Early Childhood Dance Program

Did you know that Children as young as six months old can greatly benefit from participating in a dance class? Dance Theater of New England offers a wonderful way to enhance your little one's motor skill, flexibility, strength and musicality. Our classes encourage increased coordination, memory, creativity, kindness and empathy, confidence, self control, and focus. The list just goes on and on.

Dance Theater of New England's comprehenive Early Childhood and Pre-School dance programs are designed to take your dancer from highchair to tap shoes! Our programs educate, excite and encourage.

Join our cutting edge program and grow up with us. You be delighted with what your child is learning.

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Mommy and Me for Free (Dads are always welcome!)
Ages 18 months – 2 years

In Africa, there’s an old saying “It takes a village to raise a child”. We at Dance Theater of New England know that you want the best for your little one, and a great education is a good start in the right direction. Especially if it includes dance! So with this in mind we offer this free class as a community service. This is a gift from Dance Theater to you and your child. Thank you for enrolling and letting us give back to the village we dearly love.  Tuition is Free!

 

Terrific Twos, Music and Movement
Ages 2-3 years

It is fabulous to be 2 years old! Two year olds are full of enthusiasm, exploration- and a growing independence. At this age, they learn to play with other children and will build with blocks. Our dance class will embrace your child’s need for independence while making the best of their developmental benchmarks, with dances that hop, jump, run, and show emotion. Dancers will learn to use ribbons, scarves and balls to create dances together and on their own. Basic ballet terminology will be introduced as dancers embark on a special dance adventure weekly.

30 minutes
Tuition: $28.00 monthly

 

Creative Movement
Ages: 3-4

Our program for young children is designed to introduce basic classroom concepts in a fun and warm way. To achieve this end, we use Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD) Preschool Curriculum when instructing young dancers. While in class, students use music, manipulatives, props, and simple movement activities to develop gross motor skills, musical awareness, as well as social and listening skills.

60 minutes
Tuition: $50.00 monthly

 

Pre-Primary Dance
4-5 years of age

In this program, the class becomes more structured while maintaining a warm, open atmosphere. Gross motor skills continue to be taught, and fine motor skills are introduced. Locomotor and non-locomotor movement is explored through RAD syllabus and tap dance skills. Students begin to learn such important concepts as placement and sequencing through ethnic and folk dance models. There is plenty of opportunity for self-expression.

This course is offered as a combination tap class.
60 minutes
Tuition: $58.00 monthly

 

Primary Dance
5-6 years of age

This is a foundation course in dance education. We begin to prepare young students for the physical requirements of the trained dancer. Gross and fine motor skills continue to be introduced and combined. Placement, locomotor and non-locomotor skills are re-enforced through a classical dance model superimposed on various dance styles such as ballet, folk and theater dance. This course is offered as a single subject or as a combined class with tap.

60 minutes
Tuition: $58.00 monthly

 

 

 Schedule & Online Registration:

Mommy and Me (18 mo. - 2 years old)
In Africa there is an old saying " It takes a village to raise a child". We here at Dance Theater of New England know that you want the best for your little one, and a great education is good start in the right direction. Especially if it includes the arts. With this in mind, we offer this free class as a community service. This is a gift from Dance Theater of New England to you and your child. Thank you for enrolling and letting us give something back to the "village" we love dearly.
Terrific Twos (2-3 years old)
It is fabulous to be 2 years old! Two year olds are full of enthusiasm, exploration- and a growing independence. At this age, they learn to play with other children and will build with blocks. Our dance class will embrace your child's need for independence while making the best of their developmental bench marks, with dances that hop, jump, run, and show emotion. Dancers will learn to use ribbons, scarves and balls to create dances together and on their own. Basic ballet terminology will be introduced as dancers embark on a special dance adventure weekly. This class is 30 minutes in duration.
Creative Movement (3-4 years old)
This entry level class for pre-schoolers will build gross and fine motor skills, musicality and social and classroom skills. No experience is required.
Pre-Primary Dance (4-5 years old)
Level 2 of our pre-school dance education division. Many students have taken Creative Movement although it is not required for this class. This is an entry level class, no experience is required.
Primary Dance (Kindergartners)
This is our level 3 pre-school class. No experience is required

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dance Theater of New England : 25 Scotland Blvd : Bridgewater, MA 02324 : (508) 697-5255 : Email
Deborah Stanton-Bianca – Artistic Director