Petite Classes


MINI MOVEMENT  |  CREATIVE MOVEMENT  |  KINDER COMBO

Classes for our petite dancers are designed as an introduction to dance.  Body coordination, rhythmic awareness and listening skills are worked on in a fun, creative way specific to young dancers.  

Dancers in this group of classes perform in a smaller-scale year-end recital, typically held at the end of April. Dancers are able to gain some stage experience and show off their new talent in a perfect setting for this age group.

Class tuition is based on length of class. Several payment options are available

  • 30-min class: $35/mo
  • 45-min class: $38/mo
  • 60-min class: $40/mo

All classes meet once a week.


MINI MOVEMENT
AGE: 3  |  CLASS LENGTH: 30 MIN

This class is for young dancers that turn three no later than September 1. It is a pre-ballet class in which dancers learn ballet positions and basic ballet movements using age-appropriate music and a variety of props such as beanbags, hoola hoops and scarves. Dancers work on balance, posture, skipping, galloping and hopping. Also concepts such as right, left, up, down, in and out.


CREATIVE MOVEMENT
AGE: 4  |  CLASS LENGTH: 30 MIN

Dancers turning four no later than September 1 are placed in our Creative Movement class. Similar to our Mini Movement class, dancers learn ballet positions and basic ballet movements using age-appropriate music and a variety of props such as beanbags, hoola hoops and scarves. Dancers work on balance, posture, skipping, galloping and hopping. Also concepts such as right, left, up, down, in and out.


KINDER COMBO
AGE: 5-6  |  CLASS LENGTH: 45 MIN

Specifically for dancers in kindergarten, class time is divided between tap and ballet. Dancers concentrate on learning basic tap technique including shuffle, flap, ball-change and spanks. They focus on rhythm and learn to create percussion with their body. During ballet, basic positions are taught and dancers are introduced to floor progressions. They also focus on their ability to combine movement with music. New dancers will feel comfortable in this class as all skills are introduced at an elementary level.


COMBO CLASSES – LEVEL 1
AGE: 6-7   |   CLASS LENGTH:  60 MIN  
Specifically designed for first graders, combination classes are designed for beginner dancers and for those that have completed Kinder Combo. Dancers concentrate on technique, center floor work and across-the-room progressions. 30 minutes is dedicated to each dance discipline.

COMBO CLASS OPTIONS

  • TAP | BALLET – this combo class is a natural progression from the Kinder Combo program. We strongly encourage dancers to take a ballet combo class for at least one year to obtain a minimum background in what is the basis of all dance forms. 

TAP – Basics and technique are broadened and center floor work expands to progressions. Footwork becomes more intricate and arm movements are added for additional difficulty. In beginner classes, small combinations are taught so that dancers become familiar with connecting steps together in a variety of rhythms. More advanced combinations are used as levels progress.

BALLET – During the ballet portion of the class, dancers are introduced to the ballet barre, and vocabulary and skills are expanded. Steps become more intricate as dancers progress through each level. Progressions and center floor combinations allow dancers to work on perfecting skills taught in class.

  • BALLET | JAZZ

BALLET – During the ballet portion of the class, dancers are introduced to the ballet barre, and vocabulary and skills are expanded. Steps become more intricate as dancers progress through each level. Progressions and center floor combinations allow dancers to work on perfecting skills taught in class.

JAZZ is a very popular form of dance; the music is upbeat and fun. Dancers begin class by stretching and work on their flexibility with an emphasis on correct body posture and alignment. Class continues with floor progressions, which are increasingly more challenging in each level. Center floor combinations complete the jazz class time.

  • JAZZ | TAP

JAZZ is a very popular form of dance; the music is upbeat and fun. Dancers begin class by stretching and work on their flexibility with an emphasis on correct body posture and alignment. Class continues with floor progressions, which are increasingly more challenging in each level. Center floor combinations complete the jazz class time.

TAP – Basics and technique are broadened and center floor work expands to progressions. Footwork becomes more intricate and arm movements are added for additional difficulty. In beginner classes, small combinations are taught so that dancers become familiar with connecting steps together in a variety of rhythms. More advanced combinations are used as levels progress.