CHILDREN'S CLASSES
The Tamara Howe School of Dance specializes in beginners! Whether your child is interested in ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre or hippity hop, we have a class for YOU! Sing, twirl, dance and jump for joy in our classrooms.
To get started, click on an icon below.

1 - 2 Years Old

 
154640528_10222606075235304_648520951874721597_n (1).jpg

Designed for toddlers and caregivers to enhance gross motor coordination and listening skills through music, props, crafts, and dance. 4 week sessions.

Ages:
(12 month - 3 years olds)

Attire:
Any color leotard and tights
Pink leather ballet shoes

 

Tuition:

Session 1 | September 11 - October 2
Session 2 | October 23 - November 13
Session Tuition | $39 per session per dancer

 

Mommy & Me  Milestones

  • Name colors and distinguish shapes

  • Learn to follow directions

  • Acquire listening skills

  • Learn to stand in line and take turns

  • Discover creative expression

  • Learn rhythm and counting

  • Learn manners and sharing

  • Develop friendships

  • Acquire gross motor skills

2 Years Old

 

Designed for toddlers and caregivers to enhance gross motor coordination and listening skills through music, props, crafts, and dance. Full Year Class.

Ages:
(2-3 year olds)

Attire:
Any color leotard and tights
Pink leather ballet shoes

 

Class Day/Time:

Thursday | 4:30 pm

 

Tuition:
30 minute class = $39/month

Costume Fee: $40 + tax due November 15th

Tutus & Bowties   Milestones

  • Name colors and distinguish shapes

  • Learn to follow directions

  • Acquire listening skills

  • Learn to stand in line and take turns

  • Discover creative expression

  • Learn rhythm and counting

  • Learn manners and sharing

  • Develop friendships

  • Acquire gross motor skill

3 Years Old

 
First Taps.png

A creative movement class designed to enhance gross motor development, listening skills, musicality, and nurture the creative spirit.

A tap class designed to enhance gross motor skills, spatial awareness, imagination, creativity, manners and sharing.

Ages:
(3 year olds, by Oct. 1)

Attire:
Any color leotard and tights
Pink leather ballet shoes

Class Days/Times:

First Steps Thursday 5:00 pm
First Taps Thursday 4:30  pm
Tiny Tumble Thursday 5:30 pm

Tiny Tumble Thursday 6:15 pm

Tuition:
30 minute class = $39

One hour class time = $59
One hour and 15 minute class time = $69

Costume Fee: $85 + tax due November 15th

Introduces the young dancer to the fundamentals of tumbling, flexibility and strength training

First Steps & First Taps  Milestones

  • Name colors and distinguish shapes

  • Learn to follow directions

  • Acquire listening skills

  • Learn to stand in line and take turns

  • Discover creative expression

  • Learn rhythm and counting

  • Learn manners and sharing

  • Develop friendships

  • Acquire gross motor skill

4 Years Old

Introduces the young dancer to Ballet through the stories of the great ballets.

Introduces the young dancers

to the fun of Tap.

Ages:
(4 year olds, by Oct. 1)

Attire:
Any color leotard and tights
Pink leather ballet shoes for Ballet
Black patent leather shoes for Tap

Tuition:
45 minutes = $49
One hour and 15 minutes = $69
*multiple class discounts available

Class Days & Times:

Multi-age Combo Monday 4:30 pm
 

 

Tippy Toes Ballet Thursday 5:00 pm

Tiny Tappers Thursday 5:45 pm

Tiny Tumble Thursday 6:15 pm
 

 

Multi-age Combo Saturday 10:00 am

KidTumble Saturday 11:00 am

Showcase Costume:
Tippy Toes/Tiny Tappers, Multi Age Ballet/Tap: $85
due by November 15th
Same costume for both classes - purchase only one costume if in both

Introduces the young dancer to the fundamentals of tumbling, flexibility and strength training

4 Year Old Milestones

  • Name colors and distinguish shapes

  • Learn to follow directions

  • Acquire listening skills

  • Learn to stand in line and take turns

  • Discover creative expression

  • Learn rhythm and counting

  • Learn manners and sharing

  • Develop friendships

  • Acquire gross motor skills

Kindergarten

 
 

Introduces the young dancer to the steps and grace of Ballet.

Introduces the young dancer to the rhythm of Tap.

A continuation of training in tumbling skills, flexibility and strength training.

Attire: 
Any black or pink leotard and tights
Pink leather ballet shoes for Ballet
Black patent leather shoes for Tap 

Tuition:
45 Minutes: $49

One hour: $59
One hour and 15 minutes: $69
*multiple class and sibling discounts available.

