The program is specially designed to provide children between 3 and 5 years of age with a strong foundation in dance and movement.
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It teaches the young dancer the basic elements of movement and dance: space and how we relate to it, both as an individual and as a member of a group; basic loco motor skills; musical rhythm, beat and time; opposites and directions; and some elementary positions of ballet. Integrated with these physical concepts are self-awareness, creative expression, imagination, teamwork, and basic body/health awareness.
Tap dance is an integral part of our program. Fifteen minutes of every class is devoted to nurturing musicality through the rhythms and patterns of Tap dance.
Through participation in these classes, students also learn the basics of classroom behavior and classroom etiquette, which remain the same throughout their dancing years. These concepts include learning how to take turns, following another dancer or leading the way, waiting patiently, working together with others, and having a positive attitude.
Educators now know that training young children in the concepts of movement sequencing, patterning, and spatial relationships lays a strong foundation for the later development of reading, mathematics, and other educational skills. Children in our program work actively in all of these areas.
Enrollment in classes are determined by age: Pre-Ballet 3 is for 3 year olds, Pre-Ballet 4 is for 4 year olds, and Pre-Ballet 5 is for 5 year olds