Ages 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 yrs. (Mommy & Me)
Mommy & Me Ballet / Tap
This 30 minute class is geared toward the little one that wants to dance with mommy in class. This is a great way to let your child explore their creative side.
These are Ballet based classes with Tap added at the end. The teacher guides the student to learn in a way that makes discovering, balancing and listening skills easy and fun. Mommies, wear comfortable shoes and get ready to move with your little dancer! Limited to 7 students.
Why is dance important?
First and foremost, dance is important because it’s fun! Our teachers are dancers themselves and share their passion with their students. Additionally, the National Dance Education Organization says that dance trains a better combination of flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination than most other physical pursuits. But beyond that, educators are increasingly recognizing the importance of the arts on cognitive development. Creative and aesthetic pursuits like dance have been repeatedly linked to improved physical, mental, and social well being, as well as academic achievement. More than ever, dance and the arts are being recognized as essential pieces of a complete education by leading teachers, administrators, and educational philosophers.
Why start so young?
Your child’s still getting comfortable on two legs. Are they really ready to start dance lessons? Absolutely! Pediatricians like David Geller of BabyCenter.com say it’s a great idea for young children to begin rolling and playing in a group setting.Young children learn by mimicking, and trying out new ways of moving their bodies builds coordination and motor skills. It’s not about mastering technique, but about beginning to learning body movement in a safe and fun setting, and beginning to build social skills while mommy is still there.
Are they really going to learn Ballet and Tap?
Our teachers aren’t expecting your little one to learn complex choreography, but there’s no reason they can’t learn simple poses or even a basic routine (according to parenting website What To Expect) with some help from mom. Stepping to music can be lots of fun. There’s a good chance your child notices, even dances, when he or she hears music. Our classes are all about encouraging that joy.
Why Choose Us?
- Professional 'Floating Marley Dance Floors' reduce fatigue and prevent injury
- Small class sizes
- Customer service - desk staff available during class times for assistance
- Wide selection of class times to fit your busy schedule
- University trained teachers
- Instructions in rock, classical, pop, jazz and more
- Optional, low pressure recitals
"It has been amazing to see my son tranformed through his discovery of the violin. Since starting at the School of Dance & Music, he has gained a deep sense of accomplishment and confidence."
"My 7-year-old son LIVES for his weekly electric guitar lesson! We have to ask him to stop practicing!"
"I love the School of Dance and Music! I have danced there for years and I always love my teachers. They are always willing to listen and are open to what the students have to say. I like that all the teachers are friends and are nice. The teachers and students works well together (we are a team) and when I am there I feel at home."
"My daughter has met lots of friends at the school and has a great time coming here. She loves the teachers and staff and looks forward to the fabulous dance & music recitals they put on every year. The school is very well run and very accommodating to stressed out parents with ever changing schedules."
"What wonderful life long lessons my kids are learning at the School of Dance & Music! The teachers are positive and motivating and they each bring their own originality every week. The staff is kind and professional. Our family looks forward to a long relationship with the school."