While there are many different styles of dance, Ballet is a cornerstone of most formal dance instruction. Ballet teaches strength, balance, flexibility, coordination, and movement skills which are the foundation from everything from Hip Hop to Salsa. It's also an excellent form of exercise and fosters both discipline and community building among students (all reasons Columbus State University gives for teaching kids Ballet). In this age range, classes are all about mastering the fundamentals. Our teachers cultivate a love of Ballet and dance while working with students to perfect age-appropriate techniques.
Tippy Toes Ballet
This 30 minutes class is for children ages 4-5. Students will be expressing themselves through the art of dance in this fun and interactive class. In this class, students will learn tap and ballet skills through imagination activities, movement games and singing. Props such as pom pons, hula hoops, parachutes and bean bags are used to enhance the learning experience. Dancers will enjoy learning basic ballet and tap terminology along with fun and engaging games.
Tutu Cuties Ballet
This 45 minute session is a class for the young dancers from 5-6. The focus is the enjoyment of dance blended with basic dance studio etiquette. Simple movement is taught to music along with the start of dance vocabulary.
Twirling Stars Ballet
This hour length class is designed for students 6-7 years old with minimal or no dance experience. In addition to skills taught at the pre primary level, it gives the opportunity to learn and/or refine beginning ballet body positions and the execution of associated beginning movements and steps.
Students 7-9 years old that are comfortable with ballet class structure and some working ballet vocabulary are suitable for this level. It is aimed at increasing vocabulary and movement capabilities. Gentle stretching and conditioning is encouraged along with carrying out more varied combinations of movement.
Incorporating all of the elements in other offered ballet classes, this class is aimed at for the 7-10 age range. The development of attention to detail in alignment and placement is emphasized with a wider range of movement offered.
We also offer teen and adult recreational ballet for students who have not taken ballet as younger children and who wish to take ballet without following a syllabus.