Where to Go After Preschool Ballet
At some point, it’s necessary for my preschool dancers to graduate to a more serious dance school. I like to refer my dancers to the following teachers. Both are excellent; you must visit each teacher and choose which teacher you like more. Choosing a teacher is a matter of choosing a personality and the outcome of their training. Look at the ability of their students and judge what you would like to do. Dancers learn loyalty.
Karen Dycaico is the person who introduced me to teaching at preschools and she has been teaching dance for over 30 years. Karen has a gift for making everything fun. She is Royal Academy School trained and works with children from 2-12. She recently went out on her own and began a studio contract at Cubberly Community Center in Palo Alto! http://www.dancemagic.org/
The Bayer Ballet Academy is a Russian school (Vaganova style) owned and operated by Inna Bayer. Inna previously trained dancers at the SFBallet and came to the Peninsula to begin her own school. Her training is intense and the results are impeccable!