Join our kids recreational program!
Affordable, focused and fun training
January 7 - May 19, 2018
Sunday, May 20: Recital at Girard College
Appropriate for ages 2.5-4, children are engaged in fun rhythmic exercises and games that draw from tap, percussion, jazz and social dancing. Basic tap dance skills and ballet positions are practiced each week. We provide tap shoes.
This class offers a fun and creative setting for children to begin learning the basics of classical ballet. While concentrating on ballet technique and vocabulary, students will simultaneously improve balance, coordination, spacial awareness, and musicality. In Level 1 ballet, children will also utilize principles of creative movement, in which children use body actions to express ideas, images, feelings, and actions. Though exploration of movement qualities and creative actions children will to develop self-confidence, self-expression and discipline in a success-oriented environment.
Tap students work on technique, articulation, weight shifting, body placement, musicality, moving across the floor, improvisation and importantly, they learn tap history!
Level 1 Tap: less than one year of tap experience
Level 2 Tap: At least two years of tap experience
Children will learn basic flamenco movements of the feet, arms, hands, and will begin to learn Sevillanas. This class will also allow children to explore creative movement within a flamenco framework and vocabulary. While students dance and create they will simultaneously: Develop kinesthetic awareness and intelligence by improving agility and balance. Develop a better understanding and respect for cultural dance.
Our modern program covers the basics of Graham, Limon and Horton techniques. Children start with an extensive warm-up and then proceed into across the floor phrases. More advanced students progress into turns, leaps and extensions.
Students warm-up with body isolations and then progress into across the floor and center phrases. Extensions, turns, leaps and basic technical steps are also drilled.
Students learn how to find and count the beat, execute basic technique, move on and off the floor, and how to sequence steps into a phrase. They learn about musicality and timing. They execute more complex ways off and on the floor and how to learn and perform longer sequences.