"When children start to dance they develop self confidence, they make friends, they develop structure and start to learn what it means to have discipline. What is better for a little girl than to do all of that while listening to music and wearing a fun costume!"- Catherine
Pre- Ballet class is a class that readies a child for Ballet. Pre- Ballet sets the principles and foundation for Ballet Class. Pre-Ballet students age 3-5 will use the lower bar to develop their Ballet skills. Pre-Ballet students will learn the language of Ballet. Ballet language includes positions- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th. Wearing their hair in an elegant, tight bun, which is a Ballet tradition, but it also keeps the hair neat and out of the dancers face. Ballet is about the dance and putting the dancer’s hair in a bun keeps the attention on the dance and off of aesthetics. It is a rule and part of the beginning process of learning disciple in Ballet.
What Pre-Ballet Students Learn
Pre-Ballet students will learn the basics of the bar, how to stretch at the bar and memorize the routine of the bar. After students complete the bar work they move to the middle of the studio for ‘center’ work. Center work begins the process of developing good techniques such as toe point, hand placement, and body movements. Pre-Ballet is a 30-minute class that readies a student for Ballet class. A 3-year student beginning a Pre-Ballet class may be in Pre-Ballet till she is 5. An older student may not spend as much time in a Pre-Ballet class due to their ability, maturity and age in general. Each student will be assessed individually to determine readiness for Ballet.
When children start to dance they develop self-confidence, they make friends, they develop structure and start to learn what it means to have discipline. What is better for a little girl than to do all of that while listening to music and wearing fun costumes!
Pre-Ballet for 3-5 Year Old Dancers!
Start your child off right in a smaller ballet class designed especially for the 3-5-year-old student. You can register for this class and pay in the studio or through PayPal. If you have any questions or would like to try a class for free, please call us at 816-214-7370!
There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. - Vicki Baum