Children's Ballet Program
This ballet program offers 3 levels of study for the young dancer age 3 through 7. Students attend class once a week. Beginning with Creative Movement, students work on fine and gross motor skills, before graduating to Dance Expression, and finally Pre-Ballet in a formal ballet class. After Pre-Ballet, the student will graduate to Level 1 Ballet.
We strive to provide the highest quality dance education for our students. We believe in teaching clean and correct technique while maintaining a professional, healthy and fun learning environment. Our goal is to develop well rounded, educated dancers, whose dance education will extend beyond the classroom.
Fairy Tale Pre-Ballet 1/wk, 45 minutes (5-7 yrs)
Ballet barre with warm up exercises will be taught, terminology for simple ballet steps and musicality, grace and coordination are developed through positive reinforcement. We incorporate a Fairytale ballet program for our Pre Ballet which promotes creative expression. Students learn the stories of fairytale ballets such as Beauty and The Beast, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Swan lake, Snow White, Firebird etc and portray different characters from the ballet they are learning. They will be able to wear simple costumes provided by Vancouver City Ballet.
Creative Movement 1/wk, 45 minutes (3-4 yrs)
Creative Movement is designed to introduce concepts of rhythm, body movement, creativity, listening skills, and class structure. Coordination is taught through creative dance while developing fine and large motor skills. Age appropriate activities using musical instruments, hoops, music engage these young kids and encourage them to use their imagination.
Dance Expressions 1/wk, 45 minutes (5-6 yrs)
Dance Expressions is the bridge between Creative Movement and a traditional ballet class. Creativity, rhythm, and listening skills are the base of the class taught through imaginative play. Basic ballet steps are introduced along with concepts of stretching and warming up. The main focus is interactive dance and promoting the development of their imagination.
Pre-Ballet 1/wk, 1 hour (6-7 yrs)
Pre-Ballet is an introduction to a formal ballet class. While still nurturing their imagination and creativity, ballet technique is first introduced at the barre. Students will develop ballet vocabulary and musical rhythm through barre and center work. Class structure and discipline will be taught along with encouraging this young age to continue to develop their imagination and foster their creativity in a positive environment.