2019-2020 Class Day & Times
All of these classes participate in our Annual Recital
All dance wear & shoes are available in our
Ages 2 - 3 years. (Must be 2 years old by Christmas 2019) 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.
Ages 3 - 4 years. (Must be 3 by September 1, 2019 and 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.
Ages 4 - 5 years. (Must be 4 years old by September 1, 2019 or have completed 1 year
of Tiny Tots.)
This is a 45 minute class consisting of Ballet and Tap. We will work on body alignment,
coordination, rhythm, creativity, technique and terminology. This is a fun class and will
introduce the children to the wonderful world of dance.
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 tiny tots 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 proper shoes for your little dancers. Please do not purchase shoes at Walmart or Target. They are not leather and have a terrible sole that does not move with the child's foot. Our shoes are comparable in price and much better quality.
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.
Please keep noise down in the lobby and don’t open the door or knock on the window. This will distract the dancers.
Please have dancers use the bathroom before class. Assistants will gladly take them if they need to go during class, but this can be a disruption.
You do not have to stay at the studio while your child is in class. However, you must be here to pick them up on time. If you are running late, please call the studio office.
What to expect your first week:
It will be crowded for the first few weeks of classes and during holiday viewing weeks.
Classes often have to change at the same time, so that dancers and teachers can go to subjects and classrooms. Please be patient.
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, ready for dance.
Always stop by 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 beverages are allowed into the dance room.
Siblings/other children are not allowed to come into the room with you.
We will have the viewing window open so you can watch them for the first few weeks. 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!