Fall 2022 Class Schedule: August 15 - December 17

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>> Toddler Classes:

Baby & Me (ages 18 month-2 years) Wednesdays, 5:00-5:30, Instructor: Emily Suhrheinrich-Weeks


>> PreK & Kindergarten Classes:

PreK- Kindergarten Ballet and Tap (ages 4-6) Mondays, 4:00-4:45, Instructor: Emi Hensel
PreK-Kindergarten Ballet and Tap (ages 4-6) Tuesdays, 5:15-6:00, Instructor: Emily Suhrheinrich-Weeks
PreK Ages 3 and 4 Ballet and Tap Saturdays, 10:00-10:45, Instructor: Emi Hensel
Creative Movement (ages 4-6) Fridays, 4:00-4:45, Instructor: Addie Franklin


>> 1st & 2nd Grade Classes:

1st and 2nd Grade Ballet Mondays 4:15-5:00 Instructor: Emily Suhrheinrich-Weeks
1st and 2nd Grade Tap and Jazz Mondays 5:00-6:00 Instructor: Emily Suhrheinrich-Weeks
1st and 2nd Grade Hip Hop Mondays 6:00-6:45 Instructor: Emily Suhrheinrich-Weeks


>> Level I Classes:

Level I Ballet Thursdays, 4:00-5:00, Instructor: Addie Franklin
Level I Tap and Jazz Thursdays, 5:00-6:00, Instructor: Addie Franklin
Level I Hip Hop Thursdays, 6:00-6:45, Instructor: Addie Franklin

Level I is recommended for 3rd - 4th grades


>> Level II Classes: 

Level II Ballet Thursdays, 4:00-5:00, Instructor: Emi Hensel
Level II Tap and Jazz Thursdays, 5:00-6:30, Instructor: Emi Hensel
Level II Hip Hop Thursdays, 6:30-7:30, Instructor: Emi Hensel

Level II is recommended for 5th - 8th grades


>> Level III Classes:

Level III Ballet (Formerly Beginner Ballet) Mondays, 5:00-6:00, Instructor: Emi Hensel
This is our intermediate ballet class is for dancers who are ready to get going on their ballet goals! Class includes barre and center floor work. Attire: Leotard and tights or leggings. Hair in a bun or off of the neck. Pink or nude ballet shoes. Men should wear a form fitting t-shirt and tights, leggings, or shorts. No baggy clothing please. Black or Nude ballet shoes.

Level III Musical Theatre Jazz Mondays, 6:00-7:00, Instructor: Emi Hensel

Attire: Form fitting clothing such as a leotard or athletic wear. Black or nude jazz shoes. 

*New Class!* Level III Tap Mondays, 7:00-7:45, Instructor: Emi Hensel.  Notice its a 45 minute class!
Tap for intermediate dancers - This Musical Theatre centered tap class is especially designed for students who want to focus on Broadway style tap. A great class for tappers to their steps to the next level!

Level III is recommended for 6th - 12 grades. This is our intermediate level.


>> Level IV Classes:

Level IV Ballet Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00, Instructor: Emi Hensel
Level IV Tap Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00, Instructor: Emi Hensel
Level IV Jazz Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00, Instructor: Emi Hensel
Level IV Hip Hop Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00, Instructor: Emi Hensel
Level IV Contemporary Fridays, 5:00-6:00, Instructor: Emi Hensel

Level IV is recommended for 9th - 12th grades. This is our advanced level. 


>> Pointe Classes:

Beginner Pointe Fridays, 4:00-5:00, Instructor: Emi Hensel
Intermediate/Advanced Pointe Fridays, 6:00-7:00, Instructor: Emi Hensel


>> Adult Classes:

Adult Body Positive Stretch & Strengthen Wednesdays, 6:00-6:30, Instructor: Emily Suhrheinrich-Weeks​
Adult Dance: Tech & Choreography Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30, Instructor: Emily Suhrheinrich-Weeks


DanceMHT Levels:

Age is only a starting point, we want to make sure your student is where they need to be!

We want every student to feel challenged and confident in his or her class. Dance instructors may suggest a student move to a different level that is right for them. If you are not sure which level your student should be in, you can contact our Dance Program Director, Emi Hensel, and she will be happy to get your student in the class that is right for them.

DanceMHT Tuition:

$20/month for 30 minute classes
$40/month for 60 minute classes
$35/month for 45 minute classes

**Discount offer: First two classes are full monthly price, all other classes are only $25 per month.** Scholarships and financial aid are available!

Don't ever let cost keep you away. MHT offers financial aid including partial scholarships for qualifying families. For more information, give us a call at 270.444.6828, ext. 1. If you are submitting a financial aid request, please do not register for the class until you hear back from our Box Office.
Have questions or need help registering? Call the MHT Box Office at 270.444.6828


What to wear:

Shoes: Black Tap, black jazz, pink ballet shoes (depending on the class). 
Clothing: Please wear comfortable clothing for tap/jazz classes with hair pulled away from the face (t-shirt and leggings or shorts).
Ballet students should wear a leotard and leggings or tights with hair in a bun.

Where to go:

Classes are held in MHT’s NEW dance studios located at 206 & 208 KY Avenue! The lobby is on the back side of these buildings - there is a parking lot off Marine Way behind the Finkel building.

Why DanceMHT?

DanceMHT is MHT's premier dance program for pre-school to adult! We offer beginner - advanced classes in ballet, tap, and jazz and also offer hip-hop, contemporary, and pointe. Classes meet on weekday evenings for approximately 16 weeks, with two sessions per year. There is an annual Spring Showcase after the first session and a smaller Christmas Showcase after the second session.
Session 1: January - May
Session 2: August - December.

  • Cost effective.   
  • No recital fees or excessive costume fees. 
  • Builds proper technique from the ground up.    
  • Modest costumes and choreography.  
  • Class size minimum is 4 and maximum is 10.

Meet the DanceMHT Program Director:

Emi Chapman Hensel is instructor/choreographer for DanceMHT and is principal choreographer for Market House Theatre, including the recent musicals Mamma Mia, The Addams Family, Hairspray, Mary Poppins and All Shook Up.
She has studied Ballet, Modern and Dance Improvisation at Belhaven University.






DanceMHT Instructors:

Addie Franklin

Addie Franklin is a junior at Paducah Tilghman High School and dancer at DanceMHT. She is a teaching assistant at MHT and past assistant at DanceMHT, with several years of dancing experience at DanceMHT and The Rhythm Factory.  She is super excited to have the opportunity to teach again this year!