(ages 18 mo-3 with an adult)
Come to the magical class OF “BORN TO DANCE” away from cell phones and power cords, computers and Wi-Fi. Your toddler will be right behind you, loving every moment. The toddler years are the perfect time to introduce your child to dance.
The benefits of dance far outweigh many of your concerns when it comes to your toddler. In a toddler dance class, the expectations are just to have fun and develop some new skills.
Your child will learn to interact with friends, move in a creative way to music, and begin to master following directions.
Q. What should my child wear on his/her feet
A. Rubberized ribbed socks are advised. No shoes allowed in the studio.
Q. What if my child cries or starts running around?
A. Please take him from the room briefly. Return and try again. It may take time to adjust to a new space and new environment.
Q. What if my child is shy and does not participate?
A. Please do the activities yourself. Instead of sitting it out, carry your babe and partake. This will gently encourage future participation.
• Increased listening skills and coordination
• Awareness of parts of the body and how they move in isolation
• A vocabulary of movement appropriate for this age
• A forum for self-expression within a gentle discipline of structure
PROPS are used during the class to encourage and motivate:
A Small blanket for each student, rhythm sticks, scarves, balls, mats, soft toys and hoops
(ages 2-3; a separation class after the first month)
These classes teach movement that is consistent with the developmental level of the young child and associates moves with toys and stories that embrace a child's world. May include tap if appropriate.
• Increased coordination, an awareness of how to move at different levels, ability to change speed at different levels while moving in all directions
• Increased knowledge of parts of the body and how they move in relation to each other
• Increased vocabulary of movement and an understanding of the basics of movement, i.e. time, space, directions and balance
• A strengthening of listening skills, concentration and problem solving skills necessary in the education of the young child
• The channeling of a child's boundless energy into paths that will encourage, structure gently and provide means for greater creativity
No Dress code