4 Year Olds - 6 Different Types of Classes Are Available!!
3-5 Year Old Ballet, Tap and Jazz Combination Class
This is a one hour per week dance class for 3-5 Year Olds who want to experience ballet, tap and jazz. Each week your young dancer will be taught beginner ballet steps, such as batmat, passe, and arabesque as well as ballet barre, (including all 5 ballet positions). At this age, the young dancer is introduced to tap steps such as shuffle-hops, ball-changes, heel-digs, and more at the barre and in center floor. The basics of jazz, including stretching, jumps (saute), and splits (as well as all 5 of the jazz positions) are also presented during this class using popular children's music.
You will be happy to know that our instructors follow an exciting, effective and fun-filled curriculum that is customized to meet the needs of the 3-5 year old dancer. Rising Stars' directors and instructors have developed this program over the past 25 years and continually keep it updated and full of fun! This program combines fun and learning based on a 3-5 year old's attention span, movement and physical abilities, and is kept updated with the newest dance and music trends. Imagine jumping over clouds and wearing a crown! Our young dancers may not know it but they are learning the fundamentals and correct terminology as they have fun with creative imagery. Singing, props, routines, short stories, and steps that will help coordination development, are included in this wonderful curriculum.
The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ!
3-5 and 4-5 Year Old Hippity-Hop Class
A Hippity-Hop class is a high-energy ("pop" style) Hip-Hop class for our younger dancers that is both fun and exciting! This class uses the latest steps, age appropriate moves and fundamentals of hip-hop.
One hip-hop routine will be taught per year, per class. The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ!
3-5 Year Old Angelina Ballerina Class
This class is based on the beloved and popular children’s book and PBS TV series character, Angelina Ballerina. It includes a themed year-long curriculum, which follows a different Angelina Ballerina story each month. Students wear the optional Angelina Ballerina leotard, skirt and ears. Stories are themed and include ballet technique and lots of fun for your ballerina! Rising Stars is the only licensed and accredited Angelina Ballerina dance academy studio in this area.
Image learning all of your ballet steps and terminology along with Angelina Ballerina and sharing in her fun-filled adventures!
One dance routine will be taught per year per class. The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, N.J.
4-5 Year Old Musical Theatre Class
This is a one-hour jazz based dance class that focuses on scenes, songs, and choreography from musicals, Disney, and Broadway shows. Musical theatre students will be exposed to lip-syncing, bringing characterization to the choreography, defining a character, stage presentation and learning to master the various musical theatre techniques and styles. The musical theatre’s yearly routine may include props and costumes that reflect the characters portrayed in the routine.
Each week students will work on jazz technique and style using bevels, camel walks, pirouettes, extensions, jumps, etc.
One routine will be taught per year, per class. The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ!