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Developmental Classes for Young Children

Our classes for beginners provide correct technical progressions for growing minds and bodies. Through class performances and preparation for our annual production, students gain self confidence and poise while developing artistry and a joy of dance.

Pre-Ballet
Designed for: new students ages 6-8 and qualified returning students

Class length: 45 minutes

Class description: Pre-Ballet is our formal introduction to the study of ballet. The class incorporates basic ballet steps and French terminology into the curriculum. Students learn a series of warm-up and conditioning exercises as well as the formal use of the ballet barre for technical development. We highly recommend this class in conjunction with Tap/Jazz, Introduction to Hip Hop, and Pre-Acrobatics.


Tap/Jazz
Designed for: new students ages 6-8 and qualified returning students (for Creative Movement graduates)
Class length: 45 minutes
Class description: Tap/Jazz builds on motor skills introduced in Creative Movement; focusing on beginning tap skills while introducing the “razz-a-ma-tazz” of jazz dance. Students learn tap and jazz conditioning warm-ups, and focus on the technical development. We recommend taking Pre-Ballet, Introduction to Hip Hop, and Pre-Acrobatics in conjunction with this class.

Introduction to Hip-Hop
Designed for: new students ages 6-8 and qualified returning students
Class length: 45 minutes
Class description: Hip-Hop is a modern evolution of jazz set to urban music and has developed into the predominant dance form in pop culture today. Hip-hop technique includes work on isolations of the body, pop and lock movements and rhythm work. Our Intro to Hip-Hop class teaches age appropriate moves and combinations to introduce children to this exciting and fun discipline. We recommend taking Pre-Ballet, Tap/Jazz, and Pre-Acrobatics.
 

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