Twirlz & Toez 1:
Twirlz & Toez 1 is a class for 2-3 year olds that the parent attends with them. It does not have to be just mom, bring dad, grandparents or the parents can come together. We ask that no more than two adults per dancer are in the room at once.
In the class we are exploring creative movement and setting the foundation for locomotive skills. The dancers learn things like skip, hop, march, to walk on their tip toes etc. These skills evolve into gallop and chasse etc. All of this sets the groundwork for us to move into basic ballet positions. The dancers are also learning basic stretches, how to make shapes with their bodies and helps improve their balance and coordination. T&T is a very interactive class.
Note: A lot of parents worry that their kiddo is not paying attention or out of control, but honestly in the class you WANT them to explore movement. Sometimes it takes a month of class for them to get into a routine, which is part of the process. After a while you will see it click and it is so magical and inspiring!
The class sets a foundation for technique, but also is a joyful class we can introduce the dancers to the world of dance. And when they see mom, dad, or grandma; whomever attends participate it is even better and an awesome bonding experience!
Attire for class: Your dancer needs a leo and ballet shoes. If your kiddo wants to dress up and wear a tutu, let them! Whatever needs to be done for your dancer to enjoy this experience, and if that is a tutu and a leo, by all means have fun with it!
Twirlz & Toez 2:
Twirlz & Toez 2 is a class for 3 to 4 year olds and expands upon everything that they learned in T&T 1. They continue to learn more locomotive movements and more ballet positions and skills.
Also they rotate through tap. They learn basic tap moves that help them expand upon the balance and coordination they have learned in T&T 1. Tap also helps them start to embrace rhythm and patterns.
This class does not have a parent with the dancer and helps the dancers learn teamwork, cooperation and impulse control.
Attire for class: Your dancer needs a leo, ballet shoes and tap shoes. If your kiddo wants to dress up and wear a tutu, let them! Whatever needs to be done for your dancer to enjoy this experience, and if that is a tutu and a leo, by all means have fun with it!
Twirlz & Toez 3:
Twirlz & Toez 3 is a class for 4 year olds and up. It puts into repetitive practice everything that was learned in T&T 1-2. The dancers start to move more around the classroom exploring formations of dance while continuing to learn more ballet positions and skills.
Also they continue to explore tap. They learn additional tap moves that help them grow and develop the dynamic style. Tap will continue to support the dancers learning rhythm, tempo and musicality.
Attire for class: Your dancer needs a leo, ballet shoes and tap shoes.
This is a class for 3-4 year olds and up. It puts into repetitive practice everything that was learned in the Twirlz program, but introduces the dancers to jazz and hip hop. The dancers start to explore that different movement and begin to learn simple jazz and hip hop. This helps the dancer transition extremely well into the level 1 classes.
Attire for class: Your dancer needs a leo and jazz shoes.
Tumble & Trickz:
Introduction to strengthening and more stretching, leaps and trickz of the dance world. Rolls forward, backward and sideways, baby cartwheels, pre-ballet for floor work.
Attire for class: Your dancer needs a leo and can take class barefoot or in ballet shoes.