Early Childhood Programs

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First Steps Collaborate | Pre-K Dance

Pre-K Dance

pre-k

The Pre-K Dance Program offers creative movement classes for students aged 3-5. Students must have turned age 3 by September 1 of the current academic year to be eligible for this program. Curriculum includes exercises for rhythm, musicality, balance, coordination and locomotor skills in the context of dance movement. Students will learn how to interact with peers in a classroom environment.

Pre-K classes run in eight-week sessions. Each session culminates with a special in studio showing that is open for observation. 

Performance Opportunities
Spring Fesitval Unicorns

When students choose to progress from Pre-K dance to Division I of our Classical Ballet Program, they have the opportunity to perform in productions such as Spring Festival.

Class Information

Days and Times:
Thursdays from 3:45–4:30 p.m.
Saturdays from 9:00–9:45 a.m.
Age: Designed for 3*–5 year old students
         *Must be 3 years old by September 1
Tuition: $175

Sessions:
Fall: 09/26–11/21
Winter: 01/09–03/14
Spring: 03/26–05/23

Attire

Please click here to view our dress code.

Faculty

Cameron Whitney

Class Calendar

Winter 2020

Winter 2020 Thursday
Saturday
  01/09/20 01/11/20
  01/16/20 01/18/20
No Saturday Class  01/23/20 X
  01/30/20 02/01/20
  02/06/20 02/08/20
No Saturday Class
Winter Break 
02/13/20 X
  02/20/20 02/22/20
  02/27/20 02/29/20
X 03/07/20
X 03/14/20
Snow Date 03/05/20 03/21/20

Spring 2020

Spring 2020 Thursday  Saturday
03/26/20 03/28/20
04/02/20 04/04/20
04/09/20 04/11/20
No Classes
April Break
X X
04/23/20 04/25/20
04/30/20 05/02/20
05/07/20 05/09/20
05/14/20 05/16/20
05/21/20 05/23/20
Snow Date 05/28/20 05/30/20

First Steps Collaborate

Ms. Renee with level a students.

Share the joy of music and movement with your child in this 8-week First Steps Collaborate class. Bringing together exceptional music and dance faculty, we start with four music sessions to introduce your child to concepts such as steady beat, musicality explorations, and creative expression. Building upon this are four dance sessions to instill rhythm, balance, and coordination. Caregivers actively participate in class with their child.

Class Information

Day and Time: Thursdays, 10–10:45 a.m.
Age: Designed for 3*–5 year old students
         *Must be 3 years old by September 1
Tuition: $175

Sessions:
Winter: 01/09–2/27
Spring: 03/26–05/21

Attire

Students should wear clothing they can move in (no jeans or restricting clothing). Socks are highly recommended as all participants (including caregivers) must remove their shoes when entering class.

Faculty

Music: Reagan Brasch
Dance: Cameron Whitney

Class Calendar

Winter 2020

Winter 2020 Thursday
Topic
  01/09/20  Music
  01/16/20  Music
01/23/20  Music
  01/30/20  Music
  02/06/20  Dance
02/13/20  Dance
  02/20/20  Dance
  02/27/20  Dance
Snow Date 03/05/20

Spring 2020

Spring 2020 Thursday  Topic
03/26/20 Music
04/02/20 Music
04/09/20 Music
No Classes
April Break
X X
04/23/20 Music
04/30/20 Dance
05/07/20 Dance
05/14/20 Dance
05/21/20 Dance
Snow Date 05/28/20

Questions?

Please call us at 860.768.6000 or email us at dancedesk@hartford.edu.

Together, we can ensure the gift of an unparalleled performing arts education is available to all.