The "Right Time" To Start Dance

We get this question a lot:


"When should my child start dance class?"


At only a few years old, your child might be dancing from room to room, making up songs, and putting on impromptu shows for family and friends. Dancing and singing are more than just ways for your toddler to pass the time--they teach your child how to move, communicate, and connect with the world around them.


Students who begin dancing between 3 and 5 years old enjoy a variety of benefits, including:

  • Developing fine and gross motor skills

  • Gaining spacial awareness and understanding of their body

  • Building rhythm skills

  • Developing self-confidence

  • Building a solid foundation of ballet and tap skills and vocabulary


When your child takes dance class, they also get vital experience participating in a group activity and making friends! That's why we offer classes for as young as 3 years old. We've designed a curriculum to nurture children through these formative developmental years and prepare them for future physical activities within and beyond the performing arts!



So, how can you tell when your child is ready for dance class? If your child is 3 years old, is potty trained, and able to be separated from parents for a one-hour class, your child is ready to start dancing!


Which class should your child take?

We offer three options for students ages 3 through 6.

  • Ballet/Tap Combo: Students will explore the fundamentals of ballet and tap through a variety of exciting dance activities in this class! Our ballet/tap combo classes meet weekly for one hour and are included in our annual holiday and spring recitals. In the 2021-2022 school year, we will have these classes at the following times:

  • 3/4 Year-Old Ballet/Tap Combo: Saturdays from 9:30am-10:30am

  • 5/6 Year-Old Ballet Tap Combo: Wednesdays from 5pm-6pm OR on Saturdays from 10:30am-11:30am

  • Foundations: Students will learn the basics of dancing and singing through engaging activities, including playing age-appropriate instruments! Our ballet/tap combo classes meet weekly for one hour and are included in our annual holiday and spring recitals. In the 2021-2022 school year, we will have these classes at the following times:

  • Mondays from 4pm-5pm

  • Wednesdays from 4:30pm-5:30pm


Want to get a taste of dance class? Join us at our annual Open House event on Thursday, August 12th, from 5pm-8pm! It's a great opportunity to take a tour of the studio, meet our teachers, and help your youngster get ready for her first dance class of the school year. Plus, your child will see demonstrations from our Gold Team dance company members and get to participate in dance activities! Click the button below to learn more and let us know you're coming. We hope to see you there!

Have a question? Reach out to us by phone at 610.296.0474 or by email at betsydaily@comcast.net and we'll be happy to help!

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