The Shimmer Program is where your dancer (aged 3-7) first starts her journey to becoming a STAR. Shimmer Program is divided into four levels based off of age. Students may start at any time within this program but should show mastery of their level before promotion to the next. With regular attendance, your child will thrive and should be able to progress from one level to the next each year.
The Shimmer Curriculum: Each class includes Ballet, Tap, Acro
Shimmer Ballet: Shimmer Program is comprised of the award winning American Ballet Theater curriculum for ballet. This curriculum lays the foundation for our youngest dancers for a lifetime of grace. The focus is on creative movement and age appropriate creativity that brings the magic to dance.
Shimmer Tap: The Al Gilbert method is utilized for Sparkle Tap. “Uncle Al” is considered to be one of the all time greats of tap theory and tap teaching. His graded technique and choreography help young dancers to develop a sense of rhythm and patterns. Plus, they are tons of fun.
Shimmer Acro: Your Shimmer dancer will get the benefits of the highly acclaimed and celebrated Acrobatic Arts curriculum. Acro is a great way to develop strength and coordination in addition to flexibility. Shimmer dancers learn Acro fundamentals such as forward rolls and cartwheels. Plus, it’s a great way for active little ones to get some much needed energy releases. Your Shimmer dancer will love Acro!
All Shimmer Dancers will perform 2 routines in December and again in June. Shimmer dancers will have celebration and level assessments in July with advancements each August.