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Beginning Steps: 2 yrs. (Must be 2 Aug. 31st) - Ballet/Creative Movement - 45 min. class


Our “Beginning Steps” program is specially designed to provide children 2-3 years of age with a strong foundation in dance and movement. Various props including rhythm sticks, beanbags and hoops are incorporated into the class.  Our program teaches the young dancer the basic elements of movement and dance: space and how we relate to it, both as an individual and as a member of a group; the eight basic loco-motor movements; musical rhythm, beat and time; opposites and directions; and elementary ballet and dance steps.  These concepts are explored through new and innovative themes every month. 


Pre-school Combo: 3 & 4 yrs. (Must be 3 by Dec. 1st) -  Ballet/Tap/Tumble – 1 hr. class


Our Pre-school is specially designed for our pre-school students, 3 & 4 years of age. Tap fundamentals are explored during the first portion of class.  Students learn beginning tap steps, combinations and how to count music.  Tap enhances rhythm and foot articulation. The second portion of the class focuses on beginner ballet technique.  The children learn their basic ballet positions, balance, port de bras (arm movements), and beginner ballet steps. Students learn new dance concepts through a specialized theme introduced every month. The last portion of the class focuses on basic floor tumbling. Dancers will begin to work on forward/backward rolls, handstands, bridges, cartwheels, while improving strength and coordination.


Kindergarten - 1st Grade Programs:


Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combo: Children enrolled in this program further their tap education by developing an outstanding sense of rhythm and musicality. They are also introduced to the correct disciplines of the ballet barre, ballet positions, body alignment, and center floor work. Students are introduced to basic Jazz technique, including warm-up, across the floor and combination work. Dancers perform two routines at the end of year recital.


Acrobatics: Acrobatic movements are combined with dance steps as students learn the fundamentals of movement and timing with tumbling.  Dancers will work on overall control, flexibility and strength building exercises.  Dancers will work on basic floor tumbling skills, handstands, cartwheels, forward and backward rolls, bridges, backbends, etc.


Hip Hop: Hip Hop is a blend of today's high-energy "street style" movement.  Typically performed to popular music, this style of dance has been very sought after by any dancer looking to have a great time!  The style boasts that everyone is capable of taking part and having fun! Careful consideration is taken when selecting music for this age group.





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Discover and Dance is a unique and original early childhood dance program where students learn the foundations of dance while developing cognitively and socially. Three levels are offered in this program, “Beginning Steps” - 3 yrs., “Flyin’ Fours” - 4 yrs., and “Creative Kinders” - 5-6 yrs. Students involved in this program will perform in their very own end of year “Discover and Dance” Recital!! This is a wonderful showcase exclusively for these young dancers - only about 1 hour long! A wonderful program unique to our dance studio!

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