Dance with Ms. Allegra
Saturdays, January 11 – May 30 (no class Feb 15 and April 11)
Learn more about Ms. Allegra
Baby Dance (Ages 18m to 2.5 years)
- Saturdays, 9:30-10:00am
- Assisted by a parent or caregiver
About the Class: Little ones explore the joy of movement through creative play! During this class we focus on tactile exercises and games while using props that encourage a love of music and movement. Get ready to boogie to the beat and join us as we bounce, stretch, balance, and play!
Toddler Dance (Age 2 years, 24-36 months)
- Parental/caregiver assistance optional
About the Class: Children develop body awareness and strengthen their growing muscles through creative movement and dance! Classes engage the imagination to keep children having fun while moving and learning. Students also gain independence as they build the confidence to take class on their own. Parental assistance is an option if a parent wishes to provide their child with additional comfort and encouragement.
Pre-K Dance (Ages 3 and 4)
- Saturdays, 11:00-11:45am
- Drop off
About the Class: Children learn beginning dance terminology and positions through relatable, age appropriate imagery. Throughout the class children have the opportunity to try many forms of dance such as ballet, modern, jazz, and hip hop, while gaining coordination, strength, flexibility and balance. This program encourages self expression while supporting each student’s unique physical, mental, and emotional development.
Ballet 1 (Ages 5-7)
- Saturdays, 12:00-1:00pm
- Drop off
About the class: Students learn beginning classical ballet technique through the structure of a standard dance class format. Throughout each class, children observe proper dance class etiquette as they work on developing new technical skills and executing precise patterns. Students also have the opportunity to learn basic choreography.
Students may only register in their age group and must be within the age range of their class by the start of the first class. The teacher may suggest moving a child to a different class depending on ability and maturity; this decision is at the discretion of the teacher.
A uniform is required for ages 3+
You may purchase a uniform and have your child fitted at the space on the day of their first class. You may also provide your own uniform.
Female: black leotard (no skirts or jewels), pink tights, pink slippers, hair should be tied back and off face, long hair must be worn in a bun.
Male: White t-shirt, plain sweatpants, black slippers
Her patient and innovative approach to teaching fosters each student’s unique qualities to bring out the best in every child. During each class she strives to connect with all students and provide them with an experience that helps shape their bodies and minds during formative years.
Dance Classes Provide:
- Cognitive Benefits:
The program is designed to improve cognitive function through exercises that help stimulate and develop important neurological connections in the brain. These connections directly affect children’s performance later in life with tasks such as reading and writing.
- Confidence Building:
It is vital that the children begin the program by accomplishing small goals that then give them the confidence to accomplish larger goals. This process makes transitions to new movement patterns fun and seamless for young kids. As the children’s confidence blossoms they not only understand how to deal with difficult steps and concepts, but actually welcome, and get excited by a new challenge.
- Exposure to Arts Culture:
Throughout the curriculum, children get exposure to a number of different dance styles including ballet, hip hop, modern and jazz. They also learn proper dance terminology which translates directly into their understanding of patterns and different movement concepts.
Allegra Glinsky is a dance instructor and choreographer. She holds a B.A. in Dance, with a minor in Wellness from Mercyhurst University. She studied at the American Ballet Theatre Teacher Training Institute in New York City and is an ABT® Certified Teacher in Pre-Primary through Levels 6, 7, and Partnering. She has danced professionally with Dance Cat-alyst, and currently teaches dance classes in Brooklyn to ages 1 through adult.