Petite Feet classes introduce terminology and basic technique in playful and creative ways and connect movement education to every day learning. Storytelling, original and familiar songs, and imaginative games are incorporated to keep the atmosphere fun, friendly and age-appropriate – and to keep the emphasis on promoting self-esteem and self-expression.
WINTER/SPRING SCHEDULE 2018
Registration is open.
PETITE FEET at LIVE ARTS LOS ANGELES (Eagle Rock)
TUESDAYS with Andrea – Jan. 16 – May 29
No class on Feb. 20 and March 27
3:10-3:55pm – Petite Feet Ballet/Tap – 3-5 year olds (optional drop-off)
WEDNESDAYS with Andrea – Jan. 31 – May 30
No class on Feb. 21 and March 28
10:30-11:15am – Parent & Me – Stable walkers and up with caregivers
WEDNESDAYS with Liz – Jan. 17 – May 30
No class on Feb. 21 and March 28
4:30-5:15pm – Petite Feet Ballet/Creative Movement – 3-5 year olds (optional drop-off)
SATURDAYS with Liz – Jan. 20 – June 9
No class on Feb. 17, March 31 and May 26
9am-9:45am – Intro to Ballet/Tap – 2-4 year olds (with a caregiver) – SOLD OUT
10am-10:45am – Petite Feet Ballet/Tap for 4-5 year olds (optional drop-off)
10:50-11:45am – Ballet Basics for 5-7 year olds (optional drop-off) – SOLD OUT
Classes take place at Live Arts LA in Eagle Rock – 4210 Panamint Street, LA, CA 90065.
$360 for the session. $320 for the Wednesday 10:30am Parent & Me session.
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.
Petite Feet Ballet and Tap classes focus on self expression and creativity through dance, while incorporating age appropriate ballet and tap 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. (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.
Modern/Ballet classes expand upon the foundation built in the Ballet Basics classes. Students will explore dance elements from both ballet and modern dance. Age appropriate ballet technique will be further developed and students will also have opportunities to enjoy the freedom of expression emphasized in the modern dance tradition.
Dance, sing and play with your little dancer in this fun, stimulating Parent & Me movement class. Our songs and activities will be geared towards toddlers and their exploration of dance through play. Props and storytelling will spark their imaginations as we learn about movement concepts and set the framework for a future dance education while jumping, spinning, tiptoeing, and taking turns. We’ll use special “partner” dances to promote bonding with your young one, and grownups will participate and dance alongside their child in this upbeat and playful class.Register
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
Through ballet, Liz has instilled in our daughter a love of dance. Liz’s classes are structured and fun, and have helped our daughter build her confidence and poise.
Beth Bracken & Kevin Galbraith parents to Sasha
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