This creative, fun class is designed with your preschooler in mind. Classes encourage each young child’s love for movement and dance in a joyful and respectful atmosphere. In pre-ballet, boys and girls begin learning the basic positions and simple steps in ballet, as well as the French terminology used in classical ballet. Children learn these basic concepts through creative movement and play within the structure of ballet class. The curriculum allows the maximum amount of fun for the children while teaching dance class etiquette, good manners, respect for others, proper posture, taking turns, and lining up. Through imaginative play using simple ballet steps and music, they begin to learn how to express themselves through the language of ballet and dance. Fun, creative elements such as stories, songs, games and other imaginative activities will keep the pace of the class lively and engaging. Instructor: Emily Bowen, BS, Old Trail School Early Childhood teacher.