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. Our Pre-Primary level covers ballet, creative movement, and tap during 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 1 (ages 5-6) and Primary 2 (ages 6-7) 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 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 - 5:30pm (30 min) - Gina DeCroix Russell

CX - 001B: Dance with Me - ON HOLD

BALLET/CREATIVE MOVEMENT - Wed - 10:15am (30 min) - Gina DeCroix Russell (Please call to be added to a waitlist for this class offering. We will add the class back to our schedule with enough interest.)

DAS uniform required for all Children's Division Dance with Me classes, which consists of a DAS-branded cap-sleeve skirted dance dress, and skin-toned or pink tights with matching shoes, for female-identifying dancers; and a DAS-branded milliskin t-shirt; any solid black tights, leggings, or joggers of their choosing; and black ballet shoes for male-identifying dancers.

Dance with Me dancers wear BABY BLUE. DAS-branded uniform items may be purchased directly through our online store.

Tuition fee: $45/month
(Our family rate affects this fee. Tuition is then calculated based on total number of weekly hours. Please see our Tuition Rates for additional info.)

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primary 2
(6-7)

age 6 by 9/1/22

Primary 2 (6-7 - Age 6 by 9/1/22)

004A: Primary 2 - BALLET/TAP - Mon - 6:30pm (60 min) - Gina DeCroix Russell

004B: Primary 2 - BALLET/TAP - Sat - 11:00am (60 min) - Gina DeCroix Russell

 

DAS uniform required for all Children’s Division Primary level classes, which consists of DAS-branded cap-sleeve leotard; a chiffon pull-on circle skirt; and skin-toned or pink tights with matching shoes for female-identifying dancers; and a DAS-branded milliskin t-shirt; any solid black tights, leggings, or joggers of their choosing; and black ballet shoes for male-identifying dancers.

 

Primary 2 wears HIBISCUS PINK. DAS-branded uniform items may be purchased directly through our online store.

Tuition fee: $60/month

(Our family rate affects this fee. Tuition is then calculated based on total number of weekly hours. Please see our Tuition Rates for additional info.)

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pre-primary
(3-4)

age 3 by 9/1/22

Pre-Primary (3-4 - Age 3 by 9/1/22)

 

002A: Pre-Primary - BALLET/CREATIVE MOVEMENT/TAP - Mon - 5:30pm (60 min) - Gina DeCroix Russell

002B: Pre-Primary - BALLET/CREATIVE MOVEMENT/TAP - Tue - 10:00am (60 min) - Gina DeCroix Russell

002C: Pre-Primary - BALLET/CREATIVE MOVEMENT/TAP - Thur - 4:00pm (60 min) - Gina DeCroix Russell

002D: Pre-Primary - BALLET/CREATIVE MOVEMENT/TAP - Sat - 9:00am (60 min) - Gina DeCroix Russell

DAS uniform required for all Children's Division Pre-Primary classes, which consists of a DAS-branded cap-sleeve skirted dance dress, and skin-toned or pink tights with matching shoes, for female-identifying dancers; and a DAS-branded milliskin t-shirt; any solid black tights, leggings, or joggers of their choosing; and black ballet shoes for male-identifying dancers.

Pre-Primary dancers wear ARABIAN BLUE. DAS-branded uniform items may be purchased directly through our online store.

Tuition fee: $60/month

(Our family rate affects this fee. Tuition is then calculated based on total number of weekly hours. Please see our Tuition Rates for additional info.)

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primary 1
(5-6)

age 5 by 9/1/22

Primary 1 (5-6 - Age 5 by 9/1/22)

003A: Primary 1 - BALLET/TAP -Tue - 6:00pm (60 min) - Gina DeCroix Russell

003B: Primary 1 - BALLET/TAP - Sat - 10:00am (60 min) - Gina DeCroix Russell

 

DAS uniform required for all Children’s Division Primary level classes, which consists of DAS-branded cap-sleeve leotard; a chiffon pull-on circle skirt; and skin-toned or pink tights with matching shoes for female-identifying dancers; and a DAS-branded milliskin t-shirt; any solid black tights, leggings, or joggers of their choosing; and black ballet shoes for male-identifying dancers.

 

Primary 1 wears LIPSTICK PINK. DAS-branded uniform items may be purchased directly through our online store.

Tuition fee: $60/month

(Our family rate affects this fee. Tuition is then calculated based on total number of weekly hours. Please see our Tuition Rates for additional info.)