Join us for a super fun ballet mission! Liz, Waldo and their dancing friends are dance detectives this time around, looking for opposites throughout their warm up and ballet combinations and putting it all together as they search for the Dance Daisy during their adventure. Great for children ages 2-6, Dance Detectives explores dance skills and concepts, encouraging children to be active as they exercise problem solving skills. This video features new original music, animation and even more bonus chapters, offering options for dancers at different stages of their dance development.
Liz, Waldo and their dancing friends are back with new stretches, games and ballet combinations as well as an exciting adventure through the Alphabet Jungle. The Alphabet Jungle engages young dancers in activities that promote creativity, dance skill development and educational foundations through movement. Great for children ages 2-6, The Alphabet Jungle features new original music, animation and a selection of bonus chapters offering options for dancers at different stages of their dance development.
Petite Feet: Ballet Adventures with Liz! is a 26-minute video that uses engaging and imaginative exercises, games and stories to introduce children to basic ballet positions and vocabulary, as well as general dance and musical concepts. Focusing on the creative potential of dance and its storytelling possibilities, Petite Feet: Ballet Adventures with Liz! encourages children between the ages of 2-5 to learn fundamental and age-appropriate ballet steps, to build confidence and coordination, and, of course, to have fun. Featuring original music and a colorful set, along with the Story of the Dancing Dolls and some help from Waldo the Walrus, Petite Feet: Ballet Adventures with Liz! is a great way for kids to stay active on a rainy day—and a sunny one too!
Since receiving her B.A. in Theatre Studies from Yale, Liz has been a dance, yoga, theater and early childhood educator in New York City and now in Los Angeles. She has taught through the New York City Ballet’s Education Program, as well as at various studios and public schools, while also performing in and choreographing for professional productions. She has always been a dancer who acts and an actor who dances, and she draws from both of these disciplines in her teaching and performance. Liz has her multiple subject and kinesiology credentials and her MA in Education from Cal State LA. She is also the Director of Dance Education at Gabriella Charter Schools, a public charter school organization where all students dance daily.
2 Apr 2021
As we plan for the next session of Petite Feet classes, we’d love your input about what types of classes we should offer.
We've tried some dance classes for tots locally, and even being in an actual class with other kids has not been as positive an experience as this video has! I wish, wish, wish we lived near to Liz to take her actual classes, but this video is a great substitute...and we hope to see more very soon!”Kristene Geering M.A. (ECSE) and mother to twins Arthur and Nikita