Callanwolde School of Dance aim of this program is to instill in each student the joy of dance as an art form. The program includes technical skills, improvisation and choreography, musical background, and performing experience within a graded structure. Children are allowed a high degree of personal freedom for their own invention and creativity. This educational approach to dance utilizes problem solving, observation, and sharing of experience.
Teachers are degreed and have extensive teaching and performance experience.
2 recitals per year for all ages (May and December) at Porter Sanford Performing Arts Auditorium (to include excerpts from the “Nutcracker” in December) along with performances throughout Metro Atlanta and Callanwolde Events for the more advanced performers
Parent & Me Ballet (2-4 years)
For parent and child to experience the fundamentals of dance together! Increase your physical strength, coordination, flexibility, and endurance while experiencing the joy of movement. A wonderful way for you and your child to learn the basics of ballet while sharing a creative process.
Creative Movement/Pre-Ballet (3-6 years)
Introduces boys and girls ages 3-6 to the fundamentals of dance, while helping them to increase their physical strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance. Designed to increase the student’s self-confidence and to find a greater joy in moving, dance and personal expression. Children should wear comfortable clothes and may dance barefoot or in ballet slippers. Tights and leotard are preferred. Please refer to class catalog for class times and rates.
Advanced Creative Movement/Pre-Ballet (4-5 years)
Pre-requisite: One year of Creative Movement at Callanwolde. No exceptions.
For the Creative Movement student looking for more focused and challenging work. Class time will include more individual ‘turn taking’ activities, longer sequences of movement, and progress to more advanced locomotor skills such as skipping. Children should wear tights and leotard and may dance barefoot or in ballet slippers.
Pre-Ballet I & II (5-6 & 6-7 years)
*Pre-Ballet II: Instructor’s permission required.
For the student looking to transition from Creative Movement to Ballet. Class format will more closely resemble ballet foundations with work at the barre and across the floor. Children should wear tights and leotard and may dance barefoot or in ballet slippers.
Pre-Ballet II: 6-7 years
Dance Sampler (5-7 years)
A survey and sample of three forms: ballet, jazz and modern. FUNdamentals in each form complete with warm-up (technical basics), and phrases of choreography in each, including a variety of music that is integral to each style. Specific footwear not required; ballet or jazz shoes interchangeable.
To find class times and registration information, visit our Class Catalog page.