Dance Means Fun... at any age.
Our Recreational Programs
The Recreational Dance Program at DANCE IMAGES includes classes for Preschoolers through the Teen Level.
For preschoolers and kindergartens, a one hour weekly class includes ballet fundamentals throughout the school year, with an emphasis on jazz in the fall, creative movement through the holidays and early winter, and rhythmic concepts as they relate to tap dancing in the spring. In addition, choreography for our annual concert is presented after March 1, and rehearsed along with our regular class content. Each young dancer has a “Big Girlfriend” who performs behind her on the stage, offering added security while on the “big stage”. The fundamentals presented in these classes are based on fine and gross motor activities, as well as spatial awareness, musicality, and pre-reading skills. Self-discipline and socialization are also introduced.
School age children from 6-7 are introduced to Ballet, Tap, and Jazz during a 70-minute weekly class. Age appropriate movement and music is used to further enhance the youngster’s knowledge of the discipline of dance, while adding to his or her self esteem and confidence. The content of this unique combination class includes ballet all school year, with tap taught the first three months, jazz the next three, and a combination dance choreographed for the concert. Students in this class also perform a ballet piece during our show.
Ages 8 and up
All our dancers age 8 and up, including teens, are required to study a weekly ballet class, and are welcome to add jazz/tap, poms, and hip hop to their curriculum. The ballet and jazz/tap classes are age appropriate. Any student taking both ballet and the jazz/tap class may take the Poms Class for an additional $5 per month instead of the normal tuition rate.
Our teen ballet program is a wonderful opportunity for students who have just discovered their interest in dance but don't have the basic skills necessary for our intense ballet program. This allows them a chance to assess their skills and desire to pursue the art of dance in an non-intimidating yet stimulating environment. These students usually progress through the basics at a faster pace due to their concentration ability and are able to continue in our other ballet programs upon completion.