Smaller class sizes allow the teacher to ensure each student understands the concepts and instructions while developing proper technique. Our school limits our young children’s program to 12-15 students per class (w/ assistant) and the upper levels to 16-18 per class.
Our school’s manager and desk staff is on hand after 2pm during the week and from 9:45am-12:00pm on Saturdays. Our hours vary during the summer months. Please call 561-840-7555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Our closed circuit color camera system allows parents to observe classrooms from our lobby. Parents can enjoy their child’s progress without disturbing the student/teacher classroom dynamic.
Our young children are taught an educational and fun curriculum introducing them to the basics of dance, music, and theatre through combination classes and private lessons. This program provides a solid foundation for future success in the performing arts.
Students are given performance experience in our year-end recital, which is a special time for them to shine and demonstrate the skills they have mastered during the year. They may also audition for our Dance Company, a group that performs locally and attends competitions in the Spring.
We strongly encourage ballet, although it is not required unless you are invloved in Dance Company. Ballet is the foundation of all forms of dance and proper technique is extremely important in developing a dancer’s muscles and preventing injuries. The technique gained through ballet training is best developed between ages 5-11 and will provide the basics necessary for tap, jazz, hip hop, and acrobatics.
Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of jumping which can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide much support, so the shock of dance movement can place a lot of pressure on the knees and back of a dancer. The best way to prevent injury is by choosing a school with a professional “floating floor.” This is a floor that rests on a system of high density foam to absorb the shock of jumping.
The top layer of the dance floor is also an important factor. A vinyl composite “Marley” floor is accepted worldwide as the best surface layer for recreational and professional dance. A Marley floor allows dancers a controlled slide without risk of falling. Our school has floating floors with high density foam blocks under the surface and a Marley top surface. These special floors reduce the risk of injury and allow students to dance longer without getting tired.
We start our dancers at age 3 with Ballet/Acro/Tap Combo, although dancers may begin at any age. If a child shows an interest in music before age 5, group classes will give them a good foundation in the basics. Children can begin instrument lessons at age 4 or 5 since they’ve developed longer attention spans and can retain material with ease. Due to the physical nature of voice lessons (proper breathing techniques, development of the vocal chords, and lung capacity), children under 6 are generally not ready for the rigors of vocal technique.
Anyone capable of speech is capable of singing. Some people are better than others at matching pitch, but by practicing at home with your recorded lesson you can work on warm-ups and skills. To help you progress we provide lyrics, vocal demo tracks, and instrumental tracks in musical styles ranging from opera to pop.