MOMMY & ME
This is an interactive class designed for students who are not yet ready to be in the classroom alone. The exploration of movement is introduced using fun upbeat music and a variety of entertaining activities while dancing alongside a parent or caregiver.
The explorations of basic elements of dance are introduced through games, songs, movement exercises and imaginative stories. Movement exploration will increase body awareness, coordination and weight shift. Young students are encouraged to develop locomotor skills such as jumping, leaping, skipping, hopping and galloping in a creative, fun and nurturing environment.
Elements of creative movement are expanded upon with the continued development of body awareness, coordination and weight shift. Exercises will begin to focus on posture, straight legs and stretching the toes. Locomotor skills continue to be expanded through creative exploration of space, shape, energy and rhythm. Students will begin to develop a movement vocabulary of ballet terminology, body positions and arm movements while continuing to incorporate elements from creative movement. The pace of the class is kept lively by creating a fun and nurturing environment through games, imagination and creative stories.