Mill Valley Center
180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley
Pre-Ballet 1 & 2
Monday 3:40 - 4:10 ages 3-5
Kid Dance Brigade 1 & 2
4:20-4:50 ages 3-5
“Tom has been a great teacher and supporter in my dance career. I had classes with him this summer (2012). I learned many great new things and loved his classes! We were working on a solo for the DEA competition in Las Vegas. He taught me a lot and gave me great corrections. In the end I even won a platinum medal thanks to all of his help! It has been a great experience having classes with him. He has been a great teacher! I hope I can go back for more classes with him next summer again.
Robert Jerjen (13 years old)”
Pre – Ballet 1 with Mr. Tom is an arrangement of lively classical music, appropriate dance technique for toddlers, with an emphasis on fun! The musical collection ranges from Mozart to Brahms, with excerpts from the Ballet Swan Lake and Le Corsaire! Mr. Tom advocates a positive learning environment, a hint of discipline, and personal expression.
Pre – Ballet 2 with Mr. Tom focuses on dance technique; plies, tendu’s, degages, battment’s, positions of the feet, carriage of the arms, with a traditional barre format. Followed by travelling routines and character dances. Students who are serious about ballet are encouraged to take Pre-Ballet 1 & 2.
KDB 1 with Mr. Tom is a fresh opportunity for toddlers to feel great about moving their bodies to appropriate popular music –such as; Hot Potato, The Monkey, and Be Cool No Matter What, in a classroom setting. Class is easy to follow dance routines paired with creative movement, and so many wonderful moments where your kids will shine!
KDB 2 with Mr. Tom encourages the young student of dance to develop a greater sense of the possibilites of movement while dancing to easy to follow dances such as; Power Dynamite, and Chihuahua, to name a few. The creative movement module then guides children to make positive movement choices, and kids develop a unique sense of self-confidence in a classroom setting.