Classical Dance for 2 to 5 Year Olds

Tiptoe Classical Dance is a classically based programme for children aged 2 to 5. We offer young children the teaching, the space and the opportunity to learn sound dance fundamentals in a happy, inspired, fun environment. The fundamental foundations of classical dance are simple and appropriate for young children to learn, explore and play with. It’s these foundations that Tiptoe is built on. Everything from the way our teachers are trained; to our uniforms; to the way our programmes are designed; is fresh, real and a little bit different.

 
 
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About Tiptoe Dance

Our Tiptoe Dance classes are based at our studio in Coorparoo, Brisbane. Our Tiptoe teachers are patient and kind, and we always have 2 teachers per class. This is one of the key reasons why students respond so well to our classes. All of our teachers are classically trained, and have been (or are) professional dancers themselves. They also have Bluecards and experience in teaching this age group.

We encourage boys to join our classes, and our school colours, uniforms and programmes have been designed with this in mind.

We offer a variety of classes in the Tiptoe programme each week, including:

  • Tiptoe Ducklings (2 to 3 years)

  • Tiptoe Tulips (3 to 4 years)

  • Tiptoe Teddies (4 to 5 years)

A few things to note:

  • We ask for parents to trust us with their child - to enable your child to focus and participate fully in the class without distractions, we find it is easier if parents enjoy a coffee down the road while the class is on. At the end of each class, you will be invited by your child to watch the last lesson of each term and be amazed at what they have achieved.

  • We don’t do end of year concerts for this age group.

  • Most of our classes are 45 minutes long, with the exception of Ducklings, which is 30 minutes.

  • The children are required to wear the school uniform to all classes.

  • Classes are paid in term blocks (and are refundable for medical reasons only). You can find out more about our fees here.

We love what we do, and we would love to share our love of dance with your child. And that is why your child is welcome to attend a trial lesson before committing to a place in our programme.

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Our Ethos – The Tiptoe Advantage

Introduce your child to the world of dance through our Tiptoe Dance programme, they will thank you for it! The lessons they will learn and the concepts they will be introduced to will provide them with many very useful skills, not only for future dance classes, but any class setting.

Outside of the more obvious physical benefits, your child will grow in confidence, self-esteem and social well-being. Music plays a vital role in any child’s dance education and we find exposing our students to as many different styles of music during these important growth years incredibly beneficial. We purposely explore many different sounds highlighting the reaction and type of movement that the style evokes.

We are constantly working to improve our communication and programs to ensure that your child, at their specific age, is getting the best possible dance education for their developmental stage.

All Tiptoe classes have 2 dedicated and professional teachers. They all have strong dance backgrounds and are either parents themselves or have the relevant level of experience to effectively nurture, inspire and teach your child.

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Our Beliefs Regarding Parental Viewing

It is very difficult for a 2, 3, 4 or 5 year old to begin to be their own person when they are accompanied into class by their Mum and siblings.

For a young child to focus and participate fully in the class without distraction, they need a calm, organised space with an obvious person of authority. So that is why we ask that you trust that your child will adapt and manage to throw focus to their teachers sooner if you are not present.

You won’t be far away if you are needed and it gives them a rare opportunity to try out being a big kid in a safe, secure learning environment.

I ask you to trust us with your child. Remember it is only 45 minutes (30 if they are in Ducklings)! So, pop down the road and enjoy a coffee while you wait. Your child will be so proud to invite you to watch the last lesson of each term and you will be amazed at what they have achieved!

*Some parents may prefer to have two siblings of different ages accompany each other in the same class. Tiptoe supports this providing they attend the class for the younger of the two.

 
 
Joseph loves Tiptoe. Our quiet and placid boy now bursts into song, hops, jumps and dances. We are thrilled with Tiptoe’s professional and obviously effective approach. Highly recommend it!
— Joseph's mum