SMJ Performing Arts

Ballet  I  Jazz  I  Contemporary I  Hip Hop  I  Tap  I  Musical Theatre / Acro

Twinkle Toes Dance Program

Classes day and evening

The young child dance program consists of classes for 2-6 year olds scheduled at various times during the week. Workshops and dance camps are also happen throughout the year. 

Variety of dance styles

We offer a variety of styles for our younger children including, tap, pre-ballet, creative movement and acrobatics/tumbling. 

Explore the arts

Little ones will explore the arts of music, rhythm and movement while learning basic dance skills and terminology.

Meet Kara Edal - Twinkle Toes Director

The Twinkle Toes dance program is designed for children to learn and grow in a warm and nurturing environment. Kara is the perfect fit. Her experience working with children will lend itself perfectly to our studio. 

In 2000, she started Happy Feet In Motion in Shingle Springs, CA working in Day Care centers teaching Creative Movement and Jazz classes. In 2002, she moved back to Beaverton and started teaching at multiple centers such as Kinder Cares, Montessori schools, and private centers. She is currently teaching at Northwest Montessori School and Bright Horizon’s.

Her dance experience includes training from Westside Dance Academy, Rhythm Bees’ Beaverton High School’s Drill Team and Up With People which included traveling the world singing and dancing in different shows.