Music Theory 101
A 30 minute introductory dance class containing ballet, tap and creative movement. Young dancers will learn the basic steps while learning how to follow direction and imitate movement in a positive environment. Engaging music is used to get these little guys inspired to dance. The use of props such as Twinkle bears and hula hoops, enables the young dancers to use their imagination, creativity and, most of all, have fun!
What to except on the first day – from one parent to another!
We are very excited to welcome your little one to our Twinkle Babies Dance program. They come into the classroom very slowly, but make the most measurable progress by the end of the year!! We look forward to seeing all of the beautiful little dancers all dressed in pink! We know that as a parent you have a vision for how you think the first day will go. I am writing this letter in order to give you some ideas of how it might go, and how it might not. You may take this advice for whatever it is worth to you. All children are different and react differently in situations.
Usually a brand new 2 year old will cling to mom as they walk in the studio door, as they are unaware of their environment. Everything to them is new. Please arrive early on the first day in order to get them acclimated to their new teacher and environment.
Separation anxiety is one of the most common issues on the first day, you may overcome this by explaining to your child before they arrive that mommy will watch them through the window during the class and that mommy won’t leave.
Our Twinkle Babies Dance class is designed as a teacher/child class. Our policy is that all parents need to be in the lobby whenclass is in session. We also need to keep the door to the studio closed during class, in order to avoid any wandering dancers. We will work with you and your child to achieve success in bringing happy dancers into the classroom without mom. This is a gradual process for most babies.
Have you ever noticed that when one 2year old begins to cry, the others follow suit? We have observed this as well and it is why we need to have any crying child wait with mom out in the lobby until they feel confident to come back in. We know this sounds harsh, but we will make every attempt at calming your child and getting them to join the class that we possibly can,before we ask the mom to exit the room. Sometimes the child is actually upset just being in the room, so you may calm them down more effectively outside. In the past we let the parent of an unsure child remain in the room with the child; however, we found that this practice can distract other dancers, and the inability for Mom to leave the room in subsequent weeks, as the child has learned, “my mommy stays with me”.
Most of the time our little dancers come into the room right away and never look back. Sometimes our little dancers aren’t ready for a teacher/child class. As parents, we won’t know until we try. Please remember that it sometimes takes a few weeks in order for the child to warm up to the idea, even if they LOVE to dance.
Lastly, our goal on the first day is to get every child into the class without mom and without crying. If we have done that we have succeeded. Please don’t be alarmed if your child just stands in her hula hoop and stares at the teacher jumping up and down. They are simply observing their environment. They will dance when they are ready!!!
Frequently Asked Questions
You can choose another Dance class to come to! However we do not refund any missed dance or vocal group classes!
We recommended participating in our showcase but you are not required to.
No but there are some special instances where a dress code will apply. Ballet – Black leotard, tights, and ballet shoes. Twinkle Star Dance- Twinkle Tutu and bear.
Yes! You can try any group class for free. Just give us a call and we will save a pot for you to try.
Yes! Any costumes bought will be nonrefundable but you may keep them!
To withdrawal from our studio you must fill out a withdrawal form found at the front desk. A 30 day notice is required before automatic payments will cease.
Dancers- Check out the online schedule and look for your age range. If you are more advanced or don’t feel comfortable in that class we will change levels until it works best!
We do all registration online. Just Click the “Enroll Now” button and that is it!
Call us and we can set you up! The Groupon is good for 4 classes, after your 4th class contact us about continuing.
Now you can go to our next program, Show Stars! Our Show Stars program encompases the same styles of dance that Twinkle Star gave but now we add more!
If you have any questions about our program, please don’t hesitate to call or email one of our team members:
Saskia Harmon—Program Director
Jessica Stillman—Company Manager
Jen Burns—Dance Operations Manager
Summer Office Hours
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED