Dance Class 1 & Dance Class 2
Nurturing a Love of Dance!
DC1 & DC2 is for children 3 and 4 up to age 5.
Children under 5 are in their creative mind and all movement is learned from creative expression which is essential at this time.
***Children just want to play***
Short attainable goals help foster children who feel successful. They desire a lot of encouragement and reassurance at this delicate age. We use creative images like tip-toe their feet into the cold water, oooohhh that's cold! Press the magic button and warm up the water. . . .Voila! they know how to point their feet beautifully so they land their jumps safely! They giggle and ask for this one!
While they can learn challenging steps, work with partners, and with coordination-they often will not be able to remember it or integrate until closer to age 5.
You'll find they pick up learning other movement skills like skiing or hiking easier because they acquire better balance and agility in dance class.
Benchmarks for a successful student in DC1 & DC2:
Musicality- 4 count beat with an instrument and with then with movement
Levels: High, medium, and low
Spatial Awareness: personal & general
Direction: forward, backward, up, down
Path: circular, small & large, straight, diagonal, wavy, zig-zag
Bending in parallel and 1st position,
pointe front and side,
jumping with 2 feet and one at a time,
ballet curu runs,
marching with hops,
running and stopping,
contract and lengthen body
Children at this age also learn classroom etiquette, to follow instructions, and to work together in a classroom while building skills that help them foster their imagination & build success.
It's not what we do. It's how we do it that matters. All of this is taught as creative play which is best for this group to learn in a creative and nurturing environment.
" I love the holistic approach of this studio. My daughters have learned not only solid ballet technique, but work ethic, self-esteem, and the habit of approaching the world with joy."
What makes GBT so Special?
We inspire our students to believe in themselves. Our passionate staff bring out the best in our students.
Each student has a unique ability and we strive to harness that strength and help each child fulfill their potential.
Our adult programs give you quick success with pro tips that expedite learning.
You'll surprise yourself!
Former dancers and true beginners fulfill their lifelong dream. Fast track the learning curve and build solid technique while building your fitness.
Dance builds character and we pair this with leadership training so our students build traits that will help them on and off the dance floor in school, at home, and within your family.
From the Grandparents:
"Love taking my grand daughter to Kelly's class for little ones on Saturdays. Kelly has so much energy and patience it is incredible and to watch what my grand daughter has learned from her is so much fun. Thanks Kelly for all that you are. You are very much appreciated.
-Misty Cure, grandparent
My granddaughter is thrilled about her dance class, Kelly provides lots of different activities with high energy. The entire class is happily joining in on all the fun. I loved that she does tumbling in the class too. And there are plenty of make up dates to accommodate busy schedules.
-Cheri Jensen, grandparent