Preschool dance classes are available in Tap and Ballet. These classes help your young child learn how to concentrate and learn to participate in a class environment. We want your child to gain confidence, feel success and establish a healthy love for exercise that will stay with them throughout their lives.
In our preschool dance classes, students will learn technique in fun and age appropriate ways as well as routines that are part song with motions and part dance steps. They will learn three complete routines, as well as technique during the school year, including the recital routine which they will start after Christmas. All preschool dance classes participate in the dance recital.
Our Kindergarteners take classes with our Level 1 students. We find that it helps move the Kindergarteners into our school age program. Like the Preschool classes, these classes still focus on teaching technique in a fun and age appropriate way that allows your child to build confidence and achieve success. However for kindergarteners we take it to the next level. The technique is designed to challenge them but never frustrate them. This is where they will begin to “dance like the big kids”. In Ballet this means learning real barre technique, in jazz they start to learn turns and jumps, and in tap they progress into harder combinations. Our focus on technique will make your child the best dancer he or she can be.
Preschool and Kindergarten Tumbling
In our Preschool and Kindergarten Tumbling classes, the students will start with front and back rolls and then progress through many other types of rolls, cartwheels and back bends. All our tumbling students progress at their own rate, moving on to the next skill when they are ready. Our classes also include fun learning exercises with tumbling aides and a mini trampoline. We keep the class moving with more than one mat and teacher, and include breaks of fun movement songs and activities. We want your child to gain confidence, feel success and establish a healthy love for exercise that will stay with them throughout their lives.
Our Preschool and Kindergarten tumbling classes do not perform in the dance recital. To acknowledge the skills that these children have learned, they will receive certificates of participation and their names will be listed in the recital program.