Dance for ages 4, 5, 6 and 7. A perfect class for the early elementary school child who want to spend his/her afternoon dancing. Dancers attend class one day a week. Each class level follows the public school cut off and is age specific. The basic foundation of ballet and dance work is taught using kid friendly imagery and story lines. Music recognition is taught as well as basic body placement. At Dance and Music Design School our teachers understand the need for this age group to move. Most of the exercises have dance steps that encourage movement, as opposed to traditional ballet classes that demand standing at the barre or in lines for extended periods of time. While our classes are imaginative and creative, each exercise will lay the foundation for more complex dance training in years to come. Those who wish to have an evaluation of their dancing may participate in the Royal Academy of Dance exams held annually. Year End Show preparation will begin in late March or early April. Dances will be choreographed based on the class work learned during the school year. Ages 6 and up will rent a costume verses buying a costume, saving you hundreds in costume fees. Ages 4 and 5 will buy a costume so parents may keep their child’s first costume. Parents will receive 2 free tickets and 1 free DVD.
Class Attire: Girls – pink tank leotard by Bloch, pink tights, pink faux wrap skirt by Bloch, pink ballet slippers, hair up off the face and neckline. Boys – white t-shirt or Under Armour shirt, black or navy shorts, white or black ballet slippers. Available at The Dance and Music Design School Boutique, Fishkill (845) 896-1111 or Ms. Dancewear, Mohegan Lake (914) 526-8380.