Pre-school and Kindergarten Dance Class Schedule
The SNAP staff believes pre-school dance will enrich the lives of all children. Our program is designed to accommodate the needs of every child, during the students’ most formative years. Dance class will enhance your child’s life by re-enforcing his/her listening skills, establish manners, aid in his/her ability to follow directions, introduce rhythm and musicality, increase body awareness, enhance gross motor skills and spatial awareness, and especially, by encouraging his/her imagination to take him/her to new places!
How to choose the right class for your child:
2-3 years old (Baby Ballet): Gross motor skill development begins here. Students will work on listening skills, work with props, listen and dance to directive songs, practice gallops, marches, walks on tip toes, twirling, sing songs, and most of all, use their imaginations to create, within a safe and warm environment. This is an adult-accompanied class.
3-4 years old (Story Ballet): Gross motor skill development continues in this age range. This age group will work on listening skills/following directions, pointing/flexing their feet, gross motor skills, imaginative play, listen to a story and act it out, use props, and learn very basic ballet terminology. This is an on-my-own class.
4-5 years old (Pre-school Ballet or Pre-school Tap): Dancers begin to widen their vocabulary of ballet/tap steps and positions, continue to work on gross motor and beginning fine motor skills, port de bras, classroom behavioral expectations, beginning musicality, and will participate in their first recital if enrolled through recital season.
5-6 years old (Kindergarten Ballet, Kindergarten Tap, or Kindergarten Jazz): Kindergartners will continue to grow as dancers by learning more steps in this level. This is our first year for Jazz class for any dancer. Many children pair Ballet and Tap for more comprehensive training.
Fall 2020 – MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT SNAP
We are excited to open our studio to 50% capacity for the Fall, or, in younger classes, less than 50%. You have the option to register for virtual class, as well, if you are unable to register for an in-person class. This year, the season will be split into 4 sessions: Early Fall, Late Fall, Winter, and Recital. Your dancer will need to be registered for Winter in order to continue into the Recital season.
Additionally, you have the option to register for class virtually for the entire season. Should your dancer feel ill in any way, or a member of your household is ill, or you are returning from a state that has been mandated for a 14 day quarantine, your dancer should participate virtually from home until everyone is feeling better. All students and staff within the building will be in masks for the duration.
SNAP must move to ZOOM for November 20-22 classes. Information on how we plan to proceed will be shared toward the end of the month.
Baby Ballet: Friday at 9:30am (adult-accompanied class ((required))
Story Ballet: Thursdays at 10am and 11am (Late Fall session, NEW class) and Fridays at 10:30am (dancers only/drop-off class), Saturday at 8:30am
Preschool/Kindergarten Ballet: Monday at 10am, 11am and 2pm, Tuesday at 1pm and 3:15pm (In-person is FULL), Wednesday at 2pm (In-person is FULL) and 3:30pm (In-person is FULL), Thursday at 2:45pm
Preschool/Kindergarten Tap: Tuesday at 2pm
Kindergarten Jazz: Monday at 3pm and Friday at 2:30pm