GDANCE Academy offers very special classes for our tiniest of dancers with the Dance. Play. Grow. program.
The Dance. Play. Grow. program introduces the basics of classical ballet and dance through imagination and creative movement - children learning through play. There is a strong narrative to our classes introducing the steps within various contexts and moving away from the traditional ballet class structure. This is based on current pre-school trends of learning through play, acknowledging that young children are a highly imaginative age group with pretend play being such an important part of child development. The bottom line is that the classes are FUN! They include dance, mime, rhythm work, props, games and much more! Each week has a special theme, so the children maintain an excited and energetic approach to learning.
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Baby Ballerinas and Ballet Boys
(3 - 4 years of age)
A gentle and imaginative introduction to ideas such as general movement, basic music appreciation, mime and following instructions related to dance classes. Introduces your baby ballerina or ballet boy to a disciplined environment and teaches the basic elements of classical ballet through technique, song, dance, music, games and drama using props and a new class theme each week! Lots and lots of fun to be had! A 30 minute class to ease your ballet baby into dance.
BOYS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!
Pre School Ballerinas and Ballet Boys
(4 - 5 years of age - pre-school aged students)
Builds on the same ideas introduced in Baby Ballerinas, with more attention to detail in preparation for commencement of the RAD Classical Ballet syllabus. Your little dancer will learn about total body awareness, self-expression through movement, dance technique, musicality and mime. Combines Ballet and Jazz components for a well-rounded introduction to ballet and the performing arts. Class structure includes technique, song, dance, music, games and drama using props and a new class theme each week!
Please note, Dance. Play. Grow. classes are student only classes. We advise you wait until your little dancer is confident enough to participate in the class without a parent in the studio. Parents are welcome to wait right outside the studio.
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