Giggle & Groove

Classes for Preschoolers through First Grade

Our Giggle & Groove program is Studio North Dance Arts' foundation for young children. These classes introduce children to the dance classroom through creative movement, basic ballet steps, song and games. Young students learn HOW to be in a dance class - taking turns, waiting in line, sharing, when to listen and when to speak. Lessons are based on the nationally recognized Leap n' Learn children's dance syllabus.

Students must meet the age guideline by October 31st and be fully potty-trained and able to attend class independent of a parent.

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PRESCHOOL CLASSES

Creative Movement

ages 3 & 4           45 min weekly class           1 recital dance 

Our signature introductory program for pre-school students, this class develops coordination, basic motor skills, musical awareness, and listening skills while helping students tap into their natural creativity in a stress free and fun environment. Boys and girls gain a sense of joy and accomplishment while learning how to be in a dance classroom. Sharing this positive experience with their peers, students gain an understanding of teamwork that positively benefits and influences their everyday lives. Basic ballet and tap dance skills are combined with songs, games, and movement skills to engage the students’ attention and imagination in class.

Creative Movement is offered:

  • Monday 3:15-4:00pm

  • Wednesday 4:00-4:45pm (waitlist)

  • Thursday 5:30-6:15pm (waitlist)

  • Friday 4:00-4:45pm

  • Saturday 9:00-9:45am

CLASSES FOR KINDERGARTEN & FIRST GRADE

Pre-Ballet

ages 5 & 6       45 minute weekly class        1 recital dance

Pre-Ballet introduces our budding ballerinas and danseurs to the ballet barre in addition to centre and traveling technique. Use of breath, head and eye movements and full body coordination are encouraged. Students become part of a centuries old tradition through this Cecchetti-based program, learning proper technique and vocabulary.

Pre-Ballet is offered:

  • Wednesday 5:00-5:45pm (waitlist)

  • Thursday 4:00-4:45pm

  • Saturday 10:00-10:45am

Pre-Jazz/Tap

ages 5 & 6       45 minute weekly class        1 recital dance

Students in Pre-Jazz/Tap are introduced to the beginning fundamentals of Broadway-style jazz and tap in this 2 year program. In jazz, we explore the concepts of isolation, opposition and using the upper and lower body in unison. Tap work focuses on rhythm development and musicality while learning how to use the 2 parts of the tap shoe independently. The recital dance alternates between jazz and tap each year.   A ballet class is highly recommended in conjunction with Pre-Jazz/Tap.

Pre-Jazz/Tap is offered:

  • Wednesday 5:45-6:30pm

  • Thursday 4:45-5:30pm

  • Saturday 10:45-11:30am

        

Pre-Hip-Hop

ages 5 & 6       45 minute weekly class        1 recital dance

In Pre-Hip-Hop, children are introduced to the exciting world of hip-hop dance through exercises, games and activities. Basic movement elements are also included to aid in muscle and coordination development, as well as help with overall technique and musicality. This program builds classroom skills and teamwork utilizing songs, games and lesson plans to encourage creativity and the joy of movement to upbeat, contemporary pop music. A ballet or Acro class is highly recommended in conjunction with Pre-Hip-Hop.

Pre-Hip-Hop is offered:

  • Tuesday 4:45-5:30pm

  • Saturday 9:45-10:30am

Pre-Acro

ages 5 & 6    45 minute weekly class        1 recital dance

Pre-Acro is our entry level acrobatics class for young children. AcroDance combines beginner tumbling skills such as forward and backward rolls, headstands and cartwheels with basic dance movements. This class is great for strength-building and development of full-body coordination. A ballet class is highly recommended in conjunction with Pre-Acro.

Pre-Acro is offered:

  • Tuesday 4:00-4:45pm

  • Saturday 9:00-9:45am