Ballet, Tap, Jazz for 3-4 Year Olds

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Ballet, Tap, Jazz for 3-4 Year Olds

Introduction to the art of dance focusing on the basics of ballet, tap and jazz. Develop and enhance gross motor skills, listening skills, and positive peer interaction. Classes include fun and easy dance steps that change each session. Music and props are used to build coordination and self-esteem. The final class is an informal observation day. Tap shoes and ballet slippers required.

Parents are strongly encouraged to remain in the building while their children are in class.

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Commonly Asked Questions

What should my child wear to class?
Please dress your child appropriately in clothing in which they can easily move, such as leotards, tights, leggings or pants (no jeans or dresses, please). Properly fitting ballet and tap shoes are recommended.

What should I do before class begins?
Take shoes, coats, hats and mittens off outside of and before class begins. Please make a last bathroom stop, and dispose of any gum or candy before class.

Where do I go on the first day of class?
Please check in at the front desk and you will be directed to the appropriate room.

What will my child learn in 3-4 Year Old Ballet, Tap & Jazz?
We will cover beginning ballet, tap and jazz steps, with an emphasis on gross motor skill development, listening skills, and peer interaction. This class will be taught fun and easy dances to help build coordination and self-esteem. Different music, props, and rhythm instruments will be used during each session. 

When may I observe a class?
The observation day for dance class is always the last day of the session (for the 21-week Studio session, observation days will be week 7 and 14). This is your child's special day to show you what they have accomplished. Younger siblings frequently have a hard time just watching, so many parents make other arrangements for them. Drop-in babysitting at the YMCA is available for a small fee. Your dancer looks forward to your undivided attention. 

What if my child misses a class?
There are no make-ups for missed classes. For extended medical reasons, with doctor's verification, a credit will be given.

Where can I purchase leotards and shoes?
Payless Shoes carries the shoes or any dance apparel store (such as the Dancewear Now) carries all dance supplies.

In what class shall I enroll my child after 3-4 Year Old Ballet, Tap & Jazz?
For ages 5-6, we offer a Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Kinder Studio for Age 4, or Dancin’ for Fun Studio for Age 3.

How do I register?
You can sign up at the front desk, or register with a credit card by calling 436 9595 or registering online. Visa, Mastercard, and Discover are accepted.

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For more information about the YMCA Dance Program, please call 436 9651.