Stories in Motion

Would your children like to wish on a star, carry moon beams home in a jar… and create wonderful stories while dancing to beautiful music in their own unique costumes? With attention to nourishing the creative process in each child, instructor Helene Nilsen integrates the creative storytelling aspects of movement while we incorporate some very basic elements of ballet in this class.

Pre-Ballet

Your youngster can skip, leap, and twirl their way through the basics of ballet.  Young dancers will begin to use the ballet barre, dance with props (ribbons, scarves, etc.), and learn movements that incorporate simple concepts of classical ballet.  Each class ends with a story created and danced by the children.

Schedule

Saturdays 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Teacher

Helene Nilsen and Steffi Thomas

Attire

Stories in Motion:
For girls, leotards(any color, style, brand), pink footed tights, and pink ballet slippers. Boys should wear dance/sweat pants or shorts, a t-shirt, and black ballet shoes. Feel free to bring your favorite costume (as long as you can comfortably dance in it) to dress up at storytime. Long hair should be pulled up and off of the neck.

Pre-Ballet:
Girls should wear a baby blue leotard (camisole or tank), pink footed tights, and pink ballet slippers and a neat bun. Boys should wear black dance/sweat pants or black tights, a white t-shirt, and black ballet shoes. For boys, long hair must be neatly tied back off of the face and neck.

See our information about where to buy attire on our main classes page.

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