When should my child begin dance classes?
Children’s dance education can begin as early as the age of two, when they have the motor skills to participate in dance class. Each child grows at her own pace – some are more physical while others are more verbal. Currently Dance 411 offers ballet/creative movement classes beginning at 18 months.
What classes are available for my preschooler?
Ballet, Jazz/Hip Hop, Breakdancing, Tap, and Gymnastic Tumbling.
Should my son take dance? Absolutely! Dance is not gender specific and is an excellent way to help build great posture, strength, coordination, timing, and can be an added benefit for future sports endeavors.
What benefits will my child gain from dance class?
Your child is about to begin her dance education. Through proper training they will develop good posture, poise, proper body alignment and grace. Dancing will increase flexibility, improve coordination and introduce an appreciation for the performing arts. Stage experience and our photo shoot will help the shy, self-conscious child; and class structure will control the over-aggressive one. Self-expression will be learned through the most beautiful of all the arts.
Why is Ballet so important to dancers?
Ballet is the foundation of all other dance forms. By perfecting your ballet technique you will only be a better dancer in all of the forms.
When is Jazz incorporated to a child’s curriculum?
Young dancers are anxious to begin jazz –However, Jazz is built on the basic fundamentals of ballet and without proper ballet training a young dancer will never fully grasp the body movement concepts to become a great jazz dancer.
What is Hip Hop?
Once thought of as today’s current Fad Dance – Hip Hop has proven the test of time. Hip Hop is a style of Jazz Dance incorporating Break Dancing, Popping, Locking, and Urban Funk. Hip Hop is now being taught in most dance studios across the country. It is a great choice for dancers with little former training or beginning late in life. It’s Funky, Fun and not only for the Hip!
Why Should I Choose This School?
Because we can give your child the best in dance training!
Because our faculty is carefully selected to exemplify our philosophy, our teachers are dance professionals chosen for their knowledge and expertise. We limit class size so that we can provide a low teacher to student ratio and offer more personalized attention.
Because we regard dance as an art form and focus on highlighting classroom progress and achievement. Thus our students spend the entire year in a process of continuous growth and learning.
Students who wish to add the excitement of performance and the challenge of learning choreography will find these opportunities in one of our separate Performance Tracks.
Our focus remains on dance education rather than recital preparation, making Dance411 the intelligent dance alternative.