Beginner and Basic Level

Children are introduced  to classical ballet’s wonder – filled and magical world of storybook ballets while building creative critical thinking, focus, posture, strength, grace, flexibility, musicality, and community.

DTI proudly presents our online Winter Nutcracker and Spring Concert storybook themed program. For safety first intentions, in-person classes may be offered when government mandated Covid-19 restrictions are completely lifted.

Classes are held in a fun, social, interactive, friendly, and educational atmosphere for preschool girls and boys from age 3. Improvisational creative free dance is held at the end of class. We encourage students to bring & wear their own creative attire during improv dance.

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Beginner

B2: ages 7 – technique, story book ballet, music, creative improvisation, choreography, terminology, performance, stretch, strengthening, character

B1: ages 6 – technique, story book ballet, music, creative improvisation, choreography, terminology, performance,  stretch, strengthening

Girls may wear their own tutu during “Tutu Time”, a creative improvisational dance held at the end of class.

  • Girls’ attire: Hair up in a ballet bun; tights are optional; pink ballet shoes
  • Boys’ attire: White fitted t-shirt; black tight fitting shorts; white socks; white ballet shoes

Basic

A2: ages 5 – story book ballet, music, creative improvisation, choreography, terminology, performance

A1: ages 3 to 4 – story book ballet, music, creative improvisation, choreography, performance

Students develop posture, rhythm, coordination, listening skills, social skills, and musical skills. Simple ballet vocabulary is introduced. Girls may wear their own tutu during “Tutu Time”, a creative improvisational dance held at the end of class.

Parents or guardians are welcome to participate with their child through the duration of class.

  • Girls’ attire: Hair up in a ballet bun; tights are optional; pink ballet shoes
  • Boys’ attire: White fitted t-shirt; black tight fitting shorts; white socks; white ballet shoes

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since 1994.