Pre-Ballet – ballet classes for kids on Upper Westside

Pre-Ballet - ballet classes for kids on Upper Westside

“My daughter lights up if we even mention the Discovery Programs. She cannot wait for her Pre-Ballet class each week and to show us all the wonderful new things she learned.”

Kids ballet classes

Dance is a natural instinct that every child has. Given some music and an open space to move in to, they find their own unique expression and joy in movement

Our ballet classes nurture that innate joy with live piano accompaniment, a beautiful ballroom- like setting and teachers who speak to the joy of dancing. They introduce basic dance positions and concepts like plié, relevé, adagio and allegro, and the thrill of galloping, skipping, running, swirling and leaping through space.

Children in Discovery’s ballet classes will feel confident and creative while dancing on their own and cooperate, interact, and have fun together while dancing in a duet or in a group. Finally, dance increases cognitive development. Children at Discovery learn to recall the differences between steps, and identify certain movement qualities. Children are also exposed to a second language as they learn the official ballet technical terms in French.

Through movement activities and ballet stories such as Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Coppelia, the teachers at Discovery guide the children through creative explorations where the children can play out different animals, characters and emotions.

All children in our ballet classes, ages 3 -11, participate in our annual Nutcracker Suite production in December and our annual Spring Dance Recital in May. Parents, grandparents and children all love the experience complete with wonderful costumes, music and lights on our large stage in Hirsch Hall Auditorium.

All children in our PreBallet 2′s ballet classes must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Age 2
T 9:15 – 10:00
F 9:15 – 10:00
F 10:15 – 11:00
Age 3
T 11:15 – 12:00
T 4:30 – 5:15
W 3:00 – 3:45
TH 1:30 – 2:15
Age 3-4
M 3:45 – 4:30
T 12:30 – 1:15
F 11:00 – 11:45
S* 10:15 – 11:00
Age 4-5
M 4:30 – 5:15
T 3:45 – 4:30
Th 3:30 – 4:15
S* 11:15 – 12:00
Age 5-6
W 3:45 – 4:45
TH 4:15 – 5:15
Age 5-7
S 9:15 – 10:15*

Fees

AGE 2 - $646
AGES 3 & UP - $746**

** Please note: all dance students ages 3–12, participate in our annual Nutcracker recital and have the thrill of performing on stage for their families and friends. Fees do not include tickets.

All ages refer to birth dates as of September 1st, 2014. Two year old classes are all adult and child classes.

Age 2
F 9:15 – 10:00
Age 3
W 3:30 – 4:15
Th 4:00 – 4:45
Age 4-5
W 4:15 – 5:00
F 11:15 – 12:00

6 Week term $228 (June 16 - July 25, 2014)

4 Week term $152 (July 28 - August 22, 2014)

Age 2
M 9:15 – 10:00
F 9:00 – 9:45
F 9:45 – 10:30
S 11:15 – 12:00*
Age 3
W 3:00 – 3:45
Age 3-4
M 3:45 – 4:30
T 11:15 – 12:00
T 12:30 – 1:15
T 4:30 – 5:15
Th 1:30 – 2:15
F 10:45 – 11:30
S* 10:15 – 11:00 Full
Age 4-5
M 4:30 – 5:15
T 3:45 – 4:30 Full
Th 3:30 – 4:15
Age 5-6
W 3:45 – 4:45 Full
S 9:15 – 10:15*
Age 5-7
Th 4:30 – 5:30

*Denotes classes held at Symphony Space, Broadway & 95th St.

Fees

AGE 2 - $646
AGES 3 & UP - $746**

** Please note: all dance students ages 3–12, participate in our Annual Spring Recital and have the thrill of performing on stage for their families and friends. Fees do not include tickets.

All ages refer to birth dates as of February 1st, 2014. Two year old classes are all adult and child classes.