Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet and Music is now an official Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy! Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy classes are taught through a nationwide network of top quality dance studios.Your child will receive a quality dance education in a caring and fun environment, all based on the beloved Angelina Ballerina character. The Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy curriculum is designed by internationally renowned master teachers and child development experts. Your child will be inspired to pursue their dreams of dance, just like Angelina Ballerina!
Register today and your little star with big dreams will develop the love and skills of dance that willlast for a lifetime.
The program is specially designed to provide children between 3 and 5 years of age with a strong foundation in dance and movement.
Click on the screen to watch a video sample of our Pre-Ballet program.
It teaches the young dancer the basic elements of movement and dance: space and how we relate to it, both as an individual and as a member of a group; basic loco motor skills; musical rhythm, beat and time; opposites and directions; and some elementary positions of ballet. Integrated with these physical concepts are self-awareness, creative expression, imagination, teamwork, and basic body/health awareness.
Tap dance is an integral part of our program. Fifteen minutes of every class is devoted to nurturing musicality through the rhythms and patterns of Tap dance.
Through participation in these classes, students also learn the basics of classroom behavior and classroom etiquette, which remain the same throughout their dancing years. These concepts include learning how to take turns, following another dancer or leading the way, waiting patiently, working together with others, and having a positive attitude.
Educators now know that training young children in the concepts of movement sequencing, patterning, and spatial relationships lays a strong foundation for the later development of reading, mathematics, and other educational skills. Children in our program work actively in all of these areas.
Enrollment in classes are determined by age: Angelina Ballerina 3 is for 3 year olds, Angelina Ballerina 4 is for 4 year olds, and Angelina Ballerina 5 is for 5 year olds