Dorothy Keck Dancers
Dance instruction for toddlers, children, teens & adults

First Steps

(Toddler Pre-Dance)

First Steps is specifically designed for young dancers ages 2.5 to 3.5 years. Students will learn fun and energetic routines enhanced with props to popular toddler music. Music themes will stem from toddler TV shows, Disney movies, cartoons, Barbie, nursery rhymes and more. All skills are designed to develop overall coordination, balance, grace, and strength. Each class will begin with pre-ballet and basic dance steps followed by beginner acrobatic and tumbling skills.  This is the perfect class for toddlers who dance around the house all day and love music! 


  • Students must be at least 30 months of age
  • Students age 3.5 have the option of First Steps or a traditional Level 1 class (see Class Schedule)
  • Pull-ups or diapers are required for students who are not FULLY potty trained
  • Pacifiers, bottles and sippy cups will not be allowed in the dance room
  • A parent or adult needs to remain in the lobby throughout the class period (not required for all other classes). Parents may watch entire class from large viewing windows.
  • Dance apparel and pink ballet shoes are needed (no Wal-Mart, PayLess or Target dance shoes, please).
  • Please do not bring additional family members and cameras to the first month of classes. Students need time to become acquainted to a new program and the studio surroundings. Additional family members and guests are welcome to watch after the first month of the session (lobby space permitting). We wish to create a quiet, stress-free environment for our young dancers.