Pre School Classes

At Starz Dance Centre we offer a selection of classes for 1.5 – 7-year-olds.

Cherubs

Cherubs is program for children between the ages of 18 months to 2½ years. It gives a child’s caregiver a beautiful and unique opportunity to nurture their cherub through music and movement.

  • Carers enjoy an essential role in the class as they guide, support and nurture their small children through the program, as directed by the teacher.
  • The Cherubs program includes songs and movement, props and storytelling.
  • The program was created in collaboration with an early childhood specialist.
  • Cherubs pairs the principles of Early Childhood Development with the energy and fun of dance.
  • Each session is between 25-30 minutes and occurs once a week for a term.
  • Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 10 children per class.
  • It is a very sensory experience focused and physical sensations of movement and textures.
  • It gives a positive introduction to the routine of a structured activity.
  • The program meets the needs and expectations of this very specific age group.
  • It gives children the opportunity to enjoy exploring movement to music in a safe and nurturing environment.
  • It helps children develop musical and physical awareness as well as gross motor skills.

Cherubs give very young children a positive introduction to a structured activity while addressing the needs and expectations of the age group. Cherubs classes are fully supported by a music program created by our composer, Jenny Pickering, and includes songs and movement, props and storytelling. It is a sensory experience in a safe, nurturing and joyful environment!

Normal classes: Fees: $68.00 per month paid February – December

End of year event: None

Register for Cherubs: Register for Kinderballet accredited classes

Mummy & Me

Mummy and Me classes are offered to younger children, aged between 2.5 years and 3.5 years. It gives Mum (or the primary caregiver) an opportunity to join in and share their child’s experience.

The classes are not yet themed however, there is an emphasis on the use of props and imagery,
songs and dancing to music, the musical response through movement, basic movement coordination of gross motor skills and a minor introduction to a couple of ballet steps.
The environment is relaxed and friendly, with no set costuming and no obligation for little
ones to continuously participate. The children are encouraged to participate, working closely with their primary caregiver, giving them a sense of security and confidence.
The hope is that the Mummy and Me program will be a foundation for the Starz program if they choose to continue.
Each session is half an hour in duration and you would normally attend once a week.
Class sizes are limited to 12 children per class.
There are NO costumes (or uniforms) to make or buy.
If you have younger ones to look-after (that are too young to participate), you are welcome to bring them along.
If you would like to know more please send us an email or give us a call.
Fees:

Normal classes: Fees: $68.00 per month paid February – December inclusive of end of year presentation day fees.

End of year event: Presentation Day

Register for Mummy & Me: Register for Kinderballet accredited classes

Tots

Ages: 3½ to 5 years
Duration: 30 minutes
End of year event: Annual Showcase
Fees: $68.00 per month paid February – December inclusive of end of year presentation day fees.

The ‘Tots’ program is for children who are ready to take instruction from a teacher and work independently of their parent. Children are introduced to the idea of working in a group under the guidance of a teacher.

The program aims to present a ballet class in a way that will keep a small child’s interest by having fun and being imaginative.

The class offers:

Dancing to music
Use of props (such as ribbons, wands)
Musical instruments
Basic movement coordination of gross motor skills
A basic introduction to some ballet steps
An introduction to concepts such as Group co-operation
Waiting ones turn
Following the leader

While it is important for us to give the children a fun and positive experience, we also feel strongly about teaching them the basics of dance. This differentiates us from activities where the goal is predominantly to entertain or just amuse children, sometimes with completely different class content each week.

Themes
The program revolves around a single theme which lasts for a term, allowing the child to become familiar with the routine of the class. This gives them that sense of security and helps to develop particular movement skills through repetition.

There is a strong narrative that runs through all the themes to keep the children’s interest while learning the foundations of dance and therefore, learning through the sense of play.

Class Structure
While there are very strong themes and narratives which runs through the class, it is structured like a Classical ballet class for pre-school children. Each class is made up of particular elements which make up the basics of all dance classes.

Register for Tots: Register for Kinderballet accredited classes

Jumping Jacks

Ages: 4 to 6 years

Duration: 30 minutes

End of year event: Annual Showcase

*Fees:$68.00 per month including end of year presentation

Jumping Jacks is an exciting new program for pre-school boys and spirited girls. It is fun, lively and full of energy and imagination.

Set within a narrative, this program combines elements of contemporary, jazz and ballet to offer a fun introduction to the basic elements of dance to get your little guy (or girl) enjoying movement within a creative context.

Register for Jumping Jacks: Register for Kinderballet accredited classes

 

Kiddies (Beginners)

Ages: 5 to 6 years (must be attending  4 years old kinder)
Duration: 30 minutes
End of year event: Annual Showcase
Fees: $68.00 per month paid February – December inclusive of end of year presentation day fees.

The ‘Kiddies’ program is for children who are in their final year of kinder prior to going to school. Children are expected to be more acquainted with working in a group under the guidance of a teacher.

The program aims to present a ballet class in a way that will keep a small child’s interest by having fun and being imaginative.
The programs become a little more complex as the year progresses, to accommodate the children’s preparation for school readiness.
While all children have varied coordination abilities, we try and aim to teach all children to skip prior to them going to school.

The class offers:

Dancing to music
Use of props (such as ribbons, wands)
Musical instruments
Basic movement coordination of gross motor skills
A basic introduction to some ballet steps
An introduction to concepts such as Group co-operation
Waiting ones turn
Following the leader
Working in partners
Working together as a group

While it is important for us to give the children a fun and positive experience, we also feel strongly about teaching them the basics of dance. This differentiates us from activities where the goal is predominantly to entertain or just amuse children, sometimes with completely different class content each week.

Themes
The program revolves around a single theme which lasts for a term, allowing the child to become familiar with the routine of the class. This gives them that sense of security and helps to develop particular movement skills through repetition.

There is a strong narrative that runs through all the themes to keep the children’s interest while learning the foundations of dance and therefore, learning through the sense of play.

Class Structure
While there are very strong themes and narratives which runs through the class, it is structured like a Classical ballet class for pre-school children. Each class is made up of particular elements which make up the basics of all dance classes.

Register for Kiddies: Register for Kinderballet accredited classes

Next Steps (Primary)

Ages: 6-7 years (Must be attending school)
Duration: 40 minutes
End of year event: Annual Showcase
Fees: $78.00 per month paid February – December inclusive of end of year presentation day fees.

Take Your Next Steps with Kinderballet™
Following on from the preschool Kinderballet™ programs, Next Steps is developed to be inspiring, challenging and fun approach to learning classical ballet.

Inspiring
Expressing stories through movement – experiencing great traditional classical ballets. Inspires individual response to music and dancing.

Challenging
Developing basic classical ballet technique and increasing the range of ballet steps and the ways in which to execute them.

Fun
The emphasis is still on your child’s enjoyment without neglecting the importance of laying solid foundations of dance tuition.

Register for Next Steps: Register for Kinderballet accredited classes

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