Young Dancers’ Classes

shutterstock_74676265These age appropriate classes are designed to introduce the world of movement to ages 12 months old to around 7 years old. The primary focus of these classes is to foster a love of dance, learning, self-expression & imagination.

Join our Star Track! Enroll your dancer in more than 1 class per week to be a part of our STAR TRACK! These dancers will see progress in their dancing much faster and will have more opportunities to practice their skills in order to fully master the steps of the class or diversify their dancing by enrolling in 2 different styles (for example: Combo I and Mini Jazz Class)

Move With Me (12 months-24 months/parent participation class)
This class is designed to introduce the world of movement and expression for our youngest dancers ages 12-24 months. Move with Me provides the opportunity for little ones to interact with their peers, be introduced to class structure, coordination exercises and rhythm through a safe a special experience with mommy, daddy or caregiver. This class is all about the movement and fun and will not participate in the end of year recital. *This class has NO REGISTRATION FEES and you can enroll anytime throughout the year.
Class Attire: Comfortable play clothes. Little movers need to be barefooted, adults can be barefooted or wear socks

Ballet Tots (Ages 2-3)
This class playfully introduces the basic positions and movements of ballet as well as creative movement and working on gross motor skills using music, games, creative imagery, and stories. Introduce the world of music and movement to your little one! This class will not participate in the end of year recital.
Class Attire: Any color leotard and tights, pink leather ballet shoes, skirt/tutu optional (girls)
T-shirt, shorts, socks and black leather ballet shoes (boys)

Pre-Ballet (Ages 3-4.5)
This class introduces children to ballet, creative movement & NEW THIS YEAR- a brief introduction to tap. The primary goal is to foster a love for movement and build self confidence. Our young dancers will learn independence, learn to interact with their peers and practice following direction. The dance steps learned in this class will teach students the basics of ballet and prepare them for more advanced dance classes. Dancers will work on tap and ballet in class, but will only perform a ballet dance in the recital.
Class Attire: Black/pink leotard, black/pink tights and pink leather ballet shoes, black tap shoes, skirt/tutu optional. Hair pulled back off of face (girls)
White t-shirt, black shorts, socks and black leather ballet shoes (boys)
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Mini Tumblers (Ages 3-5)
This class introduces students to tumbling and movement. Learn very basic tumbling skills, stretching and coordination skills that provide the foundations for young aspiring gymnasts & dancers.
Class Attire: Form fitting clothes- Leotard or short-tard with or without form fitted shorts is suggested for girls, Tshirt and form fitted bare feet

Mini Hip Hop (Ages 4.5-6)IMG_7165
This class is an introduction to hip hop for young dancers. Hip hop requires quick, intricate movements combined with control. This class will allow dancers to experience the hip hop style on a very basic level. This is a fun, high energy class using well known music that dancers are sure to love. All dance moves and music are age appropriate.
Class Attire: Comfortable dance clothes, t-shirts, tank tops, sweat pants. No jeans or skirts allowed. Pants are needed for floor work or slides done in class so knees are covered. Hip hop sneakers or clean bottom tennis shoes (used only for hip hop class- no street shoes on dance floors). Hair pulled back off of face.

Combo I & Combo II (Ages 4-7)IMG_5938
These classes combine ballet and tap to give students a well rounded dance education. Combo I & Combo II differ only in the degree of difficulty. Combo II moves at a slightly quicker pace and introduces more advanced steps that build on steps learned in Combo I. In the ballet portion of both classes students will review basic positions and steps and begin to increase in difficulty. In the tap portion of this class students will learn rhythm and work on the intricate steps found in tap. They will learn to combine steps together to make tap sequences.
Class Attire: Black/pink leotard, black/pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes, black tap shoes, ballet skirt optional. Hair pulled back off of face. (girls)
White t-shirt, black shorts, socks, black leather ballet shoes & black tap shoes (boys)

Pre-Primary (Ages 6-9)
Along with ballet and tap, students are now introduced to jazz dance. Dancers will learn the basics of this new technique, work on their center and placement, and learn to interpret music with control and fluidity. Jazz uses fundamentals of ballet for proper technique while using exciting music and fresh moves. The ballet and tap portions of this class will continue to increase in difficulty and begin to puIMG_4286t an emphasis on performance quality.
Class Attire: Black/pink leotard, pink/black/nude tights, pink leather ballet shoes, black tap shoes, nude jazz shoes (slip ons are preferred), ballet skirt optional, tight fitting jazz pants or shorts optional for tap and jazz. Hair pulled back off of face. (girls)
White t-shirt, black shorts, socks, black leather ballet shoes, black tap shoes & nude jazz shoes (boys)