Princess Ballet (ages 3 – 5)
The idea behind our Ballet program for children ages 3-5 is simple; we strive to educate our students with traditional technique, build confidence, and encourage their imagination. Whether this is your child’s first ballet class, or they have a year or two of experience, we build your dancer’s technique and challenge them to learn new and complex steps. We will provide every student with quality education and individual attention to nurture their love of dance, while incorporating imagery and creativity to encourage our dancers to think in their own, unique way.
After all the hard work is done, our ballerina’s are rewarded with dress up and special choreography at the end of class. This is something our dancers look forward to every week, and their smiling faces after every class prove that hard work and perseverance really does pay off!
As our ballerinas will be dancing on their own (without mom or dad) in this class, we recommend dancers have previous experience in a Mommy & Me class or another structured class. It is up to the teacher’s discretion to recommend the student switches to a Mommy & Me class after the first couple classes if they feel that will be the best fit for the student.
“The Best Teacher”
Miss Hope introduced our 2.5-year-old daughter to dance and she has, by far, been the best teacher our daughter has known. Hope possesses an enthusiasm for dance that is infectious not only for her students, but also for their parents. Her passion for teaching dance is obvious and shines brightest in the classroom where the love shared between her and her students is palpable. Through positive reinforcement and leading by example, she controls her classroom masterfully which results in an experience rich in skill development with lots and lots of fun!
“She clearly has a special talent for working with children…”
Ms. MacDonald clearly has a way with young children. She is patient, energetic and obviously enjoys her profession. Ms. MacDonald took the time to focus on each child individually and provided them encouragement and direction in a manner that was highly conducive to learning and finding great pleasure in the activity. She is adept at translating ballet concepts and techniques into terms children can understand and appreciate. She uses a variety of educational techniques to demonstrate dance concepts, while addressing the multiple learning styles of the children (i.e. reading books, dressing-up, playing “pretend”).
“Creates a wonderful fairytale land that every princess must experience…”
Hope MacDonald of Bella Ballet creates a wonderful fairytale land that every princess must experience. Thank you for making my daughters first exposure to ballet such a memorable experience! She can’t wait for her next class.
“…a beautiful experience for not only our daughter but for our whole family.”
Dancing with Miss Hope is like taking lessons from a real live Disney Princess! From the moment you enter her studio, Miss Hope is larger than life and her energy transfers to the little girls as excitement and love for dancing. Dance instruction is infused with make-believe play in which every girl is a “ballerina princess.” I catch myself peeking into the studio windows to witness the magical fun my daughter is experiencing. This is a fun part about having a little girl!
“You cannot go wrong by choosing Miss Hope and Bella Ballet as your child’s dance studio”
If you are looking for an amazing and confidence building dance studio for your little one, you have come to the right place! Hope is so great with the kids and so professional. She has an awesome ability to be gentle yet firm during class. The kids really respond to her and adore her. We are blessed to know Hope outside of the studio and I can honestly say she is a young woman who has an exciting future ahead of her! She is kind and giving and truly loves to teach.
Miss Hope is an amazing ballet teacher!
My daughter just loves her and looks forward to her class each week. She has learned so much in short period of time and I even catch her practicing on her own. You can truly see how much Miss Hope cares for each of her students and adjusts her teaching style to fit each student’s needs. My daughter has just bloomed since she started Miss Hope’s ballet class.