A Wide Variety Of Great Children's Dance Classes
Brandywine Center for Dance offers dance classes for children of all ages. Our age-appropriate classes help children develop both physically and socially. Our comfortable group setting teaches children to take turns, share space, and support each other. We proudly serve a 50-mile radius of Wilmington, Delaware.
Mommy and Me (18 Months To 3 Years)
Mom and tot attend together and explore music and movement to fun and exciting music. Students will learn song and dance routines to show grandma and grandpa. Students also work on stretching and flexibility exercises and barre and gross motor skills. Mom gets to dance too! Our attire for girls is a leotard, tights, and ballet slippers. Boys wear black jazz pants, a white t-shirt, and black jazz Oxfords.
Pre-Ballet & Creative Movement (Ages 3 To 5)
The course includes the fundamentals of ballet, jazz, and tap with the fun use of instruments, dancing scarves, and dance routines for our parent's day performance. Proper terminology and alignment principles are introduced at all levels, and they are taught in an age-appropriate way. Seasonal themes and fun performances encourage students to find the performer in themselves. Most classes include "Baby Rhythms," a fun and exciting introduction to tap! Our attire is a pink leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers.
Kinderdance®(Ages 5 To 7)
This interdisciplinary program is designed to develop skills, coordination, and vocabulary essentials for tap, jazz, and ballet classes for children. Our attire is a pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, and black tap shoes.
Classical Ballet Division I, II, & III, Pre-Pointe, & Pointe Classes
All of our children's dance classes are taught to develop each child's love and understanding of ballet as an art form. Proper technique is emphasized at every level. Class sizes are kept appropriately smaller at the younger ages in order to make sure each child receives the attention that they deserve.
Introduction To Dance (Ages 6 To 9)
This is a dance exposure course for elementary-school-aged children. It introduces the basics of ballet, tap, and jazz. Our attire is a black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, black tap or jazz shoes, and a black or pink chiffon wrap skirt (for ballet) or a black jazz pant (for jazz, optional).
Advanced Intro to Dance (Ages 8 To 13)
More advanced technique is required for this class. Students may take up to 5 hours combined weekly and are invited to attend company performances. Our attire is a black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, black tap or jazz shoes, and a black or pink chiffon wrap skirt (for ballet) or a black jazz pant (for jazz, optional).
We teach the basics that will help students (aged Kindergarten through 12) with balance and coordination.