Mini Movers Academy

TDE Preschool Program

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Dance with Me!

Ages 2-3  | Academy Class | Parent & Tot

Awaken your child's imagination through movement and create lasting memories together! Specially designed for the toddler and caregiver, this class not only stimulates the learning process, but provides a unique opportunity to connect with your child.  Exercise, play and bond with your tiny mover through movement, music and dance!

Term 1:  6 Weeks


October 6th - November 10th, 2020

Tuesdays 10:15 -10:55 am Chapman Studio


Tuition Term 1: $108


Term 2:  6 Weeks


Chapman Studio

Tuition for Term 2: $108


Enrollment for Term 2
begins November 15th!


 Girls: Play clothes with bare feet or ballet shoes OR pink skirted leotard, pink tights & pink ballet shoes 

Boys: T-shirt & Shorts with bare feet.

"I can't tell you how excited Alexis was for dance this week! Her face says it all.

Alexis had a blast and we look forward to her second year of dance. Thank you so much! " 

Kristin R., TDE Parent 


Ages 3-5  | Academy Class

Your child will twirl, spin and leap right through this lively class! Little Leapers is an excellent foundation for all styles of dance. Watch your child's self-confidence increase with every step!  Your preschooler will explore basic ballet steps, motor skills (marching, galloping, skipping), shapes and rhythms while enriching his/her imagination and love of movement.  The Little Leapers curriculum incorporates exciting props and adventure-filled movement stories that children love and remember for years to come.

If your child starts moving when the music comes on, this is the class for you! 


Term 1:  14 Weeks
September 10th - December 17th, 2020

At this time, all Little Leapers classes are parent/caregiver assisted to maintain social distancing.  As students progress and become familiar with the studio and teacher, they will transition to taking class on their own. 

Little Leapers (Ages 3-4)

Tuesdays 9:15 - 10 am | Chapman Studio

Wednesdays 4-4:45 pm | Chapman Studio

Thursdays 9:30 - 10:15 am | Chapman Studio

Saturdays 9:15 - 10 am | Chapman Studio

Little Leapers (Ages 4-5)

Wednesdays 5-5:45 pm | Chapman Studio

FULL - Join the Wait List

Saturdays 10:15-11 am | Chapman Studio

Saturdays 11:15 am -12 pm | Chapman Studio

Term 1 Tuition: $252

14 Weeks



Girls: Pink ruffle, skirted leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes

Boys: White t-shirt, black sweatpants or shorts, black ballet shoes or bare feet


Comfortable Athletic Attire with

footwear that has not been worn outside.


TDE Parents Share: "Not only are you great dance teachers, but we feel you teach much more than that; including manners, morals, and how to be a good person, which are invaluable in today's society. We think it is wonderful that you have the Community Dance Ensemble through which you teach your students to give back to the community and others."  - Nathan & Michelle Booth 

Ages 4-5  | Academy Class


"Tiny Tumblers"

Is your monkey always upside down? We're exited to introduce students to the AcroDance Preschool Program by Acrobatic Arts.  It's a fun way to explore both dance and acrobatics at the foundation level. The class focuses on learning the acro positions, locomotor skills (galloping, leaping, jumping, hopping, etc), flexibility, balance, movement concepts, cooperation and social skills coupled with music, dance, imagination and fun.

Term 1:  6 Weeks
October 3rd - November 7th, 2020

Ages 4-5

Saturdays 12:15- 1 pm  | New London Studio

Tuition: $108

6 Week Class



Girls: Marine Blue Leotard, Black Jazz Shorts, Tan Footless Tights, Bare Feet

Boys: White t-shirt, black sweatpants or shorts, bare feet

AcroDance Classes are a Hybrid Model and run concurrently In Person and Online through our online Digital Dance Academy delivered via Zoom. 


Academy Tuition

A TDE Parent Shares: "Amélie truly loves dance class and loves all of her teachers. Thank you for teaching her the beautiful art and discipline of dance and for filling her with such joy, pride and accomplishment each week.  The Dance Extension is clearly a very special place, and we are honored to be a part of it."  - Alexa Kydd, TDE Parent 

Term 1 begins in September and Term 2 begins in January.

Academy tuition is payable by one of our simple Installment Plans outlined below.


The Annual Member Fee is due at the time of registration along with the first tuition installment.


Annual Membership (Non-Refundable)

$25 Individual / $40 Family (Immediate)

Tuition is the same whether taking class In Person or online through the Digital Dance Academy.  

Tuition is non-refundable and will not be refunded or prorated for unattended or cancelled classes. In the case of prolonged illness/injury (verified by a Physician), a Tuition Credit less a processing fee are at the Director's discretion. 








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Little Leapers preschool dance program and classes at The Dance Extension in Southeastern Connecticut