Pre-Dance

Class Descriptions

Fancy Feet

Fancy Feet (2 ½-3 year olds)

This class focuses on music and movement, while teaching the basics of ballet and creative movement. Our instructors use imagery, fantasy and make believe to inspire each child’s individuality. Rhythm skills, coordination, and self expression are encouraged and supported throughout each class. Classes at this age are 30 minutes. Potty training encouraged, however, pull ups are acceptable. Students must be 2 ½ (30 months) by August 31st.

Fancy Feet 3 (3-year-olds)

This is a creative movement class that continues the adventures from Fancy Feet 2 ½. Coordination, loco-motor, and rhythm skills are taught in an animated and creative manner that feels like ballet. Students gain a strong belief in themselves and develop a sense of pride in their abilities. Potty training is necessary to attend the 3-year-old class. Classes at this age are 45 minutes. Students must be 3 by August 31st.

 Pre-Ballet

This class is designed for kindergarten students who are 5 and 6 years old. Students are taught basic ballet technique, character steps, and enhanced jumping combinations. Our Instructors continue to use vibrant and colorful imagery in their approaches to each class. The introduction of popular Ballet stories enhances each students love of ballet and appreciation of art and music. Classes at this age are 45 minutes. Pre-Ballet classes are also part of our 1-hour combination classes.

 

Pre-Jazz

This class is designed for kindergarten students who are 5 and 6 years old. Pre-Jazz classes at NSSD are primarily part of our combination classes, whether it is Pre-Ballet and Jazz or Pre-Jazz and Tap. Students are introduced to the concepts of classical jazz technique by working in a different stylized way of moving. Isolations, parallel positions, and continued flexibility are all part of the experience. Classes at this age are part of our 1-hour combination classes.

 

Pre-Tap

This class is designed for kindergarten students who are 5 and 6 years old. Pre-Tap classes at NSSD are primarily part of our combination classes, whether it is Pre-Ballet and Tap or Pre-Jazz and Tap. Students are introduced to basic tap skills, rhythm, and coordination. Alignment, balancing, and isolations of the feet are worked on each week. Classes at this age are part of our 1 hour combination classes.

Pre-Hip Hop

This high energy class is designed for kindergarten students who are 5 and 6 years old. Our hip hop classes combine rhythm and beat with funky upbeat music to gain flexibility, strength and overall positive self esteem. Classes at this age are 45 minutes. Pre-Hip Hop classes are also part of our 1 hour combination classes. 

Combo Classes 

Ages 5-6

Fancy Feet 4 (4-year-olds)

This is a creative movement class that continues the adventures from Fancy Feet 3. Coordination, loco-motor, and rhythm skills are taught in an animated and creative manner that feels like ballet. Students have the option to introduce combo classes and explore rhythmic patterns in ballet/jazz or ballet/tap.  Students gain a strong belief in themselves and develop a sense of pride in their abilities. Potty training is necessary to attend the 3-year-old class. Classes at this age are 45 minutes. Students must be 3 by August 31st.

North Shore School of Dance

505 Laurel Ave. Highland Park, IL 60035, United States

(847) 432-2060