About the Program
Our Primary Division is designed to introduce our youngest students to the art of dance. Classes support the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development of students ages 3 to 7 years old. Children will learn and explore through physical movement, develop an understanding of classroom structures, and use their imaginations in combination with music and props.
Children will also learn basic ballet vocabulary and begin to establish a foundation for technique. Classes take place once a week and are 45 to 60 minutes in length.
*5-7 years old: Students at this age have options to expand their dance experiences beyond one class a week.
One Primary class per week with the option to “add on” a separate Modern class and/or Global Grooves: jazz/hiphop class.
These “add on” classes meet on different days from the Primary classes; Primary classes are offered on Monday, Wednesday, or Saturday. Global Grooves: jazz/hiphop class is offered on Tuesday and Modern class is offered on Thursday.
Students do not have to enroll in the Primary I or II class in order to enroll in the Modern or Global Grooves: jazz/hiphop class. Click here to read more about our Elective Division.
The Academy at Terpsicorps adheres to a uniform dress code. Wearing a uniform ensures students are dressed safely to participate in class without distraction. It also gives students a sense of discipline and decorum while encouraging a greater sense of community.
Students should be dressed neatly in their uniform with their hair secured tightly up and away from their face and neck. No extra clothes (sweaters, legwarmers, etc) and no dangling jewelry (bracelets, necklaces, dangly earrings) should be worn.
Uniform assignments correlate with the division tiers within the school. Footwear and tights can be purchased locally at the Sock Basket. Please contact them for store hours and availability. Leotards can be purchased directly from our vendor website. Once you register for class you will receive an email with school policies and procedures. In this email you will receive a discount code to take a portion off the retail price.
Combo I and Combo II:
Skirted Cap sleeved-leotard in Aquamarine
Primary I and Primary II:
Princess-seemed camisole leotard with pinched front in Aquamarine
Black dance shorts
Black or White ballet shoes with black or white ankle socks
Note: no tights are necessary for Primary Division students.