We have found that preschool children (3-5 years old) tend to enjoy themselves and are more "themselves" when their parents/carers are not in the room.
If your little preschooler does require you to be in the room that is fine. We recommend that your little preschooler go into our Twirltime level class.
We offer different styles of dance for this age group: soloist ballet, soloist tap, bebe bop and bebe yoga.
This is an exciting age group to teach. Children in this level are often leaving their carer for the first time in a formal situation. They get excited quickly and have fantastic imaginations. Whilst our classes at this level are still fun we need structure and a few rules to ensure that our dancers have a safe and enjoyable experience. This is also an age that children’s personalities are starting to come to the fore and they are seeking new experiences and challenges.
tappa tappa tappa
We offer a 15 minute tap class to be added to either a Soloist Ballet or Bebe Bop dance class for those who are wanting to broaden their repertoire and experience another genre of dance. Tap is a form of dance where dancers use their feet as percussive instruments. Tap Shoes are worn with metal plates on the toe and heel to assist in making the tap sounds. Tap is great for fostering rhythm in dancers.
Children attending Soloist Tap classes must also attend a soloist ballet or bebe bop class.
bop till you drop
A class designed to get that pre-schooler experimenting with movement and music. Bebe Bop classes will assist your child to become more internally aware of their body and progress their knowledge of balance, creativity, rhythm, social interaction and discipline in a fun and nurturing environment. Term themes are used to weave a story into these classes. High Energy music is used to get our dancers moving and having fun.
namaste little one
Exploring their imaginations and their movements Bebe Yoga is designed to keep our preschool children active through movement that is fun through stories and games. Yoga poses are taught in a creative and age appropriate manner. At the end of every lesson the children explore stillness and quiet.
please note that when booking into a term 1 class a deposit of $20 per class will be taken at the time to secure the class. this payment will be put on your term 1 invoice.
only classes with availability will be displayed.
"standards" used to ensure correct class is booked.
preschool - 18 months to 5 years old
school age - 5 to 8 years old
A Star - 7 years and above
Our Soloist level classes are for children 3 – 5 years old who are ready to enter the dance space independently with their dance friends and teachers. Parents and carers do not watch this level class.
This is an exciting age group to teach. Children in this level are often leaving mummy for the first time in a formal situation. They get excited quickly and have fantastic imaginations. Whilst our classes at this level are still fun we need structure and a few rules to ensure that our ballerinas and danseurs have a safe and enjoyable experience.
Our venues have a distinct wait area and dance space. During the first few weeks of this term the teacher will line the children up in the wait area before bringing the children into class. This begins the separation of the children from the parent. The children are proud of themselves and the parents just think they look adorable waiting in line like big girls and boys. It is preferable for parents to stay in the wait area whilst we are organising the children into the line to start class.
Whilst for the first few classes you may think it’s acceptable to enter your child into the class and sit next to her this starts the routine that she will become accustomed to. It’s much easier to start with clear rules from the start. Some children may be sad and teary and need mummy and we work this out on an individual basis. A reminder that whilst your child may want you in the classroom there will be other children that do not want you there!
* Feed your child before class!
* Arrive on time for class
* Make sure your child has a bottle of water – please NO juice or cordial
* Give your child a quick kiss and then let them join the line to enter class
Dancers in Soloist Level, can participate in ATOD assessments during Term 4. Children are required to dance in front of an examiner with a Bebe Ballet teacher present and dancing with them. Dancers receive a certificate and medal for their efforts. It is a wonderful opportunity for our Soloist Level Dancers. Information regarding the assessments will be sent out in September.
There are some housekeeping issues which you need to be either made aware of or reminded:
* Should your child make a mess (with food or otherwise) it is the parent’s responsibility to clean up the mess.
* Children must be bare foot or in ballet shoes.
*Please encourage your child to go to the bathroom prior to class.
* Ballerinas must wear a leotard (plain or skirted) to class.
* Used nappies are to be taken home with you or placed in a bin outside.
We look forward to sharing our love of dance with your little dancer.