Ages 18 months – 3 years Children and their parents/caregivers are invited to enter the world of the ballet through creative movement and imagery. These delightful classes introduce little ones to fundamental exercises and spark their imaginations with magical fairy tales and ballet stories. After completing a short basic class, our students are dressed in costumes by their caregivers and given a chance to “create.”
Pre-Ballet 1 Ages 3 - 4 Designed for children with no formal ballet training, these classes teach alignment, posture, rhythm and coordination through group and individual participation. Creative movement and ballet fundamentals are introduced. Tiny dancer’s imaginations are sparked through the use of costumes and props and they are given the opportunity to “create.”
Pre-Ballet 2 Ages 4 - 5 Designed for children with little or no formal ballet training, pre-ballet introduces simple, correct ballet technique and the basic concepts of alignment, posture, rhythm, coordination and group participation. Classes include warm-up to build body awareness, strength and flexibility, and center floor work to develop coordination. To reinforce creative exploration, dancers use costumes and props to help show what they can create to a provided theme --- all entwined with cherished fairy tales and classical ballet stories.
Pre-Ballet 3 Ages 4.5 - 6 Pre-Ballet 3 builds on our younger Pre-Ballet 2. Additional fundamentals are introduced and students spend more time developing center floor. Dancers continue to explore creative movement through the use of costumes and props.
All Pre-ballet classes include a jazz, tap or hip-hop component. See schedule for full details. Minimum study requirement: once weekly. Twice weekly if desired.