Westside Music & Dance Academy
From your first class to graduation, we have a dance class for everyone in the Cedar Rapids area! We go beyond just teaching technique to develop respectful, confident, and hardworking young people.
We offer small class sizes at our dance studio to give your student more individualized instruction. Our floating marley floors reduce fatigue and prevent injuries. We always have friendly, helpful desk staff during class times to provide assistance and offer a free dance recital DVD for every family!
From the beginner to advanced student, we have a place for you! Our students develop into fine musicians while also developing patience, discipline, eye-hand coordination which enhances academic skills and spatial reasoning skills. The skills learned from music lessons carry over into many other areas of life and benefit students for the rest of their life. For music, we offer piano lessons, guitar lessons, voice lessons, violin lessons, viola lessons, and several other instruments.
Our qualified teachers all have university degrees in the instrument they teach and are very experienced in catering to the needs of new students and advancing students. Parents are welcome to sit in on the lessons or observe the lessons through our glass doors.
Music FunTime is a new innovative, structured, comprehensive, progressive curriculum engineered from Johns-Hopkins Research of the magical connection of math & science through music for children newborn thru 7 years of age. Children learn to read music notation, rhythms and symbols, culminating learning to play instruments.
Through small preschool, kindergarten & early elementary group classes in a classroom atmosphere, children use musical crafts, worksheets, games and instruments in a fun exciting way to explore and nurture a strong music foundation which becomes a way of life, thus, gaining all the benefits of uniting both hemispheres of the brain.