Creative Movement & Introduction to Dance

Creative Movement

No previous dance experience is needed. The focus is on self-expression, creativity, rhythm and musicality through movement. Emphasis is placed on proper placement and spatial awareness. These classes prepare the child for entry into more technical dance classes.

Ages: 3-5

Creative Dance class runs 45 minutes in length.

What to Wear

Black ballet slippers with elastics, no ribbons.

Girls: Black tank leotard and leggings.

Boys: Black or white T-shirt and shorts or sweatpants.

Introduction to Dance

An introduction to creative ballet jazz tap and Highland for dancers ages 5 to 7 that have no previous Dance experience and would like to try a variety of genres. Basic technique and introductory skills/steps will be explored throughout the year as they move amongst the various genres

Ages: 5-7

Intro to Dance class runs 45 minutes.

What to Wear

Black ballet slippers with elastics, no ribbons.

Girls - black tank leotard and leggings

Boys - black or white t-shirt and shorts or sweatpants


  • All dance forms have ballet technique as their base. Students with strong ballet technique will progress more rapidly in other dance forms. We strongly encourage students who study jazz, tap, or musical theatre to include a ballet class as part of their training.

  • Students who wish to intensify their training in a particular dance style should take more than one class, as well as ballet, to enhance their development of technique. Students taking more than one class per week, including one of each of the different dance styles, will enjoy the technical crossover benefits.

  • Please be aware that students do not necessarily advance to the next level each year. Often it takes at least 2 years to learn, complete, and be proficient in the technical work of each level. Please see the teacher or coordinators for the appropriate class placement each year.