Early Childhood Program
Spotlight Dance Studios early childhood programs is structured for children from 3—5 years of age. We have designed a teaching style that not only teaches the basic building blocks of dance, but more importantly, in a fun way that will keep your child happy and engaged.
Tots (creative movement)
45 minutes once a week for children 3 years old by the end of August or turning 4 during the school year.
A gentle introduction to the dance classroom. Learning to control body movements, traveling at different tempos, stretching, balancing, jumping and arm movements. We also stimulate their imagination by asking them for example, to fly like a butterfly, walk like a prince or princess. This allows students to develop the motor skills for dance but in a fun and imaginative way.
45 minutes once a week for children 4 years old by the end of August or turning 5 during the school year.
Preschool students take what they have learned in Tiny Tots with the addition of Pre Ballet and Tumbling. Tumbling exercises such as rolls and hops are done on mats, with some work on the mini balance beam or trampoline. We keep this a fun and lively teaching style to keep your child engaged, allowing them to develop their coordination, rhythm and music appreciation.
Movement (Pre-Ballet & Tap)
60 minutes once a week for children 5 years old by the end of August or turning 6 during the school year.
Students take the previous skill they have learned and apply them to different dance styles. Not only do they continue to study Ballet but Tap is introduced on a weekly basis. Instruction is given on how to move across the floor such as skipping, galloping, walking on toes while adding arm movements, and how to put together steps while counting music. Overall, helping them develop more confidence and performance skills.