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Dance Classes for Ages 2-6

Since 1994, beginners have been our specialty! Here at Farmington Valley Dance and Music we are constantly trying to improve to better serve the members of our studio family. For 25 years, we have earned a reputation for our OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS. We are upping the ante and are now Connecticut’s first and only licensed Leap N Learn certified studio!

Our teachers have been through 16 hours of training and have taken several tests along the way to earn their certification. They are also observed and evaluated in an early childhood classroom, teaching children to ensure complete understanding and mastery of the Leap N Learn Curriculum. This outstanding program will enhance our dancer’s experience and will nurture the whole child.

WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT LEAP N LEARN?

Leap ‘N Learn is specifically designed to teach students to dance at their current level of mental, physical, emotional, and cognitive development. It gives children a strong foundation in dance while keeping the movement at the child’s level. This way the dancers are always having fun and mastering new skills, while using their imagination to build confidence along the way.

Capitalizing on the naturally occurring cognitive and neural development of children, this syllabus provides the tools and knowledge necessary for the creation of a successful learning environment. Through this program, students will acquire necessary motor, cognitive, and social skills beneficial for later life roles, including that of a growing dancer.

The program also helps children learn the basics of classroom behavior and manners, which include learning how to take turns, following another dancer or leading the way, waiting patiently, working together with others, and having a positive attitude. Concepts are explored throughout the year such as classroom etiquette, musical awareness, relationships to the working space and the stage, expressing emotion through movement, and pantomime.

2 YEAR OLD CLASSES

$

A fun ballet-based program for 2-year-olds and caregivers.

3-4 YEAR OLD CLASSES

$

A Creative Movement/ Toddler Ballet Class for 3-4 year-olds by Dec 31

A Tap/Acro Combo for 3-4 year-olds by Dec 31)

5-6 YEAR OLD CLASSES

$

A Tap/ Jazz combo for 5-6 year-olds by Dec 31

A Ballet class for 5-6 year-olds, by Dec 31

A fun acrobatics class for 5-6-year-olds by Dec 31

Bounce along to the beat in this age appropriate, introductory Hip Hop class for 5-6 year-olds.

A fun ballet based class designed for toddlers and caregivers to enhance gross motor coordination and listening skills through music, props and dance.  Different themes keep the classes fresh for child and caregiver

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Required Attire:

  • Dancers should wear any type of dancewear and will need ballet slippers.
  • Moms, Dads or caregivers need clothing that is comfortable to move in (no special footwear is necessary for adults).
  • To eliminate distractions, please pull dancer’s hair back, out of the face, into a ponytail or bun (if possible).

 

Tuition:

  • Yearly registration fee – $40 per student
  • Tuition is month to month and may be paid for by Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express

(4-year-olds by Dec 31)

A Tap/ Acro combo designed to enhance gross motor skills, musicality, and learn beginner Tap steps and primary Acrobatic tricks all in this fun & creative class. Dancers will perform a tap routine in the spring performance. (50 min)

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Required attire for Intro To Dance:

  • Light Pink Leotard, Pink Convertible Tights
  • Capezio® Daisy Ballet Slipper
  • Capezio® Jr Tyette (Patent Black) Tap Shoes
  • Light Pink Ballet skirt (optional)
  • Hair must be pulled back out of the face into a tight ponytail or bun.
  • For safety, all jewelry must be removed.

Tuition:

Our tuition is a YEARLY FEE that we divide into 10 equal installments to make it easier on your budget. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

  • Yearly registration fee – $40 per student
  • 45 & 50 minute classes – $74/mo

Recital Costume:

  • $85, Paid by auto-draft on Nov. 15

It’s easy to register from the convenience of your home with our online registration system. Registration requires payment of the last month’s tuition and a $35 registration fee per studentClick to Register

(3 & 4-year-olds, by Dec 31)

This creative movement/ beginner Ballet class introduces baby ballerinas to the beginning steps of Ballet and encourages dancers to use their creativity and imagination with the use of fun props. (45 min) 

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Required attire for Tutus for Tots:

  • Light Pink Leotard, Pink Convertible Tights
  • Capezio® Daisy Ballet Slipper
  • Light Pink Ballet skirt (optional)
  • Hair must be pulled back out of the face into a tight ponytail or bun.
  • For safety, all jewelry must be removed.

