Pre-School Combo Classes
Dancers must be the age listed below by January 1 of the year registering for to register.
Ages 2 – 3 years
This class introduces coordination and movement to the very young dancers. Children learn through play and creative dance/movement. This program engages children through the use of their imagination while learning proper ballet terms, correct body placement and fundamental tap steps. Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes, August – June. Our year closes with a formal recital program in June.
Ages 3 – 4 years
Our dance journey continues as students advance to the next level of dance. The class structure changes to facilitate a higher level of instruction. Dancers are introduced to the ballet barre and learn more challenging tap instruction. Advanced terms are used at this level as well as moving at a much quicker pace. Students advancing to this level must have been enrolled in our 2-3 year old program the year prior or have comparable formal dance instruction. New students ages 3 – 4 may join only at the director’s discretion. These classes meet once a week for 45 minutes August – June. The year closes with a formal recital program in June.
Ages 4 – 5 years
This level continues to build on curriculum introduced in the previous classes. Students at this age now learn to further control their movements. Weight transfers are done not only forward and backward, but also from side to side. Balances are more sustained. Jumps and traveling steps are performed in basic patterns. Students begin learning the concepts of counting music and opposites. They utilize opposite arms and legs while skipping, galloping and balancing. These classes meet for 45 minutes August – June. The year closes with a formal recital program in June.
Black leotard of any style
Separate black skirt
**No costumes or leotards with skirts attached
Body Wrapper Theatrical pink tights, style #C-31/A-31
Pink ballet shoes
Black tap shoes with elastic thru eyelets
Hair pulled back into pony tail or bun
Cover-up to wear to/from class