DancEdge Minis are students enrolled in beginner, level 1 & 2 classes in all styles. Students in this group are generally aged 4-7 years*.
As well as having a bit of fun along the way, we need to build strength and flexibility to be able to do all the things that they see and want to do (rolls, handstands and cartwheels). We do prep work for forward rolls and move on to forward rolls when they are ready. Shoulder strength is important for handstands and cartwheels so bunny hops and other shoulder strengthening exercises are very necessary. We do rotations with picture cards for abdominal strength, cardio and general all over body strength. They are assisted with handstands and cartwheels to develop the correct technique. The lesson finishes with stretching and a quick game.
Beginner Ballet, for 4-6 year olds, is the first step into the world of ballet. This is where students start to learn the basic foundations of ballet, while still enabling the development of their creative minds with free movement and mime.
Jazz would be enjoyed by students who thrive on a faster paced learning environment filled with strong and sharp movements, all set to popular music.
Students will learn how to start making music with their feet. Learning a series of basic tap steps and the fundamentals of this exciting, vibrant and rhythmical dance form.
With lots of drama games being played, many songs being sung and a splash of movement to shake things up, Musical Minis is the perfect class for any budding actor/actress.
*Please note, ages listed under levels are merely for guidance. Students will be placed in classes recommended by Directors.