Learn and Grow in Our Preschool Dance Program
Our preschool program classes use a creative approach to share the joy of dance with your little ones. Curriculum emphasizes classroom etiquette, gross motor skills, basic dance technique, and fun! At A-List Dance & Acrobatics we develop your child’s creativity and bring out their self-expression through music and movement. Our faculty are lively, experienced teachers with an early childhood emphasis in every aspect of class. Become a part of our dance family and see how we inspire students with a commitment to age-appropriate dance education.
Ages: 6 Months - 2 Years
Caregiver Required in Class
No Costume or Performance
Your child’s very first introduction to the performing arts! Fairytale Baby is a class designed for children 6 months to 2 years!
Children learn basic dance, rhythm, singing & explore musical instruments as well as sensory play, craft & games.
This class is a no pressure class aimed at making your child’s first introduction to the arts fun, rewarding & enriching.
Ages: 2 Years - 3 Years
Optional Costume & Performance
Building on the movement and songs taught in the Fairytale Baby class, students develop their physical and communication skills in this fun-filled, lively environment.
Children learn to move in time to the music whilst stimulating their imaginations and learning to count through song.
Ages: 4 Years - 5 Years
Optional Costume & Performance
Optional Tap Add On!
The preschool years are crucial in your little one’s development. Our Fairytale Sr class focuses on the further physical development of your child through dance, in combination with the use of imaginative storytelling.
The Fairytale Sr class is more than just dancing – it also gives children the chance to learn valuable skills by responding positively to both the teacher and the other children in the class.
Students have to opportunity to add tap onto the end of their weekly class for only $15!
Ages: 18 Months - 5 Years
This class is designed to introduce physical literacy, coordination, creative movement and basic acrobatic skills to students aged 18 months to five years.
This class is a no pressure, no performance class aimed at making your child’s first introduction to the acro fun, rewarding & enriching.
What to Expect on the First Day
We are very excited to welcome your little one to our Fairytale Dance program. They come into the classroom very slowly, but make the most measurable progress by the end of the year!! We look forward to seeing all of the beautiful little dancers!
We know that as a parent you have a vision for how you think the first day will go. I am writing this letter in order to give you some ideas of how it might go, and how it might not. You may take this advice for whatever it is worth to you. All children are different and react differently in situations.
Usually a brand new 2 year old will cling to mom as they walk in the studio door, as they are unaware of their environment. Everything to them is new. Please arrive early on the first day in order to get them acclimated to their new teacher and environment.
Separation anxiety is one of the most common issues on the first day, you may overcome this by explaining to your child before they arrive that mommy will watch them through the window during the class and that mommy won’t leave.
Our Fairytale Dance class is designed as a teacher/child class. Our policy is that all parents need to be in the lobby when class is in session, not in the dance room. We will work with you and your child to achieve success in bringing happy dancers into the classroom without mom. This is a gradual process for most babies.
Have you ever noticed that when one 2 year old begins to cry, the others follow suit? We have observed this as well and it is why we need to have any crying child wait with mom in the lobby until they feel confident to come back in. We know this sounds harsh, but we will make every attempt at calming your child and getting them to join the class that we possibly can, before we ask the mom to exit the room. Sometimes the child is actually upset just being in the room, so you may calm them down more effectively outside. In the past we let the parent of an unsure child remain in the room with the child; however, we found that this practice can distract other dancers, and the inability for Mom to leave the room in subsequent weeks, as the child has learned, “my mommy stays with me”.
Most of the time our little dancers come into the room right away and never look back. Sometimes our little dancers aren’t ready for a teacher/child class. As parents, we won’t know until we try. Please remember that it sometimes takes a few weeks in order for the child to warm up to the idea, even if they LOVE to dance.
Lastly, our goal on the first day is to get every child into the class without mom and without crying. If we have done that we have succeeded. Please don’t be alarmed if your child just stands in her spot and stares at the teacher jumping up and down. They are simply observing their environment. They will dance when they are ready!!! We hope you all have a positive experience at our studio. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you have questions or concerns.
- Miss Alyssa
Give Your Child the Gift of Dance!
Foster a love of dance in an upbeat, positive environment. As a student, your child will grow their confidence and abilities while making friends for life. Get started with a free trial lesson today!