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 large spaces, wonderful music and teachers who speak to the joy of dancing. Our teachers 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 and older, 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.

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

 

Age 25-36*** mos.
T 11:15–12:00
F 9:15–10:00
S 10:00 – 10:45
Age 3-4
T3:10 – 3:55
W 3:00 – 3:45
TH 11:30 – 12:15
TH 3:00 – 3:45
F 10:15 – 11:00
S 10:55 –11:40
Age 4-5
T 4:00 – 4:45
S 11:50 – 12:35
Age 5-6
TH 3:55 – 4:50
S 9:00 – 9:55
Age 6-7
W 4:55 – 5:50
Age 7-8
T 4:45 – 5:50

Ballet Location

Tuesday Classes held at Kehlilat Romemu - 176 West 105th Street
Wednesday Classes held on Ansche Chesed - 251 West 100th Street
Thursday and Saturday Classes held at the Franciscan Community Center - 214 West 97th Street
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday morning Classes held at Ansche Chesed - 251 West 100th Street

Fees

Age 2 - $46 per class.
Ages 3-6 - $54 per class.
Ages 7-8 - $60 per class.
Prices calculated by number of weeks remaining in semester.

10% discount for the second class.
15% discount for the third class.
10% discount on siblings.
Discounts cannot be combined.

** TBD - 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.

*** With parent class.

All ages refer to birth dates as of September 1st, 2022. Two year old classes are all adult and child classes.

Age 25-36*** mos.
T 11:30–12:15
F 9:15–10:00
S* 10:00-10:45
Age 3-4
T3:10 – 3:55
W 3:00 – 3:45
TH 11:30 – 12:15
TH 3:00 – 3:45
F 10:15 – 11:00
S* 10:55-11:40
Age 4-5
T 4:00 – 4:45
S* 11:50-12:35
Age 5-6
TH 3:55 – 4:50
S* 9:00-9:55
Age 6-7
W 4:55 – 5:50
Age 7-8
T 4:45 – 5:50

* held at Franciscian Community Center at 214 W. 97th St.

** TBD - 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.

*** With parent class.

All ages refer to birth dates as of February 1st, 2022. Two year old classes are all adult and child classes.

Fees

Age 2 - $45 per class.
Ages 3+ - $54 per class.
Prices calculated by number of weeks remaining in semester.

10% discount for the second class.
15% discount for the third class.
10% discount on siblings.
Discounts cannot be combined.
Age 25/36 mos
F 10:15 – 11:00
Age 3/4
W 3:15 – 4:00
Age 5-7
W 4:10 – 5:00
Age 6-8
M 4:10 – 5:00

Dates July 13-Sep 7, sign up for 4 weeks minimum


Fee:$48 per class
Toddlers $43 per class