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Dance Classes For Children

Inspiring creativity, movement and a true love for dance, our range of classes aspire to meet the varied needs and interests of all children aged from two to teens.

Dance School Encinitas

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Starlets & Me

Ages 18 months – 3

A 45-minute introductory session, our Starlets class is a unique and valuable foundation in the world of dance.

This introductory class is a Parent/Toddler Dance Class for ages 18 Months to 2 Years old that contains ballet and creative movement. 

Alongside their parent/guardian, young dancers learn how to follow direction and imitate movement in an active environment… while having a great time!

Start Your Child’s Dance Journey The Right Way

Little Stars

Ages 2 – 3

A 45-minute introductory session, our Little Stars class is a unique and valuable foundation in the world of dance. The secret to our class success is the perfect mix of structure and fun.

Combining ballet, tap, and creative movement, our tiny dancers learn the primary steps while developing their imitation of movement and ability to follow direction within a positive environment. 

The key to getting these little dancers inspired to move? The use of engaging music and props such as dancing bears, hula hoops, and scarves. Our goal is to enable the young dancers to freely release their imagination and creativity while having fun!

Get your Little Dancer into Tap, Ballet and Jazz

Twinkle Tots

Ages 3-4

Twinkle Tots is an age specific, 45 minute class containing ballet, tap and jazz/creative movement. 

Combining ballet, tap, and creative movement, our tiny dancers learn the primary steps while developing their imitation of movement and ability to follow direction within a positive environment. 

The key to getting these little dancers inspired to move? The use of engaging music and props such as dancing bears, hula hoops, and scarves. Our goal is to enable the young dancers to freely release their imagination and creativity while having fun!

***Placement Notes: Twinkle Tots 3-4 students must be at least 3 years old by September 1st. Dazzlers 4-5 students must be at least 4 years old by September 1st.

Dazzlers

Ages 4-5

Combining ballet, tap, and creative movement, our tiny dancers learn the primary steps while developing their imitation of movement and ability to follow direction within a positive environment. 

The key to getting these little dancers inspired to move? The use of engaging music and props such as dancing bears, hula hoops, and scarves. Our goal is to enable the young dancers to freely release their imagination and creativity while having fun!

Hip Hop

Minis (5-7)
Juniors (7-9)
10+

Our hip hop classes provide a structured method of learning various hip hop dance movements in a fun-filled and vibrant class environment.

Get Your Dancer Into Hip Hop

The term “hip hop” greatly limits the scope of our Hip Hop classes. From R&B and house to club and pop, our hip hop classes utilize upbeat music from various genres in addition to the latest hip hop hits.

The resulting outcome is an energetic class that not only teaches students hip hop movements and technique, but also instills rhythm and precision in their muscle memory.

Ballet

Minis (5-7)
Juniors (7-9)
10+

Designed to take your child from absolute beginner to stage-ready performer

Get Your Dancer Into Ballet

Our ballet training program is based on creativity and discipline, encouraging every young dancer to strive to reach his or her highest potential. 

Based on the American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum, the goal is to create an engaging, age- appropriate, and challenging learning environment for all students that pays close attention to the unique developmental needs of each individual student.

Jazz

Minis (5-7)
Juniors (7-9)
10+

Jazz combines many styles and techniques from ethnic and contemporary dance through to ballet.

Get Your Dancer Into Jazz

Rhythm, upon which all dance forms depend, is particularly integral to jazz dance. 

The first half of our jazz classes consists of exercises aimed to stretch and tone muscles and develop support for proper stress-free alignment of the skeletal structure. Using jazz, soul, RnB, ethnic, and pop music, our jazz classes are a great workout and a fun way to release tension while attaining body awareness that can be applied to everyday activities.

Tap

Minis (5-7)
Juniors (7-9)
10+

Tap is an exciting rhythmic exercise and dance form enjoyed by all ages.

Get Your Dancer Into Tap

Rooted in African-American history, tap offers a variety of styles and techniques. A fun approach to dance movement, students will experience positive results after a minimum number of classes. The classes cover the basics of tap, which lead into advanced combinations that are both great to watch and delightful to hear. Try tap for fun and fitness.

Lyrical

Juniors (7-9)
10+

Lyrical class teaches expression that incorporates modern, ballet, improvisation, and fun.

Get Your Dancer Into Lyrical Dance

Our classes teach dance movements in combination with song lyrics to convey the emotion of a song’s lyrics. Students build their dance skills as they learn to respond to the music.

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