Grown-Up & Me
24 months - 3 years
Have fun with your little one, in a class that perfectly blends artistic expression with health and wellness.
Program at a Glance
Ages: 24 months - 3 years
Grown-ups must accompany little ones throughout the duration of the session
Uniform: Clothing that is easy to move in, bare feet or non-slip socks, ballet slippers are optional
Registration Fee: $50/year - REGISTER NOW
Class Options: 1 class/week or 2 classes/week (20% discount on second class)
Storytelling through dance
Self-awareness & expression
Health & Wellness
Books and videos may be incorporated, as a supplement teaching tool for inspiration and education.
The Grown-up & Me program is focused on sharing bonding time with your little one in an environment that promotes artistic expression and physical development. The classes are designed to teach basic principles of the art of ballet, while your child explores their creativity and develops rhythm and coordination in a fun setting.
GROWN-UP & ME
Erin Armstrong Micek is an experienced classical ballet and contemporary instructor with over two decades of teaching, professional performing and choreography experience. Erin's industry experience paired with her role as a parent of a young child provides a unique perspective to create a Grown-up & Me program, which encompasses best practices for early childhood development, health and wellness and introductory creative movement and dance training for children.
Erin received her ballet training from Houston Ballet Academy under directors Clara Cravey and Steve Brule, Ballet Idaho Academy of Dance, and from renowned coaches such as Maria T. Vegh, former co-director of Harkness House in New York City. Erin has performed professionally with the Eugene Ballet Company/Ballet Idaho, Drop Dance Collective, the Margaret Wingrove Dance Company and multiple independent choreographers, performing a vast array of classical, contemporary and modern dance roles. Currently, Erin is serving as the Director of Bayer Ballet's Grown-up & Me Program; as well as, instructor and choreographer for the Academy's Contemporary Dance program. Erin has received numerous awards for choreography by such organizations as Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP).
Erin's philosophy of promoting the love of the art of ballet, while developing discipline into the lives of her students has produced wonderful results, as many have been accepted into prestigious intensives and programs, received awards, and have developed professional careers in ballet and modern companies throughout the country.