SUMMER 2019 WORKSHOPS

 

PRE-BALLET WORKSHOP

Ages 3-6 (3 year old minimum)

Our three-part series helps children integrate into a new setting with class consistency to make the transition to group activities easier. This workshop series is designed to help toddlers have fun with movement as well as integrating the principle building blocks of dance. Pre-ballet combines creative movement and coordination exercises to provide a fun and effective environment to learn to enjoy dance arts.

Prerequisites: Age 3-4 years old, potty trained.

Monday, July 22nd 4:00-5:00pm Fundamentals of Movement I

Monday, July 29th 4:00-5:00pm Fundamentals of Movement II

Monday, August 5th 4:00-5:00pm Fundamentals of Movement III

$85 for Parts I-3

Pre-Ballet is an introduction to dance for toddlers. It is an hour long and begins with stretching on a yoga mat (bring your own). We use fun teaching methods to provide cross-brain integration and develop awareness of space, time and weight.

The workshop covers basic catchphrases to help children be aware of themselves and others, while encouraging movement that connects the creative and logical parts of the brain, each week will subtly build on the principles and patterns learned the week before and help to build the neurological and physiological connections necessary for children to continue to develop coordination, balance, strength and grace in dance and in general! Our activities incorporate basic ballet terminology with games that develop pattern recognition, balance, hand-eye coordination, and special awareness through repetition. Along with these competencies, we use connective imagination to incorporate aerobic and anaerobic exercise.

Each class begins with creative, meditative deep breathing exercises and ends with an energetic game or free dance segment.