Havilah Dance Company offers a range of introductory classes for students ages 2 through 10 years old who desire to learn the fundamentals of dance. Beginner classes are for the dancer with a year or less of experience, or for those who are looking to brush up on the basics. Classes are 45-minutes of age-appropriate training and are the perfect way to jumpstart a students’ journey in dance!
Tiny Tot Beginner 100 is the ideal introduction to dance and the dance studio classroom for toddlers. Curriculum includes creative movement, pre-ballet and tumbling. The emphasis is on having fun while learning coordination, balance, rhythm and self-confidence. Students learn dance classroom etiquette, such as how to follow directions and take turns. Classes are 45 minutes and are held every Saturday from 10:45-11:30am. Leotard, tights and PINK ‘Bella’ Leather ballet slippers w/out drawstring by SoDanca (style: SD69).
Beginner 101 is centered towards pre-school through Kindergarten-age beginners. Classes include ballet basics, creative movement and rhythm tap. Focus is on terminology, rhythm, coordination, musical counting, body alignment. Students will learn ballet positions, foundational tap skills, and will be introduced to different combinations of steps and musical styles. Classes are 45 minutes and are held every Wednesday from 1:45-2:30pm or 4:15-5:00pm. Leotard, tights, PINK ‘Lily’ ballet shoes w/out drawstring (Capezio 212C), and CARMEL ‘Mary Jane’ tap shoes (Capezio 3800).
Beginner 102 is the perfect introduction to dance for our older/elementary aged dancers, and includes fun tap rhythms, classical ballet technique and high-energy jazz combinations to upbeat, age appropriate music. Class format consists of warm-up and floor stretches, followed up across-the-floor or center-floor combinations. Students learn tap skills, such as shuffle, flaps, cramp rolls, and time-steps. As students progress, more advanced combinations and skills are introduced – both in jazz & tap. Focus is on use of proper terminology and growing vocabulary, as well as rhythm, coordination, musical counting and body alignment. Classes are 45 minutes and every Saturday from 12:30-1:15pm. Leotard, tights/leggings/dance-shorts, PINK ‘Lily’ ballet shoes w/out drawstring (Capezio 212C), and ‘MaryJane’ Tap Shoe in CARAMEL (Capezio 3800).
Drop-In Rate: Certain classes allow a student to ‘drop-in’ and pay by the class. Usually these classes are designated on the schedule as open, adult, or continuing education! The drop-in rate is $25 for a one-hour class and $30 for a 90-minute class. Students under the age of 18 are only allowed two drop-in classes per month, otherwise we require that they register for the class. If you are interested in dropping in on a class that is not designated as such, give us a call or email and we will work with you.