TWINKLE TOES DANCE
Parks & Recreation offers two sessions of dance classes each year, one in the spring and one in the fall. Classes offered include Creative Dance (ages 3-4), Ballet (ages 5-6) and Jazz/Hip Hop Mash-up classes (ages 7-9). Classes meet one time per week for 8 weeks and are followed by a dress rehearsal & a recital to be held in the theater at Falling Springs Center.
Seasonal schedules are typically available in August for the the fall session and December for the Spring session. Please check back seasonally for registration details, class schedules and fees.
If you have any questions regarding the Twinkle Toes Dance program, please contact Rainey at 859.873.5948 or by email.
FALL 2020 TWINKLE TOES DANCE UPDATE
Due to COVID-19 concerns and instructor availability, we have made the difficult decision to not offer Twinkle Toes Dance classes this fall. This decision was not made lightly and was determined after lengthy considerations and discussions with our instructors. We do plan to resume classes in the Winter/Spring of 2021, so please check back for updates later this fall/early winter.
TWINKLE TOES DANCE - GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
The Twinkle Toes Dance program is designed to introduce youth to dance in a fun, relaxed setting so kids give it a try and decide if it’s something they like. The program is formatted to include one class per week (45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the age group) for 8 weeks. Instruction is followed by a rehearsal and a recital in the theater at Falling Springs Center.
While each instructor has their own set of class rules that they will share the first day of class, below is some general information that all apply to all classes.
- No gum, candy, or food is allowed in class. Water bottles are okay.
- Children should use the restroom before class starts. Instructors will allow kids to to go the restroom during class if they ask, but if it becomes a habit your instructor will discuss this with the parent. If your child has a condition that requires them to use the restroom more frequently, please be sure to discuss this with your instructor.
- Participants with long hair should have it pulled back out of their face.
- WHAT TO WEAR:
- Creative Dance & Ballet – Most students will wear a black or pink leotard. Some will wear tights and/or a tutu, but neither are required. Form fitting clothing is preferred so the dancers can move more freely. No jeans please! Ballet shoes are required. You can find them at Dance Biz and as well as Walmart, Payless Shoe Store, Target or other department stores.
- Jazz/Hip Hop Mash-up – Please have your child wear loose fitting clothes that he or she can move freely. No tight jeans please. Tennis shoes are appropriate.
- Costume costs are not included in the registration fee. Instructors will let parents know what the costume will be early on in the program and where you can find them. We ask the instructors to keep costume costs to a minimum – usually no more than $20-$30. Oftentimes participants will only need to purchase accessories or will already have everything they need at home (for example if the class is dancing to “Singing in the Rain” they may wear a raincoat and carry and umbrella or if the music is “If I Only Had a Brain” they may wear jeans or overalls and flannel shirts. We try and keep this fun, simple and affordable!
- PICTURES, DRESS REHEARSAL & RECITAL – SPRING 2021
- Pictures and Dress Rehearsal: TBA
- Recital: TBA
- Times: TBA