Children's Division

This division introduces students to the world of dance through music and movement. Creative movement and ballet fundamentals for young students are tailored to meet the developmental needs of children according to their age. Director Kathryn Smith developed the progressive curriculum for this program. The syllabus introduces students to basic movement exploration and develops into a more structured study of classical ballet. Creativity is emphasized to encourage the artistic exploration of movement and allow the child’s natural talent and skills to be discovered.


Wee Dance

Wee Dance

This is an introduction to the art of dance in a nurturing environment ideal for children ages two to three. Parents or caregivers attend and are participants. Imaginative exercises present an outlet for active minds and bodies. Through the use of shakers, scarves, balls, and beanie babies, children will experience the pure joy of movement! Class is thirty minutes.

Fall 2016 Class Schedule

Mondays, 4:30 - 5:00pm
Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:00am
Fee: $145 for semester

Creative Movements Levels 1-3

In progressive levels, children ages four to six develop increased body awareness, gross motor skills, and phrasing while giving imagination a time to flourish! Classes begin with warm-up exercises and stretches that develop flexibility and posture. Class then moves on to center floor exercises to develop balance, rhythm, and coordination. Creative Movement 1 and 2 are thirty minute classes while Creative Movement 3 is a forty-five minute class.

Fall 2016 Class Schedule:

Creative Movement 1
Mondays, 5:00 - 5:30pm
Fee: $145 for semester
Saturdays, 11:00 - 11:30am
Fee: $145 for semester

Creative Movement 2
Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:15pm
Fee: $165 for semester
Saturdays, 11:30 - 12:00pm
Fee: $145 for semester

Pre-ballet

A prelude to formal ballet instruction, students age six will develop a foundation for ballet technique in a learning environment that fosters a love for dance and music. Students begin to learn French vocabulary, exercises that introduce “ballet barre” and proper ballet etiquette in a non-competitive atmosphere. It is a forty-five minute class.

Fall 2016 Class Schedule:

Thursdays, 5:15 - 6:00pm
Saturdays, 9:30 - 10:15am

Fee: $165 for semester

Beginning Tap/Jazz

An introduction to the terminology and movement of tap and jazz, students ages seven through eleven will explore the fundamentals of moving and stretching while learning to incorporate performance skills needed in dance. This class is intended to enhance the beginning student’s flexibility, coordination, balance, and serves as an introduction to musicality.

Fall 2016 Class Schedule:

Saturdays, 10:15 - 11:15am
Fee: $195 for semester

Continuing Tap/Jazz

This class is designed to be a further exploration of the terminology and movement learned in the Beginning class. Students ages eight through eleven should have mastered the basic movement fundamentals of both tap and jazz before advancing to this continuing level, including an increased flexibility, higher attention rate, and an enhanced sensitivity to musicality and performance skills during class.

Fall 2016 Class Schedule:

Saturdays, 11:15 - 12:15pm
Fee: $195 for semester