Welcome to Extensions Performing Arts Academy!
At Extensions, we are passionate about nurturing talent, inspiring creativity, and fostering a deep love for the performing arts. Our academy is a place where dreams take center stage, and where students of all ages can discover their true potential in dance, music, and theater.
We offer kids dance classes and dance classes for adults. Extensions Performing Arts Academy has been servicing the entire Antelope Valley since 1995. We are located at 2765 West Avenue L Lancaster, CA 93536 in the Stater Bros. Shopping Center. We offer Ballet classes, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Acro, Pointe, Contemporary and so much more! We start kids at age 2 and we go through to adult. Keep scrolling down for more information. Our phone number is very easy to remember, just dial 661-7-2DANCE (that’s 661-723-2623) Thank you for stopping by!
Our Team: Extensions is home to a dedicated team of experienced and professional instructors who are not only experts in their respective fields but also caring mentors. We believe that the best way to learn the performing arts is in an environment that is supportive, encouraging, and focused on personal growth.
Our Programs: We offer a wide range of programs and classes designed to cater to individuals of all levels, from beginners to advanced performers. Whether you want to perfect your pirouettes, hit the high notes, or take the spotlight on stage, we have a class for you. Our diverse curriculum includes ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, vocal lessons, acting, and more.
Performance Opportunities: At Extensions, we understand the importance of giving our students the chance to shine on stage. Throughout the year, we host various performances, recitals, and showcases where our students can showcase their hard work and passion. These events not only build confidence but also create lifelong memories.
Community and Family: We take pride in the warm and welcoming community we've built at Extensions. Our students, their families, and our staff form a close-knit family that supports and encourages one another. We believe that the journey through the performing arts is best experienced together. Join us at Extensions Performing Arts Academy today!
Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Stretch/Conditioning, Mini's & Performing Co.
Contemporary, Technique, Stretch and Conditioning and ZUMBA Fitness
Hip Hop & Performing Co
Jazz & Technique
RISING STARS, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Demi's, Mini's & Performing Co.
Ballet & Tap
Hip Hop, Jazz & Performing Co.
Demi's, Mini's, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop & Performing Co.
Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop
Contemporary & Stretch/Conditioning
Mini's, Hip Hop, Ballet, Improv, & Technique
Hip Hop Technique
Ballet, Improv, Contemporary, Jazz & Performing Co.
The most wonderful time of the year is here, and we invite you to celebrate it with us at the Extensions Annual Holiday Recital. Our talented performers are ready to dazzle you with their festive and heartwarming acts that capture the essence of the season. We are so excited to tell you that, The HOLIDAY CONCERT packet is now available at the front desk. Please see the front desk with any questions you might have. The contract is due back to us no later the Nov 6th 2023. The Extensions Annual Holiday Recital at Antelope Valley College is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season with your loved ones. We look forward to sharing this magical evening with you. Let's make this holiday season unforgettable! See you on December 7th at 6 PM at Antelope Valley College.
Get ready to dance your way to fitness this October as Zumba Fitness makes its triumphant return to Extensions Performing Arts Academy! Join Desiree Wednesdays at 7:30pm and groove to the rhythm in high-energy Zumba classes that will have you breaking a sweat while having a blast whether you're a Zumba pro or just starting your fitness journey. With tuition starting at just $45 a month, it's an affordable way to stay active and have fun. Don't miss out on the chance to get in shape while dancing to irresistible beats. Sign up now and let the Zumba fever begin!
The introduction of "The BluPrint" by Extensions Performing Arts Academy is an exciting development in the field of dance education. This new dance academy seems to offer a comprehensive training program designed to guide students toward a professional dance career. The leadership by Academy Director Kevin Herron and Assistant Director Mark Stephens likely ensures a high level of expertise and guidance. Catering to students from age 8 to adults, "The BluPrint" covers a wide range of age groups, allowing aspiring dancers to pursue their dreams regardless of their starting point. The inclusion of monthly info sessions is a valuable addition, offering insights into crucial aspects of a dancer's career, such as audition etiquette, headshots, social media presence, and the nuances of performing in front of the camera. These sessions are likely to provide a well-rounded education that goes beyond just the technical aspects of dance. Moreover, the biweekly classes held at various North Hollywood/LA based studios provide students with exposure to different training environments and dance styles. This exposure is invaluable for broadening their skill set and preparing them for the diverse demands of the professional dance world. Overall, "The BluPrint" seems to offer a comprehensive and holistic approach to dance education, not only focusing on technique but also on the practical knowledge and skills required to succeed in the industry. This initiative by Extensions Performing Arts Academy is likely to attract aspiring dancers who are serious about pursuing a professional dance career.
Specifically designed for students ages 2 to 6 years of age.
Demi's: This is an introductory class containing ballet and creative movement. Young dancers will learn the basic ballet steps while learning how to follow direction and imitate movement and gross motor skill development games in a positive and fun environment. Engaging music is used to get these little ones inspired to dance.
