Peabody at McDonogh - Arts - McDonogh School

McDonogh School is partnering with Peabody Preparatory to offer classes in Creative Dance and Introduction to Ballet for young dancers in prekindergarten through second grade. Children will develop a greater awareness of themselves, their environment, and their community through the exploration of movement and guided class activities. Repetition of familiar concepts and movement material allows children to develop confidence, refine and deepen their learning, and prepare for more in-depth technical training. Variation and the introduction of new concepts fuel engagement and broaden learning. Each class session is constructed to offer a carefully considered mix of the familiar and the new.

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Please contact Kara Zimmerman, Director of Fine & Performing Arts, at kzimmerman@mcdonogh.org with questions.

INTRODUCTION TO BALLET I

For Boys and Girls in Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, and Prefirst
Saturdays, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
April 10 to May 29
McDonogh Dance Studio*
Cost: $156.50 plus $50 registration fee

Students in this class expand on the dance skills and activities introduced in the fall and winter sessions. The curriculum includes essential repetition of movement vocabulary to build strength, improve coordination, and increase confidence. Activities foster attunement to rhythm, tempo, emotion, and expression in music and movement, along with the ability to focus, carry out directions, be leaders and followers, and collaborate with classmates. New material is carefully introduced to extend their capacity for movement, attention, self-reflection, and social engagement. 

Visit www.peabody.jhu.edu/dance or contact Preparatory Dance prepdance@jhu.edu or 667-208-6648 for details.

* This class is scheduled to meet in the Edward St. John Student Center Dance Studio provided that public health conditions permit. McDonogh School and Peabody Preparatory reserve the right to change this class to a hybrid or virtual format to ensure the safety of the students, their families, and the faculty and staff.

INTRODUCTION TO BALLET II

For Boys and Girls in Grades 1 and 2
Saturdays, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.
April 10 to May 29
McDonogh Dance Studio*
Cost: $156.50 plus $50 registration fee

In this class, activities foster attunement to rhythm, tempo, emotion, and expression in music and movement, along with the ability to focus, carry out directions, be leaders and followers, and collaborate with classmates. New material is carefully introduced to students to extend the capacity for movement, attention, self-reflection, and social engagement. Previous dance experience is recommended but not required for this session. 

Visit www.peabody.jhu.edu/dance or contact Preparatory Dance prepdance@jhu.edu or 667-208-6648 for details.

* This class is scheduled to meet in the Edward St. John Student Center Dance Studio provided that public health conditions permit. McDonogh School and Peabody Preparatory reserve the right to change this class to a hybrid or virtual format to ensure the safety of the students, their families, and the faculty and staff.