A student should learn more than just steps in a dance lesson. Your child’s dance class should:
- Stimulate their creative side and teach the value of self-expression
- Build self-esteem and confidence in his/her body
- Begin a life long appreciation for music, dance and the arts
- MOST IMPORTANTLY, your child’s dance class should engage them in an activity that is healthy, active and FUN!
Dance, like anything new requires time and concentrated effort to develop. In today’s fast paced world, it is becoming more and more difficult to keep children engaged in activities that don’t involve instant gratification. Dance Theatre South believes in teaching children that hard work and persistence can be fun, and that is the approach we take in all of our Children’s classes. Our goal is to help everyone fall in love with dance in a way that is new and exciting. We know that once a child is hooked on dance, they willingly embrace self-discipline and focus on all other activities with enthusiasm. Great care has been given to our program and Dance Theatre South is constantly updating and creating new ideas to engage our students. When your child takes classes at Dance Theatre South, you can be sure that he or she is developing a strong foundation in dance basics even if it feels like we are simply having fun!
Kidance is offered to children 5-7 years and older. This class meets for 1 hour. Ballet is the basic foundation of all dance. It develops discipline and technique that is essential to all forms of dance, as well as proper posture, placement, alignment. Ballet benefits students in all areas of dance and is highly recommend for each student. They will perform a ballet dance and tap dance in the recital.
DANCINGKIDS is for dancers 6-9 years old and will learn the fundamental Ballet, Tap and Jazz skills. They can choose: tap & ballet; ballet & jazz; or tap, ballet & jazz. They will perform a dance for each style they have chosen in the recital.