PRESCHOOL BALLET is an engaging, age appropriate, and syllabus-based introduction to ballet for 3-4 year old dancers. Our goal is to teach the children the basics of ballet technique, to teach them proper classroom etiquette, and most importantly - to have them fall in love with ballet.
ELIGIBILITY - PRESCHOOL BALLET
Open to 3 and 4 year old male and female children. Children must be fully toilet trained and must be willing to participate independently without a parent. The class is appropriate for beginners as well as children with previous experience in our preschool classes or mini summer camps. Young children significantly benefit from the repetition of attending multiple 10 week sessions during the two years they are eligible for our Preschool Ballet classes. It provides them with a significant advantage once they enter our Preparatory level classes.
Classes meet for ten weeks from January through March. Children attend one lesson per week. We offer three lesson times:
The 10 week session is $75. Tuition is non-refundable.
DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP
Parents should bring their child into the Project Ballet lobby and wait for class to begin. Please plan to arrive about five minutes early to change into ballet shoes and take off your coat, etc. A minute or two before class is scheduled to start, our staff will take attendance and have the children line-up in the lobby to head into the classroom. Once the children have left with their teacher to begin class, parents are free to leave or you may wait in our lobby for the duration of the class. Please make sure to return promptly at the end of class. Your child's teacher will bring them back out to the lobby when class is over. Please contact us if you and your child would like to schedule a time to come in during our normal business hours to tour our facility. We want to make sure that your child is comfortable attending class independently.
The last (tenth) class of the session will be a mini performance and recognition ceremony, open for observation by family and friends. Observation attendees will be able to video record and take photographs during class.
Dancers are required to wear ballet slippers. Ballet slippers can be purchased at Standing Ovation Performance Apparel, at stores such as WalMart or Target, or online. Traditionally, females wear pink ballet slippers, and males wear black or white ballet slippers, but any color is perfectly fine for Preschool Ballet classes. Dancers are encouraged to wear ballet clothes such as a leotard and tights, however the dress code at our Preschool level is very relaxed so they will be permitted to wear any comfortable clothing that allows them to move freely and modestly. Long hair should be pulled back off the face in a ballet bun, pony tail, or similar style.
We request that, if possible, parents report their child absent through our online ABSENTEE FORM. There is no specific attendance requirement for Preschool Ballet, however please understand that we do not offer make-up classes if your child is absent.