What age can my child begin dance classes?

Your child can begin dancing as early as the age of 2 1/2. Young dancers must be potty trained to enroll in a class. If your child is ready to start dancing, an early start will give him/her a tremendous boost.

When can I join a class?

The regular dance session begins in September and goes until June, concluding with our annual recital. Pulse Dance Studio accepts new dancers at anytime of the year. You will need to join before March 1st if you would like to participate in the June recital. This is due to costume orders and learning the choreography. We also have a summer session in July and August.

What are the benefits of dance classes?

Dance is a wonderful and exciting activity. Through proper training, dancers will increase flexibility, improve coordination, and develop good posture and body alignment. Dance will also promote a positive self-image. Dancers will gain self-confidence, self-discipline, poise, and grace.

What are the benefits of private lessons?

Private lessons are a great way to become a better dancer. You will have the instructors undivided attention, and the focus will be solely on you. Private lessons can be used for improving overall technique, catching up on choreography for a class, focusing on specific skills that you are struggling with, or to help you feel confident before joining a class. The purpose of your private lesson is completely up to you.

What if I have never danced before?

Perfect, we have classes for you! Our level 1 classes do not require any dance experience. You will learn the basics in a fun, easy environment and progress to the next level when ready.

What do I wear to class?

You will want to wear clothing that allows you to move comfortably. Please see the class descriptions page for the proper clothing and shoes for each specific class. You can find dance attire at The Competitive Edge on 4th Plain or at The Leotard in Portland.

What is the annual recital?

Pulse Dance Studio presents an annual dance recital at the end of each season in June. Dancers will perform a routine from each class that will utilize the skill and technique they have learned throughout the year. It is an exciting time for dancers to dress up in their costumes and perform on stage in front of friends and family.

What is the Pulse Performing Company?

The Pulse Performing Company is by audition only. Auditions will be held in July or August each year for intermediate/advanced dancers who want to take their dance experience to the next level. The company will require dancers to be committed for a year as all practices and performances are mandatory. Members of the Pulse Performing Company will have the opportunity to perform at community events and compete at competitions against other talented dancers.

How do I get started?

Please register online by selecting registration under the classes tab or click on Register/Account Login in the top right hand corner. Email info@PulseDanceNW.com or call (360) 953-3725 for assistance.