With its long history of award winning performances and international acclaim, the Greenwich Ballet Academy is the place for children to learn the art of ballet and grow as a professional dancer. Students of GBA are given pre-professional training in classical ballet and a chance to participate in productions alongside GBA’s seasoned talent. Now children as young as two years of age can be a part of the Academy’s program with the recently launched Early Prep program, which focuses on the love of dance in young children.
“The Early Prep program is designed to introduce young children to ballet without the pressure of an audition,” explained Jeanne Hendrickson, GBA Chairman of the Board. “This is an incredible opportunity to introduce them to the joys of ballet, and combine expert guidance with a fun and engaging class.”
The program features three dance classes, based on the age of the child. Mothers of two to three year olds can join their children in Dance 1, which is known as the Mommy and Me program. The next two classes, for 3-4 and 4-5 years old, are known as Creative Movement classes. All classes aim to bring out the love of dance in children.
There are no auditions required for the Early Prep program, but there is a registration fee of $25 and a tuition fee of $311. All classes will be held at 181 Westchester Avenue on the third floor. The classes run from March 11th to June 6th.
However the training doesn’t stop there. “If a child graduates from our Early Prep program, they’re automatically accepted into our Pre-Academy level 1 class,” said Yuri Vodolaga, GBA’s Artistic Director. “We want to be there every step of the way as these kids grow as ballet dancers.”
For register your child, please go to Early Prep Ballet Program for Children for more information.