We offer multiple classes within our Preschool Dance Program. The classes we offer include Mommy & Me, Twinkle Toes, Pre-Ballet/Tap, and Pre-Acro Dance.
Twinkle Toes Dance™ (2.5 – 3 years old)
A thirty-minute introductory dance class containing Ballet, and Creative Movement. Young dancers will learn the basic steps while learning how to follow directions and imitate movement in a positive environment. Engaging music is used to get these little guys inspired to dance. The use of props such as Twinkle bears, bean bags, and scarves enables the young dancers to use their imagination, creativity and, most of all, have fun!
What to expect on the first day – from one parent to another!
We are very excited to welcome your little one to our Twinkle Babies Dance™ program. They come into the classroom very slowly, but make the most measurable progress by the end of the year! We look forward to seeing all of the beautiful little dancers all dressed in pink! We know that as a parent you have a vision for how you think the first day will go. All children are different and react differently in situations. Usually a brand new 2 year old will cling to mom as they walk in the studio door, as they are unaware of their environment. Everything to them is new.
Please arrive early on the first day in order to get them acclimated to their new teacher and environment. Separation anxiety is one of the most common issues on the first day, you may overcome this by explaining to your child before they arrive that mommy will watch them through the window during the class and that mommy won’t leave.
Our Twinkle Babies Dance™ class is designed as a teacher/child class. Our policy is that all parents need to be in the lobby when class is in session. We also need to keep the door to the studio closed during the class, in order to avoid any wandering dancers. We will work with you and your child to achieve success in bringing happy dancers into the classroom without mom. This is a gradual process for most babies.
Twinkle Stars Dance™ – Pre-Ballet/Tap Ages 3-4
An age-specific 45-minute class containing Ballet, Tap, and Creative Movement. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Dancers will also learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles. For example, all dancers will learn what a “plie” is and how to demonstrate one. The use of fun, age-appropriate music engages the young dancers’ minds and bodies. The use of props such as Twinkle Bears, jingle bells, and bean bags for the “freeze dance” makes the end of class the most fun!
Pre-Acrodance – 3-5 years old
A 30-minute class includes stretching, strengthening, balance, lumbering, and tumbling skills. The use of fun, age-appropriate music engages young dancers’ minds and bodies. Student progress is tracking using progress cards monthly.