Petite Feet dance classes introduce dance technique and terminology in fun and creative ways, while also making connections between movement education and everyday learning. Storytelling, original and familiar songs, and imaginative games are incorporated and an emphasis is placed on promoting self-esteem and self-expression while building dance skills.
SUMMER SCHEDULE 2019 – Classes and Camps
Registration is open.
PETITE FEET at LIVE ARTS LOS ANGELES (Eagle Rock)
TUESDAYS with Bryanna – July 9 – August 27
4:35-5:30pm – Modern/Ballet – 6-8 year olds (drop-off encouraged)
5:35-6:30pm – Hip Hop – 6-8 year olds (drop-off encouraged)
WEDNESDAYS with Liz/Bryanna – July 10 – August 28
4:35-5:20pm – Petite Feet Ballet/Creative Movement – 3-5 year olds (optional drop-off)
SATURDAYS with Liz – July 6 – August 24
9am-9:45am – Intro to Ballet/Tap – 2-4 year olds (with a caregiver) – SOLD OUT
10am-10:45am – Petite Feet Ballet/Tap – 4-5 year olds (optional drop-off) – 3 SPOTS LEFT
10:50-11:45am – Ballet Basics – 5-7 year olds (optional drop-off)
$168 FOR THE CLASS SESSION
DANCE AND DRAW SUMMER CAMP with Bryanna
Session 1 – Monday, 8/12 – Friday, 8/16 – 9am-12pm – 6-10 year olds
Session 2 – Monday, 8/19 – Friday, 8/23 – 9am-12pm -6-10 year olds
Please email email@example.com if you’d like to be added to the wait list for sold out classes or to find out which age group and class would be the best fit for your child. (If classes are not sold out, you can join later in the session for a pro-rated fee.)
Petite Feet Ballet/Tap/Creative Movement classes focus on self expression and creativity through dance, while incorporating age appropriate genre specific steps, combinations and exercises. Activities that develop motor skills and explore the elements of dance are part of the class experience, as well as stories drawn from the classical ballet canon and from other sources. (For tap classes, students spend the majority of class in ballet shoes and then put on tap shoes for the final 10-15 minutes of class.)
The Ballet Basics class expands upon the foundation built in Petite Feet classes, exploring dance elements and storytelling in more complex ways and through the integration of more challenging (though still age appropriate) ballet technique.
The Modern/Ballet classes expand upon the foundation built in the Ballet Basics class. Students will explore dance elements from both ballet and modern dance. Ballet technique will be further developed and students will also have opportunities to enjoy the freedom of expression emphasized in the modern dance tradition.
Hip Hop classes are high energy and upbeat, filled with funky rhythms and bold movements. This class works to develop musicality, confidence, beginner grooves and isolations, and the breakdancing basics needed to learn fun hip hop combinations to age appropriate popular music.
In addition to Petite Feet classes, Liz works as the Manager of Dance Education at Gabriella Charter Schools. Additionally, she may be available for in-service trainings at schools looking to integrate dance and/or yoga into their curriculum or for other one time or weekend events, such a birthday parties or group classes. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have had an opportunity to watch Liz teach ballet in person and she has a way of making all the beginning introductions to ballet developmentally fun and comfortable for children. Liz knows how to integrate story telling, dance and music in a very accessible and engaging way for all children.
Marsha Greenberg LCSW and Faculty at NYU’s Early Childhood Special Education Department
My son and daughter really look forward to your class every Tuesday. That’s how they count the days of the week.
Kari Morales mother to Amalia and Ezekiel
For four years, Liz Vacco provided my son with a warm, encouraging environment with all the tools and the foundation for him to have entered a pre-professional program at the School of American Ballet.
Nicole Leibman mother to Philip
We had the pleasure of having Liz as our daughter’s first ballet teacher. Briana adores her classes and always comes out smiling and twirling. Liz understands children and teaches with grace, ease and magic. We will always be thankful to Liz for having been such a wonderful inspiration for Briana.
Dana Szarf mother to Briana
Penelope started taking ballet classes with Liz when she was two. Now, as a five year old, she carries herself like a little ballerina! We credit Liz with instilling in Penelope a love of dance and performance as well as a sense of confidence in her movements.
Mew Chiu mother to Penelope
As a ballet teacher and mother of two boys who took ballet with Liz, I can say that she is one of the most talented teachers I have ever come across for this age group. My boys loved her class. She is creative and knowledgeable and creates the perfect atmosphere of seriousness–so they are actually learning ballet technique, and fun–so their inherent love of movement is nurtured, not stifled. Liz Vacco is a treasure! I am so excited to have the opportunity to have her class on DVD, so my children can experience her terrific class whenever we want!
Kim Kittay mother to Micah and Asa