ME & MY BUDDY
18 months - 3 years
Now that your child is walking why not start dancing?! This introductory ballet class uses the basics of ballet in a simple and playful way. Plie, twirl, and jump while developing balance and coordinaton. With use of creative movement techniques and playful activities to help build their confidence and spark their love of dance. The teacher, buddies, and children sing songs and
go over basic steps. Your child develops skill in listening; remembering; and work on large locomotive movement. We transition from one activity to the next. And children get to interact with their caregiver and the entire class as learn the basics of ballet through creative movement. Caregivers also gain a workout in this class; as they do all the movements with their child to help keep them focused and engaged. We promise to keep your kids smiling the whole class as well as yourself. Expect props for boys and girls, bubbles, and maybe even a little magic. A great break in a caretaker's busy day!
FAIRYTALE STORY BALLET
Story Ballet is designed to introduce children to music and movement through a structured class that filled with creativity and group interaction. Many different props and songs are used to make the class fun, and basic ballet steps and rhythm awareness will also be introduced. Class ends with a fairytale story set to dance. These classes will prepare little ones for whatever comes next… sports, dance and especially school.
This class is created for the dancer who wants the best of both worlds: learning basic ballet positions and movements in the first half of class; and learning jazz dance progressions (movements across the floor) in the second half of class. Dancers will never stop moving in this class and will have fun learning jazz dance combinations set to musical theater and contemporary songs. This is the perfect class for the budding dancer or musical theater performer!
HIP HOP HERO & PRINCESS
This is an active class for children designed to work with them right at their developmental level. Working on large locomotive and movement skills, children will play and dance, pretending to be their favorite superhero or princess characters from popular culture.
Ballet/Tap is a class for young students to learn the fundamentals of ballet and tap technique in a fun and fast-paced environment. Students begin with stretching and large locomotive warm-ups. They also learn basic ballet steps and the french words for the steps such as plie, tendu, degage, passe, arabesque, chasse, jete, etc. Students then change into their tap shoes and learn beginning tap steps that will help them develop strength, balance and coordination such as: shuffle, hop, toe taps, heel digs. Each half of the class ends with dancing to a guided story or an actual dance.
BALLET/ HIP HOP
Children in this class will learn basic positions and classical movements in the first half of this class; and dance like a pop star in the second half of this class. In this high energy hour students will learn fun ballet and hip hop techniques and a hip hop combination. All the movements and songs are age appropriate and class will be a learning and joyful experience.