Children's ballet classes in Connecticut

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Young Children’s Ballet Program

Pre-Ballet 1 - Ages 3 & 4.  Meets once a week.

Pre Ballet 2 - 5 years old.  Meets once a week.

First Steps - Ages 6 & 7.  Meets twice a week.

 

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Program Description

Our ballet classes for young children ages 3 to 7 provide a warm and imaginative atmosphere that inspires creativity.  Young dancers are encouraged to express themselves through their natural love of music and movement. Voted “The Shoreline’s Best Children’s Ballet School”, we emphasize basic ballet skills, coordination, and musicality.

Children receive an excellent foundation for ECB’s progressive ballet training program and registrations are accepted year-round.

Children's ballet classes are offered in both our East Lyme studio, conveniently located 5 minutes from I-95, and at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook.

A range of children's summer dance programs beginning at age three and a half offer further opportunity for enrichment and growth.

Young Children's Performance Opportunities

Performing onstage is an exhilarating experience for a dancer, whether beginner or advanced. All dancers are eligible to perform in our annual Spring Showcase, featuring both classical and modern repertory.

Class Schedule

Pre Ballet 1 (ages 3 & 4) - One day per week
Day Time Instructor
Monday (Old Saybrook) 4:15-5pm Ms. Julie
Wednesday (East Lyme) 4:15-5pm Ms. Julie
Saturday (East Lyme) 9:30-10:15am Ms. Laura
Pre Ballet 2 (age 5) - One day per week
Day Time Instructor
Monday (Old Saybrook) 5-5:45pm Ms. Julie
Wednesday (East Lyme) 5-5:45pm Ms. Julie
Saturday (East Lyme) 10:15-11am Ms. Laura
First Steps (ages 6 & 7) - Two days per week
Day Time Instructor
Monday and Wednesday (Group A in East Lyme) 4-5pm Ms. Laura
Tuesday (Group B in East Lyme) 4:30-5:30pm Ms. Julie
Thursday (Group B in East Lyme) 4-5pm Ms. Julie

Class Uniforms

Uniforms are custom orders and may only be purchased through Dolores at Dancers Outlet:Young Children's Program In Pose

Dancer’s Outlet
190 Flanders Rd.
East Lyme, CT
Phone: 860-367-1491

Please call ahead before making the trip.

 

Pre Ballet 1 and 2 Uniform

  • Girls:
    • Motionwear Dress: WHITE tank leotard with attached CANDY PINK skirt
    • Pink tights, pink leather split sole ballet slippers
    • Hair in a tight slicked back ballet bun
  • Boys:
    • White fitted t-shirt
    • Black dance shorts or tights
    • White socks
    • Black leather split sole ballet slippers

 

First Steps Uniform

  • Girls:
    • Wear Moi leotard
      • STYLE: Emeraude
      • COLOR: White
    • Pink tights, pink leather split sole ballet slippers
    • Hair in a tight slicked back ballet bun
  • Boys:
    • White fitted t-shirt
    • Black dance shorts or tights
    • White socks
    • Black leather split sole ballet slippers

Tuition Rates

  • Pre Ballet 1 & 2 –Program Charge of $594/year; 2 payments of $297 to be paid September & February
  • First Steps BALLET ONLY: Program Charge of $1188/year; 9 payments of $132 to be paid monthly on the 1st
  • All new and returning students: $35 registration fee