$55 for a preschooler’s fall dance-class package (up to $160 total value)
- Two months of preschool dance classes for aged 24 months to 6 years old (up to $110 value)
- Registration fee ($35 value)
- Leotard ($15 value)
Preschoolers can enroll in Creative Movement, preballet, or ballet/tap classes to explore basic dance steps. Click here for a class schedule.
Wake Forest Academy of Fine Arts
Director Mary-Taylor Land has walked the stage in several shoes. From learning as a student and pirouetting as a performer, she went on to judge and teach routines. Away from the theater, she researched dance through different technical lenses, bringing her expertise to seminars for both the artistic and medical communities. The breadth of her knowledge enabled her to find seasoned instructors for her studio, all of whom have received college and professional training.
Today, she and her team strive to instill passion and discipline for the practice of dance in children of all ages. Beginning with preschool classes such as Mommy and Me, they hone a basic understanding of rhythm so that parents don't have to recite a four-count as they rock their cribs. Their older students can choose styles from a wide curriculum, which covers ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and acro as well as combination lessons. Throughout each class, the teachers devote personal attention to their protégés. They can help to prep youngsters before academy recitals and competitive ensemble auditions, or simply foster a deeper appreciation for grace and art.