(Ages 3-4): These classes are for first year students. Students will learn creative movement, ballet and jazz. Students also learn classroom etiquette such as raising your hand, taking turns, and respecting others. The classes are based on a new program called Leap and Learn. Leap and Learn is a comprehensive early childhood dance program that provides consistency and structure, while being educational and fun. It incorporates intellectual concepts of self-awareness, creative expression, imagination, basic body/health awareness, and teamwork through a variety of teaching methods. The classes are upbeat and stimulating. Drawing on the child’s wonderful imagination and boundless energy, the exercises are taught through song, story and role-playing. The class consists of one 45 minute class per week and performance in an end of the year recital. Recital rehearsal is incorporated into weekly class.