The First Position curriculum reflects the National Standards for Learning and Teaching Dance. Lessons will enhance and aid the early development of language, speech, perceptual, cognitive, motor, emotional and social skills through creative movement and dance. Class content focuses on the vocabulary, traditions and etiquette of classical ballet while exploring the elements of dance through creative movement and other dance forms. First Position will also serves as intervention for the most undeserved youth to yield positive developmental and behavioral outcomes while still providing quality dance education and training.
Ages 2 1/2 – 3
First Position- Creative Movement focuses on education, enrichment, and development for children through an introduction to the basics of movement and meaning. Creative movement will prepare students for further cognitive, motor, emotional and social skills development through dance training under DIW’s Primary Ballet.
First Position- Primary Ballet will allow further development of cognitive, motor, emotional and social skills through basic training & understanding of dance. Our beginner students will be more cognitively challenged and will improve self-esteem, confidence, concentration, sensory and body awareness as they learn the basics of Ballet.