Give your child a head start...dance improves coordination, confidence, memorization & social skills!
IMPORTANT~Please read through the classes along with the age requirements.
Age requirements have been determined after many years of observation and experience with children.
If unsure, and just beginning, start with the lower age level class.
Children should start in the appropriate age level. Allowing a child to be the oldest in a group gives them confidence and helps them become a leader.
It is not beneficial to the child to push young children into levels they are not ready for. Many times they may be coordinated enough but not yet possess the social and listening skills to fully enjoy it.
If we observe that a child is physically, emotionally and mentally ready to move up to a higher level, we will do so. Thank you.
Discounts are given for one student taking multiple classes as determined by the number of hours. Many classes link to additional classes such as Kidzbop or Tiny Tumblers.
We reserve the right to cancel or consolidate any classes with fewer than 6 students.
CHILDREN'S CLASSES for Ages 1-10
Dancing Diapers Musical Movement Routines w/partner Ages 1-3 30 Minutes Dancing Darlings First steps in Dance Ages 2-3¾ 30 Minutes Dancing Dolls & Dans Ballet + Tap Age 3 ¾ yrs-6 45 Minutes Dancing Divas & Dapper Dans 1 Ballet/Tap/Jazz Age 5-6 1 hour Dancing Divas & Dapper Dans 2 Age 6-8 1 hour Dancing Divas & Dapper Dans 3 Age 9+Up 1 ¼ hrs HipHopKidzbop Funky Dance Fun Age 5-8 1 hour HipHop Boyzbop Boys Only HipHop Age 5-11 1 hour Tiny Tumblers Learning Tumbling Age 4+Up 30 Minutes
The TDS Children's Program has been developed by Miss Linda, over many years to incorporate learning dance in a fun, energetic atmosphere using a wide variety of music including classics, Oldies, Broadway and Children's music.
Classes are a progression, starting with basic large motor skills, adding skills requiring more advanced coordination and listening skills as the child gets older and progresses through the levels. Younger classes are geared for fun, movement and social skills. Older classes learn correct terminology and build skills while learning and performing dances to a fun variety of songs!
It is recommended that students age 5-10 with NO dance experience be enrolled in a Ballet/Tap class in addition to a Hiphop class.
ALL Classes are taught using enjoyable music and a friendly, positive atmosphere. Children of ALL age, sizes, shapes and ability levels are WELCOME! Learning to dance is a lifelong skill and pastime.
ATTIRE: Shoes: Ballet slippers: PINK for girls; BLACK for Boys. Tap Shoes: BLACK shiny tap tie for girls. BLACK lace up for Boys. Kidzbop/Boyzbop: Black HipHop sneakers. Tiny Tumblers: Barefoot. Or ballet slippers or jazz shoes.
Dancewear: Diapers, Darlings: Girls: Leotard and tights; any style-any color. Boys: Solid color long shorts or sweatpants and solid color collarless shirt.
Dolls & Divas: Girl: Girls: Leotard and tights; any style-any color. Boys: Solid color long shorts or sweatpants and solid color collarless shirt.
Kidzbop/Boyzbop: Girls: Leggings and fitted tee shirt. Boys: Solid color long shorts or sweatpants and solid color collarless shirt.
Tiny Tumblers: Girls: Leotard and tights for girls with leggings or booty shorts over. Boys: Solid color long shorts or sweatpants and tighter fitting solid color collarless shirt.
GROUP CLASSES for Ages 8 + Up
Ballet is the foundation for all dance forms and creates the longest line of the dancer. Class includes barre, center and combinations in striving for the lovely lines that ballet creates. It develops poise, posture, confidence and coordination. Student age 8-11 with no dance experience, should consider Dancing Divas combination class to build a foundation.
Pointe - Minimum age 11 plus several years of ballet technique required. Pointe class is part of our Company program.
Ballet/Jazz Combination Class Great for those looking for a general dance class, especially for theater dancers who did not have a lot of training when they were younger. No experience necessary - boys welcome! Stylized dance to upbeat music. Learn basic to intermediate skills including turns, leaps and combinations including Rock, Jazz and Broadway styles and music.
Contemporary The latest new style of dancing blending ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern. Should have strong ballet background.
Hip Hop/Jazz Funky body, arm and footwork worked into intricate routines to HIP music! Includes Jazz technique that is very necessary to grasp the moves associated with hiphop. HipHop classes are grouped by age, please look for your age group on the schedule. Boys welcome! Competition HH team too!
Irish Dance New to TDSCNY Learn basic Irish Step Dance in Central New York!
Tap Fast tempo dance style creating rhythmic sounds through the use of tap shoes. Basic warm-ups to learn various steps and terminology, combinations and routines taught.
Tumbling Beginner through Advanced Beginner/Adv. Beginner/Intermediate - approx ages 7-14 Advanced by permission - approx ages 12 -18
Tumbling is an individualized class focusing on learning and progressing through various tumbling and mat skills and tricks. Tumbling builds greater strength, flexibility and skills useful in many forms of dance AND it's FUN!! If unsure of level, attend Beginner/Intermediate for assessment and recommendation.