Schedule posted is tentative & subject to enrollment. Class placement (regardless of age) is at the discretion of the instructor.
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Preschool Movement Classes (offered for dancers ages 2-4):
AN INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM STRUCTURE THROUGH THE WORLD OF DANCE…
At two to four years old, not all children have experienced the classroom atmosphere, where they get to meet new friends and discover their individuality while learning to follow directions and reach new goals. Although some have been in structured settings outside of their homes- be it through daycare, swim classes, gymnastics, or other group environments- not everyone has had the opportunity where taking turns and following directions is so much fun!
MK Dance Center’s Preschool Movement Program combines the fun of dance class with the responsibilities of using manners and being polite individuals. In class, we talk about our “listening ears,” making sure that we brought our “watching eyes,” and sometimes picking up that “button” that fell off our lips, keeping our smiles in place. Use of the “freeze dance” is an essential part of keeping all the dancers aware of controlling their own bodies. Taking turns across the floor gives each child a chance to be in the spotlight and helps to establish a sense of patience. While use of dance games & props encourages creativity and expression, children are also introduced to the foundation of a structured dance setting
“Teeny Dancers” - a specialized class designed for our littlest dancers ages 2&3
30 minute weekly classes - $10 drop-in per class or $55 for 6 week class card
This class is perfect for the littlest movers and shakers! The joy of movement will be the focus in class, along with cooperation and taking turns. Movement games such as the “Hokey Poky” and “Freeze Dance” work gross motor skills as well as their “listening ears” and “watching eyes.” Use of props may include scarves, wands, hats, parachute etc.
This class does not perform in the June recital.
“Dream Dancers” - age 3 by November 1st
45 minute weekly classes $42/month
This basic ballet movement class is an introduction to classroom structure. Each class incorporates stretching, locomotive progressions and creative dancing. Props are used as teaching aides, creating a playful, yet educational atmosphere. This class works towards improving listening skills and developing classroom etiquette.
This class performs Ballet in the June recital.
“Star Dancers”- age 4 by November 1st
1 hour weekly classes $52/month
This class is a continuation of Dream Dancers, and a perfect introduction to movement for new four year old dancers. The addition of tap dance is a new approach to movement and coordination while discovering the joys of making music with the feet!
This class performs Tap in the June recital
Kid Combo Classes (offered for dancers ages 5-8):
These classes are a natural continuation from our pre-school movement classes and also a wonderful introduction to dance for new dancers ages 5-8. At these ages, we aim to instill dance terminology & technique for several styles of dance while still incorporating props, dance games & creative movement to keep learning fun!
“Dance Kids 1”- Ballet/Tap Combo (age 5-6)
1 hour 15 minute weekly classes- $62/month
The first half of class works on rhythm, musicality, and the basics of the tap alphabet. Ballet ends the class with simple barre work and classical positions & steps that will then be combined into fun combinations. This class incorporates stretching, locomotive progressions, creative dancing, props, and partner work. Ballet or Tap is performed in the June recital.
“Dance Kids 3”- Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combo (age7-8)
1hour 30 minute weekly classes- $72/month
This class is a continuation of the Ballet/Tap Combo. Dancers will continue to progress in ballet and tap, while the introduction of jazz adds a more dynamic approach to movement. Isolation elements are the focus in the jazz class, along with more progression work and simple combinations. Jazz is performed in the June recital along with either Tap or Ballet.
“Hip Hop Hooray”- (ages 5-8)
45 minute weekly classes- $42/month
Hooray! An upbeat and fun class designed to fulfill the younger dancer’s desire to bop and groove to the latest hip hop music. Kids will have a blast in this fast paced, high energy class, and parents will appreciate the age appropriate music and dance moves. A short warm up starts the class, then students move on to dance combinations, and end the class with a “Freestyle Circle”- tons of fun! This class is a great addition to our Dance Kids 1 classes!
"Boys Hip Hop"- (ages 6-8) 45 minute weekly classes- $42/month
Boys only! (Male teacher!) This class provides a comfortable atmosphere for boys to explore their love of dance. Class starts with a warm-up and continues to incorporate freestyle movements as well as choreography.
"Boys Jazz/Tap Combo"- (ages 5-8)
1hr weekly class - $52/month
Boys only! This class provides a comfortable atmosphere for boys to explore their love of dance. The first half of class works on rhythm, musicality, and the basics of the tap alphabet. Jazz adds a more dynamic approach to movement. Isolation elements are the focus in the jazz class, along with more progression work and simple combinations.