Class Day & Times:

Multi-age Combo     Monday     4:30 pm

 

Tiny Tumble            Thursday    5:30 pm

Taplets                     Thursday    5:45 pm

Kidlets                     Thursday    6:15 pm

Tiny Tumble            Thursday    6:15 pm

KidTumble              Thursday    7:00 pm

Sparkle Squad       Thursday   6:30 pm

 

Multi-age Combo   Saturday   10:00 am
KidTumble              Saturday   11:00 am

Showcase Costume: 
Kidlets/Taplets/Sparkle Squad & Multi Age classes (use the same costume for ballet/tap): $85, due November 15th

Kindergarten Milestones

  • Follow directions

  • Refine listening skills

  • Stand in line and take turns

  • Refine rhythm and counting (1-8)

  • Distinguish left from right

  • Practice manners and sharing

  • Execute gross motor skills

  • Develop coordination and balance skills

  • Learn dance vocabulary words

  • Understand spatial awareness in lines

  • Move through choreography as a group

  • Make friendships

First & Second Grade

 

Introduces the young dancer to Ballet technique & combinations.

Introduces the young dancer to Tap technique & combinations.

Introduces the young dancer to Jazz technique & combinations.

A funky, fast-paced style of dance featuring today's music and movement! No co-enrollment required.

A continuation of training in tumbling skills, flexibility and strength training.

Attire:
Balera brand GRAPE leotard available at THSD, pink tights
Pink leather ballet shoes for Ballet
Black patent leather shoes for Tap
Tan leather jazz shoes for Jazz, Jr. Street Jazz

Tuition:
45 Minute Class: $49
One hour Class:  $59
One hour and 15 minutes of class: $69
*Multiple class discounts available

 

Class Days & Times:

Multi-age Combo Monday 4:30 pm

Beginning/Build Ballet Monday 4:30 pm

Beginning/Build Tap Monday 5:30 pm

Beginning/Build Jazz Monday 6:00 pm

Junior Company Monday 6:30 pm

 

Jr. Street Jazz Tuesday 6:30 pm

Jr. Lyrical Tuesday 7:00 pm

 

Glitter Girls Thursday 4:30 pm

Beginning Ballet Thursday 5:00 pm

Beginning Tap Thursday 6:00 pm

Beginning Jazz Thursday 6:30 pm

* KidTumble Thursday 7:00 pm

Dancing Kids! Thursday 7:00 pm

 

Multi-age Combo Saturday 10:00 am
*  KidTumble         Saturday  11:00 am

 

Showcase Costume:
Street Jazz & Jr. Lyrical: $0 utilize clothing on-hand
Beginning Ballet/Jazz/Beginning Tap (use the same costume): $85
Costume fees are due November 15th
*denotes non-performing class

Beginning Level Milestones

  • Follow directions

  • Learn complex rhythms (Single and double)

  • Execute fine and gross motor skills

  • Refine coordination and balance

  • Execute rote memorization in chorography

  • Demonstrate vocabulary recognition

  • Understand spatial awareness in choreography

  • Build friendships and social skills

Third & Fourth Grade

 

Builds on Beginning Ballet with barre and center work.

Builds on Beginning Jazz with traveling exercises and turns.

Builds on Beginning Tap with added difficulty and faster tempos.

A funky, fast-paced style of dance featuring today's music and movement! No co-enrollment required.

A continuation of training in tumbling skills, flexibility and strength training.

Attire:
Balera brand PEACOCK leotard available at THSD, pink tights
Pink leather ballet shoes for Ballet
Black oxford shoes for Tap
Tan leather jazz shoes for Jazz and Street Jazz
 

Tuition:

Beg/Build Ballet Monday 4:30 pm

Beg/Build Tap Monday 5:30 pm

Beg/Build Jazz Monday 6:00 pm

Junior Company Monday 6:30 pm

 

Building Ballet Tuesday 4:30 pm

Building Tap Tuesday 5:30 pm

Building Jazz Tuesday 6:00 pm

Jr. Street Jazz Tuesday 6:30 pm

Jr. Lyrical Tuesday 7:00 pm

 

* KidTumble Thursday 7:00 pm

Showcase Costume
Junior Street Jazz & Jr. Lyrical: $0 - utilize costume on hand

Costume Fee Building Ballet: $85
Costume Fee Building Jazz/Building Tap (use the same costume): $85

Costume fees are due by November 15th
 

Building Level Milestones

  • Intermediate Classroom Milestones

  • Confidence

  • Respect

  • Dedication

  • Exercise

  • Enhanced concentration

  • Invent rhythms

  • Incorporate steps into choreography

  • Develop endurance

  • Critique performances

  • Building friendships

  • Work as a team