early childhood education
A healthy and active body equals a healthy and active brain, at all ages and stages. Our baby movement classes boost healthy development.
Pre-school Dance for ages 2.5-3: Fun movement explorations and dance skills in a social environment that help strengthen the child’s body and brain.
Tap/Ballet Combo for ages 3-5: Students will explore the beauty of ballet through engaging activities that promote healthy development and the excitement of tap through rhythm activities and tap games.
Kids Yoga Adventure for ages 2.5-5: Through yoga, your child will improve balance and coordination through poses and play, develop language through story and song, become mindful and calm, understand how to use breathing to reduce stress and feel in control, connect to the world around them, and have fun!
Tap/Jazz Combo for ages 4-6: Students will experience the thrill of moving to upbeat music in jazz and the excitement of tap through rhythm activities and tap games.
Tap/Ballet Combo for ages 3-5 and 4-6: Students will explore the beauty of ballet and the excitement of tap through engaging activities that promote healthy development and a basic understanding of rhythm and music. Stagelight Performing Arts is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Pre-Primary through Level III will be taught by ABT® Certified Teacher, Bonnie Edwards, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level III of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.
Musical Theatre Act & Dance for ages 4-6: Students will experience the thrill of performing like various characters through confidence-building acting games and dance combinations. Half the class focuses on Acting skills; the second half focuses on Broadway-style movement.
Musical Theatre Song & Dance for ages 4-6: Students will be challenged to learn and perform quickly in our combo song and dance class–“rehearsal style.” One half-hour of vocals and one half-hour of dance will enhance students’ abilities to sing, dance, and perform simultaneously. This class helps students learn and perform quickly. We recommend that students take a second “technique class” for a more in-depth study of dance or vocal music and so technique can be more quickly applied in the Musical Theatre rehearsal-style class. Such technique classes include Broadway Jazz, Jazz, Ballet, Contemp./Modern, or private lessons in any of these areas. Level II Musical Theatre classes require the additional technique class.