Twinkle Babies (ages 2 to 3) and Twinkle Star (ages 3 to 4, 4 to 5 & 5 to 6) Dance is an age specific, 45 minute class containing ballet, tap and jazz/creative movement. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Dancers will also learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles. For example, all dancers will learn what a “plie” is and how to demonstrate one.The use of fun, age appropriate music engages the young dancers’ minds and bodies. The use of props such as maracas for the “freeze dance” makes the end of class the most fun!
For the Twinkle Stars Dance™ 3 to 4 class, students must be at least 3 1/2 years old. Twinkle Stars Dance™ 4 to 5 students must be at least 4 1/2 years old. Twinkle Stars Dance™ Level II students must have completed at least one year at EDS in the 5 to 6 Level One class. Combo – Ages 6 to 8 is an age specific, 60 minute class. Twenty minutes each of ballet, tap, and jazz, give the children a fantastic base and exposure to different types of dance. We have found that this “combination” technique helps to keep the kids excited, interested, and focused for the entire 60 minute period.
We also offer Mommy & Me classes for mothers and toddlers, age 18 to 23 months.
New to Ellis Dance Studios! Rising Stars Ballet classes expand on the Twinkle Program and introduce the next level of ballet terminology and steps.