Video of our Minis program
2021-22 Class Day & Times
These classes participate in our Annual Recital.
Required dance wear & shoes are available in our
Ages 2 - 3 years. (Must be 2 years old by Christmas 2021) This is a creative
movement and acro class. The class will be introducing the children to gross motor skills,
listening skills, moving thru space, moving to music, learning to share, take turns and
make new friends. We will also do an obstacle course.
They will wear leotard, tights and ballet shoes. See DRESS CODE tab above for required
3-4 Year Old Combo (Ballet & Tap)
Ages 3 - 4 years. (Must be 3 by September 1, 2021 and fully potty trained.) This class is an introduction to classical Ballet and Tap. We will work on perfecting motor skills with creative movement. The imagination of each child is truly enhanced in this program. They will wear leotard, tights, ballet shoes & tap shoes. SEE DRESS CODE tab above for required shoes
Wednesday 5:00-5:45pm (Begins December 1)
Available for those ages 3 years and up. Acrobatics is tumbling on the floor without apparatus. It is a great strength builder for children. Skills that involve the rotating and twisting movements of the body which are done in a slow, controlled manner. Usually employs the use of flexibility and counter balance. For children ages 3 years and up. All levels require teacher placement after Level I.
Preparing for Class:
Dancers are to enter the dance studio fully dressed for class with their hair properly pulled back (ponytails or buns) and dance shoes on. Please do not wear street shoes into the dance rooms.
Students will start with their ballet shoes on and 3-4 year combo and older will bring their dance bags with their tap shoes inside, into the classroom. Put your child’s name in all their shoes and on the bag. The teacher will help dancers change shoes in the middle of class. Our Dancewear Shoppe has all the required shoes for your little dancers. Please see DRESS CODE tab above for the required footwear.
Parents are only allowed to enter the studio with the Mini students. We encourage you to leave the room when your child becomes comfortable. Mini students must be coming into the classroom on their own by Christmas in order to be in the June recital.
The youngest dancers will often have tears of anxiety the first few weeks. This is normal. The teachers are trained to get children “on task” quickly. It is not uncommon to have a few dancers on a few hips the first month of class. The best way to ensure success is to assure them they are going to have fun.
What to expect your first week:
The first week or two of classes can be a bit crazy. Bear with us as we learn everyones name and which class they are in.
Parents are not required to stay in the parking lot while your child is in class but if you are running late to pick them up, kindly give us a call to let us know.
Like school, the first few weeks are review, and getting everyone comfortable with new classes and new teachers. This helps to make the students comfortable and the teachers can see if they are in the correct class.
If dancers have been placed into classes that are not correct for them - Don’t Worry - we will find a more suitable class.
Parents, it is best to get your dancer to class on time, dress and don't forget the dance bag. We will greet the students at the door to let them in as soon as the class prior to theirs has exited the building.
Always contact the office if you have questions or concerns. Every staff member wants your experience here to be positive and rewarding.
Preparing for your First Mini's Class:
The goal with the mini's is to have them coming into the class room by themselves. This may not happen right away and may take a while for some kids and that is okay! In order for them to participate in our annual recital (which is priceless at this age) they must be coming in on their own by Thanksgiving. If they are not, they can still come to class. Coming in by Thanksgiving just ensures that they will be ready to do the recital all on their own, without you backstage with them.
If you, the parent or caregiver, do come into the class with them:
You will need to remove your shoes.
Wear something comfortable, because you will participate right along side your child.
No coffee or other beverages except water are allowed into the studio and only in the lobby.
Siblings/other children are not allowed to come in with you.
We will have the viewing window open so you can watch them for the first week. We ask that you do not tap on the window or open the door to talk to them. We also ask that you do not go in and out of the classroom, as this is disruptive to the class.
Do not expect them to do everything and follow all directions. They will learn all of this in time. Be patient, it will take some time for them to get comfortable with us and separating from you, but they will!