TUTU CUTE - PRE BALLET
Our PRE-BALLET classes are designed to prepare children for their first classical ballet class. Children will be introduced to arm, leg and feet positions, gentle stretches and appropriate body alignment, while exploring basic ballet technique and terminology. Creative expression will be emphasized at this level. Basic skills are repeated each week to develop a strong foundation for young dancers.
LITTLE STEPS - TAP/BALLET COMBO
(ages 2-3 and 3-4)
In our LITTLE STEPS TAP/BALLET Combo class, children will be introduced to the same things as in TuTu Cute Ballet. Tap will be taught in a creative and imaginative environment to enhance the dancer’s skills while teaching them the primary movements. We will encourage the use of dance through imagination, song and movement. They will develop rhythm, coordination and confidence.
LITTLE STEPS - TAP/JAZZ COMBO
(ages 4-5 and 6-7)
This LITTLE STEPS - TAP/JAZZ Combo class will introduce the technique in both dance genres in a fun and nurturing environment. We will encourage creativity while learning. Children will be introduced to arm, leg and feet positions, gentle stretches and appropriate body alignment, while exploring Tap and Jazz technique and terminology. Basic skills are repeated each week to develop a strong foundation for young dancers.
Our Tap classes emphasize rhythm, style and sound while wearing special tap dance shoes. Students will study the basic tap steps, combinations and rhythms, with an emphasis on developing proper technique and producing clear Tap sounds. The students will develop coordination and rhythmic ability.
Our Jazz classes emphasize rhythm, coordination, strength, flexibility and isolation of movement. The focus will be on learning proper dance technique, as well as improving performance quality.
(ages 4-6 )
This class is designed to teach very young children the basics of isolation and coordination for Hip-Hop movements.
This form of dance is seen on television in music videos. Hip-Hop evolved out of street and break dancing and is characterized by its athletic and bouncy style. Hip Hop is done primarily to Rap, R & B and Hip Hop music. It enhances coordination, strength, quickness and endurance.
Our Ballet class for older children will introduce classical dance form. Classes will emphasize technique and proper body alignment, as well as flexibility, strength, grace, coordination, musicality and performance quality. Students will also study ballet terminology and history. A slow and steady progress is encouraged and emphasized. Point will be offered to those students evaluated at the end of class.
Please note: Placement is made at the discretion of the program Director and faculty. The first 2 weeks are assessment weeks. At this time teachers may require a student to move to a different class on level and ability. If you or your child feel the level of his/her class is not appropriate after 2 weeks, an evaluation may be requested. All decisions are made by professionals and are with your child’s best interest in mind.