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. All classes for ages 2-7 meet once per week.
Enrollment is open for Summer and Fall 2019.
Fall Semester Begins August 17, 2019.
Select a program schedule below to enroll online. If you need additional assistance, please contact School of Nashville Ballet at (615) 297-2966 x910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Open House
Saturday, August 10, 2019
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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Curious about what it's like to dance at School of Nashville Ballet? Visit our open house to meet our Children's Division instructors, tour the facility and learn about dance offerings for ages 2-7. Light refreshments will be provided.
all children’s classes are available during the summer either as an enrollment or as a drop-in. Classes start at $20 for a drop-in for ages 2-5, ages 6-7 classes begin at $25.
JOY OF DANCE - AGES 3-4
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 4-5
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+
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.
Dancers must be the age listed by May 1, 2019
Session I: June 3 - 29, 2019
Session II: July 8 - August 3, 2019
Click the class name below to enroll for Summer 2019!
|ClassMust be age listed by October 1, 2019||Mon||Tue||Wed||Thu||Fri||Sat||Sun|
|Mommy and Me 2+||9:00-9:45 am||3:00-3:45 pm||9:45-10:30 am||9:45-10:30 am||9:00-9:45 am 9:45-10:30 am||11:00-11:45 am||Joy of Dance 3+||9:45-10:30 am||9:00-9:45 am 3:00-3:45 pm 3:45-4:30 pm||9:00-9:45 am 2:45-3:30 pm||3:00-3:45 pm||9:00-9:45 am 9:45-10:30 am 10:15-11:00 am||11:45-12:30 pm|
|Creative Movement 4+||9:45-10:30 am 3:00-3:45 pm 3:45-4:30 pm||3:00-3:45 pm||9:00-9:45 am 3:45-4:30 pm||9:00-9:45 am 9:45-10:30 am10:45-11:30 am||11:00-11:45am|
|Pre-Ballet I 5+||3:45-4:30 pm||3:45-4:30 pm||3:45-4:30 pm||10:30-11:15 am 11:30-12:15 am||11:45-12:30 pm|
|Pre-Ballet II 6+||3:30-4:30 pm||4:30-5:30 pm||9:00-10:00 am 10:30-11:30 am 12:15-1:15 pm||11am-12:00 pm|
|Pre-Ballet III 7+||4:30-5:30 pm||3:30-4:30 pm||4:00-5:00 pm||9:00-10:00 am 11:30-12:30 pm||12-1:00 pm|
|Boys Club A – Ages 3-4 B – Ages 4-5||A - 9-9:30 am B - 9:30-10:15 am|
|Intro to Young Men’s 6+||4:30-5:30 pm|
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
Bloch Dansoft full sole ballet shoes in black*
*Shoes optional for Mommy & Me
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.
School of Nashville Ballet reserves the right to cancel classes due to lack of enrollment. Canceled classes will be prorated and refunded.
Enrollment is for the entire semester. There is no proration for scheduling conflicts. Classes are not transferable to other students.
In the case of serious injury or illness, refunds may be considered on an individual basis, are not guaranteed and may be subject to a 25% administration fee. Voluntary or involuntary withdrawal and missed classes are not considered eligible for refunds.
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.
If you need additional assistance, please contact School of Nashville Ballet at (615) 297-2966 x910 or email@example.com.