Classes for Ages 1.5-4 Years

Class Ages




Ages 18 Months to 4 Years


Dance With Me

Tu 9:30-10:00a
S 8:30-9:00a



Creative Movement

Tu 10:00-10:45a

W 4:00-4:45p

F 10:00-10:45a

S 9:00-9:45a

S 9:45-10:30a


See below each descripton for the required dress code.

You can order your dancewear needs with us here:


Dance With Me

(ages 20 months to 3 years)

This is a great class for our 1.5-3-year-olds. We use music they know and love while learning beginner dance moves with a ballet or jazz foundation with a parent or guardian. We learn all about warming up, stretching, nursery rhymes, role-playing and obstacle courses to foster a love for dance and enhance gross motor skills.

Dress Code: Any color leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes (ones with no strings if you can find them!). These young dancers may also wear leggings and tank tops if that is more comfortable for them.

Helpful hints for our Dance With Me class: The parent can assist with all dance moves, even carrying the dancer if she or he wants extra cuddles, or the dancer may participate more independently, dancing next to their parent. Occasionally dancers can get upset because they are overwhelmed. It happens to the best of us! If this occurs, it’s best to leave the room, calm down your dancer and return when he or she is feeling better.

Creative Movement- (click to view an example of a first-hand class experience!)

(ages 3-4)

Creative Movement is an introduction to classical ballet using creative, imaginative role-playing and fun props. This class may involve pretending to be animals, playing instruments to learn rhythm, learning to balance, skipping and running and techniques using costumes and ribbons or picking up “diamonds” (shhh…they’re actually just feathers) from the ground to develop their hand-eye coordination. This class is suitable for both boys and girls who are having so much fun that they don’t even realize that they are learning the fundamentals of ballet technique along the way.

Dress Code: Any color leotard, pink tights, pink canvas ballet shoes. Ballet shoes should either not have the elastic around the shoe or it should be tied and cut off(or removed)to prevent dancers from tripping on them during class. Boys- white or black t-shirt, black sweatpants, black split sole canvas ballet shoes.

*Dancers joining Creative Movement should be actively potty training to register for this class. Please contact us with any questions on this!



Why do we have a dress code?

At Joy of Dance, we believe that adhering to a dress code gives students a sense of belonging to our family as well as creating an identity for our studio in the greater community. Dance is a discipline and that begins with the way a dancer dresses for class. 

Instructors need to be able to see students’ arms, legs, hip and knee joints, and muscles to ensure proper movements are being made, to prevent injury, and to give proper correction to form. Dance styles have different dress codes to bring out the best in that dance style. Instructors have permission to make changes to the dress code as they feel necessary through the year.

Our dress code also:

• Encourages discipline
• Increases a sense of belonging and school pride
• Promotes an accepting and positive environment

Therefore, it is very important for dancers to follow the dress code. 

-Hair neatly up in a ponytail, out of dancer’s face 

-No jewelry should be worn to class except stud earrings in pierced ears. 

-Ballet shoes should have a stretch binding, eliminating the need for the drawstring. If a drawstring is used, please pull it out of the shoe. This helps to avoid dancers tripping on elastics and teachers spending time on tying them. 

-Dancers ages 10 and up must bring a water bottle with them to class.

You can order your dancewear needs with us here:

You can also find all the items you need at the two local dance stores listed below:

Twinkle Toes: 80 Lafayette Rd, Hampton Falls, NH 03844

Brixham Dancewear: 5 Punkintown Rd, South Berwick, ME 02908

 Shoes can also be found here:

Reds Shoe Barn, 35 Broadway, Dover, NH 03820

Please ensure all parts of your child’s dancewear are clearly labeled – individual shoes, socks, underpants… You’ll be amazed at the amount of lost property we find!