Our ballet classes give young and old dancers alike the confidence and fundamentals they need to succeed.
Dancers as young as two years old can participate in classes at Midwest edge. We try match dancers with other dancers their age and abilities. Some classes do require the completion of prerequisites or instructor approval.Our ballet classes give young and old dancers alike the confidence and fundamentals they need to succeed.
These dancers will have fun with movement and games to music while learning the first steps of dance! Dancers in this class will learn basic body movements, coordination, social skills such as taking turns, and how to use their imagination in dance! Children will need black tap shoes, and pink ballet shoes. They will participate in the Ballet Production in the end of the year recital.
Kids in Pre Dance II will work on expanding their dance skills, coordination, taking direction, and memorization of steps at this level. Class includes instruction in tap and ballet. The dancers in this class will be in a tap dance and the Ballet Production in the recital at the end of the year. They will need black tap shoes and pink ballet shoes.
PRE-POINTE & POINTE
Advanced ballet dancers may choose to move on to PrePointe and Pointe, which utilize the strength and skill of advanced ballet techniques to take their dancing to the next level.
Using fun music and purposeful games, your three and four year old will learn more about the fundamentals of ballet and tap in this class, as well as simple dance vocabulary that matches with the steps they are learning. There will be lots of opportunities to use their blossoming social skills as they learn to work in a group setting while having fun, fun, fun! Children in this class will be in a tap dance and the Ballet Production in the recital at the end of the year. They will need black tap shoes and pink ballet shoes.
The dancers in this class will continue their study of tap and ballet, and will use the dance skills they have learned to begin exploring the world of jazz! Dancers will be challenged to understand musicality, direction, rhythm, and performance skills. Your child will be in two dances at the recital at the end of the year. First they will be in the Ballet Production, and secondly they will be in a tap dance that encompasses both tap and jazz techniques that they have learned throughout the year. They will need black tap shoes and pink ballet shoes.
Ballet is the classical form of dance characterized by graceful lines and elegant movements. Ballet incorporates fluidity and flexibility as it develops strength and technique to support all styles of dance. Hair must be secured in a bun for this class. Pink ballet shoes required.
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