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Preschool & Primary Dance Education

Our little ones hold such a special place in our hearts at CNYAOD, and we've developed a robust program based in American Ballet Theatre's world-renowned National Training Curriculum to best fit each development stage of the early years of dance study:

Preschool/Primary Programming

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Creative Movement - age 2

Designed for our littlest dancers and their adult, this class focuses on expressive movement and musical exposure alongside fostering social interaction and an introduction to a classroom setting.

*Fall 10-week session, Saturdays 9:30 - 10:00 am beginning October 7th

Preschool Pre-Ballet -

age 3

A continued focus in developing creative expression, social skills and musicality alongside the building blocks of ballet positions/steps and a classroom structure.

*Saturdays 10:00 - 10:30 am beginning September 16th

---Includes performance in our annual recital production in June 2024

Preschool Dance Foundations - age 4

Our signature preschool program including the fundamentals of ballet and tap instruction, with a continued focus on the development of creative expression, social skills and a classroom structure.

*Saturdays 10:45 - 11:30 am beginning September 16th

---Includes performance in our Holiday Showcase mid-December 2023 and annual recital production in June 2024

Primary Dance Education - Kindergarten & 1st Grade, ages 5-7

Our Primary level offers introductory level weekly classes in the 3 core areas: ballet, tap, and jazz/hip-hop. At this level dancers solidify their foundational knowledge of movement coordination, vocabulary and musicality while still being encouraged to explore their creativity each week in new ways!

*Primary class options for the 2023/24 season:

  • Primary Ballet - Thursdays 4:15 - 5:00 (FULL with waitlist option) or Saturdays 11:30 - 12:15

  • Primary Tap - Thursdays 5:00 - 5:30

  • Primary Jazz/Hip-Hop - Mondays 4:00 - 4:45 

---Includes performance in our Holiday Showcase mid-December 2023, optional inclusion in our Beauty and the Beast Ballet in March 2024, and annual recital production in June 2024

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