Early Childhood Programs
Have a Preschooler or Early Elementary aged child? Check out our Early Childhood Programs!
The Lasley Centre offers the following dance classes starting at age 3 yrs and up!
Pre-Primary Ballet: 3 & 4 year olds, independent of caregiver
Continues to introduce movement, musicality, lots of expression, and body awareness with basic and correct technique, taught in a manner filled with fun. Students begin learning basic French terms and proper stretching technique. Several composers and genres of music are introduced. Emphasis is placed on developing a good foundation, increasing attention span, good communication, and instilling a love for dance.
Primary Ballet: 5 & 6 year olds
Builds on Pre-Primary Ballet to continue working on movement, musicality, expression, and body awareness with basic and correct technique. Students continue learning basic French terms and proper stretching technique. Several composers and genres of music are introduced. Emphasis is placed on developing a good foundation, increasing attention span, good communication, and instilling a love for dance. Increases the number of steps, terms, strength, and flexibility as compared to Pre-Primary. Continued emphasis on technique and expression are applied. Students begin to learn personal responsibility for their own supplies (i.e. shoes, tights, hair supplies etc.) and learn to apply what they are learning individually both in class and at home.
Tap / Jazz Combo: 3 – 6 year olds
Tap/Jazz combo class offers two styles of dance in one class! This class is a great introduction to both tap and jazz provided for our youngest dancer. Half of the class tap technique will be introduced, and students will learn rhythm, coordination, and musicality. Jazz technique will be taught in the next half of the class and will focus on proper warm up, stretching, and across the floor combinations, as well as working on flexibility, and having fun dancing to upbeat music! Dancers will be taught tap and jazz terminology, and become comfortable expressing movement through dance.
Come join the fun and try a FREE TRIAL CLASS! 10-wk Programs Start September 5th!
10-wk Music Together Programs:
Instructed by: Marie-Louise Lyons, M.Ed., MT-BC, Board Certified Music Therapist
Music Together: Birth – 5 year olds
A research-based and internationally recognized music and movement program. It engages early childhood music development for children (ages birth-5 yrs.) and their caregivers through mixed-aged classes. Join us as we sing, dance, play, and jam in our classes! Our classes not only provide you an opportunity to experience the joys of music making with your children, but also help you foster your child’s musical development at home.
Music Together Big Kids: 5 – 7 year olds
The program is a 60-minute class geared to the interests and abilities of children ages 5-7 yrs. The program blends the elements of Music Together that parents and children love with new activities, skills, and challenges that are developmentally appropriate for this age group.