Photos by Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette
Tiny Tutus warm up to the song, London Bridges Falling Down at the start of their class, Monday. From left, Hope Schumacher, Molly Amaro, Leah Hentgen, Lauren Bender, Madeline Gunkel and Matalia Muller practice their skills. Instructor Tiina Hazelette teaches her young students at Pure Dance Works a combination of pre-ballet techniques and other concepts such as relationships of body parts in making dance moves.
Natasha Manalis, 3, concentrates on instructor Tiina Hazelette while dancing with a stuffed baby doll on Monday. At the end of each class the kids get to make up their own improv dance.