TDDC is thrilled to teach the Magical Kingdom of Dance Curriculum
Twirlz & Toez Tuition
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At TDDC we offer classes for 2- 4 year olds. We offer ballet, tap and acrodance.
Twirlz & Toez sets a foundation for technique, but also is a joyful class we can
introduce the dancers to the world of dance.
There are 3 sessions for Ballet/Tap and AcroDance is a weekly class all year and
is not ran in sessions.
We have three separate sessions for Twirlz & Toez this season
Twirlz & Toez Session 1 - August 14 - September 22
Twirlz & Toez Session 2 - October 9 - December 1
Twirlz & Toez Session 3 - Recital Session - Mar 25 - May 11
During the sessions they meet weekly and two of the sessions end with a showcase
and one session ends in our big annual recital!
Each session includes:
Access to our online software to manage your dancer and their classes online
A Weekly Twirlz & Toez class- The length of each Twirlz class is 30 minutes.
Costume for Showcase
Special Offer for AcroDance
The sessions do not require the $50 registration fee per family.
What is Twirlz & Toez?
Twirlz is a class where we are exploring creative movement and setting the foundation for locomotive skills. The dancers learn things like skip, hop, march, to walk on their tip toes etc. These skills evolve into gallop and chasse etc. All of this sets the groundwork for us to move into basic ballet positions. The dancers are also learning basic stretches, how to make shapes with their bodies and helps improve their balance and coordination. T&T is a very interactive class and includes movement around the classroom exploring formations of dance while continuing to learn more ballet positions and skills.
Also they rotate through tap. They learn basic tap moves that help them expand upon the balance and coordination they have learned in ballet. Tap also helps them start to embrace rhythm and patterns.
They learn additional tap moves that help them grow and develop patterns, rhythm, tempo and musicality.
What is AcroDance?
This curriculum focuses on physical literacy. The focus of this program includes learning the acro positions, locomotive skills (jumping, hoping, etc), balance skills, classroom behaviour skills, movement concepts, cooperation and social skills. It is a class where they start building the foundation for basic acrobatics used often in dance.
What if my dancer doesn't pay attention or acts up?
A lot of parents worry that their kiddo is not paying attention or out of control, but honestly in the class you WANT them to explore movement. Sometimes it takes a month of class for them to get into a routine, which is part of the process. After a while you will see it click and it is so magical and inspiring! Also note that tap class can be loud but, tap really helps the dancers learn teamwork, cooperation and impulse control.
Can I attend the class with my dancer?
At TDDC our classes are closed. However, with this age group we often invite parents in at the end of class to see what they are working on. The kiddos really want to surprise you and show off their dance, so we don't show off too much!
What should my dancer wear to class?
Twirlz and Toez -Your dancer needs a leo and ballet shoes and tap shoes.
You can get this attire at Walmart and/or Target- If your kiddo wants to dress up and wear a tutu, let them! Whatever needs to be done for your dancer to enjoy this experience, and if that is a tutu and a leo, or a princess dress; by all means have fun with it!
Can my dancer try a class before we commit?
If you would like to come try a class for free and see if your dancer likes it, we would love that!
Please call ahead of time to see if we are holding a session so you can also watch the beginning of class so you can see how I have pretty much streamlined our Twirlz & Toez Program.
We cannot wait to meet you and your sweet dancer!