Polly’s Pre-School Ballet
This is the beginning step for young dancers. Starting at age 2 ½ and 3 years… this class is the essential foundation for development to learn basic ballet technique. With a special emphasis on creative movement, song and dance, socialization, and fun these young dancers will find enjoyment in their beginning dance training. This 30 minute class is structured around ballet movements geared to this appropriate age group.
Polly’s Pre-School Tap
The beginning step for young tappers; starting at age 2 ½ and 3 years… the essential foundation for basic tap technique. With emphasis on pre-school tap technique, young dancers will find enjoyment in their beginning tap dance training. This class is 30 minutes and is structured around tap technique that is age appropriate. Please note…to sign up for Pre-School Tap one must be registered for Pre-School Ballet. The reason…ballet is the foundation for all dance and is considered the most important step for a child’s beginning dance education.
Kinder Combination (Tap and Ballet Class) Age 4 and 5
The second step…At this age our dancers are introduced to the more elementary techniques of tap and ballet movement. Tap…shuffles, hops, jumps, and simple combinations along with left and right memory, starts the process. In ballet…the dancers learn body placement of the five basic positions. Choreography is then introduced to emphasize these skills with creative music making this enjoyable for young dancers.
Polly’s Primary ( Tap and Ballet Class) 1st through 3rd grade
The third step…at this level the young dancer increases skill level in both tap and ballet. In tap… the level of movement and footwork is strengthened. In ballet…the study increases as dancers begin barre work. This is a big transition year…the classes become increasingly structured with more emphasis placed on discipline. More is expected and practice becomes necessary. Young dancers will be able to recognize and study the terminology (names of the steps) as well as execute them.
Polly’s Primary Jazz (grades 1 through 3)
Some young dancers love the upbeat music and stylized movement of jazz. Primary jazz will be taken in addition to the combination tap/ballet class. This class is structured around basic jazz technique. They will love it!
Combination Class Tap, ballet and Jazz (4th grade and up)
Dancers will already have the basic techniques in tap and ballet and will continue to strengthen their technique. With more advanced ballet and tap barre work and repetition skills they will rapidly advance during the year. Now is the time to add jazz class...With increased ballet technique, the jazz combinations and choreography will become easier to master. Increased muscle tone and strength will allow them to be more successful in all three disciplines.
Ages 12-18 Teen Combination Class
A one hour class in ballet/jazz and tap with the emphasis on each genre of dance
Private Instruction (All ages)
Sometimes dancers work better one-on-one. Private lessons for students in any discipline of dance can be requested. Teacher and student work on the dancer’s individual needs to strengthen technique and performance skills. Students are charged for ½ hour sessions.
The Polly & Teen Stars Program
The program is designed to take performance to the next level…we have two options for performance training. In the Polly & Teen Star program…dancers will compete at one regional competition. In the Atlanta area. They will also perform in our annual Show Troupe Showcase.
The Dance Factory Show Troupe
Is a advanced performance competition team. Show Troupe members are required to attend summer dance camp and/or audition for the team each season. Our performing groups entertain at local community events, such as retirement centers, festivals, and school functions. The DF Show Troupe attends Regional and National Competitions during the spring and summer and is part of our non-profit program.
We offer classes for Moms, Dads and Seniors beginning in October for fun and fitness.