BALLET/TAP COMBO 1 ages 4 – 4 ½
In this level we introduce tap basics at the barre and teach dancers to travel these steps across the floor as well. Introductory level shuffles, flaps, ball change, digs, toe drops, and more! Dancers learn the vocabulary of each step with our repetitive sequences allowing dancers to work on articulation of the ankle and coordination as well. Then we switch our shoes to ballet and advance to ballet 101. In this level, we introduce more ballet terminology including arabesque, assemble’, releve’, attitude, battement, tondu, jete, degage’, chaines, and more! This is a 50 minute class (half ballet, half tap) with 1-2 assistants aiding the teacher for more individualized instruction and attention. The teacher will pick either ballet or tap for the recital performance. Dancers learn how to count and a strong focus on timing is implemented. Requires ballet and tap shoes. Open dress code – all colors welcome.