Pre-School Classes
Our preschool program is specially designed to provide children between two and six years of age with a strong foundation in dance and movement.  It teaches the young dancer the basic elements of movement and dance; space, musical rhythm, beat and time, opposites and directions, locomotor and nonlocomotor movements, and elementary dance movements.  Integrated with these physical concepts are the intellectual concepts of self-awareness, creative expression, imagination, teamwork, and basic body/health awareness.

Through participation in these classes, students also learn the basics of classroom behavior and manners, which remain the same throughout their dancing years.  These concepts include learning how to take turns, following or leading, waiting patiently, working together with others, and having a positive attitude.

Pre-School Program Classes

​If you do not see a class or location that works best for you or your student, please fill out the form and someone will contact you to see if we can set something up for you.
  Class request Form

Wiggles & Giggles

Ages 18months - 3 year olds

This 30-minute class is specifically designed for a child’s first experience in a class setting. Parents help their children learn class skills, such as listening, following direction and interacting with the teacher and fellow dancers. The curriculum develops fine and gross motor skills and develops musicality and rhythm. Students are introduced to a class structure , age appropriate stretches, coordination exercises and rhythm through a special experience with mommy (or adult). Creative movement and the use of props are introduced.

Creative Movement A

Ages 3.5 - 4 year olds

This 45-minute class introduces the new and exciting world of movement to our youngest students. The program is designed to develop coordination, gross motor skills, body and spatial awareness, rhythm and a love of music and dance. Emphasis is on developing listening and leadership skills. It is a combination class, offering pre-ballet, tumbling and tap with age appropriate music and movement with a fun presentation. Teachers encourage listening skills, social interaction and fun, fun, fun!
 
Attire:
Girls - Black leotard & pink tights, pink ballet shoes
Boys - Black jazz pants & white T-shirt, black ballet shoes

Creative Movement B

Ages 4 - 5 year olds

A 45 minute class designed to introduce and explore creative movement. Emphasis is on developing gross motor skills, muscle control, balance and spatial awareness, as well as listening and leadership skills. Rhythmical patterns and props are used to create a fun, moving environment! 

Attire: 
Girls - Black leotard & pink tights, pink ballet shoes 
Boys - Black jazz pants & white T-shirt, black ballet shoes

Creative Movement C / Pre-Ballet

Ages 5 - 6 year olds

For students entering Kindergarten, this one-hour class develops basic ballet vocabulary (center floor), more challenging tumbling skills and coordination and musicality through tap. At this age, children are eager to learn and love to move. Offering fundamentals in ballet, and an introduction to jazz and tap, these dancers are moving in more challenging and developmentally appropriate ways. 

Attire: 
Girls - Black leotard & pink tights, pink ballet shoes 
Boys - Black jazz pants & white T-shirt, black ballet shoes