Tuition:

Our tuition is a YEARLY FEE that we divide into 10 equal installments to make it easier on your budget. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

  • Yearly registration fee – $40 per student
  • 45 & 50 minute classes – $74/mo

Recital Costume:

  • $85, Paid by auto-draft on Nov. 15

It’s easy to register from the convenience of your home with our online registration system. Registration requires payment of the last month’s tuition and a $35 registration fee per studentClick to Register

A Tap/ Jazz combo that is the next step in our early childhood curriculum. This high energy class introduces dancers to the rhythms of tap, and the “fun”damentals of Jazz. Dancers will perform a “jazzy” tap routine in the spring performance.

(50 min) Click to Register

Required attire for Dance Basics:

  • Light Blue Leotard, Pink Convertible Tights
  • Capezio® Daisy Ballet Sl­­ipper
  • Capezio® Jr Tyette (Patent Black) Tap Shoes
  • Students will be BARE FOOTED for Jazz
  • Light Blue Ballet skirt (optional)
  • Hair must be pulled back out of the face into a tight ponytail or bun.
  • For safety, all jewelry must be removed.

Tuition:

Our tuition is a YEARLY FEE that we divide into 10 equal installments to make it easier on your budget. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

  • Yearly registration fee – $40 per student
  • 45 & 50 minute classes – $74/mo

Recital Costume:

  • $85, Paid by auto-draft on Nov. 15

It’s easy to register from the convenience of your home with our online registration system. Registration requires payment of the last month’s tuition and a $35 registration fee per student.  Click to Register

Introduces young ballerinas to basic Ballet through the stories of the great ballets. A different classical Ballet theme is explored in each class.

(45 min) Click to Register

Required attire for Fairy Tale Ballet:

  • Light Blue Leotard, Pink Convertible Tights
  • Capezio® Daisy Ballet Sl­­ippers
  • Hair must be pulled back out of the face into a tight ponytail or bun.
  • For safety, all jewelry must be removed.

Tuition:

Our tuition is a YEARLY FEE that we divide into 10 equal installments to make it easier on your budget. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

  • Yearly registration fee – $40 per student
  • 45 & 50 minute classes – $74/mo

Recital Costume:

  • $85, Paid by auto-draft on Nov. 15

It’s easy to register from the convenience of your home with our online registration system. Registration requires payment of the last month’s tuition and a $35 registration fee per student.  Click to Register

(5 & 6-year-olds, by Dec 31)

A fun acrobatics class specifically designed for the active 5-6-year-old. (45 min)  

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Required attire for Tumbling Tots:

  • Light Blue Leotard, Pink Convertible Tights
  • Students perform Acrobatics in BARE FEET.
  • NO SKIRTS
  • Hair must be pulled back out of the face into a tight bun.
  • For safety, all jewelry must be removed

Tuition:

Our tuition is a YEARLY FEE that we divide into 10 equal installments to make it easier on your budget. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

  • Yearly registration fee – $40 per student
  • 45 & 50 minute classes– $74/mo

Recital Costume:

  • $85, Paid by auto-draft on Nov. 15

It’s easy to register from the convenience of your home with our online registration system. Registration requires payment of the last month’s tuition and a $35 registration fee per student.  Click to Register

(5 & 6-year-olds, by Dec 31)

Bounce along to the beat in this age appropriate, introductory Hip Hop class for kids.

 (45 min) Click to Register

Required attire for Hippity Hop:

  • Solid colored t-shirt or tank top
  • Black yoga, sweat or warm-up pants
  • Pastry® Blk Cassata High Top Hip Hop Sneaker

  • Hair needs to be pulled back into pony tail
  • For safety, all jewelry must be removed.

Tuition:

Our tuition is a YEARLY FEE that we divide into 10 equal installments to make it easier on your budget. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

  • Yearly registration fee – $40 per student
  • 45 & 50 minute classes – $74/mo

Recital Costume:

  • $85, Paid by auto-draft on Nov. 15

It’s easy to register from the convenience of your home with our online registration system. Registration requires payment of the last month’s tuition and a $35 registration fee per student. Click to Register