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Full Year Program

Kindergarten–2nd Grade 

Mini classes are designed to introduce Kindergarten–2nd grade children to the world of dance.  Instructors use age-appropriate coursework to nurture the young dancer’s physical, emotional, and social skills. Classwork develops the basic elements of creative movement, basic skills, as well as vocabulary, and music. Primary objectives are geared toward inspiration, self-expression, creativity, and imagination. Young children experience the love of learning through dance and music.

Benefits of Children’s Dance
Classes are focused on learning basic dance terminology and technique as well as life skills. During each class, dancers will improve upon their gross and fine motor skills, balance, alignment, and kinesthetic awareness. These classes will be one of their first steps into a classroom – they will experience the importance of sharing, waiting our turn, and working in groups!

Children’s Dance classes run full year (Sept-June), and end in an optional (but highly recommended) end-of-the-year recital in June.

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2019–2020 Schedule for the DIDC Children’s Program

*Minimum AGE requirement (as of September 30th)

Mini-Combo I

Kindergarten

Monday 3:30–4:30 PM – FULL
Tuesday
5:30–6:30 PM
Saturday 9:00–10:00 AM

This one-hour class will combine both beginning Ballet & beginning Tap for kindergarten age dancers. This class is geared toward improving basic motor skills, agility and rhythm. Dancers will perform both a Tap and Ballet dance in the annual recital.

Mini-Combo II

Kindergarten/1st Grade

Wednesday 6:00–7:00 PM
Thursday 4:15–5:15 PM
Saturday 10:45–11:45 AM

This one-hour class will combine both beginning Ballet & beginning Tap for kindergarten/1st grade age dancers. This class is geared toward improving basic motor skills, agility and rhythm. Dancers will perform both a Tap and Ballet dance in the annual recital.

Mini-Combo III/IV

2nd/3rd Grade

Thursday 2:30–3:30 PM

This one-hour class will combine both beginning Ballet & beginning Tap for 2nd grade age dancers. This class is geared toward improving basic motor skills, agility and rhythm. Dancers will perform both a Tap and Ballet dance in the annual recital.

Mini-Acro

Kindergarten/1st/2nd Grade

Monday 3:45–4:30 PM
Wednesday 4:30–5:15 PM
Friday 4:30–5:15 PM

Class Description

Acrobatics uses strength and flexibility to perform gymnastic-based tricks. In this 45-minute beginner-level class, students perform conditioning exercises to prepare them for increased difficulty.  It teaches flexibility, balance, strength, and coordination. DIDC Acro Instructors are certified by Acrobatic Arts and classes follow the Acrobatic Arts syllabus.

The classic dance form of ballet teaches strength, poise, and balance using specific terminology, technique, and choreography. Dancers are trained at the barre in order to develop correct posture and to prepare the body for the demands of classical dance.  The main goal of Ballet is to learn and improve upon one’s technique, which will be used as a foundation in every subject of dance. In this 45-minute ballet class, dancers learn to execute classical movements with grace.

Mini-Hip Hop

Kindergarten/1st/2nd Grade

Monday 4:30–5:15 PM
Friday 5:15–6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00–10:45 AM

Class Description

Hip Hop is a dance style, usually danced to hip hop music, and includes a wide range of styles like breaking, locking, and popping.  This class requires stamina, hard work, and a strong core. Students should be prepared for a challenging and rewarding class. Dancers will improve their musicality, strength, stamina, and more!

Hip Hop is a dance style, usually danced to hip hop music, and includes a wide range of styles like breaking, locking, and popping.  This class requires stamina, hard work, and a strong core. Students should be prepared for a challenging and rewarding class. Dancers will improve their musicality, strength, stamina, and more!

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