Ballet Academy launches dance program for youngsters

New students, even at a young age, will have a chance to join the Greenwich Ballet Academy.

New students, even at a young age, will have a chance to join the Greenwich Ballet Academy.

Now kids age two to five can enjoy the art of ballet in Greenwich Ballet Academy’s (GBA) new Early Prep program.

The program is designed to introduce young children to ballet, without the pressure of an audition. It 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 three to four and four to five years old, are known as Creative Movement classes. All classes aim to bring out the love of dance in children.

“This is an incredible opportunity to introduce them to the joys of ballet, and combine expert guidance with a fun and engaging class,” said GBA Board Chairman Jeanne Hendrickson.

The GBA has a long history of award winning performances and international acclaim. Here, children can learn the art of ballet and grow as professional dancers. Students are given pre-professional training in classical ballet and a chance to participate in productions alongside GBA’s seasoned talent.

Early Prep program graduates are automatically accepted into GBA’s Pre-Academy level 1 class and continue their dance education from there.

“We want to be there every step of the way as these kids grow as ballet dancers,” said GBA’s Artistic Director, Yuri Vodolaga.

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 are held at 181 Westchester Avenue in Port Chester, N.Y., on the third floor. The classes run from March 11 to June 6.

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