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Young Dancer Division

Curriculum Overview

 
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Grown-Up and Me

Grown-Up & Me classes provide a nurturing introduction to the art of dance and are designed to establish a development of trust in the environment and a foundation in autonomy and joy in movement. Children ages 18-36 months will explore movement through rhythms, music, and creativity of dance, together with their grown-ups. Classes are taught by MDT faculty specializing in early childhood education.

 
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Early Introduction to Ballet

Our Early Introduction to Ballet classes provide a gentle transition from Grown-Up & Me to our Introduction to Ballet classes for our youngest dancers. Class is designed to establish a development of trust in the environment and a foundation in autonomy and joy in movement. Children ages 2-3 years will explore movement through rhythms, music, and creativity of dance, independent from their grown-ups. Classes are taught by MDT Faculty specializing in early childhood education.

 
3.

Introduction to Ballet

Our Introduction to Ballet classes for children ages 3-4 years provide a gentle introduction to the independence of a class setting alongside an exploration of movement through rhythms, music, and creativity. Our consistent class structure includes stretching, activities to develop coordination and musicality, across the floor work, and creative expression. Classes are taught by MDT Faculty specializing in early childhood education.

 
4.

Pre-Ballet

Pre-Ballet level classes provide an encouraging class setting for children ages 5-6 years to discover the joy of dance through rhythmic and spatial patterns, music, and creativity. The Pre-Ballet program includes stretching, introductions to basic technical steps, activities to develop coordination and musicality, across the floor work, and creative expression in movement.

 
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Elementary

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At the elementary levels, students begin to connect a creative foundation of movement to the more technically focused elementary class work while developing initiative and passion for the art of ballet through classical training. Classes focus on joy of movement as well as technique and correct body placement, incorporating more technical work at the barre, and introducing the classical structure of a ballet class in an encouraging and inspiring environment.

Elementary 2
At the elementary levels, students begin to connect a creative foundation of movement to the more technically focused elementary class work while developing initiative and passion for the art of ballet through classical training. Classes focus on joy of movement as well as technique and correct body placement, incorporating more technical work at the barre, and introducing the classical structure of a ballet class in an encouraging and inspiring environment. At the Elementary 2 level, specialty classes are added to the curriculum and foster a love for dance alongside developing musicality, coordination, and creativity through introductions to other dance styles.

 

Summer Programs & Camps

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