At Ontario School of Ballet, we pride ourselves in not only training dancers, but in fostering a love of dance in all our students! Starting from as young as 2 years old, we work with children to develop the basics of dance technique in a fun environment.
There are many benefits to putting your child in dance at a young age including:
- body awareness
- physical activity
- imagination and creativity
Becoming a skilled dancer requires practice, discipline and focus, skills that can be useful in other areas of your child’s life. According to “FamilyTalk Magazine,” dance lessons can help to spark creativity in young children and help them to develop an appreciation for the arts. Students who regularly participate in dance lessons typically tend to perform better academically than their nonparticipating peers. – Rebecca Lake
Our programs take children’s “play-dance” and use it to develop posture, co-ordination and imagination in 45 min and 1 hour long sessions once a week.
Ontario School of Ballet Introductory Ballet Programs
Six week Pre-school Program Age 2-3 – 45 minute class
Creative Dance Age 3 – 45 minutes class
Basic Ballet Age 4 – 1 hour class
Pre-Primary Ballet Age 5 – 1 hour class
Primary Ballet Age 6/7 – 1 hour class
Learning in a dance studio environment get kids socializing, interacting and challenges their motor and learning skills in an emotionally safe space. This better prepares them for group work and learning outside of the studio.
An article published by Americans for the Arts noted 6 key traits that make Ballet Dancers desirable employees.
Author Sarah Jukes notes that “these attributes are vital for success in dance but they are also vital for success in the modern workplace.”
1. Ballet dancers are teachable
2. Ballet dancers are flexible *in mind and not just body.*
3. Ballet dancers are fast learners
4. Ballet dancers are always prepared
5. Ballet dancers work hard
6. Ballet dancers are team players
For more information on our Introductory Ballet Programs click here or contact us with any questions at 416-656-9568.