This class focuses on preparing the child for formal ballet training. We work on rhythms, counting music, learning how our bodies move to music and an introduction to ballet.
In Music and Movement we also work on developing coordination and strength, along with teaching the child how to participate appropriately in a classroom setting (working with others ,taking turns, and following direction).
Pre-Ballet is a wonderful series of classes that
exposes the young dancer to the basics of ballet. In addition to the ballet
basics, the curriculum includes exploratory movement exercises which allow the
student to discover how their body moves in various rhythms, levels, and
movement qualities. There is time in each class for the student to participate
in creative dance. One of the main goals of pre-ballet is to instill a love of
We offer four levels of pre-ballet. These initial levels of formal ballet training include live piano accompaniment. Students are placed into the appropriate levels based on age and previous experience.