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Preschool Classes Start Saturday, September 12!  
Make sure you little dancer is dressed appropriately for class. 

LFDA Class Attire
Lake Forest Dance Academy Preschool Program

We follow the belief that dance can and should play in the development and learning of young children; that all children have a right to enjoy dance and that they will receive numerous benefits from participation in dance education.  We use a conceptual approach to dance curriculum and instruction; we don’t just teach steps and routines.  We educate children in the use of their body, moving through space and time with energy, to explore and discover; to create and to share.  This facilitates the learning process, as the child connects linguistic, kinesthetic, spatial, temporal, and energetic concepts in action and idea.

LFDA Preschool Dance Academy Classes:

Dance Play is interactive movement, dance games and wonderful music making this a perfect introduction to dance class. Favorite songs, colorful scarves, huggable teddy bears...join us and experience the pure joy of movement! Caregiver must be present.  Nannies, daycare givers as well as moms or even dads are welcome to join in the fun. Children must be two years old by 9/1.

 

Creative Dance captivates your child and his/her love of movement in a wonderful exploratory dance course. This class introduces the basic elements of movement: time, space, energy, relationships and the coordination of our bodies. Locomotor and rhythmic skills are taught with an approach that emphasizes the child’s natural creativity. Fun props and stories are used!  Children must be three years old by 9/1. 

 

Intro to Irish Dance is offered to preschool students who are taking Irish dance for the first time!  Dancers will learn basic skills and beginner dances such as the traditional Irish Jig. (Dancers are not required to purchase shoes or socks yet).  Children must be four years old by 9/1.

 

Pre Ballet 1 introduces beginning ballet steps and positions.  French terminology, rhythmic skills, creative concepts and short dance sequences combined with lots of hopping, skipping and galloping make this class the perfect fit for your active child and his/her love of music and movement. Children must be four years old by 9/1. 

 

Pre Ballet 2 builds upon the basic ballet steps and positions introduced in Pre-Ballet 1.  French terminology is also introduced. This class is the one for active kindergarteners who love music and movement. (Pre-Ballet 1 is not a pre-requisite).  Children must be five years old by 9/1. 

 

Pre Hip Hop is the class for your child who loves music videos and can’t stop moving to the beat!  They will learn the most basic elements such as posture, rhythm and isolation in this high energy and fun introduction to the hip hop genre. Children must be five years old by 9/1. 

 

Pre Tap 1 is an introductory tap class which is just the venue for every child who loves to tap their toes and make music come alive! They will also begin to understand timing and rhythm.  Coordination of mind and body is developed through familiar nursery rhymes and fun sound games.  Children must be four years old by 9/1. 

 

Pre Tap 2 builds upon the material learned in Pre Tap 1 which is just the venue for every child who loves to tap their toes and make music come alive! They will also further understand timing and rhythm.  Coordination of mind and body is developed through familiar nursery rhymes and fun sound games.  Children must be five years old by 9/1.  

 

Pre-Ballet w/ Modern is a combination class which teaches both ballet steps and positions and creative concepts through basic modern dance skills.  For the creative spirit! Children must be four years old by 9/1.

 

Pre-Ballet w/ Tap  is a combination class that teaches both ballet steps and positions and beginning tap skills. Let your dancers make music and rhythm with their feet! Children must be four years old by 9/1.

 

Dine & Dance and Kinderhaven Lunch Connection  Pack a lunch and twirl your way to dance class!  Our staff will supervise your little dancers as they enjoy their lunch before and/or after dance class. Children must be registered for a dance class before or after lunch.

Class Attire:

Hair is to be worn in bun or ponytail for all classes

Dance Play & Creative Dance: Comfortable clothes, bare feet or ballet slippers, pink leotard and pink tights are optional
Pre Ballet 1 & 2: Solid pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Pre Ballet 1 w/ Modern: Same as above with convertible tights
Pre Tap 1 & 2: Same as above with black tap shoes (Please no laces: replace with elastic tap ties or velcro)
Pre Hip Hop: Comfortable clothes and black athlectic shoes
Intro to Irish: Comfortable shorts and t-shirt, socks or ballet slippers.  Irish shoes optional for beginner classes - available through the instructor
Boys: Solid white shirt/ black sweatpants, black ballet and/or tap shoes

THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST
220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
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