Level D

(16 & up)

Teen / Pre Professional

More advanced technique and the opportunity to explore a passion for dance is the foundation of these classes. Promoting fitness, fun, and self-confidence our faculty motivates each dancer to grow and reach. Under the instruction of attentive faculty, students can explore their creativity through the art of dance. Personal achievement is emphasized in a supportive environment. Dancers work on strengthening and furthering fundamental skills while being challenged to develop to their fullest potential.
Adult Classes are for dancers beginner-intermediate, unless otherwise specified. 

For your convenience The DanceLife Center offers our dance families an online account management software system. Families are able to log in to their account to view and print their schedule, track their absences and makeups, update credit card or bank account information, and more! To sign up to use the customer portal, you first have to register for a class for either this summer or next year's dance season. Current classes and accounts are not available.

Returning Customers:
If you participated in last summer's dance session, this dance season (whether active or have dropped), or have registered for this summer's dance session - you will click on Customer Portal Login.

New Customers:
If you are new and do not fall in one of the above categories, please view "Class Registration" below where you will see our class schedule organized by each day of the week. Click on the day you are interested in coming to dance to see the offerings for that day arranged by time. This makes it easy for you to view classes that start before and after each other for families who like to stack their schedule with multiple classes in one day.

  1. Find the class you are interested in registering for and click the red word "Enroll" listed to the left of the class name.

  2. Fill out the information requested (fields with asterisks are required.) From there you will also be able to choose additional classes and add additional students.

  3. A credit or debit card or a bank account is required in order to register.

  4. In the event that a class is full, you will see the word "Waitlist" instead of "Enroll." To be entered on the waitlist, please click that button and proceed. You will be required to enter payment information, however no payment will be made on the account unless a spot becomes available. If a spot becomes available, we will contact you regarding enrolling in the class.

After you are enrolled in a class, you will be able to use the Customer Portal. You will create a Customer Portal account by entering the email address you provided at registration time and clicking the button that says "I don't have or don't know my password." A temporary password will then be emailed to you. Use that to log in to your account. From there you can change your password-just make sure it has a minimum of 8 characters, 1 of which must be a number.

Please click on genres below for class descriptions: 

Charleston Level D Classes

Mattoon Level D Classes

Effingham Level D Classes


14 and up
Ballet experience is required. Students must demonstrate preparedness, focus, and commitment and must take a minimum of 2 classes/week. Placement is determined by the instructor. Pointe candidates will be evaluated by instructor; must demonstrate body and ankle strength and control. Pointe students must have permission of instructor for class participation.


14 and up
For students with dance experience. Students should demonstrate skill achievement and have good understanding of dance vocabulary. This level does not correspond with the number of years of dance, but to mastery of skills. Placement in levels may be determined by instructor evaluation/discretion.

Dance Fusion

14 and up
A dynamic combination of dance styles, including ballet, jazz and modern. This class emphasizes movement combinations, strengthening and stretching. Our goal is to teach a strong and flexible technique allowing dancers to learn varied styles and choreography.