This is a dance class for pre-school age students that meets once a week for one hour. Our philosophy is that pre-school students need an introduction to creative movement along with the fundamentals of dance including ballet and tap. The result is that our PreDance students get a broad introduction to dance which better prepares them to choose their preferred dance classes when they get older. In addition, this class teaches important lessons in responsibility as dancers learn to put on their own tap & ballet shoes and put them away at the end of class. We offer a PreDance 1 and PreDance 2 class. PreDance 2 is for students who have completed PreDance 1 and will build on the skills mastered in the first level. PreDance classes will perform one piece in our year-end recital.
This curriculum focuses on physical literacy. This is not a class designed to teach students back handsprings and walkovers. Students can expect to practice skills such as: Pike Position, Skipping, Marching, Pre Cartwheel, Plié, Tendu, etc. The focus of this program includes learning the acro positions, locomotive skills (jumping, hopping, etc), balance skills, classroom behavior skills, movement concepts, cooperation and social skills.
Needed for Class: Leotard (any color/style) and FOOTLESS tights. No shoes or socks permitted.