Kids Dance Classes
Does your child enjoy music and movement? Would you like to turn this into a skill that lasts for a lifetime? Would you like them to have an outlet, a fun exercise and a creative, challenging activity for body and mind? Build confidence, coordination, balance, rhythm and make new friends and learn good manners that come along with Ballroom and Latin dance?
Think of our kids classes as a chance for the children to enjoy a non-competitive block of time in which they can unwind from their own social and academic stresses. They can focus on feeling comfortable with their bodies and themselves under the guidance of our staff and instructors.
We provide a great, caring atmosphere in which kids can learn to dance. We customize classes to the appropriate ages and abilities, all within a nurturing setting that is non-competitive. There’s no scoreboard – just winners!
We promise you this as well – no hidden costume fees or surprises. This is about the kids and about dance. There is also no need for a long-term commitment – we offer half-semesters and drop-in possibilities.
Children’s Classes will be taught in a fun, creative, caring environment to foster and nurture the love of dance. Emphasis will be focused on student’s confidence in themselves.
OUR 2017 CHILDREN’S COURSES:
Ballet 1: Beginning Ballet students will learn basic ballet positions. This class lays the foundation for further studies in ballet and other dance styles. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Tuesday 4:00-5:00 START DATE: September 26th till December 12th (12 classes)
Ballet 2: Intermediate ballet builds on basic ballet positions with a focus on alignment and coordination. Recommended for ages 8+.
Thursday 4:00-5:00 START DATE: September 28th till December 14th (12 classes)
Jazz 1: Beginning Jazz. Students will learn the basic warm-up and movement of jazz dance. Recommended ages 5-8.
Tuesday 5:00-6:00 START DATE: September 26th till December 12th (12 classes)
Jazz 2: Intermediate Jazz. Students will build on the basics while exploring their individual movement style. Recommended ages 8+
Thursday 5:00-6:00 START DATE: September 28th till December 14th ( 12 classes)
Creative Dance for Preschoolers: Introduces children to dance movement through creative expression. Recommended ages 3-5
Saturday 9:15-10:00 START DATE: September 30th till December 16th ( 12 Classes)
Modern 1: Beginning Modern will introduce students to the basic principles and movement of traditional modern dance. Recommended ages 8+.
Saturday 10:00-11:00 START DATE: September 30th till December 16th ( 12 Classes)
- Cost per semester (12 classes) is $145 per child. Two or more courses, $125 per semester, per child.
- 2 or more kids from the same family, $125 per semester, per child.
- Half semester drop in option (6 classes) for $75. Inquire within.
- Each class must have 5 or more students to be taught.
Meet our Dance Instructor, Michelle Harrold
Michelle Harrold trained and performed in outreach programs with Chicago Dance Medium under the direction of Rosemary Doolas. Michelle was a member of Fountainhead Tanz Theatre and performed internationally while training with co-directors Donald and Gayle Griffin. While Michelle was a member of the PRDCo at Purdue University, she performed in “Tides and Solitude” by Sally Wallace which was awarded by the ACDFA and performed in a gala performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Michelle holds a BA in Theater from Purdue University and began her graduate studies in Dance at Case Western University before moving to New England. Michelle was a member of Footnotes Dance Theater and has been a partner in creating MASs Dance Project. In both dance companies Michelle has participated as a soloist, choreographer and has worked on lighting design.
Studio Address: 141 South Street Suite F, West Hartford, CT 06110, USA
Hours: Monday – Friday 12:30pm – 9:00pm