ballerina dream program
A New All-Ballet program!
AGES 3 years - 2nd grade
ABOUT THE PROGRAM. . .
An enchanting adventure where girls can live their “Ballerina Dream”!
These whimsical ballet classes include everything girls love about ballet – twirling, leaping, swans and sugarplum fairies, tutus, tiaras, Mozart and Tchaikovsky. It’s an introduction to the beautiful world of ballet - with a one-of-a-kind twist:
Each class will combine Ballet & Literature – students will learn technique, while using themes from a children’s book, its pictures or excerpts, to help explore ballet and inspire creativity. Each week dancers will leap into literature, making the pages come alive with movement and creating something new. We will journey through seasonal stories, holiday tales, poems, ballerina books, and more! Special props complement the weekly book themes. The Ballerina Dream program encourages literacy among young children learning to read, and provides opportunities to connect with books and ballet in a unique way.
How the classes are different . . .
“STEPS & STORIES” Level 1 class
PRE-K, AGES 3-4 YEARS
TUESDAYS @ McAllister Center/Lafayette: 4:30 - 5:10p.m. | Ms. Sara
WEST LAFAYETTE LOCATION: If you are interested in a shorter fall session in West Lafayette at Faith West Community Center, please email the Director to be put on the interest list: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Pre-K/Level 1 class we will explore the first steps of Ballet while sprinkling each lesson with imagination and fun props like colorful scarves and flowers. Class time moves quickly from one activity to the next to keep our tiny twirlers captivated and engaged. We believe in giving children a place to exercise their big imaginations and watch them blossom. Through our storybook adventures we will stretch our legs as straight as carrots in the garden, float like falling snowflakes, or become graceful swans.***
*Please Note: The adult who takes a 3 or 4 year old to class is required to stay in our waiting area during the 40-minute class to be available for your little one should they need assistance going to the restroom, etc. Thank you!
”Pliés & Picture Books” Level 2 class
KINDERGARTEN - 2nd GRADE
TUESDAYS @ McAllister Center/Lafayette: 4:45 - 5:40p.m. | Ms. Jordan & Ms. Jennie
THURSDAYS @ Faith West Center/WEST Lafayette: 4:45 - 5:40p.m. | Ms. Jordan & Ms. Jennie
Our Level 2 class is the perfect balance between creativity and class structure. We carefully lay a foundation of Ballet technique that students can build on for future dance classes. Young ballerinas will learn Ballet vocabulary, posture and positions, traveling steps, and fun group dances. It’s a true technique class with a literary twist! We believe the joy of twirling is an enchanting childhood memory your dancer will treasure. These classes are for beginners to continuing level dancers.
Also welcoming 5-year olds who are not yet in Kindergarten.