Beginner Ballet Classes at Central Utah Ballet
Central Utah Ballet offers beginner ballet classes for students ages 3-7 in our Pre-Ballet dance program for toddlers and preschoolers and in Ballet 1 for students of 7 years of age.
Pre-Ballet Beginning Ballet Class for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Creative Ballet is a great beginning ballet program for toddlers and preschoolers. This program introduces early ballet concepts that will help your child develop a love for ballet while learning techniques that will support advanced ballet skills as they progress in dance. This program is for children ages 3-6 years old and is taught by our owner and artistic director, Jennie Creer-King.
The Pre-Ballet beginner ballet classes for young children introduce developmentally appropriate ballet skills in a fun, engaging atmosphere. While our classes will feel like play to your child, they are actually developing skills that will help support them through future ballet programs.
Ballet 1 Beginner Ballet Class for 6-Year-Olds
Our Ballet 1 class is the oldest age beginning ballet class we teach at this time. After Ballet 1, students continue their training in Ballet 2 and up, with advancing techniques as they age.
While students in Ballet 1 are most comfortable when they’ve attended a pre-ballet class, it is not necessary to have had prior training before entering Ballet 1. This is a beginner-level class that introduces ballet techniques, terminology, and disciplines. As this is a younger class, we are also focused on ensuring your child has fun and develops a genuine love for ballet.
Placement classes are required for Ballet 2 and up.
About Beginning Ballet Classes at Central Utah Ballet
At this time, Central Utah Ballet offers beginning ballet classes for students ages 3-7. Each class lasts 30-60 minutes, depending on the child’s age. At Central Utah Ballet, one thing that makes our beginning ballet classes stand out from other ballet studios’ beginner classes is that, unlike many dance studios, we do not put our least experienced instructors in charge of our beginning dance classes.
Having a less experienced instructor teaching beginner students can be detrimental for several reasons. They may be inexperienced in keeping a child engaged throughout the class and may lack practice in teaching effectively. Students with inexperienced teachers are also more likely to develop bad technique or discipline habits that need to be “undone” in later ballet programs.
We believe that these early ballet experiences are formative not only to your child’s experience with ballet, but to their technique and discipline as well! By placing our beginning ballet students with our most experienced instructors, we are ensuring your child has the best beginning ballet class experience possible.
At Central Utah Ballet, our beginning ballet classes are taught by our artistic director, renowned Jennie Creer-King.
Our Pre-Ballet and Ballet 1 programs are still accepting students for the 2020-2021 season. Call today, or enter your information on our contact form to learn more about our programs.