Preschool Dance Classes at The Dance Company
Preschool classes at The Dance Company are combination classes that will allow young dancers to get a feel for the many different types of dance they may choose to take during their future education with us.
Preschoolers at The Dance Company are groupled together by age because we know how very different a three year old is from a four year old and especially a five year old. All learn through constructive play, but their attention span and interests are extremely different. Three year olds take our "Play & Learn" class, a combination class featuring ballet several styles of dance including tap, ballet, and tumbling with an emphasis on creative movement and imaginitive, playful learning. Four year olds, "Creative Movers" classes include these styles as well as some jazz dance. At this level, young dancers begin to focus more spcifically on terminology and technique while still enjoying creative movement and improviational games. Our five year old "Tiny Dancers" spend their class time evely on the genres of Tap and Ballet. Dancers wear tap shoes at this level and begin to learn in more detail elements of timing, rhythm and tap terminology and well as Ballet terminology and techniqe.
Music for classes is carefully chosen and always age appropriate. Music and activities often follow a predetermined theme supporting an upcoming holiday, or subject of interest to children. Coloring handouts and song sheets are periodically sent home so children and parents can work together on class material when the desire arises. Our focus in our Preschool prgram is to introduce the art of dance while having fun! Young dancers not only learn dance, but also confidence, creativity, imagination and dicipline while making friends and enjoying the life long benefits of dance education. When dancers are 6 years of age, they emerge from our preschool program into our more structured class cirriculum wth confidence, creativity and a foundation of dance technique and knowledge to support them in whichever class track or genres they may choose.
Classes are taught by caring adults who have experience and enjoy working with this age of student. All members of The Dance Company staff are certified or degreed professionals. When enrollment requires, a class will also have a teacher's assistant to help. We always address our teachers and assistants by putting the word "Miss" before their first name. This is a traditional method of addressing a dance teacher.
The session shown below is closed for enrollment. Register for Summer Classes Today!
Classes begin Tuesday, September 4th
Age is determined by the age by the end of 2012 to register for the fall 2012 season
Play & Learn (3 Yrs)
Creative Movers (4 yrs)
Tiny Dancers (5 yrs)
Tiny Tumblers (4-5 yrs)