Ballroom Dance for Mommy &Me
The most novel Mommy & Me class in city, "Petite Ballroom " is an extraordinary blend of Classical Ballet and Ballroom Dance. It is designed for toddlers as young as 14 months and their dancing mommies or caregivers.
Developed by United States and European Ballroom Dance champions (as well as mothers of busy tots), this class will spark a lifelong love and appreciation of music and dance. Every single move and shake has been tested and approved by our toughest critics - our own children.
We sing, we count, we dance Ballet to the alphabet and Cha Cha to the numbers, we learn about European and Hispanic cultures and we have Loads. Of. Fun!
We are flexible in many ways, but we adhere strictly to one rule: each child, each Mom, each caregiver must have a blast while learning even the most complex moves!!!
Fun, exercise and education all blend together, as we get down to the serious business of dance. We intend to educate, not merely entertain. “Petite Ballroom” lays down a solid foundation in both Ballet & Ballroom Dance. Petite Dancers, Moms and caregivers will learn dance terms in French, Spanish and English, get a great workout and bond in the most special way.
Together, we will develop the following skills:
- PHYSICAL: Grace, Body awareness, Strength, Flexibility, Spatial orientation, Gross motor skills, Self-control
- COGNITIVE: Rhythm and tempo recognition, Counting, Identification of Ballet and Latin/Ballroom dances (e.g., Waltz, Tango, Cha-Cha, Salsa/Mambo, Merengue, Samba, Paso Doble, Swing)
- SOCIAL: Proper dance etiquette, Taking turns, Sharing, Waiting, Self- control, Discipline, Teamwork
- CULTURAL: Exposure to Hispanic and European dances, culture and language