Class Descriptions

Creative Dance Class

Ages 3, 4, and 5. Combines Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Tumbling, along with games and props designed to enhance coordination. Emphasis is on enjoyment of music and movement; and discipline in following basic directions.

Dress Code: Any color or design leotard, tights are optional, pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes

Hip Hop and Hip Hop for Little Bunnies

Ages 6 and up (Hip Hop for Little Bunnies Ages 4-6)

This class teaches the dance moves…

Dress Code: Any color or design dance wear, tan jazz shoes.


Pre-Ballet Classes

Ages 5-7. A creative class based on Ballet. A great starting point for your young dancer.

Dress Code: Black BKDC leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes

Ballet Classes

Ages 7 and up. Your child will learn greater self-control, persistence and dedication. Classical ballet is taught using French terms, discipline, and patience. A love for dance and encouragement are the keys to improvement.

Dress Code: Pink ballet shoes and Pointe shoes (for those on Pointe), required uniform of BKDC black leotard (sold at BKDC) and pink tights. Ballet students must have hair in a neat bun or clipped up firmly to head. (If hair is short it must be away from the face at all times, tied in such a way as not to fly in the face during turns and jumps in the ballet classes)

Jazz Dance Classes

Offered for ages 7 and up. This class covers all types of popular dance from Lyrical, Broadway, Hip Hop, Luigi and Fosse styles.

Dress Code: Any color dancewear and tan jazz shoes

Tap Dancing Classes

Ages 7 and up. Your child will learn steps and rhythm in a fun atmosphere.

Dress Code:  Any color leotard, tights, jazz pants, and black tap shoes


Acrobatics and Kids Contortion & Tumbling

Acrobatics for ages 6 and up. Contortion/Tumbling for ages 4 to 9.  All tumbling skills from basic to advanced. Flexibility, balance, and dance steps are part of this class.

Dress Code: Any color dancewear and white acrobatic shoes


Theater Jazz

Ages 6 and up. This class teaches a Jazz style used in musical theater productions, and presents one of these productions in the end of year recital.

Dress Code: Any color dancewear and tan jazz shoes

Lyrical/Contortion Classes

Ages 7 and up. This class combines the lyrical dance with acrobatic and contortion moves.

Dress Code: Any color dancewear and shoes to be specified by teacher


Hip Hop Dance Classes and Hip Hop For Little Bunnies

Ages 7 and up. (Hip Hop for Little Bunnies Ages 4-6) This class teaches the dance moves of today’s music industry. Basic techniques are taught that the more freestyle aspects of this type of dance can be built upon. Age appropriate music is always used.

Dress Code: Any color dancewear including sweat pants and loose clothing permitted. Shoes specified by teacher

High Energy and Stars Performance Team

These performing teams consist of dancers from Brucie Klay’s Dance Center.

Both teams perform locally in the SantaFest Parade, the Children’s Gasparilla Parade, various showcases, carnivals, fundraisers, and in 2022 were featured on ABC Action News and included in a professional gospel video.

The Stars Performance Team also competes in three competitions and received top awards this last year including judge’s awards, high point awards and a golden ticket $500 scholarship per team dancer.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of something great!

Contemporary Dance Classes

Ages 9 and up

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Improvisation is a free, seemingly unstructured, less technically strict, and impulsive form that draws inspiration from everyday dance practices and influences

Dress Code: Any dancewear; no shoes required

Cheer Dance

Cheer Dance Classes

Ages 8-14

Cheer Dance with acrobatic skills to upbeat music.

Dress Code: Any color or design including leotards, spandex, tight fitting camisoles are accepted. No shoes required, but some type of sneaker may be required at recital.

Aerial Yoga Classes

Technique enhancement through yoga moves and inversions.

Dress code: Fitness or dance attire, no shoes.

Aerial Yoga
Adult Classes

Adult Dance Classes

Brucie Klay’s Dance Center offers adult classes in Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, and Aerial Yoga.

Adult classes are offered in sessions at BKDC and are charged per session, separate of the studio tuition rates. To receive emails, information, and sign up for these sessions email or

Classes Offered by Other Companies at BKDC

Please contact these companies directly for information and pricing.

Capoeira Tampa at BKDC

Fitness Dance at BKDC with Mary Kay Vona

Flamenco Dance

Carla Johnson cheerleading