Early Childhood Program

Stage Door Dance Arts hosts a progressive, fun, and safe program for boys and girls, alike. The Early Childhood Program, for children ages 2 - 5, offers combo classes that include pre-ballet, pre-tap, creative movement, and lots of fun! 

Ages 2 - 3

PRESCHOOL: TIPPY TOES

This program, for you and your young child (ages 2 - 3), combines music, creative movement, balance, and an introduction to ballet and tap.  These elements are introduced in a fun and positive environment. This class is great for children who are ready for small-group activities with or without a parent at their side.


About the Class

  • Tippy Toes classes are 30 minutes in length.

  • Monthly tuition is $55 per month (as a standalone class).

  • See our tuition chart for the cost to add it to Mini-Movers PreSchool Hip-Hop

  • Students and parents experience the joy of dance while receiving instruction from qualified dance teachers.

  • Please see our Dress Code regarding what your dancer should wear.


During each 30 minute class students participate in 15 minutes of pre-ballet, 15 minutes of pre-tap, and/or occasional creative music or dance adventures games. This may even include some pre-school hip-hop, the use of musical instruments, an introduction to jazz, dramatic play, etc.


Group activities begin with “circle time." The next part of the class may include Creative Movement games, dancing across the floor, and learning lots of fun dance steps. 


No experience necessary!


"Tippy-Toes" students will perform ONE dance in SDDA's annual recital. 

Ages 3 - 5

PRESCHOOL: RHYTHM & MOVES

This program, for our students ages 3 - 5, combines elements of ballet, tap, basic music, acro, and creative movement. It is designed to foster basic loco motor skills along with spacial awareness, musicality, rhythm, direction, balance, and listening skills. Combined with these physical and intellectual concepts are fun, self-esteem, dramatic interpretation, and sharing.


About the Class:

  • Preschool Rhythm and Moves classes are 1 hour in length.

  • Monthly tuition is $68 per month (as a standalone class).

  • See our tuition chart for the cost to add it to Mini-Movers PreSchool Hip-Hop

  • Students receive instruction from qualified dance teachers, while parents can observe their classes via HDTV in our climate-controlled lobby. In-class parent observation days are scheduled often.

  • Most students come one time per week, but you can enroll them in more than one class, if desired.

  • Our student/teacher ratio is a maximum of 8 students per instructor. If there are more than 8 students enrolled in a class, an assistant teacher will be added.

  • Morning and afternoon/evening classes are available.

  • Please see our Dress Code regarding what your dancer should wear.


During each 60-minute class students participate in 20 minutes of pre-ballet, 20 minutes of pre-tap, and 20 minutes of acro. Training may also include the use of musical instruments, an introduction to music, dance adventure games, dramatic play, etc.


Group activities begin with “circle time."  The next part of the class may include Creative Movement games, dancing across the floor, and learning lots of fun dance steps that will be used in a recital dance. 


No experience necessary!


All PS Rhythm and Moves classes will perform 2 dances in SDDA's annual recital.

Ages 3 - 4

MINI-MOVERS PRESCHOOL HIP-HOP

A fun and funky good time for students age 3 - 4 who like to MOVE! This class incorporates pre-dance, creative movement, and hip-hop fundamentals, 


  • Mini-Movers classes are 30 minutes in length.

  • Monthly tuition is $55 per month (as a standalone class).

  • See our tuition chart for the cost to add it to Tippy Toes or Rhythm & Moves

  • Students receive instruction from qualified dance teachers, while parents can observe their classes via HDTV in our climate-controlled lobby. In-class parent observation days are scheduled often.

  • Our student/teacher ratio is a maximum of 8 students per instructor. If there are more than 8 students enrolled in a class, an assistant teacher will be added.

  • Morning and afternoon/evening classes are available.

  • Please see our Dress Code regarding what your dancer should wear.


No experience necessary!


"Mini-Movers" students will perform ONE dance in SDDA's annual recital.