Pre-Primary Division

little girl

The Heartland Conservatory of Dance offers a specialized dance program for children beginning at age three. We take pride in the unique program which incorporates fun, singing, movement, props, basic steps, and terminology that prepares them for future dance classes. Our goal is for each child to improve in coordination and movement while gaining confidence in themselves and their ability. Once students reach a certain level of maturity and knowledge, they graduate to the next level and can eventually move into the Primary Division. As students progress they can then begin more intensive study with our Pre-Professional Division. Dancers in levels 1 and above also have the opportunity to become a Heartland Youth Ballet member. We hope each dancer learns to enjoy and respect the art of dance.

Pre-Primary Ballet - Minimum age of 3 by August 1st (Cirriculum designed for 3 & 4 year olds)

The Pre-School Ballet or Tap class will begin to introduce the child to the structure of a dance class. The child will continue to develop listening skills, strength, balance, turning and coordination.

Primary I Ballet - Age 5 by August 1st (Cirriculum designed for Kindergarten & First Graders)

This class serves as an introduction to formal ballet instruction. Students will begin to build a foundation for ballet technique. Exercises will promote correct posture, basic ballet technique, and flexibility while continuing to develop gross motor skills, balance and strength. Children also begin to learn French ballet vocabulary and proper ballet etiquette. 

Primary II Ballet - 7 by August 1st (Cirriculum designed for seven year olds building on the Primary 1 class).     This class is a continuation of Primary 1, but becomes more structured as the child turns 7 years of age. Proper posture, coordination and balance continue to be developed while more steps are introduced. 

Primary Tap - Age 5 by August 1st (Cirriculum designed for Kindergarten & First Graders)

This class will serve as an introduction to formal tap instruction. Children will be taught the proper tap vocabulary along with the continued progression of developing gross motor skills, balance, coordination & strength.