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.
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1 - 2 Years Old

 

Designed for toddlers and caregivers to enhance gross motor coordination and listening skills through music, props, crafts, and dance. 5 week sessions.

Ages:
(12 month - 3 years olds)

Attire:
Any color leotard and tights
Pink leather ballet shoes

 

Tuition:

Session 1 | September 11 - October 9
Session 2 | October 23 - November 20
Session Tuition | 55

 

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. Semester class.

Ages:
(2-3 year olds)

Attire:
Any color leotard and tights
Pink leather ballet shoes

 

Tuition:

Thursday | 4:30 pm

No costume Fee

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

 

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:

Tiny Tumble Monday 5:00 pm
 

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

Tuition:
30 minute class = $37

One hour class time = $54

No Costume Fee

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 = $45
One hour and 15 minutes = $62
*multiple class discounts available

Class Days & Times:
(SP) denotes Semi Private 

Tiny Tumble Monday 5:00 pm

Tiny Tappers Monday 5:30 pm

Tippy Toes Monday 6:00 pm

 

(SP) Tiny Tap/Taplets Wednesday 4:30 pm

(SP) Tippy Toes/Kidlets Wednesday 5:00 pm

 

Multi-age Ballet Friday 10:00 am

Multi-age Tap Friday 10:45 am

 

Multi-age Combo Saturday 10:00 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 steps of jazz dance building spatial awareness and flexibility.

Introduces the young dancer to the rhythm of Tap.

Bounce along to the beat in this introductory Hip Hop class for kids!

Attire: 
Any black or pink leotard and tights Pink leather ballet shoes for Ballet,  Black patent leather shoes for Tap Tennis shoes/Jazz Shoes for Hippity Hop

Tuition:
45 Minutes: $425

One hour: $54
One hour and 15 minutes: $62
*multiple class and sibling discounts available.

Class Day & Times:

(SP) denotes Semi Private Class

Kiddance/HH Monday 4:30 pm

Tiny Tumble Monday 5:00 pm

 

(SP) Tiny Tap/Taplets Wednesday 4:30 pm

(SP) Tippy Toes/Kidlets Wednesday 5:00 pm

 

Tiny Tumble Thursday 5:30 pm

Taplets Thursday 5:45 pm

Kidlets Thursday 6:15 pm

KidTumble Thursday 6:30 pm

Sparkle Squad Thursday 7:00 pm

 

Multi-age Ballet Friday 10:00 am

Multi-age Tap Friday 10:45 am

 

Multi-age Combo Saturday 10:00 am

Showcase Costume: 
Musical Theater & Hippity Hop: $0, utilize clothing you may already have
Kidlets/Taplets/Kiddance  & Multi Age classes (use the same costume): $85, due November 15th

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

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
Black leather jazz shoes for Jazz, Jr. Street Jazz &, Musical Theatre
 

Tuition:
45 Minute Class: $45
One hour Class:  $54
One hour and 15 minutes of class: $62
*Multiple class discounts available

 

Class Days & Times:

(SP) denotes Semi Private Class

Beginning Ballet Monday 4:30 pm

Beginning Tap Monday 5:30 pm

Beginning Jazz Monday 6:00 pm

Dancing Kids! Monday 6:30 pm

 

Glitter Girls Thursday 4:30 pm

(SP) Beg/Build Ballet Thursday 5:00 pm

(SP) Beg/Build Tap Thursday 6:00 pm

(SP) Beg/Build Jazz Thursday 6:30 pm

Beginning Ballet Thursday 5:00 pm

Beginning Tap Thursday 6:00 pm

Beginning Jazz Thursday 6:30 pm

* KidTumble Thursday 7:00 pm

 

Multi-age Ballet Friday 10:00 am

Multi-age Tap Friday 10:45 am

 

Multi-age Combo Saturday 10:00 am

 

Showcase Costume:
Street Jazz: $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 EMERALD leotard available at THSD, pink tights
Pink leather ballet shoes for Ballet
Black oxford shoes for Tap
Black leather jazz shoes for Jazz and Street Jazz
 

Tuition:
45 minute class: $45
One hour class:  $54
One hour and 15 minutes of class: $62
One hour and 45 minutes of class: $84
*Multiple Class  Discounts available

 

Class Day & Times:

*Rockin' Tumble Monday 4:30 pm

 

Building Ballet Tuesday 4:30 pm

Building Tap Tuesday 5:30 pm

Building Jazz Tuesday 6:00 pm

Junior Company Tuesday 6:30 pm

Junior Street Jazz Tuesday 7:00 pm

 

(SP) Beg/Build Ballet Thursday 5:00 pm

(SP) Beg/Build Tap Thursday 6:00 pm

(SP) Beg/Build Jazz Thursday 6:30 pm

* KidTumble Thursday 7:00 pm

Showcase Costume
Junior Street Jazz: $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