The Basics Program teaches body control and fine motor skills, along with classroom etiquette and social development. Dancers in this program are not graded on technique, but are expected to progress to the next age appropriate class each School Year Session. Given that technique is not used for placement, dancers may join this program at any age, up to second grade.
Terrific Twos is offered to our youngest students, giving them the opportunity to express themselves through music and movement. Encouraging social interaction, gross motor and listening skills, Terrific Twos is the perfect introduction to dance.
Creative Movement is for young dancers to experience the joy of self-expression through music and movement. Students will explore rhythm, coordination, and gross motor skill movements. These activities encourage the dancer to listen, focus, and follow directions.
Pre-Ballet & Tap
Pre-Ballet introduces dancers to the very basic elements of ballet. Skills such as marching, galloping, skipping, sliding, leaping, jumping, and elementary ballet body positions are incorporated throughout the course. Some classes also include tap, which is a dance form in which the dancer creates rhythms with their feet.
Ballet and Tap combo classes are a great way for dancers to discover and learn different dance forms in a concentrated period of time. A portion of every class is spent working on both ballet and tap, and dancers that elect to be in our Spring Show will perform two different dances.
Our Debut "Pre-Competition" Team provides an accelerated dance education for young dancers. With classes meeting twice per week, dancers train in ballet, tap, acro and jazz. The jazz piece learned will be competed at local events in the spring. No audition required. Focused and enthusiastic dancers only, please. **Additional fees apply, please contact the front desk**
Hip Hop is an upbeat and high energy form of dance, popularized by music videos and concert stages. Constantly evolving, hip hop blends jazz and street dance, to develop the dancer’s sense of personal style and creativity.
Triple Threat engages students’ bodies, voices and imaginations in this drama, dance, and singing workshop. Musical Theater instruction will introduce boys and girls to the techniques of theater dance and “acting through singing.” This class is an enjoyable and well-rounded performing arts experience.
The Learning Stage
At The Learning Stage, our teachers enhance the minds of young children through a hands-on education, fostering a love for the arts. We believe that nurturing a child’s creative potential stands at the core of preparing them for life. Whether children grow-up to be choreographers or doctors, composers or engineers, encouraging the creative learning process is our main goal.