Fairy Tale Ballet

Fairy Tale Ballet  
               Ages 3-6 years

Fairy Tale Ballet is an enchanting creative ballet class with magical fairy tale dances and stories!  Each week the teacher weaves the ballet stories and characters into the ballet lesson.  This allows the teacher to take these little princesses on their own magical Fairy Tale Journey.  This class will focus on the basics of ballet while still exciting the imagination each week !  Every 5 weeks will be a new ballet classic theme: Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, and Swan Lake.  
Your child will  also gain self control, joy in movement, body awareness, and learn about taking turns. An enchanting creative movement class with magical fairy tale dances and stories! Costumes, props, and delightful special effects are used! Tendus taught from 6th position, releves, arm port de bras and sautes. French ballet terms used are developed naturally within the child's vocabulary. Students are introduced to the structure of a classical ballet class and are taught within that class framework.
                                                $65 per month
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Dance attire:
All dance classes have a set uniform and need to be ordered at Joyful Music 


Why take Pre Ballet?

Introductory dance class for the young child (ages 3-6) lay the foundation for future study in dance technique and enriches the child in five areas of development: physical, creative, social, cognitive, and emotional. The physical and creative aspects are the most obvious. The child explores new ways to move his/her body in directed and free form. Pretending to walk like a giraffe and float like a snowflake challenges the child to discover muscles not commonly used on the playground. These muscles are being prepared for the complex movements of the more mature dancer. For example, the child may associate a releve with the feeling of wearing high-heeled shoes. Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet classes also encourage social, cognitive, and emotional development. Creative movement need not be "taught"; rather, it is shared in class with a group of peers and provides a medium for self-expression the core of choreography. The accompanying music gives children clues and helps them set the mood of their dance. In Pre-Ballet, the child is further challenged physically and introduced to dance class etiquette. Cognitive skills of counting, sequencing, spatial awareness, and immersion in a second language (French) are basic to every dancer, beginning to professional.    By Robin Griffin