Tippi Toes Dance Company® begins with warm-ups and stretching exercises as well as activities that encourage boys and girls to use their imagination. We then introduce ballet, tap, jazz or hip hop techniques using dance terms and examples to enhance their knowledge of the art. We incorporate our original dance music to further their dance experience. During each class we instruct the children on dances which will be performed at various times throughout the year. We offer different types of classes depending on the age of the dancer.
Toddler & Me
Toddler & Me dance classes are for children 18 months to 2 years. Music, movement, balance and the basic dance steps are introduced in a fun, friendly and positive manner. This type of class includes mom, dad or another loved one participating in the class along with the little dancer. Our teachers will keep the music and curriculum moving along while parents take an active role in encouraging, supporting and keeping the little dancer on track.
This class is a wonderful transition between Toddler & Me and Ballet, Tap & Jazz class. Music, movement, balance and the basic dance steps are introduced in a fun, friendly and positive manner. The dancers do not have mom, dad or another loved one by their side during the class, so this class is great for children who will be able to participate in class on their own. Our teachers will keep the music and curriculum moving along in a way that is fun, positive and appropriate for children 2-5 years of age.
Ballet, Tap & Jazz
This dance class is for 3-7 year olds and incorporates ballet, tap, and jazz technique while also encouraging self-expression and creativity. High energy music is used throughout the class to get dancers moving and having fun!
Hip Hop/Jazz dance classes created especially for children 7-12 years of age. Using popular and current music the students start learning dances and choreography quickly as well as learning various dance elements. Our version of hip hop/jazz dance is extremely tasteful and clean and our priority is offering age-appropriate material.
Tippi Toes Dance Company® wants dancers to feel comfortable in what they wear to dance class! We do encourage each dancer to wear one of our Tippi Toes t-shirts, for all classes besides hip hop, your dancer can wear a combination of a leotard, tights, and ballet skirt or leggings and a non-restrictive top. Ballet slippers are preferred but not required. However, they will need them for recital. Please write your child’s name on the inside of all shoes. Somebody will be there to help your little dancer slip out of their school shoes and into their dance shoes. No tap shoes are needed. We stick to the soft-soled shoes since each location is graciously allowing us to use their facilities — we don’t want to scuff their floors. For hip hop, shorts or leggings and a t-shirt, tank top or leotard with tennis shoes works best!
Tippi Toes Dance Company® instructors are fun loving, energetic and encouraging. Our carefully selected staff has dance training and experience working with children. Our ongoing teacher training program and teacher certification program ensures top quality dance education for your dancer. Background checks are obtained on every member on our staff to ensure your childs safety. Tippi Toes Dance Company® teachers are trained in a positive manner with the latest training techniques.