This class is an introduction to movement and ballet designed for 2-3.5 year olds. Children will begin learning stretching and movement to different musical tempos and styles through fun-filled exercises, games, and creative play.
We will be using some traditional dance techniques to encourage discipline; movement games to learn coordination and motor skills; and creative play to encourage enjoyment and exploration of what our amazing bodies can do. All of this will be done while exploring different musical styles and genres using simple props such as ribbons or balloons.
Children should wear comfortable clothes and ballet shoes or sticky socks.
This class is taught by Erin Burton and is part of dance offerings from Dream Studio.
About The Instructor
Erin Burton is a mother, a wife and a professional dancer from Miami, FL who is now living in Rosendale, NY. Teaching ballet to all ages for the last 12 years has been one of her favorite things to do! Her professional career started in New York City at The Joffrey Ballet School where she studied on full scholarship as a trainee. That took her to Pennsylvania where she danced with Ballet Theater of PA, then off to The Bravo Ballet and The Eglevsky Ballet in NYC. Many many auditions later, she joined The Phantom of the Opera National Tour, where she danced for over 10 years along with The Broadway show. She loves to bring fun props, music and steps into her classes. Nowadays, you can find Erin teaching at Waddle n Swaddle in Rhinebeck and Poughkeepsie, and also at Dream studio in Rhinebeck, NY.