Students in our Parent & Me class participate in a fun Creative Movement class with their mom, dad, grandparent or guardian. Students learn fun dances while being introduced to Ballet basics.
Our youngest students truly enjoy this first-time dance class experience! Activities are geared towards the familiarity of having a teacher, learning with other classmates, and fun instruction! Class includes stretching, basic ballet, ribbons, parachute, and other creative dances. Maximum class size for Creative Movement is 6 tots to 1 teacher and 1 assistant.
Our Primary class incorporates the practice of gross motor and fine motor skills, with attention given to Ballet and Tap technique. The program also encourages social skills such as taking turns, cooperation, and friendly words and actions. Primary class consists of 30-40 minutes of Ballet, 15-20 minutes of Tap, and Creative Movement dance for 5-8 minutes.
Level 1 classes were designed for the developing attention span of the Kindergarten and First Grade student. This class focuses on the introduction of Ballet and Tap to lay a good foundation for continued dance education in a fun, fast-paced atmosphere with age appropriate music. Class consists of 30-40 minutes of Ballet, 15-20 minutes of Tap, and 5-8 minutes of free dance time.
EDSA's Level 2 classes are designed to focus on body alignment and technique and prepare students to start taking corrections. This class consists of 30-40 minutes of Ballet (stretching, barre, center and across the floor), 15-20 minutes of Tap, and 5 minutes of free dance time.
Our Level 3 class is a combination of Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. The Ballet portion of class is usually 40 minutes long, Tap is 15-20 minutes, and Jazz is 15-20 minutes. The emphasis in Level 3 is on Ballet, as we believe a strong Ballet base will make our dancers better in other styles.
At this point, each class will be based on age, technique, and discipline. Classes are taken more serious, and students should be appyling corrections each week. Students will remain in a Level for at least 3 years and will continue to stay until perfected. Advancement is the decision of the instructor, not the child or parent.