Little Explorers | Brighton + Livonia

Offering a variety of classes for children age two through age five.
Early exposure to the arts results in a higher rate of later participation.


Ages 2 - 5 years with caregiver

Music Together
Wednesday | March 29 | 10:30-11am
30 minute class for child and caregiver

Enjoy a fun time of song and movement together with your little one as part of our Spring into Music activites.
Get a sneak peek at our upcoming Little Explorers: Growing in Music Together class.

Be sure to visit our Instrument Petting Zoo from 9:30am-1:30pm for the opportunity to see, hear, and explore a variety of musical instruments with assistance from School For The Arts music instructors. Instrument Petting Zoo is free to attend.



Ages 2 - 5 years with caregiver

Growing in Music Together
Mondays | 10:30-11am
April 3-24 (4 week class)
30 minute class for child and caregiver

Little Explorers: Growing in Music Together explores fundamental musical elements including beat, rhythm, pitch contrast and tempo in fun and engaging ways. Caregiver and child will enjoy interacting, bonding, and learning based around music together in this delightful class.



Ages 3-5
4 Week Class

Friday | 10:30-11am
Fridays, April 28 through May 19
30 Minute Class

Does your preschooler love to dance around the house? Growing in Dance is a beginner dance class designed for them! Students will learn the basics of ballet, rhythm, and movement, including beginner dance positions. Instructors will utilize dance games, beginning ballet technique and more to encourage and develop the young dancer.

Class Requirements: Dance attire, hair pulled back in bun or ponytail, pink ballet shoes.


Ages 3-5

Growing in Dance – Teddy Bear Dance Party
Tuesday | March 28
(2 sessions) 9:30-10am + 10-10:30am | ages 3-5

Bring your favorite teddy bear friend and join us for a fun dance and music adventure! Please bring a water bottle to class.

Class Requirements: Attire that is easy to move in and hair pulled back. Students may dance in socks or ballet shoes.

*Join us for Summer Dance Camps at SFTA
Registration opening March, 2023


Ages 2-3 with caregiver
4 week class designed for our youngest dancers and a caregiver

Friday Class
30 minute class for child (ages 2-3) and caregiver

Session One: 11:30am – 12pm
Fridays through April 7

Session Two: 11-11:30am
Fridays, April 28 through May 19

You and your student will enjoy learning basic dance movements while keeping active and engaged.  Together the class will enjoy fun dance games and have time to explore freestyle dance with rhythmic music with a combination of instruction and activities to foster creativity, musical expression, and connectivity with your young dancer.

Class Requirements: Comfortable attire for easy movement and hair pulled back, pink ballet shoes are encouraged. Students may dance in socks for this class. This class does not participate in our School For The Arts spring dance recital.

Little Explorers:
Growing in Baton

Ages 3 and Up
Suitable for Girls and Boys

Rookie Clinics and Multi-Week Classes

Baton twirling offers students a number of benefits including help in developing hand-eye coordination, increases the ability to use both sides of their mind and body, and encourages students to be active in an increasingly sedentary world.

Batons are available to purchase from the instructor at class for $35.

Rookie Clinics

SFTA Livonia | Monday | May 22, 5-6pm
SFTA Brighton | Tuesday | May 23, 4:30-5:30pm

Give twirling a try with our 60 minute clinic designed specifically for students new to baton.

Baton Classes

SFTA Brighton | Tuesdays | April 11-May 16, 4:30-5:30pm (6 week class)
SFTA Livonia | Mondays | June 5-26, 5-6pm (4 week class)
SFTA Brighton | Tuesdays | June 6-27, 4:30-5:30pm (4 week class)

Designed for students who are new to twirling and those with experience.


Class Requirements:

  • Hair that is long enough pulled back in high bun
  • Tank top and workout pants or shorts (black preferred)
  • Tan Jazz shoes or tennis shoes (no boots please)
  • Please bring a water bottle along to class


Ages 5-12, all artistic levels

Thursday | March 30, 2023 | 10am-12:30pm
Garden Theme Class

Students will paint flower pots and a flower design, do printmaking on garden gloves, and take home seeds to grow in their flower pot.

Little Explorers:
Family Paint Together!

Class is designed for all ages
Students 7 and under please register with parent(s) or caregiver

Saturday | April 15, 2023 | 10:30am-12pm
Spring Theme Painting
Fun for the whole family with step-by-step instruction for beginners.

Join us for multiple sessions and create a series of seasonal acrylic paintings
or join us for individual sessions of your choosing

8×10 size paintings
Each painting as unique as it’s artist
Savings for multiple registrations
Savings for multiple session attendees

Summer Theme Painting Date TBD