Foster City Studio | Take a Free Trial Class!
We offer 5 different types of classes at our Foster City studio. Each class is distinguished by dancer's age and class curriculum. Age groupings do include overlap to allow for individual placement. The different classes are also distinguished by parent involvement. Each class meets once per week.
|Music & Movement Class||18 months - 2 years||Exploration|
|Dance & Performance Class||2 years - 4 years||Survey|
|Dance & Performance Class||3 years - 5 years||Survey|
|Dance & Performance Class||4 years - 6 years||Survey|
|Intro Classes||5 years - 7 years||Ballet, Jazz, or Hip-Hop|
|Age||Level of parent involvement|
|2 years - 4 years||Parents allowed in the studio during class as needed.|
|3 years - 5 years||Dancers must participate in class independently.
Please no parents in the dance space during class.
|5 years - 7 years||Dancers must participate in class independently.
You may consider dropping off your dancer and picking them up after class ends.
|We purposely created overlap in the age groups so that each child can be placed based upon their level of independence.|
Music & Movement with Parent | Take a Free Trial Class!
Music & Movement, our introductory class, is designed for walking toddlers. This class is focused on exposure. Weekly exercises include warm-up, creative movement, an obstacle course, and exploration. Our new Music & Movement curriculum, defined and developed by Rosemary Robertson is called, BodyLanguage©. At this age, children are learning to express themselves verbally; our goal is to expand their physical vocabulary as well. We require a parent, family member, or caretaker to move with each Music & Movement dancer.
Dance & Performance | Take a Free Trial Class!
Dance & Performance is a survey style class designed for preschool age dancers. Weekly lesson plans include The Brain Dance, MotorMuscles© themes, creative movement, meditation, and our performance curriculum. Dancers enrolled in our Dance & Performance classes are eligible to participate in our bi-annual company performances. We offer 3 stages of progression defined by level of structure and parent involvement.
The intro to Ballet, Jazz or Hip-Hop classes are designed for older children that are ready to focus on one discipline. Each has it's own curriculum which runs year round. The basic schedule will resemble that of a more traditional dance studio, with focus on technique in the fall, then transitioning into preparing for a performance in the Spring. During the Summer months we introduce some history on each style, and do more relaxed fun activities all while continuing to learn the style. You can register for the class provided there is space at any time of the year.
Performance disciplines rotate every 6 months. Each performance marks the end of a season and a transition into a new discipline. Although we focus on one discipline at a time we periodically review alternate basics so dancers retain vocabulary and movement. We also compare and contrast performance styles and work on good audience behavior. Performance curriculum is a 7-10min portion of class.
Upcoming Discipline Rotations
Spring 2012 - Hip Hop
Fall 2012 - Ballet
Spring 2013 - Tap
Fall 2013 - Musical Theatre
Our new Music & Movement curriculum, defined and developed by Rosemary Robertson, is called, BodyLanguage©. At this age, children are learning to express themselves verbally; our goal is to expand their physical vocabulary as well. Themes include place, shapes, level and size, direction, speed, balance, and body parts.
There are 7 themes and they rotate each month.
MotorMuscles, a segment of our Dance and Performance classes, is designed to focus on general dance and movement concepts. MotorMuscles themes include balance, music, rhythm and tempo, motor skills, crossing the midline, and flexibility. MotorMuscles exercises prioritize body awareness, spatial awareness, and muscle control.
There are 6 themes and they rotate every other month.
Small Fry Shoe Exchange Program
Do you need a pair of tap or ballet shoes? While most of our classes do not require you to buy any dance gear or footware, our shows do require some extra expense. We do not want anyone to feel excluded because they cannot afford dance shoes. To help we have setup a Shoe Exchange Program. If you have a pair of gently worn dance shoes that do not fit anymore we will gladly add them to our collection and hand them out to families who are looking for a new pair of dance shoes. If you would like to request a pair of shoes you can take a look at our currrent inventory anytime. CLICK HERE. Teacher Rosemary is in charge of this program. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org and she will coordinate getting the shoes to you. Thank you.