Technical Advice for Dancers

Dancers in Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten Classes

The two most important classes for dancers in preschool, Pre-K and kindergarten are Ballet and Tap/Jazz Combo.

  • Ballet helps instill etiquette such as listening, following instructions and being respectful to others. Pre-ballet fundamentals and exercises are taught to increase creativity, flexibility, concentration and focus; providing a foundation for continued dance education.

  • Tap is essential as it is a dance form that helps the young dancer with coordination, rhythm, timing and musicality; giving a child a music foundation which is essential for all forms of dance.

  • Tap and jazz are combined together in a combo class because jazz is often the more popular genre that young dancers want to take; but tap is an important and critical building block for preschool aged children.

  • Additional dance classes that are available for dancers at this age: Hippity Hop and Tumble Tricks.