Young Children’s Division Dance
Ages 6 MONTHS to 6 Years
Our young children’s program has been carefully designed to nurture the young child’s natural desire to dance. Our curriculum is presented in a fun and entertaining way that enhances coordination, musicality, and creative ability.
Tiny Dancer, Pre-Ballet & Tap (3-4 Years)
The syllabus for this level covers stretching, basic strengthening, balance, motor skills, and coordination. A beginning emphasis on musicality and rhythm is offered as well as the concept of moving creatively through space. Basic dance vocabulary and positions are learned through imagery. Interaction with classmates and the teacher is encouraged through fun dance games. Approximately 30 minutes of ballet and 15 minutes of tap. Dress code: Pink leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet slippers and black mary jane tap shoes and hair in a bun.
Level 1 Ballet & Tap (5-6 Years)
The first introduction to a more structured ballet class. More advanced stretching and strengthening exercises are given, barre work is introduced with a greater emphasis on vocabulary and French terminology. Musicality continues to be emphasized along with balance and coordination through the strengthening of the body and core. Center work is introduced with continued focus on the positions of the arms, legs, and feet in classical ballet vocabulary. The introduction to a more refined tap technique with a focus on rhythm and the sounds of a tap step. Also, basic jazz steps are introduced. One- hour class. Dress code: magenta tank leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet slippers and black mary-jane tap shoes with hair in a bun.