Classes

ballet classes

Tiny Tutus is a beautiful, developmentally appropriate beginner ballet program that teaches the basic concepts of classical ballet, movement, music appreciation, rhythm and poise. Tiny Tutus builds self-confidence and self-esteem in young children and actively fosters a love of dance at the most magical time in a little dancers life.

Lessons at Tiny Tutus Preschool Ballet Studio introduce important ballet basics as well as encouraging imagination and creative movement. Our lessons include gentle introductions to ballet feet and arm positions, as well as centre and cross floor exercises. Our Tiny Tutus ballerinas learn about moving in a routine and working together as a group. We also have a focus on self-expression and interpretation as our little dancers use different props (such as wands, ribbons, fairy wings) to dramatise different styles of music.

Nothing is more marvellous than watching your own Tiny Tutus ballerina dance!

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Tiny Tutus Dance Classes

All Tiny Tutus dance classes are open to ballerinas aged between 16 months and 5 years, however our curriculum is graded and tailored for specific ages.

Teeny Tiny Tutus Curriculum for 16 – 30 months

Teeny Tiny Tutus is a special class for children aged 16 – 30 months, where grownups (be that a Mummy, Daddy, Grandparent or any other special grownup) actively participate with their ballerinas.

Participating grownups need to be dressed comfortably to be able to dance and move with their ballerina. Please wear suitable footware, sport shoes are recommended. Grownups must be prepared to be hands on and encourage their ballerina to dance for the whole class.

Teeny Tiny Tutus provides an environment where ballerinas and their grownup can beautifully share dance, songs, rhythms, movements, instruments and magical props. The program encourages parents and children to embrace these things in each class, based on the idea that children are naturally musical and rhythmic.

Children are absorbing the music and rhythms at all ages in their own way and the informal structure of the class accommodates each child at their individual level. Classes are 30 minutes in length.

Tiny Tutus Introductory Curriculum

We recommend our Introductory Curriculum for our younger ballerinas, aged 2½ – 3 years.

Our Tiny Tutus Introductory Curriculum is a beautiful exploration of music and ballet.

Lessons introduce ballet steps and develop beginning ballet technique. They are well paced and keep our ballerinas engrossed from start to finish.

Tiny Tutus Beginning Curriculum

We recommend our Beginning Curriculum for ballerinas aged 3 – 4 years.

Our Tiny Tutus Beginning Curriculum progresses with our ballerinas as they grow and learn.

Lessons continue to focus on developing ballet technique as new steps are introduced to challenge and extend the knowledge and capabilities of our young dancers.

Tiny Tutus Pre-Ballet Curriculum

We recommend our Pre-Ballet Curriculum for our 4 – 5 year old ballerinas.

Tiny Tutus Pre-Ballet Curriculum is a beautiful program that offers new, exciting and challenging opportunities to our ballerinas.

Lessons continue to focus on developing ballet technique as new steps are introduced to challenge and extend the knowledge and capabilities of our young dancers.

This class provides wonderful foundations for our ballerinas who choose to continue their dance career when they begin school.

Tutu Jazz Classes

Our Tiny Tutus Jazz classes use popular, bubbly, upbeat music that kids know and love. Our Tutu Jazzerinas are taught the basic fundamentals of Jazz/Funk technique while encouraging creative movement and the use of their imagine. Children learn to move their bodies in sync with the music with beat and rhythm. This class is all about fun, and provides great dance foundations. You will need a pair of jazz shoes (camel/tan colour) for this class. Tutu Jazz classes are for Jazzerinas aged 3-5 years.

Parents and Lessons

Parents are warmly welcome to stay and watch classes. As a courtesy to our ballerinas, teacher and other parents, we do ask that if you stay in the studio itself, you remain quietly seated. If younger siblings are with parents they must also remain quietly seated. As your ballerina becomes more comfortable, you may feel happy leaving for the length of the class.

Enrolment Requirementskids dance classes

To enrol in a Tiny Tutu’s class, dancers must:
1. be at least 16 months of age
2. be able to follow instructions and be part of a group; and
3. most importantly… want to dance!