Children are guided through a program which has been specially devised for their young bodies and their ability. The class structure combines mime and imagination, discovering and developing basic skills whilst gaining poise, posture, grace and all the fundamental basics of classical ballet.
Term themes will assist in allowing the children to feel more confident in their growing abilities and appreciation of dance and music. Each 40 minute class incorporates movement, exercises, games, music, dance, counting, rhythm, characterisation and drama to develop each child’s motor skills, coordination, confidence, creativity and musicality. Individuality is encouraged as the child’s confidence is nurtured as his or her physical skills develop; reinforcing right & left, song & dance, working with others, prop work, ribbons and instruments.
Twirltime classes are aimed for children 18 months and over and require parent/carer involvement.
From around 3 years old we offer additional styles of dance. We offer Soloist Ballet classes, Bebe Bop and Bebe Yoga for children 3-5 years old who are ready to be separated from their carer.
Our Twirltime classes are a fabulous opportunity for the youngest dancers in our ballet school to begin their journey in the world of dance with the security of their carer alongside of them. Adult participation and guidance is valued by our teachers and is paramount to the success of the class for your child and for other dancers. Routine and structure are important in these classes with different themes being explored throughout the year. A friendly reminder that Bebe Ballet value the safety of children and therefore the taking of photos and videos in these classes are strictly prohibited.
This is an exciting age group to teach. Children in this level are often leaving their carer for the first time in a formal situation. They get excited quickly and have fantastic imaginations. Whilst our classes at this level are still fun we need structure and a few rules to ensure that our dancers have a safe and enjoyable experience. This is also an age that children’s personalities are starting to come to the fore and they are seeking new experiences and challenges.
A class designed to get that pre-schooler experimenting with movement and music. Bebe Bop classes will assist your child to become more internally aware of their body and progress their knowledge of balance, creativity, rhythm, social interaction and discipline in a fun and nurturing environment. Term themes are used to weave a story into these classes. High Energy music is used to get our dancers moving and having fun. This class is a perfect introduction to jazz style of dance.
We offer a 15 minute tap class to be added to either a Soloist Ballet or Bebe Bop dance class for those who are wanting to broaden their repertoire and experience another genre of dance. Tap is a form of dance where dancers use their feet as percussive instruments. Tap Shoes are worn with metal plates on the toe and heel to assist in making the tap sounds. Tap is great for fostering rhythm in dancers.
Exploring their imaginations and their movements Bebe Yoga is designed to keep our preschool children active through movement that is fun through stories and games. Yoga poses are taught in a creative and age appropriate manner. At the end of every lesson the children explore stillness and quiet.