Tutu Ballet/Tumble (Ages 3.5-4)
(Use age as of first class)
45 minute class
(See Season Classes drop down for tuition, costume pricing and class schedules.)
For the first 30 minutes of class students will practice the basic elements of creative movement and basic ballet. The children will be encouraged to expand their movement vocabulary through movement games and creative exploration of time, weight and space. Basic ballet concepts such as 1st and 2nd positions, plié and releve will be introduced. The last 15 minutes will be spent on tumbling skills such as somersaults, cartwheels and strengthening.
*It is recommended students wear pink leotard with ballet skirt, pink footed tights and pink leather ballet slippers with no drawstringHair should be pulled back neatly in a bun or ponytail. It is recommended gentlemen wear a white t-shirt and black bottoms (pants or shorts) and black leather ballet slippers.
Tutu Ballet/Tumble class runs September through May. The season ends with a beautiful recital which gives dancers a chance to shine in front of family and friends! The recital experience helps children build self esteem and contributes to a sense of confidence. The rehearsal process of learning a dance helps children develop retentions skills and the ability to work as a team. Tutu Ballet/Tumble students perform twice in recital (1 ballet dance and a separate tumble performance to show off their skills) + finale in recital. They will begin learning routines around the end of January. We have tried to make our recital as family friendly and enjoyable as possible. The recital is not mandatory to participate in this class.