Preschool Programs

Studio West Dance Center is proud to offer a great mix of programs designed especially for our friends ages 2-6. Choose from a great variety of programs including drop in programs and weekly dance classes!

Drop In Program:

The SWDC Dance & Create Play Date program is a great way to introduce your little one to the studio! Play Dates meet on Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:30 at our Fort Collins studio location. Children ages 2**-6 are invited to join us  for dance & movement, crafts, story time, games and a snack! Parents are welcome to drop off their kids for a morning of fun.

Visit the Dance & Create page for a list of weekly themes and additional information.

Weekly Dance Classes:

Go Baby Go, Ages 2-3

Go Baby Go is a unique blend of ballet, movement, music and story time. Students will learn the basics of ballet, core balance and rhythms while reinforcing behavioral skills such as sharing, taking turns, following directions, listening and social skills.

Ballet/Tap Combo, Ages 3-4, 5-7, 7-9

We focus on basic movement and dance skills to develop coordination, balance, musicality, timing and flexibility. Beginning ballet and tap  technique is introduced in this class and students are taught basic vocabulary and will do barre work.

Ballet, Ages 5-7

We are excited that our very own Miss Brianna of our Ballet Masters program is bringing her expertise to our youngest ballerinas! Ballet class is the technical foundation of most other dance genres.

Hip Hop/Jazz Funk, Ages 5-7

Hip Hop is a form of street dance, featuring popping and locking, body isolations, and current popular moves. It is related to Jazz, but with a less technical foundation and more of a freestyle feel. Hip-hop music, pop music, and rap music are used in class and we are diligent about making sure the lyrics and movements are “clean”. Our hip-hop classes cover a range of hip-hop styles, including East Coast, West Coast, Jazz Funk, and Krumping, with a little classic jazz thrown in to strengthen technique.

Lyrical, Ages 5-7

Lyrical is a ballet-based dance genre with an emphasis on balance, control and extension. It is expressive, emotional and interpretive.

Tap, Ages 5-7

Tap is all about rhythm, footwork and taking dance beyond the visual to the auditory, using your feet as a percussive “instrument” to create sounds as you dance. Key elements in tap class are timing, rhythm and musicality.