Tap/Ballet combo classes teach children everything they need to know to have a great beginning in dance. Tap is a form of dance characterized by using the sound of one's tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument. Combination classes will concentrate on Broadway tap; it is widely performed as a part of musical theater, while learning rhythmic timing. Ballet is a highly technical form of performance dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. Ballet requires years of training to learn and master, and much practice to retain proficiency. Combination classes will focus on the spatial exploration and terminology through imagination activities and movement games.
*Plan first class attire accordingly; Clothing: Tank Top & Leggings/Shorts are appropriate, Footwear: Sneakers with socks are suitable, Hair: Must be pulled back into a ponytail.
*Be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time to check in with the front desk and ensure the location of the classroom. Being early to all classes is important because this allows children to interact with teachers before the instructional time. Please wait outside the classroom for the teacher to call you in.
*Please do not step into the classroom for any reason other than asked by the instructor, this can be very distracting for the other students. Ensure your child that you will not leave them and will be watching from the window. Refrain from waving, tapping on the glass or trying to get your child’s attention of any kind.
*Speak with their teacher after the dismissal of class. Here, the teacher will be able to discuss their professional observations and future classroom attire.
Required shoes for enrolled students: Black Tap Shoes and Pink Ballet Shoes.