Specifically designed by Deborah Grebel, for pre-school
children to encourage self-expression and creative movement.
This class combines education and gentle structure with
spontaneity in a playful environment. The class offers music,
ranging from nursery rhyme songs to classical, to tell stories that
the class interprets through movement and dance. Deborah
Grebel developed the Princess, Princess Ballerina© game for the
girls and the Prince, Prince Charming© game for the boys. The
children develop balance, creativity and rhythm while exploring
the different ways they can move with different types of music.
The class also utilizes props such as scarves, wands, and stuffed
animals for added creativity. Children learn taking turns, ballet
etiquette and overall social skills. Stretching and age-appropriate
motor development skills are an important part of this class
which is taught by Deborah Grebel who holds degrees in ballet,
dance physiology, early childhood education, and kinesiology.
Mrs. Grebel has been teaching and choreographing for children
for 31 years, beginning at Briarwaood Ballet School, 10 years
with the UAB Youth Ballet, 4 years at Montgomery Ballet and
she founded the North Jefferson Academy of Dance.
Deborah has three children and three grandchildren.
Next to, and nearby: Valley Elementary School, Creative Stages Day
Care, Pump It Up, Pelham High School, Bruno Montessori, Indian
Springs IB School, St. Francis of Assisi, Rverchase Middle School,
Gym One, Pelham Parks, Oak Mountain, Valley Intermediate School,
I-65, Valleydale Road, Hwy. 119, Hwy. 261 and Hwy. 31.
1 class per week: $55.00 monthly
2 classes per week: $100 monthly