Young Children's Dance Classes

These are the classes that are offered for students in the Young Children's age division.  


Attire: Solid-color tights, any color leotard or ballet dress, appropriate dance shoes. Hair and bangs slicked back into a ponytail or bun. Absolutely no bare legs, bra tops where the stomach is exposed or street clothes are allowed in class. Please do not wear old costumes with sequins and big skirts to class; they are distracting for young dancers.


Toddler's Classes (Ages 2 and 3)

These classes emphasize creative movement as well as basic dance steps and technique.  Props such as drum sticks, ribbons, balls and hula hoops are used to encourage musicality. 


The following class is available for this age group:

  • Lil' Angels (2 1/2 to 3 1/2  year olds)  

    • Please note: Elements of ballet and tap will be introduced at this level, therefore both Ballet and Tap shoes will be needed.

Preschooler's Classes (Ages 3-5)

At this age, students are able to retain more information from week to week than they were able to during their toddler years.  Therefore, basic steps are re-introduced and repeated for maximum retention.


The following classes are available for this age group:


  • Ballet/Tap/Jazz (3-5 years)

    • Please note: Both Ballet and Tap Shoes are needed.

  • Ballet/Tap/Jazz (4-6 years)*

    • Please note: Both Ballet and Tap Shoes are needed.

  • Tiny Praise (5-8 years)**

    • Students may wear either Ballet or Jazz shoes. Specific shoes may be needed for recital.

*Dancers must have taken at least 1 year of B/T/J 3-5 in order to enroll in B/T/J 4-6.

**Tiny Praise is a class that is offered free of cost and is first-come, first-served.  This class may not be offered in the Summer due to scheduling constraints. Dance shoes, class and performance costs may still apply. The Annual Registration fee is still applicable.


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Mirror Image Dance Academy of Valparaiso

Owner/Director: Deanna Gallardo

3207 Cascade Drive, Ste. G., Valparaiso, IN 46383