Did you know that Children as young as six months old can greatly benefit from participating in a dance class? Dance Theater of New England offers a wonderful way to enhance your little one's motor skill, flexibility, strength and musicality. Our classes encourage increased coordination, memory, creativity, kindness and empathy, confidence, self control, and focus. The list just goes on and on.
Dance Theater of New England's comprehenive Early Childhood and Pre-School dance programs are designed to take your dancer from highchair to tap shoes! Our programs educate, excite and encourage.
Join our cutting edge program and grow up with us. You be delighted with what your child is learning.
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Terrific Twos, Music and Movement
Ages 2-3 years
It is fabulous to be 2 years old! Two year olds are full of enthusiasm, exploration- and a growing independence. At this age, they learn to play with other children and will build with blocks. Our dance class will embrace your child’s need for independence while making the best of their developmental benchmarks, with dances that hop, jump, run, and show emotion. Dancers will learn to use ribbons, scarves and balls to create dances together and on their own. Basic ballet terminology will be introduced as dancers embark on a special dance adventure weekly.
Tuition: $28.00 monthly
Our program for young children is designed to introduce basic classroom concepts in a fun and warm way. To achieve this end, we use Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD) Preschool Curriculum when instructing young dancers. While in class, students use music, manipulatives, props, and simple movement activities to develop gross motor skills, musical awareness, as well as social and listening skills.
Tuition: $50.00 monthly
4-5 years of age
In this program, the class becomes more structured while maintaining a warm, open atmosphere. Gross motor skills continue to be taught, and fine motor skills are introduced. Locomotor and non-locomotor movement is explored through RAD syllabus and tap dance skills. Students begin to learn such important concepts as placement and sequencing through ethnic and folk dance models. There is plenty of opportunity for self-expression.
This course is offered as a combination tap class.
Tuition: $58.00 monthly
5-6 years of age
This is a foundation course in dance education. We begin to prepare young students for the physical requirements of the trained dancer. Gross and fine motor skills continue to be introduced and combined. Placement, locomotor and non-locomotor skills are re-enforced through a classical dance model superimposed on various dance styles such as ballet, folk and theater dance. This course is offered as a single subject or as a combined class with tap.
Tuition: $58.00 monthly