Boys & Girls 18 months to 6 years
At All About Dance our ‘Building Blocks’ early childhood program has been specially designed to provide the younger pre-school student an introduction to the dance experience that is fun, exciting and developmentally sound as they are gently lead into the classroom and dance curriculum. This highly successful program is designed to build on the developmental skills and needs of each specific age group in a stress free environment. Our Building Blocks program will aid in their physical, social, and emotional development as they are prepared in the basics of classroom behavior, taking turns, working together, spatial awareness and motor skills, just to name a few. Many opportunities are provided for engaging creativity and sensory experiences as they learn with fun, age appropriate music and props, song and dance. As the student matures, other important components of a child’s development are emphasized in our positive, upbeat learning environments that will help as they acquire self-awareness and self-esteem while bringing them the joy of accomplishment.
ME AND MY SHADOW 18 mos – 3 years
It’s better with someone special!
This is an 8 week gentle intro into the classroom experience with the support of a familiar individual such as Mommy/Daddy/Guardian. This offers the parent or care-giver some one-on-one time to share in the experience and joy of learning together. Class meets once-a-week for 8 weeks; 45 minutes. Many of our students like it so much, they sign up for a second and third course.
KINDERCISE 3-4 years
Our kindercise curriculum will ease the child into the classroom environment while learning beginning dance concepts, locomotor and non-locomotor skills, musical awareness and rhythmic coordination, along with tumbling and beginning gymnastic skills. This class meets once-a-week for 1 hour. It is offered as a year-round curriculum or can be taken as an 8 week course.
KINDERTAP 4 years
Off to a great start!
This too is an easy introduction into the classroom setting. They begin to master locomotor skills, along with developing balance and coordination, rhythm and musicality. They will begin basic tap skills such as heel digs, shuffles, shuffle steps, simple flaps. This is a year long class that meets once-a-week for 1 hour.
TOTS IN MOTION 5-6 years
Exploring more fully!
These classes will build on the same concepts but with a little more challenge, enriching their learning experience. They are separated into a single genre as they focus more on sequencing of movements and become more familiar with the concept of opposition. We offer Tot Bop, Tappin’ Tots, Tumble Tots and On Your Toes Tot classes that meet for 45 minutes per week.
Tot Bop is a Jazz class that engages the student with upbeat music and energizing movement building more flexibility, endurance and expanding on the basic fundamentals of jazz dance technique.
This class offers the younger student many opportunities to succeed and build self-confidence in an encouraging and creative atmosphere. Tap class not only offers a chance for social interaction but sharpens thinking and listening skills, coordination and balance as they learn to stand on one leg while working and making sounds with the other. Song and Dance is always a high point in this classroom setting.
ON YOUR TOES TOTS
This is an early Ballet class that begins to teach the basics of classical technique in a more lighthearted, creative atmosphere. As they begin to gain poise and grace they will explore the French terminology in conjunction with the Cecchetti Counsel of America’s Primary Ballet syllabus. Proper ballet decorum will be introduced, also positions of the feet and arms along with proper posture. Students will continue to work on large and small motor skills with balance and coordination, preparing them for the more structured and disciplined ballet classroom.
Tumble Tots is the early basics of our Acro-Gymnastics classes. It is a developmentally appropriate class that offers the student flexibility, strength and agility while fostering a fresh approach to healthy minds and bodies in a supportive, wholesome atmosphere.
TWIRLING TOTS BATON
This class is designed for the young dancer who is 4 + years old and ready for a challenge! It combines the basics of dance with the hand-eye coordination of Baton Twirling. Fun and creativity still play a big part in this class but now the focus is on increasing coordination, body awareness and musicality while twirling a baton!