(Ages 3-6 years old)
For younger students, identifying basic forms of movement through warm ups, center barre, gross motor skills, creative movement and ballet choreography are taught at this age while fostering independence. Students learn the stories of fairy tale ballets such as; Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Peter and the Wolf. They portray different characters from the ballet they are learning using simple props. For ages 4-6 an introduction to ballet with beginning development of ballet concepts including turn out, coordination, spatial awareness and a specific focus on class etiquette. Students will begin positions of the feet, and introductory movement vocabulary.