Mommy and Me
Through fun filled, ballet based exercises, imagery and a mixture of
classical music and song , this 30 minute structured class will have your
dancer pointing their toes, learning to plie and tip toe-ing out of the door.
Its a perfect introduction to dance and helps develop and instill physical and
emotional confidence while learning a foundation in ballet.
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.
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.
Tap: Whats not to love about having a good excuse to be noisy! Tap is a great and fun way to learn rhythms, patterns and increase coordination.
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 to 8 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!
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!
Mini Jazz or Lyrical with Acro Combo classes
Mini jazz dance will focus on learning proper dance techniques such as (but not limited to): isolations of the body, developing complex rhythms and patterns to improve coordination, and the foundations of jumps, turns and leaps. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz dance such as Broadway, Classic, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well rounded dancer. This class also teaches the fundamentals of basic dance with acrobatics where students work on flexibility and body strengthening. Students learn handstands, cartwheels, bridges, forward rolls, and more!
Mini lyrical dance combines the movements of ballet and jazz while introducing the aspect of storytelling. Students will learn musicality and how to express different emotions through dance. This class also teaches the fundamentals of basic dance with acrobatics where students work on flexibility and body strengthening. Students learn handstands, cartwheels, bridges, forward rolls, and more!