PRE-SCHOOL DANCE/CREATIVE MOVEMENT
These classes give pre-schoolers an introduction to the exciting world of dance. Basics of technique, movement concepts, musicality, group interaction and gross motor skill development are all emphasized. Focused individual instruction means that all dancers participate! Pre-school students are taught Dance Class Room etiquette while exploring the unlimited possibilities of dance.
DANCE with ME - 2 yr and Parent
Parent/Tot program is designed with the specific needs of a 2 year old in mind. For that reason our class will use the parents to help us orient their child to the workings of a classroom while at the same time encouraging the child’s natural movement. Fine and gross motor skills are developed through the use of music, dance and sometimes their favorite obstacle courses. The amount of growth seen in each child by years end is truly amazing. When each child is ready, and no longer needs the aid of the parent, we will encourage a cross over to an independent Pre-Ballet & Tumble Class. If the class as a whole is ready after a 10 Wk Session our teachers and assistants will be able to work with just the children and transition the entire class to an independent Pre-Ballet & Tumble Class.
TINY Dancers - 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 yrs. - Our first independent dance class! full of creative movement, physical exploration, fantasy and fun! Classes will begin to focus attention, improve physical awareness, use imagery and props to engage imaginations (Tutus, Tiara, Magic Wands.....) and introduce elemental Ballet concepts and gross motor skill movements! First step toward independence! Tiny Dancers perform in the end of the year Dance Concert!
Pre-Ballet and Tumbling - 3- 4 yrs - Introduction to the wonderful world of dance! Dancers will be introduced to basic Ballet vocabulary and explore gross motor skill movements, musicality, qualities of movement and follow a dance class format. Classes engage the dancers attention with the use of imagery and props, varieties of music and "make believe" and we can dance! 10-15 minutes of each class will introduce dancers to basic tumbling skills! Pre-Ballet Dancers perform in the end of the year Dance Concert!
Kids Bop- HIP - Tots! 3-4 yrs. - Introduction to the wonderful world of dance with a bit of funk! Lots of gross motor skill and rhythmic work fill this class with fun. Jumps, Hops, Bops, and Cookie Walks, Bounces and Poses along with traditional elements of a first year dance class (following a class format, body awareness, stretching, etc). Like any early dance class, great for focus, fitness and fun! Great for Boys and Girls. HIP- TOTS perform in the end of the year Dance Concert!
Kinder -Combo 4-5 1/2 yrs.(Ballet-Tap-Tumble Combo) - Our first one hour class which combines Ballet Technique and Vocabulary with the introduction to Tap. Combinations of steps, coordination of arms and feet and short movement patterns are introduced in both the Ballet and Tap segments of the class. Focus and Fun are both emphasized and dancers begin to retain dance vocabulary, patterns and pictures. Foundation Class for Elementary Ballet or Tap Classes. Kinder Combo Dancers perform in the end of the year Dance Concert!
Kids Bop - 4-6 yrs. - Introduction to Hip Hop! Fun, funky, high energy class combines basic rhythmic steps with arm movements to create an aerobic dance class. Focus and Fun, along with coordination are emphasized as dancers learn to combine movements and remember spatial patterns. Great for Boys and Girls! Kids Bop Dancers perform in the end of the year Dance Concert!