Mini's: This beginner level class will cover the proper placement of body position, posture, terminology and class behavior. This class is designed to provide young dancers an introduction into the fundamentals of tap dance. Early exposure to the rhythms and unique mind-to-foot connection associated with tap dance will allow students to progress and excel at the art as they move through life. The goal is to prepare these young dancers to move on into higher levels of ballet and tap classes.
Our Jazz curriculum is based on the classical Jazz dance technique, with influences incorporated from modern Jazz and Broadway styles. The Jazz program focuses on flexibility, rhythm, extension, balance, speed, and strong movement, preparing students for a lifetime of dancing. We follow the class format of building strength, balance and extension through isolations, rhythmic exercises, floor stretches, across the floor patterns, and dance combinations. The class format remains the same through the different levels, while the movements continue to increase in complexity as students grow technically and physically. Strong stage presence and performance are also strongly emphasized in the Jazz curriculum.
Hip Hop incorporates a variety of old and new urban dance styles. The dancing represents body movements that go with the beat and rhythm of hip hop music. Hip hop dancing is very dynamic and helps the dancers improve flexibility develop body balance, and coordination. If you're looking to express yourself, get fit, and have a blast all at the same time, our Hip Hop Dance Classes are the perfect choice. Designed for dancers of all levels, from beginners to those with some experience, our classes provide a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for you to learn the hottest Hip Hop moves.
Don't miss out on the chance to learn Hip Hop dance in a fun and supportive environment. Whether you're looking to improve your skills or just want to have a great time, our classes are perfect for you.
Each ballet level progressively builds on the strength and technique of the prior ballet level as dancer’s increase their experience and skill, and continue to develop as confident and capable dancers. The ballet barre combinations learned at the early levels require a high level of concentration and good memory; in the center, the dancers will build strength and work on their coordination and musicality. At the upper levels, dancers are expected to reach a very good level of independent work. They are expected to be self-motivated and to demonstrate desire and determination for self-perfection. The technique class moves at a much faster pace than the previous levels.
The technique for girls of performing ballet movements en pointe creates an impression of airiness and fleetness. Pointe work is undertaken when the student has learned basic technique and when her legs and feet are sufficiently developed, usually after three years in technique classes. Girls are then required to wear pointe shoes for all classes in the Intermediate and Advanced divisions in support of Balanchine’s goal for dancers to move quickly and effortlessly en pointe.
Tap training helps to increase leg and core strength, musicality and rhythm, and showmanship. Tap class is a fun and exciting way to explore dance movement and learn basic through advanced steps. It also helps to improve coordination and teamwork skills. Tap dancing is a great compliment to any dancer wishing to perform in musicals or play a musical instrument because of its important concentration on musicality and rhythm. Tap dancing helps students to find their inner performer and challenges the student to open up and become a versatile performer. Tap dancing focuses on learning complex patterns of foot movement, changes in tempo and different methods of weight transfer while dancing in order to produce a certain sound or look that accompanies the type of choreography or steps that the students are working on in class.Register Now
Contemporary dance uses aspects of Ballet, Modern and Jazz dance to create an emotional connection to the lyrics of music. An extremely expressive form of dance, Contemporary involves movement that is technical, but also pedestrian and relatable; strong, but also delicate and interpretive. A solid technical background in Ballet and Jazz is important when choosing to begin Contemporary training, as most of the curriculum focuses on feeling, spirit and the interpretation of music.Register Now
Dance is one of the most physically demanding activities a person can do. If you’re spending several hours every day taking class, rehearsing and performing, it’s important that you are physically fit so that your body can safely perform the physical demands you ask of it, and with the least risk of possible injury. Our Fitness Program addresses these needs and by helping dancers get and stay in shape.
Mini/Jr. Stretch & Conditioning: Stretch class complements the training of the dance student. In this class, students will increase their understanding of their anatomy and dance alignment while increasing flexibility and strengthening their core, fee, turnout muscles, legs, back, and upper body posture. Students will focus on learning how to stretch correctly by releasing overall tension, releasing muscle tension, and relaxing the mind, while defining specific muscles groups.
Teen, Senior Stretch & Conditioning: A stretch and conditioning class for focusing on core strength development through low-impact exercise, designed to tone up the body. Incorporates the use of lightweights, stretching, and across-the-floor work. Classes are easy to follow and held in a comfortable, non-competitive environment.
ZUMBA FITNESS: Dive into a world of exhilarating rhythms and infectious energy with our Zumba Fitness classes! Led by our passionate and certified instructors, these classes are designed to make exercise feel like a dance party you won't want to miss. During each session, you'll move to the beats of Latin and international music, effortlessly blending dance and fitness. Zumba is not just a workout; it's a celebration of movement, a chance to let loose, and an incredible way to torch calories and tone your body. Whether you're a seasoned dancer or a complete beginner, our classes are suitable for all levels of fitness. Join us for a heart-pounding, calorie-burning experience that feels more like a fiesta than a workout. Get ready to shimmy, shake, and smile your way to a healthier, happier you with Zumba Fitness!
Our classes are set up by different age divisions. The advanced level classes are at the discretion of the teacher.