The youngest dancers enjoy an exciting introduction to dance with pre-ballet, creative movement, and 20 minutes of tap. Students learn about how their bodies move, social skills for dance, rhythm and coordination. Each trimester at Spirals ends with a performance held right in the beautiful Casablanca space. All dancers participate and may purchase professional DVD's. FALL: Day of the Dead/Halloween Party, WINTER: Santa Fe World Holiday Spectacular, SPRING: Spirals Recital
GERMINATION 1 Pre-K ages 3-5: 1 hr./week
GERMINATION 2 Kindergarten ages 5-6: 1hr./week
Elementary school children study dance styles in greater depth. 90 minutes of class is divided into 3 disciplines: ballet/lyrical, jazz/modern, and tap. Dancers learn warmup, cross-the-floor, and combinations in each style area. The focus is on fun, group dynamics, and individual growth as we prepare choreography for both informal presentations and Recital. At Spirals we place a special focus on empowering children to create and respect the art of dance and artistry of each other. We make a practice of sharing during class, and taking creative challenges through choreography games. All students learn to give and take constructive feedback and to be a great partner or group member. Ballet is taught in conjunction with the more expressive and upbeat style of lyrical jazz so as to promote love of dance. 1.5 - 1 3/4 hrs.