Early childhood is a time for dancers to be introduced to dance and music concepts primarily through the medium of play-based activities. Classes are 45-minutes long and are held weekly on 8-week cycles, allowing families the flexibility to participate as schedules allow. Parent and Toddler Movement (Ages 18 mos.-4 years) classes cover different themes in each cycle but repeat many of the same concepts. Creative Dance (Ages 4-6) classes are taught in a more progressive style and students are encouraged to enroll in consecutive cycles of 8-week classes. As students progress through each of these programs, they will be gently scaffolded away from needing caregiver support to participating in drop-off classes, trying out basic technical skills that will prepare them for further study in a multitude of dance genres. Classes included in the Early Childhood programs are Parent and Toddler Movement and Creative Dance.