Joan Harris Center for Gifted & Talented
Dance & Performance Arts - Northeastern Pennsylvania
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Tots Combo

Offered To Ages 3½ To 5 Years Old
Levels: Beginner

Tots ComboA true source of pride for the studio is our unique tots program. Children in the tots combination class receive an half hour of ballet and a half hour of tap lesson in a one hour long weekly class. The course runs eight weeks long and at the end of the session the children perform a routine they have learned in the classroom. The classes are fun and fast paced; instruction and stretches are combined with games allowing the children to enjoy the class while they learn. Make no mistake about it though, these are real classes not just play Tots Combo

The Joan Harris Centre stresses proper technique and terminology in all of its ballet and tap classes regardless of age or years of study. The children in the “Tots Class” truly learn the proper feet and arm positions of ballet including their French names as well as authentic tap steps and how to make certain sounds with their feet. Giving the children a routine to learn every eight weeks, keeps these classes fun and reinforces what the instructors have taught over the last period. Besides, asking these little bundles of energy to wait a whole year before their first show would not only be extremely boring for the children, but also deprive the parents the opportunity of seeing what their kids are really capable of.

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Dancing with Monmmy

Offered To Ages 2 To 3½ Years Old
Levels: Beginner

A wonderful movement class designed not only to introduce young toddlers to the world of dance, but also an amazing bonding experience between parent and child. The six week long course includes elements of pre-ballet and expressive movements. The class is designed to help develop the motor skills of the child by dancing, skipping, leaping and much more while the stretching and other exercises will benefit both participants. Parent and child will learn the fundamentals of ballet while everyone will sing and learn choreography dancing to some of the all time children’s songs. The course concludes with parent and child performing a dance routine together.

Dancing with Mommy was created by and is under the direction of certified instructor Jennifer Harris, who is not received her certification from the Dance Educators of America Organization, but also has her college degree in early childhood education. Her studies in the field of dance combined with years of experience teaching both preschool and kindergarten age children gives her the ideal qualifications for this program. And don’t let the name fool you; Moms, Dads, Grandmas and care givers are welcome.