ChildrensDivision

ABOUT CHILDREN'S DIVISION

Early childhood developmental milestones are infused into our daily curriculum. Children develop a love for movement and the arts while practicing cognitive skills, gross motor skills and creative problem solving. Girls and boys develop balance, rhythm and coordination while learning essential social skills and classroom etiquette. 

ENROLLMENT AGE GUIDELINES

Enrollment is determined by age. Children should meet age requirements listed with each class offering by October 1. Spring birthday classes are also available for Mommy & Me, Joy of Dance and Creative Movement. Spring birthday students should meet age requirements by March 1. All classes for ages 2-7 meet once per week.

Fall Semester Classes: August 22 – December 17, 2016
Spring Semester Classes: January 16 – May 6, 2017

School of Nashville Ballet is currently enrolling for the fall semester. Select a program schedule below to enroll online. For assistance, please contact School of Nashville Ballet at (615) 297-2966 x203 or school@nashvilleballet.com.

JOY OF DANCE - AGES 3+ 

 

MOMMY & ME - AGES 2+ 

 

Mommy & Me builds coordination and rhythm while introducing children to movement, music and creative play. With the support of a parent, grandparent or caregiver, young dancers can experience peer-to-peer interaction and exciting imaginary adventures.

This class is a fun way to foster a natural inclination for movement by developing control, coordination, gross motor skills, creativity and expressiveness while helping young dancers understand their bodies and how they relate to space.

 

BOYS CLUB A - AGES 3-4.5
BOYS CLUB B - AGES 4.5-5

CREATIVE MOVEMENT - AGES 4+

 

No girls allowed in this class! Boys Club explores the athletic side of dance and creative movement. Young gentlemen burn energy as they march, gallop, kick, punch and leap their way to imaginary lands filled with superheroes, pirates and knights. Each child learns musicality, rhythm and coordination while developing an appreciation for active lifestyles and healthy habits. Boys Club is offered in two age groups and time lengths designed to highlight age-specific milestones.

In this class, students develop a greater sense of confidence and self-esteem within an environment that encourages expressiveness and joy of movement. Children learn increased control and coordination in their movements. They also enhance their listening, cooperation and social skills in a nurturing environment.

 

PRE-BALLET I - AGES 5 +
PRE-BALLET II - AGES 6+ 
PRE-BALLET III - AGES 7+ 

Jr. Jazz - Ages 6-7

 

 

 

Children develop coordination, creativity and musicality while learning the foundations of ballet vocabulary. Pre-Ballet classes encourage strong focus and active participation, and provide a strong link to the beginning levels in the Academy Division.

This special, age-appropriate class offers students their first taste of jazz with high-energy, fast-paced movement. This class is offered in our Studio Division, but is open to Children Division students of the appropriate age.


Attire

Young Ladies: Mommy & Me, Joy of Dance and Creative Movement

  • Bloch Leotard CL5342 (pink)
  • White bobby socks (no frill or lace)
  • Bloch Dansoft full sole ballet shoes in pink*

*Shoes optional for Mommy & Me

Young Ladies: Pre-Ballet I, II & III

  • Bloch CL5405 light blue leotard or Body Wrappers BWC115
  • White bobby socks (no frill or lace)
  • Bloch Dansoft full sole ballet shoes in pink

Young Gentlemen: Boys Club A & B and Mommy & Me

  • White T-shirt (no logos) & black cotton shorts
  • White socks
  • Bloch Dansoft full sole ballet shoes in black*

*Shoes optional for Mommy & Me

Jr. Jazz

  • Black jazz slip-on shoes, no laces
  • Any color or combination of leotard or form-fitting top with jazz pants

In the tradition of classical ballet and in encouragement of each dancer's positive self-image, we strive to have a clean, uniformed appearance for all students.

All students should wear street clothing and shoes over their ballet attire when coming to and from their classes. Extra layers ensure modesty and help muscles warm up and cool down properly. We encourage dancers of all ages to practice this healthy habit.

Clothing should be changed in dressing rooms only, not the lobby or hallways. Ballet shoes cannot be worn outdoors as this tracks dirt into the studio, can compromise the safety of our students and dancers, and is detrimental to the studio floors.

Jewelry, other than small earrings, may not be worn in the studios. Young ladies' hair should be pulled away from the face and secured neatly. A ballet bun (long hair) or with a headband/barrettes (short hair) is a requirement for Pre-Ballet II and III in the Children's Division. If buns are not manageable due to the length of the dancer’s hair then please have it styled as neatly as possible away from the face with use of pins, barrettes, headband, etc.

BALLET BUN

We want to provide you as many tools as possible to help create and maintain the standards of appearance to reinforce dancers’ positive self-image in the classroom or on stage. Watch the tutorials below on how to create the perfect ballet bun on yourself or someone else.


Questions?

If you need additional assistance, please contact School of Nashville Ballet at (615) 297-2966 x203 or school@nashvilleballet.com.