Pre-school and Kindergarten Dance Class Schedule
The SNAP staff believes pre-school dance will enrich the lives of all children. Our program is designed to accommodate the needs of every child, during the students’ most formative years. Dance class will enhance your child’s life by re-enforcing his/her listening skills, establish manners, aid in his/her ability to follow directions, introduce rhythm and musicality, increase body awareness, enhance gross motor skills and spatial awareness, and especially, by encouraging his/her imagination to take him/her to new places!
How to choose the right class for your child:
2-3 years old (Baby Ballet): Gross motor skill development begins here. Students will work on listening skills, work with props, listen and dance to directive songs, practice gallops, marches, walks on tip toes, twirling, sing songs, and most of all, use their imaginations to create, within a safe and warm environment. This is an adult-accompanied class.
3-4 years old (Story Ballet): Gross motor skill development continues in this age range. This age group will work on listening skills/following directions, pointing/flexing their feet, gross motor skills, imaginative play, listen to a story and act it out, use props, and learn very basic ballet terminology. This is an on-my-own class.
4-5 years old (Pre-school Ballet or Pre-school Tap): Dancers begin to widen their vocabulary of ballet/tap steps and positions, continue to work on gross motor and beginning fine motor skills, port de bras, classroom behavioral expectations, beginning musicality, and will participate in their first recital if enrolled through recital season.
5-6 years old (Kindergarten Ballet, Kindergarten Tap, or Kindergarten Jazz): Kindergartners will continue to grow as dancers by learning more steps in this level. This is our first year for Jazz class for any dancer. Many children pair Ballet and Tap for more comprehensive training.
Fall 2021 Session will run August 30-October 30, 2021
(No class Labor Day)
Baby Ballet (parent-accompanied class): Monday at 10am, Friday at 9:30am (FULL)
Story Ballet: Wednesday at 1pm, Thursday at 11am and 1pm, Friday at 10:30am, Saturday at 9:15am (FULL)
Preschool Ballet: Monday at 11am, 1pm and 2pm, Tuesday at 1pm, Wednesday at 2pm, Thursday at 11am and 3:30pm (FULL), Friday at 3:30pm
Kindergarten Ballet: Monday at 2pm and 3:45pm (FULL), Tuesday at 3:30pm, Wednesday at 3:30pm, Thursday at 3:30pm, Friday at 3:30pm
Kindergarten Jazz: Monday at 3pm (FULL), Friday at 2:30pm
Preschool/Kindergarten Tap: Tuesday at 2pm
NEW THIS SESSION!
Ballet is Art, an art class for little dancers: Tuesday at 1:45pm, in conjunction with Preschool Ballet at 1pm