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The Dance Studio CNY Children's Program
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 age-appropriate classics, Oldies, Broadway and current Children's music. Each dance year from September to May, ends with a full studio recital! Costumes, recital tee shirt, and show DVD are all included in the full year cost, which is shown as 4 payments.
Classes are a progression, gaining skills and confidence with each year of dance, 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! Remember that ALL children learn at a different pace!
It is recommended that students age 5-10 with NO dance experience be enrolled in a Ballet/Tap class in addition to a Hiphop or tumbling class.
ALL Classes are taught using enjoyable age-appropriate music and in a friendly, positive atmosphere. Children of ALL age, sizes, shapes and ability levels are WELCOME! Learning to dance is a lifelong skill and pastime.
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 for which they are not ready.
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 ballet & tap classes link to additional classes such as HipHop Kids or Tumbler Tots.
We reserve the right to cancel or consolidate any classes with fewer than 6 students.
CHILDREN'S CLASSES for Ages 1-12 Upon completing these levels, many dancers move on to our Company Dancers, while others also add joining the optional TDS Competition Team. All-Inclusive Rate: Our class cost includes all Lessons, Recital Costume, Recital Tee-Shirt, DVD of show, Award Medal and Holiday Show and End-of-Year Recital. We do NOT charge an additional registration fee.
Dancing Diapers Musical Movement Routines w/partner Ages 11 months-3 30 Minutes Fall session $126 ~ Winter session $140 A Mommy & Me or any partner. You guide and help your child experience music and large motor skill movement through children's music. Routines and dance activities are choreographed with the young child in mind. Great for the shy ones who like mom nearby! Non-recital class.
Dancing Darlings First steps in Dance Ages 2-3¾ 30 Minutes 4 Payments of $94 = $376/year First steps in dance to introduce toddlers to dance in a classroom situation. Large motor skills and ballet-type movements are taught that will encourage body awareness and coordination. Short routines to a variety of children's music make the an energetic class!
Dancing Dolls & Dans Ballet + Tap Age 3 ¾ yrs-5. 45 Minutes 4 Payments of $112 = 448/year This class introduces the young child to ballet and tap skills, along with terminology. Included is a short warmup, minutes at the ballet barre and many short routines to reinforce the skills that are being taught.
Dancing Divas & Dapper Dans 1 Ballet/Tap/Jazz . Age 5-7 4 1 hr 45 Minutes 4 Payments of $128 = 512/year Older Divas. Age 8 & Up 45 Minutes 4 Payments of $140 = $560/year Reinforcing learned skills as well as progressing to more advanced ballet & tap skills are found in this level. It is a great starting point and/or continuation. This class gives increased coordination and confidence. The discipline of dance carries over into many areas of life and this class sends dancers on that path.
HipHop for Kids Funky Dance Fun Age 5-9 45 Minutes 4 Payments of $112 = 448/year Funky fun that teaches jazz technique as well as popular dance moves and tricks. A great add-on class to ballet and tap classes.
HipHop for Boys Boys Only ! Age 5-11 45 Minutes 4 Payments of $112 = 448/year A class just for boys. Learn basic jazz skills along with the funky moves of hiphop.
Tumble Tots Learning Tumbling Age 4+Up 45 Minutes 4 Payments of $112 = 448/year Learn basic mat and tumbling skills. Log rolls, various walks, forward rolls, back bend, cartwheels, etc. Great for flexibility and body awareness.
GROUP CLASSES for Ages 8 + Up Many long time dancers join our Company Dancers studying and performing in Ballet, Tap & Jazz.
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/Modern 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!
Musical Theater Jazz technique and choreography for theater. Dancers will learn many jazz dances and skills set to a variety of show tunes from Broadway shows.
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.
Should you have any questions about where to start your child and at what level, please don't hesitate to contact us.
The Dance Studio CNY "The friendly place to dance!"