Looking for an activity your tiniest tot can participate in? The Greenville area has a multiple of class options for babies and toddlers. This list of classes for babies and toddlers includes everything from music classes to gymnastics classes to yoga classes for kids as young as 3!
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World Upside Down Arts Studio offers classes in music, visual arts, dance, and theater for children, youth, and adults.
August – May we offer morning, afternoon, and evening classes in all of the arts for students 18 months through adults.
Theater Program: Tim St. Clair II directs our fall and spring seasons. For the fall 2023 season, we are producing Beauty of the Beast and will have two casts. Tuesday: 9am-12pm (Cast 1) and 5pm-8pm (Cast 2). Rehearsals are weekly until the month of the show.
After School Program: Choose two, three, or five-days a week from 3pm-6pm (early drop off included). One hour of homework assistance and two hours of arts daily from 3:00PM-6:00PM. Show and Tell and Guest Speakers on Friday.
Homeschoolers: Pick a morning or afternoon or both to take classes in all of the arts at our studio.
Birthday Parties for all ages! Choose a theme and an art genre (music, visual arts, dance, or theater), and we’ll create a magical experience you’ll never forget.
Dance Nights: Learn partner dances like Swing, Salsa, Waltz, and Ballroom with 30-45 minutes of instruction, then open dance floor.
Private Music Lessons: piano, ukelele, acoustic guitar, voice, and more
Yellowbobbypins Art Camp is an exciting destination for creative kids aged two through twelve who are looking to explore their artistic side. The art studio offers a wide variety of materials and techniques to introduce students to the world of art.
Young children aged two through five have access to the Wee Create Playgroup. Children in this age range can gather to play and socialize while learning key skills and participating in various art projects. This playgroup is designed to foster creativity, social interaction, and the development of motor skills.
Elementary-aged students have the opportunity to choose between two courses. The first is Time Travel: Art Through the Ages. This course explores the various art movements throughout history and allows students to create artwork in the style of each time period. The second course is Drawing 101 or Drawing 102. These courses are specifically designed for students who want to focus on developing their drawing skills.
Yellowbobbypins Art Camp provides a safe, nurturing environment for children to explore their creativity and develop their artistic abilities.
For over 40 years now, students of all ages have fallen in love with learning to make music at Piano Central Studios.
Whether you’re bringing your little one to Kindermusik for their very first music class, or signing up your school-age student for private lessons, or enrolling as an adult because you always wanted to learn or wished you’d never quit, you will discover a warm, friendly environment, and caring and qualified instructors who take the time to individualize your progress musically.
You’ll find that you will absolutely thrive in your experience with a program that’s been purposefully and thoughtfully designed to inspire a lasting love for music and a lifelong skill for singing or playing an instrument.
From Kindermusik® to music lessons in Piano, Voice, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Guitar, and Ukulele, there’s something for everyone at Piano Central Studios – from babies to adults!
Best of all, you can get started at any time – even part way through the month. You don’t have to wait to experience all that your music classes or private lessons will come to mean to you!
PCS has three studio locations for your convenience:
2023 KABOOM Awards Family Favorites Finalist: Best Dance Program
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2023 KABOOM Awards Family Favorites Finalist: Baby/Toddler Program
Dance is for everyone, regardless of age, shape, size, or ability at Dance Without Limits. Dance classes are offered for students ages 18 months to 18 years old.
Offerings include the Twinkle Toes preschool program (ballet, tap, and hip hop/tumbling combo) and elementary through high school classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, acrobatics, and hip hop. A special Limitless Friends class is also offered for students with disabilities. All classes are inclusive, and Dance Without Limits enjoys offering a family-friendly, non-competitive dance program.
Twinkle Toes Preschool Dance Program
Twinkle Baby and Me: (ages 18-24 months) A 30-minute introductory class containing ballet, tap, and creative movement. Young dancers will learn the basics in a positive environment. Engaging age-appropriate music is used to get these little ones inspired to dance. An adult is required to participate in this class.
Twinkle Babies: (ages 2-3) A 45-minute introductory dance class containing ballet, tap, and creative movement. Young dancers will learn the basic steps while learning how to follow directions and imitate movement in a positive environment. Engaging music is used to get these little ones inspired to dance. The use of props, like Twinkle Bears, hula hoops, and bubbles, enables the young dancers to use their imagination and creativity, but mostly to have fun!
