Early Childhood Programs

Our Early Childhood Program is specially designed to provide children between two and six years of age with a strong foundation in dance. It teaches young dancers the basic elements of movement. Space and how we relate to it. Both as an individual and as a member of a group. Musical rhythm, beat and time; opposites and directions; and some elementary positions of ballet. Integrated with these physical concepts are the intellectual concepts of self-awareness, creative expression, imagination, teamwork, and basic body/health awareness.Through participation in these classes, students also learn the basics of classroom behavior and manners. These concepts remain the same throughout their dancing years and include learning how to take turns, following another dancer or leading the way, waiting patiently, working together with others, and having a positive attitude.
Educators now know that training young children in the concepts of movement, sequencing, patterning, and spatial relationships lays a strong foundation for the later development of reading, mathematics, and other educational skills, all of this adds up to the discipline necessary to be an excellent student in school as well. Children in our Early Childhood Program work actively in all these areas.

Examples of Developmental skills as Taught in Our Early Childhood Program

 

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