and professional musical theater choreography from Broadway musicals, as well as new and original choreography and movement. This fun filled class involves singing, dancing, and acting! 

Goals: To learn how to connect emotions with dance, acquire basic jazz technique, expand creativity through performance.

 Ballet. In class, students are exposed to ballet terminology and proper technique. Ballet is an important asset to any dancer, and builds the foundation needed to become a strong technical and safe dancer. Students will develop their dance technique, flexibility, body awareness, and discipline through exposure to this graceful and beautiful form of dance.

Goals: To learn the positions of the feet and arms, proper ballet technique, technical vocabulary, balance, and flexibility.