Baby ballet is designed for 18 months to 3 years old.
This is a 45 minute class that will teach the basic movements of ballet. Watch your child interact with others, learn to take instruction, make new friends and discover new ways to communicate and create.
10 Week Session: $164.00
class meets once a week
5 Week Segment: $87.00
Choose your weeks...class meets once a week
Benefits of Dance Classes for Young Children
Children across the world love to dance. Parents and carers should take advantage of this enjoyment as dance is also a great way to help a growing child.
Preschool children particularly learn through physical and sensory experiences, but learning the art of dance helps them also develop a wider knowledge, skill, and understanding. The health aspects are obvious to see, but through dance, children develop enhanced physical, emotional and social development.
Physical Benefits of Dance
Dancing is a highly physical activity, and children that dance regularly will see significant improvements in their overall physical health. It helps children develop their strength and stamina by improving co-ordination, flexibility and range of motion throughout the whole body. Dance movement can also increase balance, co-ordination, muscle-tone and cardiovascular health.
Emotional Benefits of Dance
Dancing helps children become more aware of themselves and express their emotions. It begins to give them a better sense of their bodies, builds their self-esteem and confidence, and ultimately fosters a more positive attitude and exploration of their own self-expression. Dance classes are a great place where children’s thoughts, feelings and ideas can be communicated in a non-verbal way.
Social Benefits of Dance
Dance classes are great places to build interactions and social bonds with both adults and other children. They can also help improve social skills, teamwork, co-operation and trust. They are places where children grow up together, and become friends for life.
Benefits of Dance for Preschool & Toddlers
There is no right age to begin to dance – in fact if they can move, they can dance, and they are old enough. The sooner children they start dancing, the sooner they start to feel the benefits. Since birth, your baby has been on the move, making sense of their world with movement, even before they learnt to walk. The key is to keep dance education fun and creative, which will aid their development from toddlers to preschoolers.
As we move from decade to decade, there are more and more technological developments that are engaging more and more young children – and they are spending less and less time playing physically. They are losing their emotional skills to build their confidence and communicate outside their own circle of friends. Many are becoming socially isolated as they spend more time looking at screens. So, if you are looking for a way to see your child grow, whilst channelling their seemingly unwavering energy, you should consider the benefits of dance classes.
Aleanny Graell was born in Cuba, raised in Panama. Ale started dancing when she was just 7 years old. With Classical Ballet as her foundation, she got to experience many types of dances, from Modern Ballet to Tap, Jazz and Flamenco.
Ballet became her life’s passion. Throughout her 12 years of practice, she had the opportunity to participate in numerous Dance Competitions and Seminars around The United States, Europe and Latin America. During her last couple of years at G&G Dance Studio, before going to college, she volunteered teaching a class of tiny ballerinas.
After returning from college, she had the privilege of joining the National Ballet of Panama for 2 more years of dancing. Now, as a full-time mom, she wants children to experience the magic of dance and all the wonderful benefits that comes with it.
“Dance is a way of expressing your emotions into movement.“
Mia is our adorable ballerina mouse. She helps teach our little ones to plié, twirl, tippy toe and leap! She’s sweet, silly and often has our baby ballerinas balance cheese on their heads. Come join our class for music and movement, introduction to ballet, stretching, flexibility, socializing and confidence building.
Mia is usually in stuffed animal form in class but she sometimes magically appears for hugs at the end of a session.