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Mirror Image Dance Academy of Valparaiso

Owner/Director: Deanna Gallardo

3207 Cascade Drive, Ste. G., Valparaiso, IN 46383



Classes for Ages 6-10


These classes are designed to continue the skills learned in the pre-school division.  Combinations are introduced as well as other forms of dance including: praise dance, musical theater and hip-hop.  At this age, students are now eligible to be invited to join our award-winning Performing Company and Competition Team.


The following classes are offered for this age group:


  • Ballet I/II (Ages 6-8)

  • Ballet III/IV (Ages 6-8)

  • Jazz/Tap I/II (Ages 6-8)

  • Jazz/Tap III/IV (Ages 6-8)

  • Ballet I/II (Ages 8-10)

  • Jazz/Tap I/II (Ages 8-10)

  • Tiny Praise (Ages 5-8)*

  • Beg/Int Praise (9+)*

  • Mini Stretch/Flex**


*Praise is a class that is offered free of cost and is first-come, first-served.  This class may not be offered in the Summer due to scheduling constraints. Dance shoes, class and performance costs may still apply. The Annual Registration fee is still applicable..


**Mini Performing Company members only.





Ballet Classes--Solid-color tights, any color leotard or ballet dress, appropriate ballet shoes. Ballet skirt is optional. Hair and bangs slicked back into a ponytail or bun.


Jazz/Tap, Musical Theater, Hip-Hop, Stretch/Flex or Praise--Leotard and tights or jazz pants. Appropriate dance shoes are to be worn in each class. Hair and bangs slicked back into a ponytail or bun.


Absolutely no bare legs, bra tops where the stomach is exposed or street clothes are allowed in class. Please do not wear old costumes with sequins and big skirts to class; they are distracting for young dancers.