City Ballet Raleigh offers preschool dance classes in Raleigh NC.
Kinder Ballet is the beginning of a lifetime of dance appreciation. It is the essence of using imagination and exploration as building blocks for a dance foundation. Students focus on gross motor skills – skipping, hopping and jumping – through musicality and movement. City Ballet pays special attention to the needs and abilities of preschoolers by using theme-based lesson plans full of meaningful play. To encourage performance techniques, the preschool classes hold a recital complete with costumes at the studio for parents and friends. The casual setting rewards dancers for their hard work all year without the stresses of a “big” stage and rehearsals.
|3-5 yrs||Kinder Ballet||Tuesday||10:00-11:00am||1 hr / wk|
|Wednesday||1:30-2:30pm||1 hr / wk|
Preschool Dance Faculty
An alumna of City Ballet, Emma is honored to join the staff and teach a new generation of dancers. Her studies range from classical ballet to Irish Dance to ballroom, providing a strong, diverse foundation in dance technique and musical expression. Emma is currently working toward her Cecchetti Grade I Teacher Certification.
Ms. Smith grew up taking classes through Pennsylvania Ballet and then expanded to jazz, tap, and modern dance. She danced with many companies in the Philadelphia area and earned a BA in Speech, Theater & Dance. Ms. Smith was a founding dancer with the Ballet South Company in New Jersey before marrying and moving to Connecticut. While establishing dance/movement/music programs in schools and recreation programs, Sue worked on her certification in Early Childhood Education. Upon receiving her education degree, she opened Miss Sue’s Hot Tots in 1995, a performing arts preschool! The Smith family then relocated to Raleigh, N.C. the summer of 1999.
For a complete listing of teachers and their bios, please visit City Ballet Raleigh Faculty & Staff.