Ballet, Tap, Jazz for 5-6 Year Olds

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Ballet, Tap, Jazz for 5-6 Year Olds

Learn the basic techniques and names for tap, ballet, and jazz dance steps. Emphasis is placed on proper body placement, learning steps to music, and having fun. The final class is an informal observation day. Tap shoes and ballet slippers required.

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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 5-6 Year Old Ballet, Tap & Jazz?
This class begins with the basic technique development in ballet, tap and jazz dance. The emphasis is on proper body placement, as well as learning steps to music and having fun.   

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 5-6 Ballet, Tap & Jazz?
The Beginner Dancer (ages 7-12) or Beginner Studio (ages 5-6) programs are recommended.

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.