Our pre-school program incorporates tap, ballet and acro. This 45-minute class has been developed over years of experience. Our Tiny Tots program is designed to improve coordination, encourage imagination, and develop physical and social skills in a developmentally appropriate environment.
Above learning just dance steps, students will gain confidence, independence and self-awareness. Our Tiny Tots classes are rooted in imaginative and playful activities to ignite a love of dance!
Tiny Tots classes are broken into two groups: Tiny Tots and Tiny Tots 2nd Year. Tiny Tots is for first time 3-4 year old dancers, and Tiny Tots 2nd Year is for 4 year olds who have danced previously.
What to expect in our Tiny Tots classes:
All Tiny Tots dancers begin in tap shoes and carry their ballet shoes into the classroom in a recognizable bag.
The students will begin class with tap dance. Tap helps develop dancer’s rhythm and coordination, while having a great time making lots of fun sounds with their feet!
Next, dancers will change into their ballet slippers with help from the teacher and assistant. This portion of class will include basic ballet steps, stretching, dance based games and songs. We use imagination based exercises and lots of fun props like scarves, magic wands, hoola hoops and more!
The class ends with acro and tumbling exercises across floor mats. This includes steps like bunny hops, pencil rolls, caterpillar crawls and other fundamental acro steps. This portion of class improves strength, coordination and motor skills.
Tiny Tots class ends with a stamp for good listening and a job well done!