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Pre-Ballet & Tap +

This class focuses on building natural coordination, which is the foundation of classical ballet, using hopping, skipping, jumping, and galloping. Creativity remains a large part of this class to encourage every dancer’s personal artistry.  Ballet class etiquette is clearly defined and implemented.  In tap, the focus is making specific sounds and learning to understand the rhythm of music.


This class performs in DaySpring’s end of year recital, Finale, in June 2024

Ages 5-6 | $82/mo

Taught By Amber Studebaker

Music Discoverers

Now is the prime time for young children to connect with music through their voice and body. Students will learn age-appropriate classical, folk, and world music with Orff instruments, including xylophone and unpitched percussion instruments. Circle/activity-based songs engage even reluctant singers to participate and learn pitch-matching skills for better singing! Rhythmic and melodic reading skills will be introduced to lay a foundation of musical knowledge and skill for a well-developed progression in music learning.

Ages 5-6 | $77/mo

Taught By Kaisey Jaspering

French/Spanish Adventure

This class will be split into French for the first semester and Spanish for the second semester. In this class, students will learn about French and Hispanic cultures around the world, acquire basic conversational skills, and begin to read and write in the languages. Students will learn through games, stories, songs, and crafts.

Ages 7-9 | $77/mo

Taught By Kaetlin Davis

Beginning Tap & Jazz +

In this class, students learn basic Tap and Jazz technique. The tap portion of this class will focus using different parts of the tap shoe to make specific sounds, while learning basic tap steps and vocabulary. In the jazz portion of class, students will learn correct alignment, posture, and vocabulary while having fun with jazz steps and combos. Students may take this class for multiple years to prepare for Tap 1 and Jazz 1.

 

***This upbeat class pairs wonderfully with Beginning Ballet, Beginning Contemporary Modern, or a Musical Theatre class, but can also be taken as a stand-alone class.

This class performs in DaySpring’s end of year recital, Finale, in June 2024

Ages 7-9 | $82/mo

Taught By Liliana Merifield

Geometric Art

This class will combine Art + Geometry. Students will learn basics of visual math through artistic exploration. Concepts like number series, sequences, symmetry and geometry will be addressed using visual art.

Ages 7-9 | $82/mo

Taught By Shilpa Rao

LUNCH IS FROM 11:30-12.
STUDENTS BRING A SACK LUNCH & EAT IN CLASSROOMS WITH FRIENDS FROM THEIR CLASSES.
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PreTwinkle Suzuki Violin 2.0 

Learn how to play the violin with friends! We will learn basic fundamentals of posture, rhythm and pitch, building upon our skills each week. A rental instrument is required.

Ages 7-11 | $77/mo

Taught By Betsey Karako

Engineering & Robotics

Put your creative thinking skills to work with the fun of programming and the innovation of creating new machines.  Students will be challenged to create things that will solve real life problems and tasks.  They will be using the Mindstorm Robotics platform along with many other tools and resources to give them greater exposure to how real engineers work.  This class is appropriate for both new and returning students, as it will include new challenges from last year.  All of the materials for the class will be provided and kept by DaySpring.    

Ages 10-13 | $90/mo

Taught By Jaime Zayas

Intro to Musical Theatre § +

An introduction to the world of musical theatre for the young performer in your family! Your young actor will receive high-quality training in voice, dance, and drama for musical theatre, learning techniques such as vocal projection, stage presence, and character development. This skill-building class will culminate in a performance at the end of the year, comprised of songs and scenes from musicals for friends and family to enjoy!

Ages 10-13 | $82/mo

Taught By Katie Orr

Tap 1 +

At this level, most of the basic tap vocabulary will be introduced/ reviewed. An emphasis on clarity and rhythmic consistency will be enforced as students progress. Throughout the term, exercises will improve integration and fluidity in linking steps together as well as introducing more complex combinations and rhythms.
PREREQUISITE: Beginning Tap & Jazz or by special permission.

10-13 or by Placement | $82/mo

Taught By Alle Head

Brain Games 2

This class will build upon skills learned in Intro to Brain Games.  Students will continue to grow stronger thinking and problem-solving skills.  This class will explore activities including group problem-solving discussions, spatial tasks that involve get-up-and-get-moving activities, pen-and-paper reasoning tasks, reading mysteries out loud and discussing clues and solutions along the way, puzzles, using our senses, and more!

Ages 9-12 | $77/mo

Taught By Laura Roberts 

KEY:

+ Performs in Finale in June

§  Performs in Fall Showcase and Spring Black Box Show

  *Performs in Fall Showcase and Finale in June.

Opportunity to perform in Fall and Spring recitals

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