Dance Classes for Preschoolers

Ages 3-4

Step into the world of dance.

There’s so much in class to benefit their rapidly growing bodies and minds:

  • Develop social skills like taking turns and team-work
  • Develop musical skills like rhythm and tempo
  • Develop finer control of their body
  • Allow for creative expression
  • Foster a love for dancing that will last a lifetime
  • And, of course, have lots of fun learning to dance!

Welcome To Your Studio

  • Parents can observe class on the video monitors
  • Free WiFi in the lobby
  • Conveniently located on Whitemarsh Island
  • 1007 Bryan Woods Loop 31410

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Class Options

for the 2017-2018 Dance Year

for 3 Year Olds (as of 9/1/17)

a one-hour tap/ballet combination class that meets once a week.

  • Monday 2:30-3:30
  • Wednesday 3:15-4:15
  • Thursday 3:30-4:30
  • Thursday 5:30-6:30

for 4 Year Olds (as of 9/1/17)

a weekly hour-and-fifteen minute class for tap, ballet, and tumbling

  • Monday 3:30-4:45
  • Thursday 6:00-7:15

What is Ballet?

The epitome of grace and beauty. One of the oldest and richest dance forms around.

What is Tap?

An enduring American tradition. Clap your hands. Stomp your feet. Learn to feel the beat.

What is Tumbling?

In addition to Tap and Ballet, four year olds will spend an extra 15 minutes each week on coordination, strength, and fun! We’ll cover rolls, bridges, hand-stands, and more.

Dress the part

  • Pink or black leotard.
  • Pink tights or white socks.
  • Pink Ballet shoes with elastic on top.
  • Tan tap shoes

You can find all your dancewear needs at Atrium Dancewear (located right next door).

On With the Show!

The word RECITAL doesn’t really do it justice– it’s really more of a Dance Extravaganza!

This exciting experience gives students an opportunity to display their accomplishments and a purpose to perfect their work.

Things you’ll love as a parent:

  • Instead of one great big 4+ hour recital, we actually have 4 smaller fun-size recitals to keep each one short and sweet
  • Recital Costumes are provided at no additional cost

A Teacher’s Worth a Thousand Words

What are you looking for in a dance teacher? How about skill, experience, and heart.

Miss Carla

One of our very own alumni, she is a certified Dance Master in Tap and Ballet. A proud mother of two, she has over 20 years experience teaching dance to young children.

Miss Cheri

In addition to having over 15 years experience instructing Pre-K students, she is also a theatre instructor and leader in the local community. Cheri received her degree in Theatre from Northwestern University.

Miss Laura

Laura received her theatre degree from the Catholic University of America and has been sharing her love of the stage with her students ever since.

The Dance Year

The Dance Year (like the school year) runs from August to May. It goes a little something like this:

August

Back to School Season– classes begin!

Most classes are full, though there are a few spots available.

If you register after the season has begun, Registration Fees are $55/student

January

Students begin work on the Recital.

As we pass the half-way point of our dance year, we stop taking registration for our current season and start taking registration for our Summer Camps.

March

The Recital is drawing near!

We begin Early Bird Registration for the upcoming Fall Season. We are also still taking registrations for Summer Camps.

Early Bird Registration (before the Recital) is only $35/student!

June

Summer “Break”

After the Recital, most Camps are already full, but it’s a great time to register for the coming season.

If you register after the recital, but before classes start, it’s only $45/student.

Tuition

Tuition is based on the number of hours per week you take dance. Rates are calculated down to the quarter hour.

  • Tap/Ballet – $75/month 25%
  • Tap/Ballet/Acro – $93/month 35%

Payment Options

  • MONTHLY – monthly payments can be made with our E-Pay plan
  • SEMESTER – 2 payments per year by cash, check, or credit card
  • ANNUAL – 1 payment per year (5% OFF) by cash, check, or credit card

Policies

Read our full Policies Page for more details.

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If you removed all the arts in the lives of our children…there is no way that adding more mathematics, increasing more reading programs, requiring more science, mandating more tests, or scheduling more computer courses could replace what they would have lost.

National Endowment for the Arts