Young Children's Program

Hinsdale Dance Academy's Young Children's Program

The Young Children's Program creates a nurturing environment for young dancers to begin their dance education by learning the very basics of dance: a love for movement, an ear for music and a joy of learning. YCP also prepares them for our higher level curriculums: the Youth Training Program, the Hinsdale Dance Project, and our Pre-Professional Program

Mommy & Me (Ages 0-2) $57 per Term
Tuesday, Wednesday
9:30-10:00am & 10:15-10:45
Pre-Ballet I (Ages 3-4) $88 per term
Monday - 4:15-5:00
Tuesday - 1:00-1:45; 4:15-5:00
Wednesday - 1:00-1:45; 4:15-5:00
Thursday - 4:15-5:00
Saturday - 9:00-9:45
Tap/Jazz I (Ages 3-4) $52 per term
Monday - 5:00-5:30; 5:15-5:45
Tuesday - 1:45-2:15; 5:00-5:30
Wednesday - 1:45-2:15; 5:00-5:30
Thursday -5:00-5:30
Saturday - 9:45-10:15
Pre-Ballet II (Ages 5-6) $88 per term
Monday - 4:15-5:00; 4:30-5:15
Tuesday - 4:00-4:45; 4:15-5:00
Wednesday - 4:15-5:00; 5:30-6:15
Thursday - 4:30-5:15; 5:30-6:15
Saturday - 10:15-11:00
Tap/Jazz II (AGes 5-6) $52 per term
Monday - 5:00-5:30
Tuesday - 5:00-5:30
Wednesday - 6:15-6:45
Jazz/Hip HOp II $52 Per term
Tuesday - 4:45-5:15
Wednesday - 5:00-5:30
Thursday - 5:15-5:45; 6:15-6:45
Saturday - 11:00-11:30
Mommy and Me is an interactive class where children and parents can discover the joy of movement.  We believe a child’s (and parent’s) first experience with dance should make a positive and lasting impression. Children have fun in a safe, creative, and nurturing environment.  Classes available for children ages 0-2 and parent or caregiver.

Pre-Ballet provides children age 3-6 developmentally appropriate ballet instruction.  This introduction to ballet lays the foundation for our Youth Training Division, Level I.  These classes promote beginning technique, coordination, rhythm, and musicality.  Pre-Ballet I is designed for children age 3 to 4, and Pre-Ballet II is designed for children ages 5 to 6.

Hinsdale Dance Academy also offers a Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop combo classes for our Young Children’s Program.  This class introduces children to the basic steps of Tap dancing and Jazz.  This class promotes musicality, coordination, and rhythm, as well as sequencing, patterning, and spatial relationships.  Tap & Jazz I is available for children age 3 to 4. Tap & Jazz II and Jazz/Hip Hop II classes are available for children age 5 to 6.

* Children in Pre-Ballet I must be potty-trained and be able to remain in class without a parent or guardian.

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* Age requirement as of September 1



Young Children's Program Uniform Requirements
All uniforms are available for purchase at Saxton Dance Shoppe
located at
37B W. Quincy, Westmont, IL
630 822 2543


Mommy and Me (ages 0-2)
Stretchy and comfortable clothing or dance attire of your choice.

Pre-Ballet I (ages 3-4)
Capezio light pink cap sleeve leotard, Capezio pink tights, Capezio pink canvas “Hanami” ballet slippers, Capezio black tap shoes (for Tap/Jazz combo I), and hair in a bun. NO SKIRTS/TUTUS.

Tap/Jazz Combo I (ages 3-4)
Capezio light pink cap sleeve leotard, Capezio pink tights, Capezio black tap shoes, and hair in a bun. NO SKIRTS/TUTUS.

Pre-Ballet II (ages 5-6)
Capezio light blue cap sleeve leotard, Capezio pink tights, Capezio pink canvas “Hanami” ballet slippers, and hair in a bun. NO SKIRTS/TUTUS.

Tap/Jazz Combo II (ages 5-6)
Capezio light blue cap sleeve leotard, Capezio pink tights,  Capezio black tap shoes and hair in a bun. NO SKIRTS/TUTUS.

Jazz/Hip Hop II (ages 5-6)
Capezio light blue cap sleeve leotard, Capezio pink tights, Capezio black slip-on jazz shoes and hair in a bun. NO SKIRTS/TUTUS.

Drop-off/Pick-up Procedure
Parents/guardians must bring dancers to classroom and pick them up at the classroom after class.