Grades K – 2
Primary students have the option of participating in a tap/ballet combination class. During this stage of dance development, introductory technique is the primary focus in ballet. Students learn the 5 positions of the feet, arm positions, and participate in basic barre exercises such as plies, tendus, and rond de jambe. Tap technique includes steps like stamp, shuffles, stomps, flaps, running flaps, buffalos, maxi ford, drawbacks, and many more. Students will dance a series of repetitive movements which build upon each other. The tap combinations and ballet technique learned throughout the year are choreographed into a modern dance piece which is performed in our annual recital. Our ballet program is aligned with the American Cecchetti Council of Ballet.