Children’s Programs

Welcome to the Children’s Programs at the Hairston School of Dance! We are delighted to offer a range of engaging and enriching dance classes specially designed for young children. From 18 months to 6 years old, we have the perfect classes to introduce your child to the world of dance. Our experienced instructors create a nurturing and inclusive environment where children can explore their creativity, develop fundamental skills, and cultivate a lifelong love for dance. Join us on this magical journey as your little one discovers the joy of movement, expression, and artistic growth.

Me and My Shadow(s)

Me and My Shadow (Adult and one child or Adult and two children)

Please note: An adult is required to be present with the child or children throughout the class. We kindly request parents with more than two children to reach out to Miss Sarah before enrolling, so we can ensure the best possible experience for everyone involved.

Ages: 18 months to 3 years
Length: 30 minutes
Frequency: Once per week
Days/Times: Tuesday 10:00–10:30 AM
Tuition: Me and My Shadow $400 in 8 monthly payments 

Explore the joy of music and movement together! Designed specifically for children between 18 months and 3 years, Me and My Shadow is perfectly tailored to suit the attention span and energy levels of young dancers. During this time, you and your child will embark on a dance journey together, exploring various movements, building coordination skills, and discovering the pure joy of music. This class provides a safe and inclusive space where your child can learn at their own pace, allowing their curiosity to flourish

Class Overview

Led by our passionate instructors, our Me and My Shadow classes are designed to create a nurturing and supportive environment where your little one can develop a love for dance. We encourage self-expression, confidence, and physical development in our youngest dancers through imaginative play, creative exercises, and age-appropriate activities.

Pre Ballet A

Ages: 3–4 years old
Length: 45 minutes
Frequency: One per week
Days/Times: Monday 5:00-5:45pm, Wednesday 5:45-6:30pm, Saturday 9:00am-9:45am
Tuition: $600 for 8 months or $75 a month

At the Hairston School of Dance, we believe in the power of dance to inspire confidence, creativity, and discipline in young dancers. Our instructors are committed to creating a positive and supportive atmosphere where they can explore their artistic expression and reach their full potential. During class, children engage in a range of fun engaging activities that focus on posture, grace, coordination, flexibility, team building, and creative expression.

Class Overview

Through this dynamic program, students will begin to develop an age approproate ballet foundation while incorporating musicality and creative expression into their love for dance. 

Pre-Ballet B

Ages: 5-6 years old
Length: 45 minutes
Frequency: Once per week
Days/Times: Monday 5:45–6:30 PM; Wednesday 5:00-5:45PM; Saturday 10:45-11:30AM
Tuition: $600 for 8 months, or 75$ per month

Is your young child full of energy, curiosity, and a passion for movement? Our Pre-Ballet class is the perfect opportunity for them to embark on a magical journey into the world of ballet. Designed specifically for students between 5 and 6 years old, this class provides a nurturing environment where your child can begin to develop a solid foundation in ballet while having a ton of fun. This class will begin to prepare them for the next steps in their ballet education

Class Overview

Our instructors understand the unique needs and abilities of young dancers. During our weekly sessions, your child will be introduced to the fundamental positions and techniques of ballet. They will learn how to move with grace, poise, and coordination through creative exercises and playful activities.

We also believe in fostering the holistic development of your child. Alongside ballet skills, Pre-Ballet focuses on enhancing flexibility, coordination, and musicality. Integrating these elements into our curriculum creates a well-rounded experience that nurtures their artistic expression and love for dance. Our carefully-crafted lessons also instill discipline, focus, and determination—qualities that will benefit your child both in the dance studio and in all aspects of life.

Pre- Boys Ballet

Ages: 3–8 years old
Length: 45 minutes
Frequency: Once per week
Days/Times: Thursday 5:00–5:45 PM
Tuition: $500 for 8 months or $62.50 a month

At the Hairston School of Dance, we believe in the power of dance to inspire confidence, creativity, and discipline in young boys. Our instructors are committed to creating a positive and supportive atmosphere where they can explore their artistic expression and reach their full potential. During class, children engage in a range of activities that focus on coordination, core strength, agility, flexibility, team building, and cardiovascular activities. 

Class Overview

Through this dynamic program, students will not only develop a solid foundation in ballet technique but also reap the numerous benefits that come with it. Did you know lots of professional athletes have turned to ballet (and other types of dance) to improve their balance, flexibility, and agility? It’s true! That’s why it’s an excellent choice for young boys who are involved in sports and other physical activities. The core basics of ballet technique provide a strong framework for improved athleticism, balance, and body awareness.

Pre-Tap and Ballet

Ages: 3–6 years old
Length: 45 minutes
Frequency: Once per week
Days/Times: Tuesday 10:30-11:15 or Saturday 11:30-12:15PM
Tuition: $600 for 8 months or $75 a month

Do you have a budding Chloe Arnold or Gene Kelly in the family who also enjoys ballet? Our Pre-Tap and Ballet class is the perfect opportunity for your natural-born entertainer to explore the vibrant world of tap dance and the elegance of ballet in one class.. Designed for students between 3 and 6 years old, this class provides a fun and engaging introduction to the beginner movements of tap and ballet and shows how they can go hand in hand and benefit eachother. 

Class Overview

Led by experienced instructors, our weekly sessions focus on developing coordination, precision, and musicality in your child’s dance repertoire. Through playful exercises, elegant posture and arms movement, and creative routines, they will learn the art of creating rhythms with their feet, combining footwork with body movements, and expressing themselves through these unique dance forms. Whether they have big dreams or simply want to have fun and express themselves through dance, our class will give them the skills they need to succeed.

Pre-Primary

Ages: 6 and older 
Length: 60 minutes
Frequency: Once per week
Days/Times: Thursday 4:00-5:00pm,  Saturday 9:45-10:45AM
Tuition: $640 for 8 months, or $80 per month

Pre Primary is geared towards students 6 and up who are ready for a more serious and structured ballet class. Not all students at age 6 are ready for this class and that is okay. Fostering a love of dance is key. This class will be structured with 15-20 minutes of stretch, strengthening and coordination exersizes, 20 minutes of ballet barre preperation, and 20 minutes of jumps etc.  While we always want our students to have fun and enjoy their creativity, this class will have a more mature approach. 

Class Overview

Our instructors understand the unique needs and abilities of young dancers. During our weekly sessions, your child will be introduced to the fundamental positions and techniques of ballet at the barre and in the center.