preschool dance class descriptions northbrook ymca

Dance and creative movement increases independence, promotes physical fitness, aids in creating a positive self-image, improves balance and coordination and encourages participation and group interaction. We offer several dance classes for preschoolers, from beginner ballerina to tap.

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Ballet Rhythms

3yrs old by September

Preschoolers work on large motor skills, simple ballet steps, creative movement and limited tumbling. Fun stretches, creative games and a variety of props are used to enhance learning.

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Ballet Beats

4yrs old by September

Students improve large motors skills, while learning basic ballet positions and begin work on simple ballet movements. The continued use of fun stretches, creative games, and a variety of props enhance learning.

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Ballet Designs

5yrs old by September

Kindergarten students work on basic ballet skills and movements. More complex concepts in dance are introduced along with more challenging tumbling. Hard work is still rewarded with fun dance games and the use of props.

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Ballet and Tap Beats

4-5yrs old by September

In this combination class, students work on basic ballet and tap steps. This class will teach the large motor skills, basic ballet positions and steps along with beginning tap technique. A great introduction to both disciplines.

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Pre-Tap

4-5yrs old by September

This introductory tap class focuses on developing the motor skills needed for tap technique. Focus on rhythm plays a key role for students. This is a great class for those anxious to make noise with their feet!

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1, 2 Dance All 3

5yrs old by September

This Kindergarten class encompasses Ballet, Tap and Jazz and is a great introduction to all three styles of dance through the use of movement games and techniques. Students focus on more complex ballet movements, basic jazz and basic tap rhythms.

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