Very Young Dancers

Even the youngest child can develop their creative and physical abilities through dance. Children aged 18 months to 6 years will expand their sense of self in the realm of imagination through make-believe, rhythm, role-play, and free movement. Children will engage the world through activities involving communication and expression such as song and dramatic dance.

In these classes we present the building blocks of classical ballet and tap in an uplifting atmosphere full of fun and surprises. Our Grown Up and Me, Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet/Tap classes promote natural and confident movement while encouraging both self-discipline and free expression.

Grown Up and Me

Ages 18 mos to 4 yrs

Be a part of your child’s dance education with the Grown Up and Me program at the Washington School of Dance. With a parent or loved one close by, Dancers from 18 months to 4 years will learn the basics of classical dance, while engaging in hands-on movement activities essential to the proper development of coordination, musicality and self-confidence. Dancers will explore music and movement, and their Grown Ups will delight in sharing these first steps in dance.

Creative Movement

Ages 3 & 4 yrs

Creative Movement, specifically designed for energetic and free-spirited three and four year old dancers, keeps this group engaged and active throughout the class period. While singing children’s songs and playing rhythm games, students learn beginning dance steps and terminology.

Children must be able to participate by themselves.


Ages 5 & 6 yrs

Fun dance, rhythm and pretending activities take learning to the next level. Dance technique is refined, and children begin developing their own dance style. Formal ballet class structure begins at the barre and students receive a solid foundation in tap footings and progressions while making lots of fun noise.
This class is perfect for kindergarteners and young first graders as a transition into more formal dance training.

Very Young Dancer Schedules

Grown Up and Me classes are offered in six week sessions. 


Tuesdays, 10:00am – 10:45am

Fridays, 9:00am – 9:45am

Saturdays, 9:00am – 9:45am

Monday, 10:00am – 10:45am

Monday 3:30pm – 4:15pm

Tuesday, 3:15pm – 4:00pm

Wednesday, 10:00am – 10:45am

Wednesday, 2:00pm – 2:45pm

Thursday, 10:00am – 10:45am

Thursday, 3:30pm – 4:15pm

Friday, 10:00am- 10:45am

Saturday, 9:00am – 9:45am

Saturday, 9:45am – 10:15am

Saturday, 10:00am – 10:45am

Monday, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Monday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Tuesday, 4:15pm – 5:15pm

Wednesday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Wednesday, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Thursday, 4:15pm – 5:15pm

Thursday, 5:15pm – 6:15pm

Friday, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Saturday, 10:30am – 11:30am

Saturday, 10:45am – 11:45am

Saturday, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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