Welcome to the Tiny Steps Dance Co. where the focus is on the young, beginning dancer. Inspiring young minds to dream is where we begin. Classes are packed with technique, but sprinkled with imagination to keep them feeling fun and light. Building confidence is our next focus.
"I can't think of a better gift that I could give to my students, than self-confidence that they can use for all their life experiences." ~Ms. Lana
Class sizes are small so that the dancers can get the individual attention and instruction they need to improve their technique. With small class sizes and short mini-recitals, every child can feel like a star! 10 students is the limit for all Pre-ballet, Tap, and Tiny Tots classes.
Prices are reasonable, so that all students can have a chance to learn dance and have fun trying something new. The costumes are very affordable. Costumes typically cost $10 - $35 per recital.
*Tiny Tots Pre-Ballet/Creative Dance is designed for ages 2-4 years. Students are introduced to the beginning ballet positions. This class focuses more on Creative Dance to keep the young dancer's attention. Creative dance involves using body actions to communicate an image (a flower blooming) or imaginary play (Cinderella at the stroke of mid-night). It allows them to have fun with dance and allows them to move freely. They also work on developing their motor skills and coordination, channeling their energy, and using their imaginations.
*Pre-Ballet/Creative Dance is designed for ages 4-8 years. Students learn the basic ballet positions and technique. This class focuses more on Pre-ballet and the structure of a classical ballet class. Creative Dance is mixed in the last half of the class to keep the class fun and light for the young dancer. It allows them to have fun with dance, and allows them to move freely, while learning other styles of dance.
*Tap is offered for ages 5-10 years. Students learn basic tap steps at the beginning of class and then work on a choreographed routine the later half of the class. A mini-recital is performed on the final day of the session and a big recital occurs in May.
*Hip Hop - This class is crazy fun for K - 5th grade. The kids are given a chance to express themselves, create their own moves, and learn choreography to popular music for a performance they will present at the end of the session. Classes are held Wednesdays at 3:00 and Thursdays at 1:20 at Sunset Hills Elementary. Next session starts September 2014 and will include a performance in the Halloween Carnival held at Sunset Hills. Registration forms are available on the Registration page.
** The Fall Session begins in Sept. at the Rose-Ritchie Academy (located in the Stater Bros. Shopping Center in Rancho Penasquitos) for Pre-ballet, Tap, and Tiny Tots. Go to Upcoming Classes for the Fall Schedule.
Registration: Call Lana at (858) 324-4511 or e-mail LanaJPatel@tinystepsdance.com for more information and to reserve a spot in the next Session. To Register go to the Registration Page. Class sizes are limited.