Dance & Fitness Classes @ Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance

You can't have the Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance without the dance. Since its inception, the MST&DA has featured some of the most talented instructors around. No matter what your age, skill level or personal goals, there is a class for you. For days and times, please visit our class schedule.

Dance Classes
Little Dancers
Ages: 18 months - 3 years
Taught By: Debra Orenstein

Little movers and shakers will enjoy dancing, movement, music, rhythm games and stories in this fun class. Basic locomotor movement and age-appropriate developmental skills and concepts are all incorporated into this lively program. For little boys and girls and their care-givers. Come on - let's dance!

Creative Movement Boys and Girls
Ages: 3 - 5
Taught By: Debra Orenstein

Give children the opportunity to explore their creativity in a supportive, noncompetitive and age-appropriate setting. Creative movement encourages children to express who they are while developing self-confidence, social and motor skills
through an enriching class experience with their peers

Ages: 4 - Adult
Taught By: Marietta Clark

Develop technique, style, musicality & tap vocabulary. From the basics to traditional, rhythm tap, funk & musical theatre styles. Fun and great exercise for all.

Creative Pre-Ballet & Pre-Ballet
Ages: 3 - 5
Taught By: Debra Orenstein and Marietta Clark

Learn basic dance vocabulary and technique through ballet, modern and creative dance.

Ages: 8 - Adult
Taught By: Barbara Parker

Encourages creative expression and potential through dance while jamming to the latest beat.

Ages: 6 - Adult
Taught By: Mary McCatty

Focus on style and performance with emphasis on dance technique. Great for dance enthusiasts, young actors and those looking for a fun workout.

Ages: 6 - Adult
Taught By: Makiko Ishimori

Classical ballet with barre & center work that develops strength, body alignment, flexibility, gracefulness and musicality.

Ballroom: Latin Styles and More
Ages: Older teens and adults
Taught By: Xavier Auza

Beginners welcome in Level 1; returning or experienced students will enjoy Level 2. Eight-week sessions. No partner necessary. Fun for everyone.

Basic Beginner Adult Jazz
Ages: 18+
Taught By: Mary McCatty

Get your groove on! This class is for adults who have never taken a jazz class (or any dance class). In this fun class wemove, isolate, shake, strengthen, stretch and bop to a variety of music and dance styles . Great class for your mind and body

The dance studio




Dance Recital

Students perform in a May 2003 dance recital




Dancers on the line

A scene from 2004's Dancers on the Line, the 5th Annual Dance Project


Fitness Classes

World Dance Fusion
Taught By: Theresa Herron

Come sizzle and shimmy with a joyous, energetic aerobic workout (low-hi impact) combining Latin, Afro-Caribbean, Belly dance and other international folk and ethnic dance styles. Great for cardio-respiratory strength. All levels

Taught By: Barbara Parker

Low-impact aerobic workout, combined with free weights & basic floor exercise. Designed for every fitness level.

IM=X Pilates
Taught By: Barbara Parker

Combination of Pilates, yoga, Alexander technique & core body movements. Designed to correct body alignment.

Taught By: Theresa Herron and Debra Orenstein

Increase strength, energy level, muscle tone, flexibility, and overall sense of well-being in a friendly and supportive setting.

The Main Street Theare & Dance Alliance Dance Studio

The dance studio


A scene from an MST&DA Performance

A scene from 2004's Dancers on the Line, the 5th Annual Dance Project