Preschool & Kindergarten

AGES 2-5:    TWIRL BALLET & TAP COMBO CLASSES

Twirl is a fun + fanciful approach to dance class, and inspires creativity and imagination in your child while reinforcing dance basics in ballet and tap.  Your HKSD Twirl dancer will receive a custom Twirl activity book with imaginative activities to do in class! We will utilize the book at least once per month during class, so we will store it at the studio all year. Dancers will take it home at the end of the season for continued fun!  Dancers will also receive a Twirl reward ribbon for their dance bags. We’ll add a sparkly rhinestone to their ribbon each week when they come to class! At the end of the season, Twirl dancers will receive a Twirl Graduation Celebration Certificate and will perform one routine (either ballet or tap) in our annual Showcase!

Benefits: Coordination, Musicality, Grace, Poise, Social Interaction, Development of Imagination, Listening Skills, Classroom Etiquette

Age Guidelines:
Twirl 2 (30 minutes):       All 2 year-olds
Twirl 3-4 (45 minutes):    All 3 year-olds & 4 year-old beginners
Twirl 4-5 (45 minutes):    4 year-olds with dance experience & 5 year-old beginners

What to wear to Twirl class: Any style or color of dance wear (leotard, tights, dance skirts or dresses), pink ballet shoes, white tap shoes. Tights are not required in warmer months. All students should have a dance bag for their belongings and names should be written in all shoes. 



KINDERGARTEN CLASSES

Designed for Kindergarten students who have completed our Twirl program, or have other dance experience. Students may choose one class, or take both classes.

Kindergarten Ballet  (45 minutes): An introduction to the classical art form, with elements of creative movement.  Young dancers will learn correct terminology and proper technique, while engaging in fun exercises that encourage creativity and artistic expression.  Students will perform one ballet routine in our annual Showcase.
What to wear: Any style or color of dance wear (leotard, tights, dance skirts or dresses) and pink ballet shoes. Tights are not required in warmer months. All students should have a dance bag for their belongings and names should be written in all shoes. 

Kindergarten Jazz/Tap Combo Class  (1 hour): Dancers will learn the basics of jazz and tap in this upbeat, high-energy class. Instructors will emphasize correct terminology and proper technique through a warm-up, across the floor progressions, and choreography using age-appropriate music and movement. Students will perform one routine (either jazz or tap) in our annual Showcase.
What to wear: Any style or color of dance wear (leotard, tights, dance skirts or dresses), tan slip-on jazz shoes and white tap shoes. Tights are not required in warmer months. All students should have a dance bag for their belongings and names should be written in all shoes. 


ACROBATICS CLASSES FOR AGES 3-5

*Must also be enrolled in a dance class.
Acro classes are billed separately from regular tuition and will not participate in the Showcase.

Acro technique includes balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, and is based in flexibility, contortion, and strength. Classes begin with warm-up and exercises to improve strength and flexibility, followed by instruction in acrobatics and tumbling skills. Acro classes will also incorporate fun “obstacle-style” stations to keep our youngest dancers engaged and moving during the entire class. Students acquire strength, balance, and flexibility that assist them in other areas of dance.
What to wear: Leotard or fitted dance top, leggings or fitted dance shorts and bare feet.  Hair must be secured away from the face and off the neck in a ponytail or bun.