Classes for Ages 5-8 Years

Ages 5 Years to 8 Years

5-6

Pre-Ballet/Tap 1

M 4:00-5:00p

S 9:15-10:15a

$50

5-6

Pre-Jazz 1

M 5:00-5:45p

S 10:15-11:00a

$43

6-7

Pre-Ballet/Tap 2

M 4:00-5:00p

S 11:15-12:15a

$50

6-7

Pre-Jazz 2

S 10:30-11:15a

$43

6-7

Pre-Jazz 2/3

M 5:00-5:45p

$43

7-8

Pre-Ballet/Tap 3

Tu 4:00-5:00p

$50

7-8

Pre-Jazz 3

Tu 5:00-5:45p

$43

See below each descripton for the required dress code.

You can order your dancewear needs with us here:

https://www.shopnimbly.com/joyofdancenh

 

Pre-Ballet/Tap 1, 2 and 3

(ages 5-6, 6-7 and 7-8)

Pre-Dance provides young dancers with an introductory course into the world of dance, learning basic ballet technique and basic tap steps in a fun, creative environment. Dancers will build on their ballet and tap technique using creative role play, costumes, and props, and will thrive from positive reinforcement.

Dress Code:

Any color leotard, pink tights, pink canvas ballet shoes with a stretch binding, or with drawstrings cut off or removed, and black tap shoes with elastics(no ties).

Boys for Ballet/Tap- Black pants with a white, grey, or black t-shirt and black ballet/black tap shoes.

 

Pre-Jazz 1, 2, & 3

(ages 5-7, 6-7, and 7-8)

In Pre-Jazz, the focus is on stretching correctly, movement across the floor, and learning to put combinations together to popular and age-appropriate music.  Some examples of the techniques our jazz students will learn include turns, kicks, leaps and body isolations.

Dress Code:

Any color leotard, pink or tan tights, tan slip-on jazz shoes (no ties).

Boys for Jazz- Black pants with a white, grey, or black t-shirt and black jazz shoes.

 

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:

https://www.shopnimbly.com/joyofdancenh

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!