Young Children’s Program at Eastern Connecticut Ballet

Young Children's Dance Program Connecticut

Young Children’s Program

Levels A-D
Ages 3-7

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Program Description

Offered in both our East Lyme studio and the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, our classes for young children 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 training program. In addition to our children’s ballet program, young students in Level D may also take tap and jazz. A range of summer programs for children 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. Level D students and students enrolled in our full classical ballet program are also eligible to audition for The Nutcracker at The Garde Arts Center in New London. The Nutcracker adds the benefit of live accompaniment from Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, and the opportunity to dance with guest artists from New York City Ballet and other companies.

Class Schedule

Children's A (age 3)
Day Time Instructor
Monday at The Kate 4:15 - 5pm Marylu
Wednesday 4 - 4:45PM Marylu
Children's B (age 4/5)
Day Time Instructor
Monday at The Kate 5 - 5:45pm Marylu
Tuesday 4 - 4:45pm Marylu
Saturday 11:15 - 12pm Marylu
Children's C (age 4/5)
Day Time Instructor
Monday at The Kate 5:00 - 5:45pm Marylu
Tuesday 5 - 6pm Marylu
Saturday 10:15 - 11:15am Marylu
Children's D (age 6)
Day Time Instructor
Wednesday 4:45 - 5:45pm Marylu
Saturday 9:15 - 10:15am Laura
Tap/Jazz - Levels D/1A/1B
Day Time Instructor
There are currently no classes scheduled at this time. Check back later for more information.

Class Uniforms

Uniforms (custom) may only be purchased through Dolores at Dancers Outlet:

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

Please call ahead before making the trip.

Children’s A & B Uniform:

  • • Motionwear Dress: White tank leotard with attached PINK skirt
  • • Pink tights, pink leather split sole ballet slippers
  • • Hair in tight slicked back ballet bun

Children’s C & D Uniform:

  • • Motionwear Dress: White tank leotard with attached PERIWINKLE skirt
  • • Pink tights, pink leather split sole ballet slippers
  • • Hair in tight slicked back ballet bun


Tuition Rates

  • • Children’s A, B, C, D – Ballet ONLY Program Charge: $594/year 2 payments of $297 to be paid September & February
  • • Children’s D + Additional Tap/Jazz Class Program Charge: $1152/year 9 payments of $128 to be paid Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, NO JUNE


Important Nutcracker Information for Level D Students

  • • Mandatory Nutcracker Meeting for new Nutcracker Parents only: Friday, Sept. 8, 6-7:15pm
  • • Nutcracker 2017 Auditions – Sunday, Sept. 10: Children’s D & Level 1 – 4:30-5:15pm

There is a $30.00 Audition Fee to be paid on 9/10/17