Pre-Dance classes build on the creative movement idea with basic ballet and tap moves introduced in a “fun” way. Students will also learn the discipline of staying in line and working together as a group as well as developing the patience for “take your turn time” each week. Skills for balance and coordination will be our focus while building self-esteem and confidence.
This level is for 3-4 year-olds with no previous dance experience.
This level is for 4 year-olds with previous dance experience.
Beginner 1 classes focus on building the students attention span and motor skills as we begin to practice new steps and combinations.
Beginning 1 New
This level is for 5-6 year-olds with no previous dance experience.
Beginning 1 Experienced
This level is for 5-6 year-olds who have completed Pre-Dance 2.
Beginning 2 and 3
Beginning 2 classes introduce more difficult combinations to challenge the student. Dancers will begin to learn to correct terminology of the steps and be encouraged to practice at home. At this age level we see dramatic improvement in the attention span as well as in the coordination level. Hopefully we will begin to see the dancers “listen” to the music more so they will develop a sense of rhythm without so much help from the teacher. Beginning 3 adds to and hones the skills learned in Beginning 2 and prepares the student for the added challenges of Beginning 4 which include an extra half hour of class time.
Beginning 2 New
This level is for 6-7 year-olds with no previous dance experience.
Beginning 2 Experienced
This level is for 5-7 year-olds who have completed Beginning 1 classes.
This level adds some jazz to the existing ballet & tap.
Beginning 3 Experienced
This level is for students who have completed Beginning 2 classes.
Beginning Ballet/Tap for ages 7 and up
This level is for students with no previous experience. If we have sufficient enrollment in this class we will offer another class and break the ages down more. This level will be able to concentrate more seriously on basic ballet and tap techniques since this age group is more attentive.