Preschool Dance Classes

Dance classes offer so much more than just learning new steps! Dancers learn valuable lessons in confidence, patience and perseverance, as well as how to pay attention and work with others. At BDTS we believe the dance studio should be a place where even our youngest students learn how to face new challenges and exercise their whole selves without forgetting the need to have a lot of fun in class!

 

We offer several different types of dance classes for 3 to 5 year olds in our Preschool division.

Mommy/Daddy & Me: Ages 6 months - 3 years

For younger dancers accompanied by a grown-up. This class offers an introduction to the studio environment and the basics of being in a dance class. Students use movement and play to explore different kinds of music and rhythms.

Music & Movement: Ages 2 - 4.5

This class will use a variety of instruments to explore rhythm, increase body awareness, and develop motor skills and coordination. Young dancers will be introduced to the dance studio space and class structure.

Creative Movement: Ages 2.5 - 3.5

Creative movement classes offer an introduction to the studio environment and the basics of being in a dance class. Students use movement and play to explore different kinds of music and rhythms. 

Dance & Tumble: Ages 3 - 5

This class is designed to increase student flexibility, body awareness, and comfort with new forms of movement. 

 

Pre-Ballet: Ages 3 - 5

Pre-Ballet classes introduce students to the world of ballet through basic positions and terminology. Dancers will use those foundations to learn fun choreography, and will carry those skills into later years of ballet training. Ballet shoes and dress code attire are required for these classes.

 

Pre-Tap: Ages 4 - 6

Pre-Tap classes set the stage for students to learn the first steps and terms they'll need to build a foundation in tap dancing. Tap shoes and dress code attire are required for these classes.

 

Pre-Ballet / Pre-Tap: Ages 4 - 6

These "combination" classes cover the basics of both ballet and tap styles, with students spending half the class period on each type of dance. Students get the discipline and patience of ballet alongside the rhythm and movement of tap. Ballet & tap shoes and dress code attire are required for these classes.

Pre-Jazz/Pre-Tap: Ages 4 - 6

These classes offer an introduction to tap and jazz dancing and include technique, choreography and free dance time. Jazz & Tap shoe and dress code attire are required for these classes.

Pre-Ballet/Pre-Jazz: Ages 4 - 6

These classes offer an introduction to ballet and jazz dancing and include technique, choreography and free dance time. Jazz & Ballet shoe and dress code attire are required for these classes.

Hippity Hop: Ages 4 - 6

Hippity Hop is a beginning Hip Hop class where students will learn the fundamentals of Hip Hop style, rhythm and movement while dancing to age-appropriate music. 

Broadway Babies: Ages 3-5

A fun, upbeat class open to our youngest performers who love singing, dancing, acting, and the spotlight! 

Barriskill Dance Theatre School

3642 Shannon Road, Durham, NC, 27707

919.489.5100

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