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Recreational Ballet - Building The Foundation for Movement

When considering activities in which to register your children, most parents don't always stop to think about Ballet training and the benefits it offers. We often draw on what we've seen in movies or on television about what a typical Ballet class involves; children in tutus running around or standing at the barre trying desperately to mimic what the teacher is demonstrating at the front of the room, all seemingly without much purpose. But Ballet class is so much more than what it appears to be on the surface. The carefully structured lessons set out by the teacher aim to appropriately develop a student's muscle patterning, strength and proprioception for proper execution of movements while exploring and nurturing each individual student's unique artistic expression. Ballet class can give students a sense of safety, and community. A place where they can be expressive and have fun with other children.

Ballet training provides students with skills that not only apply in the dance studio, but in everyday situations. Some of these transferrable skills include

  • Following instructions

  • A sense of discipline

  • Self-confidence

  • Coordination and balance

  • Goal setting

  • Appreciation for the work of others

  • Team work

CDA's Recreational Ballet Program for ages 5 and up provides a broad practical dance education, progressively developing the technical, musical and performance skills of the student. Classes incorporate Classical Ballet, Contemporary Ballet and Character/Folk Dance. Classical Ballet is the core of the syllabus. Children are placed in the program by age (for example, Primary Ballet is for ages 5-6) and classes are structured to be developmentally appropriate.

Registration for our 2022-2023 dance year is now open and accepting new students! For more information on our available classes, please visit our website HERE

If you have any questions about our programming, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at

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