Our Children’s Programs are one of the highlights of Dan & Company. All our teachers are highly specialized in working with pre-schoolers and wish to install a love of music and dance at an early age, as well as a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence. Each level is structured to accommodate the appropriate age.
Creative Movement - 3 & 4 year olds – Designed specifically for the development and limitations of pre-schoolers. Emphasizes movement and motion, rhythm and coordination skills and proper muscular development. Use of props such as scarves, balls, lummi sticks, ect. Some pre-ballet, all set to music in a relaxed, playful atmosphere. Creative Movement Students are presented in a year end lecture demonstration at eh studio. Costumes will be provided.
Combo – 5-5 1/2 year olds – 30 minutes of Ballet, 30 minutes of Tap. An introduction to both styles of dance in a structured format, in a time frame appropriate for this age. Combo students will perform in the big Recital, but will chose either ballet of tap, not both. One costume will be required.
Baby Ballet/Baby Tap – 6-6 1/2 year olds – two 45 minute classes, back to back. This program was developed for this age student who wants to continue both ballet and tap, but is not quite ready for full one hour classes. More structured and technical dance movement and terminology is introduced. Will perform in Recital, but only required to buy one costume.