Twinkle Stars: (ages 3-4 and 4-5) An age-specific 45-minute class containing tap, ballet, and jazz/creative movement. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Dancers will also learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles. The use of fun age-appropriate music engages the young dancers’ minds and bodies. Plus, hula hoops, scarves, and bubbles for free dance makes the end of class so much fun!
Tot Hop & Tumble: (ages 3-5) This upbeat 45-minute class introduces our young dancers to basic elements of hip hop, creative movement, and beginner-level tumbling. We incorporate obstacle courses and fun props, such as our mini trampoline and hula hoops! The perfect way to release the wiggles while learning hip hop fundamentals.
Twinkle Ballet: (ages 3-5) This 30-minute class for our young dancers incorporates all the ballet elements from our regular Twinkle Stars class, without the tap portion. The perfect class for little ones who enjoy a bit of a quieter setting.
Elementary, Middle, and High School Classes
Tap: (ages K5-18) A percussive style of dance which gets its name from the sound made when the metal plates on the dancer’s shoes contact the floor. Emphasis on rhythm and clarity of sounds from the feet.
Ballet: (ages K5-18) A class which progresses from beginning ballet steps to advanced technique and placement. Each class will begin at the barre, then move to center floor work and across the floor. Ballet is the building block of all other forms of dance and necessary to excel in all other forms. For this reason, we strongly encourage all students to take a ballet class.
Jazz: (ages K5-18) Jazz builds on the fundamentals learned in ballet and is very structured in technique. The class progresses from a center warm-up with emphasis on strength and flexibility, then moves to across the floor combinations, finishing with a fun combo in center floor. Jazz takes many forms, and is often performed to upbeat, popular music.
Lyrical/Contemporary: (ages K5-18) Lyrical/Contemporary is a fusion of jazz and ballet which uses movement to interpret a song’s lyrics. The class progresses from a center warm-up with emphasis on strength and flexibility, then moves to across the floor combinations, finishing with a combo in center floor. Typically, lyrical is very fluid and quite beautiful!
Hip Hop: (ages K5-18) Also known as street dance, hip hop is an upbeat dance style that has become hugely popular with fun and exciting choreography and engaging music. All music and dance moves are age appropriate. All-boys hip hop class also available.
Acrobatics: (ages K5-18) This class teaches the basics of floor tumbling (such as forward and backward rolls, backbends, cartwheels, etc.) and progresses to advanced tumbling (such as handsprings and aerial work). Teachers work with students on their individual level.
Limitless Friends: This is a movement class for students ages 6 and up with disabilities. Elements of jazz, hip hop, and acrobatics are incorporated in this fun class, along with games and free dance.
Find out more at Dance Without Limits.
Airborne Athletics offers gymnastics classes for children age 3 and up. Summer camps and birthday parties are also available. Free trial class for first time students.
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The Little Gym of Greenville’s age-appropriate activities for kids are designed to facilitate maximum fun and ongoing skill development through movement, music, learning and laughter. Children progress at their own pace, having fun and building confidence as they develop new skills.
Artistic Edge offers dance classes for ages 2 and up, beginner and advanced. Various types of dance and creative movement. Summer camps are also available.
Foothills offers gymnastics, cheer, and tumbling classes for children, a 10,000 square foot facility with a separate gym for preschoolers. Classes offered from parent and tot classes to adult classes.
Ignite Dance Company offers summer dance classes and camps for ages 2 and up. Ignite wants to both educate and inspire their dancers.
Southern Dance Connection offers classes in various forms of dance, tumbling, and cheer. Children aged 2 and up can participate in ballet, tap, and hip-hop dance. They also offer themed dance summer camps.
Acrosmith Gymnastics offers Family Fun Gym (previous Tot Time) for children aged 1 to 6. Pre-registration is required. There are also various other classes including Ninjas and tumbling for children in preschool and up.
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International Ballet (IB) offers the highest quality of classical ballet training for students ages 3 to adult, and offers Mommy & Me classes for ages 18 months-3 yo.
IB is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that awards over $30k annually in need and merit based scholarships to students in Ballet 1 and up. World-class faculty teach Vaganova based technique, and dancers (8 yr+) are eligible to audition for The Nutcracker (performed at the Peace Center with the live Greenville Symphony Orchestra). Dancers of all ages perform at an End of Year Demonstration in May.
IB provides the education needed for each student to achieve his/her greatest potential in ballet, while also teaching life skills (self-discipline, self-respect, teamwork, and much more) that facilitate success in life beyond dance. The initial trial class is FREE.
Offers recreational and competitive gymnastics and tumbling classes for toddlers through high school age.