Age 3 – 6 yrs
The fun begins with the First Step!
Our purpose is to provide the highest-quality preschool education in a secure, nurturing, and stimulating environment. We meet these goals with our age-appropriate curriculum and ongoing communication with parents.
The first few weeks of classes serve as an introductory phase to help students become comfortable with the overall dance experience, the classroom, their teacher and their classmates.
Right from the beginning we focus on your child’s coordination, listening skills, musical awareness, and developing imagination. We accomplish this through age-appropriate music and songs, simple stretching exercises, ballet and tumbling basics and games in an environment of creativity. Some preschool students will incorporate simple tap-dance movements at age 5.
Parents, please be aware, preschool dance is about helping children learn to tap into their imaginations and express themselves creatively, not necessarily about learning steps (although they do get introduced to some basic steps). So don’t be disappointed if your child doesn’t pirouette around the house or look like a budding ballerina right away.
Recital & Pictures
All ‘First Steps’ students in our Full Year Program get to perform one dance routine in our annual recital at the Triffo Theatre. Students require a costume and are expected to attend the recital dress rehearsal. There is a charge of $6/Family for dress rehearsal which will be billed May 2nd. For information about costume costs please refer to our Registration & Payment policies.
Group and single pictures will be taken in their costumes during picture week end of the year.
Please note that dress rehearsal, recital and pictures are mandatory dates for all full term students. Dates and times are posted on our Important Dates page and our monthly Newsletter as soon as they are available. Please mark your calendars!
‘First Steps’ Classes
Students are enrolled for the year (September – June) and classes are held once a week except of statutory holidays and school breaks. All info about studio closures and make-up dates/schedules can be found on our Important Dates page and under Studio Announcements. See our printable First Steps class list here.
45 min | Age 4-7
Designed for boys to further enhance coordination and strength in a masculine way.
1 hour | Age 6
The dancer will begin to learn the jazz and ballet primary syllabus in a way that fosters creativity and encourages fun!
1 hour | Age 6
The dancer will learn basic tap steps that are combined with singing and movement to create a theatrical routine!
45 min | Age 5
A combo class designed for Kindergarten students. The dancer will learn the fundamental steps in both ballet and tap.
45 min | Age 4-6
There is nothing more fun but to sing, act and dance with the perfect songs for this age group. ADD ON class: Students must be taking either TT, MM, DT A.
45 min | Age 4
A class designed for a Pre-K child. The dancer will be introduced to the basic steps and positions used in jazz and ballet.
30 min | Age 3
Music, movement and basic dance steps are introduced in a fun, storyline based class.
We believe in open communication and try to offer our customers the best price-performance ratio possible with no hidden fees. Please refer to our Class Pricing Page to find pricing for your chosen class(es).
Regular additional costs for Full Year Program students are required class dance wear, costume fees & stage make up, festival entry fees (for competitive students and recreational festival dancers only!) and dress rehearsal fees which can be found under Registration & Payment policies .
Our 2019-2020 program is currently in progress and registration is closed. Our 2020-2021 program schedule and registration will be available end of June. Please see our Registration page for details.
If you want to start right away, please check out our Short Term Programs suited for beginners and intermediate dancers. New sessions start in fall, winter and spring.
Any Questions? We are happy to assist you! Please check our business hours here.