Preschool Classes

Preschool (Ages 2-6)

Pre-Dance Classes: (Age 2 turning 3)

At Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater (SNHDT), we use fun, creative methods for teaching 2-year-olds the fundamentals of dance. In addition to introducing ballet vocabulary to the students, we also implement games and exercises that are meant to help them with balance, coordination, body awareness, and the task of following directions. It is best for each student to try and engage in the class without his or her parents or caregivers. Parents are welcome to watch from our class observation windows. The class meets one day a week and lasts 30 minutes.

Pre-Dance Classes for Age 2 turning 3. Offered September to June
  • Monday 12:30pm – 1:00pm
  • Tuesday 11:00am – 11:30am
  • Thursday 10:30am – 11:00am
  • Friday 9:30am – 10:00am
  • Saturday 8:00am – 8:30am

Preschool 1 Classes: (Age 3 turning 4)

Similar to Pre-Dance, this class also provides an introduction to standard classroom etiquette, body awareness, and movement exploration in a fun and positive environment. The class meets once a week for 30 minutes. In our Preschool 2* Classes: (Age 4) A continuation of Preschool 1, we also add simple elements of tap to enhance the student’s coordination and rhythm. This class meets once a week for 45 minutes.

Pre-School 1 Classes for age 3 turning 4. Offered September to June
  • Monday 1:45pm – 2:15pm
  • Tuesday 10:30am – 11:00am
  • Thursday 10:00am – 10:30am
  • Friday 10:00am – 10:30am
  • Saturday 8:30am – 9:00am

Preschool 2 Classes: (Age 4 turning 5)

A continuation of Preschool 1, our Preschool 2 Classes are for ages 4 & 5. Simple elements of tap are added to this class to enhance the student’s coordination and rhythm. This class meets once a week for 45 minutes.

Pre-School 2 Classes for ages 4 and 5. Offered September to June
  • Monday 1:00pm – 1:45pm
  • Tuesday 9:45am – 10:30am
  • Tuesday 11:45am – 12:30pm
  • Wednesday 3:00pm – 3:45pm
  • Thursday 11:00am – 11:45am
  • Friday 10:30am – 11:15am
  • Saturday 9:00am – 9:45am
  • Saturday 10:00am – 10:45am

Tap & Ballet*: (Ages 5 & 6)

This class provides an introduction to the fundamentals of both tap and ballet while emphasizing proper posture, coordination, musicality, and good habits for physical exercise and fun. This class meets once a week for 45 minutes.

Tap & Ballet Classes for ages 5 and 6 . Offered September to June
  • Monday 3:15pm – 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 3:45pm – 4:30pm
  • Thursday 3:15pm – 4:00pm
  • Friday 3:30pm – 4:15pm
  • Saturday 10:45am – 11:30am

Tap & Jazz: (Ages 5 & 6) NEW

This class provides an introduction to the fundamentals of both tap and jazz while emphasizing proper posture, coordination, musicality, and good habits for physical exercise and fun. This class meets once a week for 45 minutes.

Tap & Jazz Class for ages 5 and 6 . Offered September to June
  • Friday 4:15 – 5:00pm
Tap & Jazz Class for ages 6 and 8
  • Friday 4:15 – 5:00pm

Pre-Ballet Level 1 & 2: (Ages 5 and 6)

This class is a preparation for basic ballet study. It introduces elementary positions and exercises, and it teaches proper coordination, posture, and musicality, and . In this class, the students will build a formal ballet vocabulary and receive formal instruction. The class meets once a week for 45 minutes. See Current Classes listed below

Pre-Ballet Classes for ages 5 and 6 . Offered September to June
  • Tuesday 3:15pm – 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 1:15pm – 2:00pm
  • Saturday 11:30am – 12:15pm

Each program is customized and designed for the ability and attention span for the ages recommended. We recommend children be within the age range noted by September 30th of the current school year to participate.

What to Wear:

  • For all Pre-Dance, Pre-School, Pre-Ballet and Tap & Ballet: Girls – pink leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes
  • For Tap & Jazz: Girls: Solid color leotard & tights and black jazz oxfords and black tap shoes
  • Boys – white t-shirt, black tights (or dark sweat pants or shorts), and black ballet shoes*
  • Hair should be neatly pulled back, out of your child’s face.
  • Jewelry, tutus, and leg warmers are permitted in class at the discretion of the instructor, as long as they are not a distraction.
  • Black tap shoes are needed for Preschool 2 and all Tap & Ballet classes.

If you would like to enroll your child in a preschool or pre-dance class, pleasecall SNHDT at (603) 625-9272!