Preschool Outreach Program
Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center has been sharing their love of dance with preschools and childcare centers since 1999. Our Toddler and Preschool Program is well known throughout the Twin Cities for providing the right balance between skill development and creative movement exploration. Here are the programs we can bring into your center:
Music & Movement
Dance for Toddlers age 2 up to 3. This class is designed to stimulate and develop an early love and comfort with moving to music. It also encourages imagination and the development of basic motor skills. We start with a welcome song, and then we get up and get moving ! This class is ½ hour in length, just enough time for your toddler to get their groove on!
Dance for children ages 3 and 4. This class explores music, the ancestor movements from which all dance developed, imagination and coordination. We start out stretching on the floor, then stand up to learn basic ballet positions and terminology. The class will alternate from free movement exploration to building on large motor skills moving across the floor. Units explored in this class include Seasons, Opposites, and Animals, to name a few. This class ends in an informal show in your school/center where we interpret a story through movement. Past performances have included ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, ‘My Many Colored Days’, and ‘In the Tall Tall Grass’.
The Ballare Teatro Difference
Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center sets itself apart from other dance programs that go into schools in many ways.
- Dance is our life long passion. We didn’t purchase a francise or go through a one week training course to ‘qualify’ us to teach your child dance. All of our instructors have degrees in Dance, professional dance experience, and have been teaching for at least 5 years.
- We have a good understanding about where your dancer is at developmentally and structure our classes to build their skills and self esteem.
- We are the only program in the Twin Cities going into schools and centers that has a school where your child can continue dancing after they have left their preschool or center. Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center has been in South Minneapolis since 1998. In addition to our Preschool Program, which is also offered at our school, we provide classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern and Hip Hop for all ages and levels. If you child comes to Ballare Teatro, they may brush shoulders with professional dancers! If our school isn’t convenient for you, we are a resource for you. Our instructors teach at studios across the Twin Cities, and we are well connected with reputable schools right in your neighborhood.
Schools and Centers we have been associated with include Noah’s Ark Childcare Center in Minneapolis, Dodge Nature Center Preschool, Kinderberry Hill Child Development Centers in Edina, Eden Prairie, Plymouth and Downtown, Mount Olivet Day Services in Minneapolis, New Horizon Child Care Center in Plymouth, and Intergenerational Learning Center in Eagan.
Contact us for more information regarding all of our outreach programs or to set up a time for Balare Teatro to come to you!