Children's division - 20 months to age 8 

 

All classes in our Children’s Division are taught by ABT® Certified Teachers and follow American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum, which consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. 

Dance Arts Studio's Children's Division classes are divided by age to accommodate the developmental needs of every student. Ages 20 months through 3 years are introduced to spatial awareness, creative movement, pre-ballet and basic tumbling through our Dance with Me classes. At ages 3 and 4, students are part of our Pre-Primary level classes, which introduce young dancers to movement and music – with an emphasis on rhythm, dynamic and placement – to create an understanding of spatial awareness, correct alignment, teamwork and focus. PP3 has a 45-min, weekly class in ballet and creative movement; and PP4 then adds tap for a 60-min, weekly class.

Ages 5 to 8 are part of our Primary level classes, which continues to build upon rhythm, dynamic and placement while creating an understanding of spatial awareness, correct alignment, teamwork and focus. Primary A, Primary B and Primary C classes all include ballet and tap, which are offered as 60-minute classes that meet once a week.

All dancers in our Children’s Division Pre-Primary and Primary levels are required to wear a DAS-branded uniform, which can be purchased directly through the studio via our online store HERE.

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Dance with Me

20 months to age 3

Dance with Me (20 mos. to age 3)

001A: Dance with Me – BALLET/CREATIVE MOVEMENT – Tue – 5:00pm (30 min) – Gina DeCroix Russell

001B: Dance with Me – BALLET/CREATIVE MOVEMENT – Wed – 10:15am (30 min) – Gina DeCroix Russell

Our Dance with Me classes do not require a uniform, but dancers may purchase a DAS-branded cap-sleeve skirted dance dress in BABY BLUE, which is the required uniform for our Pre-Primary – The 3s class. Boys may wear any solid shirt and black tights, leggings or joggers of their choosing.

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primary a

age 5 by 9/1/21

Primary A (5-6 – Age 5 by 9/1/21)

005A: Primary A – BALLET/TAP – Wed – 3:45pm (60 min) – Gina DeCroix Russell

005B: Primary A – BALLET/TAP – Sat – 10:45am (60 min) – Gina DeCroix Russell

DAS uniform required for all Children’s Division Primary level classes, which consists of DAS-branded cap-sleeve leotard and a chiffon pull-on wrap skirt for the girls and DAS-branded milliskin t-shirt for the boys. Boys may wear any solid black tights, leggings or joggers of their choosing. Primary A wears PALE PINK.

pre-primary 3

age 3 by 9/1/21

P-P3 (Age 3 by 9/1/21)

002A: Pre-Primary – The 3s – BALLET/CREATIVE MOVEMENT – Wed – 3:45pm (45 min) – Taryn Grant

002B: Pre-Primary – The 3s – BALLET/CREATIVE MOVEMENT – Sat – 9:00am (45 min) – Gina DeCroix Russell

003A: Pre-Primary – 3s & 4s Combined – BALLET/CREATIVE MOVEMENT/TAP – Tue – 10:00am (60 min) – Gina DeCroix Russell

DAS uniform required for all Children’s Division Pre-Primary level classes, which consists of DAS-branded cap-sleeve skirted dance dress for the girls and DAS-branded milliskin t-shirt for the boys. Boys may wear any solid black tights, leggings or joggers of their choosing.  Pre-Primary – The 3s – wear BABY BLUE and Pre-Primary – The 4s – wear ARABIAN BLUE.

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primary b

age 6 by 9/1/21

Primary B (6-7 – Age 6 by 9/1/21)

006A: Primary B – BALLET/TAP – Tue – 4:00pm (60 min) – Gina DeCroix Russell

006B: Primary B – BALLET/TAP – Wed – 5:30pm (60 min) – Taryn Grant

DAS uniform required for all Children’s Division Primary level classes, which consists of DAS-branded cap-sleeve leotard and a chiffon pull-on wrap skirt. Primary B wears LIPSTICK PINK.

pre-primary 4

age 4 by 9/1/21

P-P4 (Age 4 by 9/1/21)

003A: Pre-Primary – 3s & 4s Combined – BALLET/CREATIVE MOVEMENT/TAP – Tue – 10:00am (60 min) – Gina DeCroix Russell

 

004A: Pre-Primary – The 4s – BALLET/CREATIVE MOVEMENT/TAP – Wed – 4:30pm (60 min) – Taryn Grant

004B: Pre-Primary – The 4s – BALLET/CREATIVE MOVEMENT/TAP – Sat – 9:45am (60 min) – Gina DeCroix Russell

DAS uniform required for all Children’s Division Pre-Primary level classes, which consists of DAS-branded cap-sleeve skirted dance dress for the girls and DAS-branded milliskin t-shirt for the boys. Boys may wear any solid black tights, leggings or joggers of their choosing. Pre-Primary – The 4s – wear ARABIAN BLUE.

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primary c

age 7 by 9/1/21

Primary C (7-9 – Age 7 by 9/1/21)

007A: Primary C – BALLET/TAP – Wed – 4:45pm (60 min) – Gina DeCroix Russell

007B: Primary C – BALLET/TAP – Sat – 9:00am (60 min) – Caitlin Helton Scherer

DAS uniform required for all Children’s Division Primary level classes, which consists of DAS-branded cap-sleeve leotard and a chiffon pull-on wrap skirt. Primary C wears HIBISCUS PINK.