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YOUNG MOVERS PROGRAM


Overview

    The Young Movers Program is the School at Peridance's introduction to movement to young dancers. An emphasis is placed on creativity and fostering a love of dance. Dancers are guided through creative movement, coordination activities, basic dance terminology, studio etiquette, musicality and rhythm fundamentals in a fun and engaging environment.

    Age ranges for classes are kept narrow to keep students working at the most age appropriate level for their physical and emotional needs.

    Upon completion of the Young Movers Program at 6 years old, students are able to choose to continue into the Core Pre Professional Training Track or the Children/Teen Open Track.

Academic Year Classes

    Click here for the Spring 2021 Class Schedule.
    *NOTE* The School at Peridance is slowly working on bringing classes safely into the space. Unless otherwise noted, all classes are being held virtually.

    Click here for the Academic Calendar.

    Please note: for Spring 2021, classes may be limited due to Covid-19.

    Creative Story Dance (18 months - 2.5 years, with caregiver participation)

    This class is an introductory movement class that explores different forms of locomotion with a caregiver. Each week, dancers will read a story and participate in movement games relating to the story's theme and characters. A caregiver helps to guide a dancer through class activities.

    Creative Story Dance II (2.5 - 3.5 years)

    This class is an introductory movement class that continues to build upon skills taught in Creative Story Dance I . Early weeks are spent with a caregiver and a gentle separation process will take place over the first few weeks of class. While dancers continue to explore movement through story based activities, a new emphasis is put on dancer's independence in the studio.

    Creative Movement (3.5 - 4.5 years)

    This class is a beginner movement class that reviews stretching, locomotion and rhythm in a creative setting. While some ballet terminology may be introduced throughout the year, dancers will spend time exploring rhythm and movement through games, songs and props.

    Creative Ballet (4.5 - 5.5 years)

    This class begins to look more closely at ballet technique. Attention is given to awareness of posture and class etiquette as well as an introduction to working at the Ballet Barre. In this class, students continue to explore their own creativity while bringing focus to proper coordination and alignment.

    Ballet/Tap Combo (4.5 - 6 years)

    This class introduces tap vocabulary and rhythm skills alongside a Creative Ballet curriculum. The class is divided into 30 minutes of each style of dance with creative activities incorporated. In Tap, students work on their body control and foot articulation to complete basic vocabulary and rhythm patterns. In Ballet, attention is given to awareness of posture and class etiquette as well as an introduction to working at the Ballet Barre. In this class, students continue to explore their own creativity, coordination and musicality through the study of two styles of dance.


Tuition

    Please note, there are NO REFUNDS once registrations and fees are processed and paid. TUITION AND FEES ARE NON REFUNDABLE.

    # Weekly Classes Total Tuition (One Installment) Payment Plan Fee Payment Plan (4 Installments)
    1 $576.00 $28.80 $151.20
    2 $1,123.20 $56.16 $294.84
    *Registration fees apply to new students for Spring 2021. Students returning from Fall 2020 who are adding classes may be subject to an additional $25.00 registration fee.

    The School at Peridance will happily welcome new students into our programs should we have space available in the class. Students will be required to take a trial class first to ensure they are placed in the appropriate level and that both the teacher and student feel they are able to join in the curriculum with a late start. Prorated tuition is not offered by week but in separate enrollment periods.

    Start Date Tuition (for single class)
    February 1 - March 13 $576.00*
    March 14 - April 24 $384.00*
    *New students enrolling for Spring 2021 will be subject to an additional $50 registration fee


Dress Code

    Dress code is required for at home virtual classes with the exception of footwear. Dancers are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear, but in certain instances teachers will advise with alternative options to protect students' feet and floors at home.

    For all classes, dancers should have hair secured back away from their face.

    Please note that dancers for any ballet based class are welcome to wear pink or flesh colored tights with pink or flesh colored ballet slippers. We do ask that tights and shoes match for a consistent line.

    Class Dress Code
    Creative Story Dance I & II Comfortable Clothing (Leggings, T-Shirt, Shorts or Leotards) / Bare Feet / No Tutus/Detachable Skirts Please!
    Creative Movement Comfortable Clothing (Leggings, T-Shirt, Shorts or Leotards) / Bare Feet / No Tutus/Detachable Skirts Please!
    Creative Ballet (Girls) Pink Leotard / Footed Ballet Tights / Ballet Slippers
    Creative Ballet (Boys) White T-Shirt/ Black Boys' Ballet Tights or Pants / Black Socks / Black Ballet Slippers
    Ballet/Tap Combo (Girls) Black Leotard / Footed Ballet Tights / Ballet Slippers / Black Tap Shoes
    Ballet/Tap Combo (Boys) White T-Shirt/ Black Boys' Ballet Tights or Pants / Black Socks / Black Ballet Slippers / Black Tap Shoes


Performance Opportunities

    Due to Covid-19 the status of our 2021 concerts are to be determined.

    Creative Movement, Creative Ballet, and Ballet/Tap Combo classes are invited to participate in Creative Concert held at the end of Spring Semester. This end of the year concert builds upon technique and skills learned during the fall semester.

    Performances are typically held in Peridance's KnJ Theater. Families should be prepared to have their dancer dropped off early for their tech and dress rehearsal before the performance.

    Note that spring tuition will include a costume fee. Creative Concert tickets will be sold online through Peridance's website.

    All important concert information will be sent out within the first weeks of the spring semester.