Now that you are older its time to learn some of the ‘Grown Up’ stuff!
On the list? Positions of the arms, positions of the feet, correct form, arabesque and attitude, pirouettes and sautes (jumps) to name a few. This is the best gift you can give your aspiring dancer as they will use their Baby Ballet Long Island training for the rest of their life. We teach it right, right from the start!
Use of ballet terms in both English and French are also used.
This is a separation class but a caregiver is allowed to stay in the room to watch if needed.
Ballet and Character
These classes focus on developing a solid ballet technique. Introducing technically correct ballet steps, positions and placement depending on their level. Age appropriate terminology, rhythm and coordination are taught which will also foster motor skills, strength and flexibility. We will also look into how the body works to gain a thorough and well rounded knowledge.
Character dance is the theatrical representation of folk dance and is seen in many ballets to help portray a particular nationality. It consists of learning different styles of dance from around the World, mime and partner work.
The class will be 30min classical ballet and 15mins Character
Musical Theatre - 4 and 5 years
This 45 minute class is designed to introduce your child to the basics of musical theatre! In three parts, the class will consist of dancing, singing, and acting! A true trifecta of the performing arts! Classes will start with warming up the body using isolations, jazz hands, and stretching. We will then move to vocal exercises, working on getting your little one comfortable with using their voice and body at the same time! Finally, put it together with a little acting, and you have a Broadway baby on your hands. Your child will be sure to leave class feeling confident, and singing and dancing to all the Broadway classics!
Musical Theatre - 6 and 7 years
This 45 minute class is designed to teach your child the true foundations of Musical Theatre! In three parts, your child will dance, sing, and act! A little more advanced, the class will begin with isolations and across the floor to upbeat musical theatre songs. We will then move to vocal exercises - learning everything from scales, to full verses of Broadway songs. Your child will be exposed to musicals from the 1920s all the way through contemporary musicals such as Aladdin and Cats! When we put all of that together with some acting, you have a Broadway kid in the making! Your child will leave class feeling confident and full of joy!
Boys Ballet and Strengthening
Specialized class focusing on strength and fitness for boys. Ballet goes hand in hand with sports fitness and discipline. Many of today's top athletes take ballet to increase their control, flexibility, strength and coordination to name a few. Let them get their energy out in this 45min class that will be far from 'girly'.
This 45 minute combo class is a great introduction into world of dance. We will start with tap each week, learning and developing basic tap skills depending on the age level. We will then move onto Jazz and will start with stretching, strengthening and learning steps. Each month will introduce and focus on a different genre such as contemporary, jazz and hip hop. To finish the class we will incorporate that day's style into a routine.
This 45 minute combo class is a great introduction into world of dance. We will start with tap each week, learning and developing basic tap skills depending on the age level. We will then change into Ballet mode. Introducing technically correct ballet steps, positions and placement depending on their level. Age appropriate terminology, rhythm and coordination are taught which will also foster motor skills, strength and flexibility. We will also look into how the body works to gain a thorough and well rounded knowledge.
Bring: A yoga mat (just one to share for both grown up and child)
Come explore the benefits of yoga right alongside your little one! This 45 minute class will include age appropriate stretches, yoga poses, breathing practices, and playful music and movement exercises. We will also have fun doing circle time activities, and explore the meaning of yoga both on and off the mat through story and song. Toward the end of the session, you and your child will have a chance to unwind with some quiet activities such as reading and using breathing and sensory toys that promote relaxation. Finally, we'll rest and refresh with a peaceful savasana. Repetition and consistency in class structure will allow you and your little one to keep practicing even when you're home. See you there! Namaste.
Bring: A yoga mat
Let's breathe, stretch, and play yoga! This 45 minute class will include age appropriate stretches, yoga poses, breathing practices, and playful music and movement exercises. We will also have fun doing circle time activities, and explore the meaning of yoga both on and off the mat through story and song. Children will have the opportunity to explore the 5 elements of yoga; connect, breathe, move, focus, and relax in every class. There will also be games, mindfulness activities, and of course a peaceful savasana at the end of every practice. Consistent and predictable activities mixed with a new adventure each week is the perfect combination for their fast developing sense of independence. See you there! Namaste.
Adult Ballet - Beginners
Barre workouts have become increasingly popular but what about the original barre workout? Ballet.
Adult ballet offers an all over body workout, with the added benefits of improving body tone, building strength and stamina, and increasing your general flexibility. Ballet is great for improving posture too, and you’ll soon find yourself thinking about walking ‘taller’. Through a programme of barre work and centre practise, you’ll develop your ballet technique and work on a wide range of steps that you’ll use in dances and enchainment set to beautiful music. In our opinion, there’s no more enjoyable way to work-out than taking a ballet class!
Private Pod Classes
These time slots are reserved for your safe studying groups. The class will be especially for your group only and can be any class except yoga or musical theatre. Perfect for those not ready to interact with other children outside of their 'safe' friends and family.