Our Programs - Children's Division

Celebrating 38 years in Performing Arts Education!

Fairytale Ballet | Broadway Babies | Combination Classes | Pre Hip Hop

We are delighted to be entering into our 38th year of excellence in dance education. The Chambers Performing Arts Young Children’s Program is an exceptional training ground for your young dancer ages 3-6 years old. 7 year olds have the option of taking a Young Children’s Program Combination Class or entering into Level I classes.

In the Young Children’s Program our focus is twofold: to stimulate your student in a positive and nurturing environment while introducing your student to the beginnings of proper technique. We aim to build confidence and self-esteem in each of our students. All of our instructors are professionally trained, and we do not allow student teachers or assistant teachers to teach classes.

Our young students age 6 and up have the opportunity to be considered for a position in the nationally recognized pre-professional company, The Susan Chambers Dance Company. Additional training and performing opportunities are available when you are accepted into our prestigious pre-professional company.

We look forward to personally working with you and your student to find the perfect class to fit your child’s specific needs.


 

Fairytale Ballet (Ages 3-4)

Fairytale Ballet is offered for our tiniest young dancers, ages 3 and 4. Young boys and girls will explore the fascinating world of dance, drama, and music in this stimulating environment. Classes are filled with rich opportunities which develop motor control skills, balance, strength, flexibility, and body awareness. Our students will be introduced to beginning classical ballet movements and port de bras, stage direction, patterns of movement, rhythm skills and song and dance. Our program emphasizes motor skills such as hopping, skipping and jumping.

Classes also focus on the auditory and sensory skills of young children. The imaginative powers which are explored in each class enhance the development of the imagination and welcomes creativity in a positive learning environment. Listening and concentration skills are also fostered in a joyful way. Self-esteem and social skills will grow as the students continue on their exciting journey of Creative Movement with other classmates.

Back to top

 

Broadway Babies (Ages 4-5)

Broadway Babies is a fun and stimulating environment which introduces our young boys and girls to the techniques of musical theatre and classical ballet. This is a 45 minute class for students ages 4-5 years old. Students will utilize flexibility and build strengthening skills through stretching. Fun song lyrics will be taught from age-appropriate Broadway musicals for children. Rhythm skills and timing will be introduced and utilized. Our students will be introduced to beginning classical ballet movements and port de bras, stage direction, patterns of movement, rhythm skills and song and dance. Our program emphasizes motor skills such as hopping, skipping and jumping.

 

 

Combination Classes (Ages 5-7)

Combination Classes fosters a passion for technique in a fun and positive environment. Our aim is to build your student’s interest by offering an introduction to a specific form of dance, by focusing thirty minutes on each form of dance in a one hour class.

BALLET/TAP (Ages 5-7)

Ballet/Tap is an exciting class which introduces our young boys and girls to the techniques of classical ballet and tap. Introductory ankle and foot control will be a focus as students have fun with rhythms and syncopations in tap. Steps such as stomps, stamps, step heels, and shuffles will be learned utilizing stimulating music and rhythms. In ballet, students will be introduced to the fluid and graceful port de bras and body positions which will provide a foundation for all forms of dance. We also emphasize petite and grand allegro jumps in the centre and traveling across the floor. Many of our young students in Combination Classes progress into separate classes as they mature in age and technique, and this solid foundation is pursued throughout the season to achieve these goals.

TAP/JAZZ (Ages 5-7)

Tap/Jazz is one of our most popular classes as our young boys and girls get to enjoy exploring introductory tap and jazz techniques. Introductory ankle and foot control will be a focus as students have fun with rhythms and syncopations in tap. Steps such as stomps, stamps, step heels, and shuffles will be learned utilizing stimulating music and rhythms. In Jazz, students will learn basic isolations and jazz technique in the centre floor and move across the floor during progressions. Students will utilize flexibility and build strengthening skills through stretching. Fun and age appropriate music will utilize your student’s imagination and build rhythmic skills. Many of our young students in Combination Classes progress into separate classes as they mature in age and technique, and this solid foundation is pursued throughout the season to achieve these goals.

MUSICAL THEATRE/TAP  (Ages 5-7)

Do you have a future "Broadway Baby"? Then they will adore this fun one hour combination class that encompasses Musical Theatre and Tap or Guys & Dolls Broadway Combo. Child-appropriate musicals will be introduced, along with the songs, scenes, and choreography of the Broadway show. Introductory ankle and foot control will be a focus as students have fun with rhythms and syncopations in tap. Steps such as stomps, stamps, step heels, and shuffles will be learned utilizing stimulating music and rhythms.Many of our young students in Combination Classes progress into separate classes as they mature in age and technique, and this solid foundation is pursued throughout the season to achieve these goals.

MUSICAL THEATRE/JAZZ (Ages 5-7) See above descriptions of Musical Theatre and Jazz. 

Back to top

 

Hip Hop I (Ages 5-7)

Hip-Hop I allows our young students to explore an introduction to hip-hop while enjoying age appropriate technique and music. Our young boys and girls love the rhythms and syncopated movements and choreography which includes floorwork and centre work. Our young students love learning the latest steps and choreography and bringing their personality to the movement. Hip-hop explores accenting the body with the music and also allows works on improv skills. A basic introduction to popping, locking, breaking, house, and fusion styles will keep your student interested and excited to come to class. Cardio stamina is also improved in this fast paced class.

 

“The Broadway Billy Elliot show saw my son Ethan at audition in NYC in October 2010 and loved him but knew he needed a much higher level of tap skills to be considered for the show. Billy Elliot dance staff interviewed potential tap coaches in Atlanta and chose Jennifer Paige Chambers Rutsche at Chambers Performing Arts. What a blessing that has been for us and especially Ethan as Paige has taken Ethan under her wing and guided him thru many hours of hard work to a much higher level in just over one year. After many private tap lessons and a year and a half later, he signed his contract and is a co-star in one of Broadway’s biggest shows-Billy Elliot!”

Greg, Father of Chambers Alum
and Broadway Performer

 

Chambers Performing Arts
Johns Creek/Alpharetta: 770-772-9798 • Sugar Hill/Suwanee: 770-614-3381 • HAMILTON MILL: 470-326-5139

View Our Locations