Our Teaching Method
'Dance to Discover!'™
In our preschool program, we introduce a new theme each week to prevent stagnation. Themes are age and development appropriate. Children will learn new concepts to stimulate their cognitive development as well as their critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Our Preschool Program includes activities that advance each individual child's development. Activities are focused on cognitive thinking, problem solving, social and speech development, peer relations, and motor skills.
'Dance to Learn!'®
'Dance to Learn!'® Educators are trained to aid the students in decision making processes. When faced with dance activities where a participant's imagination and creativity are honed, Dance Educators may demonstrate their ideas, but will always reassure and support a child who takes inventive liberty and spin on an idea. This is part of a 'Dance to Learn!'® 'Yes' Environment and creating a positive teaching atmosphere that fosters growth and learning potential.
'Dance to Express!'™
The 'Dance to Learn!'® Preschool Program, is a journey into the introduction of basic dance movements and principles. Using the 'Dance to Learn!' ® Curriculum Methods, we've created a program that combines dance techniques with early childhood development. The method behind our core curriculum is guaranteed to keep our young minds stimulated, curious, and amused with their dance education as well as continuously making progress in their development.
'Dance to Accept'™
'Dance to Learn!'® Educators teach in a positive 'Yes' Environment where artistry, imagination and innovations can thrive. The 'Yes!' Environment cannot survive with negativity or intolerance. Therefore, from day one, children are taught how to work in groups and in teams. This teaches children at a young age about peer relations. In the preschool program, emphasis will be placed on partner and small group activities, sharing, patience and waiting turns. Children will develop the ability to overcome disagreements with their classmates and develop contented relationships.
'Dance to Move'™
'Dance to Learn!'® Educators teach progressively for mastery and success. Proper technical skill will be achieved before advancing to additional dance moves. 'Dance to Learn!'® will combine locomotor and non locomotor skills in all classes to assure that the child's gross motor skills continue to be improved upon. Skills to be measured in the Preschool Program will be balance, coordination, muscle control and muscle memory, fine motor ability, flexibility and strength.
'Dance to Create!'™
'Dance to Learn!'® Preschool classes encourage creative development and expression. Classes allow children the opportunity to move in their own way and at their own pace allowing children to create their idea of class themes and concepts through their own dance interpretations. Teachers guide the creative process through a positive and nurturing environment.
The 'Dance to Learn!'® Pre-Ballet Class is for children who have mastered the basic dance movements taught in Creative Dance. Pre-Ballet follows the 'Dance to Learn!'® Curriculum and is designed to teach the whole child through the 6 Methods of Dance™ which have been formed based on the stages of childhood development. The Pre-Ballet classes follow a themed class structure, similar to Creative Dance, but places larger focus on beginning ballet movements as well as a greater emphasis on technique.
The 'Dance to Learn!'® Program is excited to introduce our Teddy Bear Hip Hop Dance™ class. Based on the foundations of Jr Hip Hop, this class is designed especially for preschoolers to 1st graders. Founded on the principles of the 'Dance to Learn!'® Curriculum and the 6 Methods of Dance™, our Teddy Bear Hip Hop Dance™ Class is designed to teach the whole child. Each month, we pick a new storybook theme to keep classes and activities new and exciting each week. As part of the ‘Dance to Discover!’™ Method.
The 'Dance to Learn!'® Jr Cheerleading program is an introduction to cheerleading and poms. Designed around the ‘Dance to Learn!’® Curriculum, our Jr Cheerleading class is designed to teach the whole child through the 6 Methods of Dance™. The 6 Methods of Dance™ have been designed around the stages of childhood development- cognitive thinking and problem solving, gross and fine motor skills, social and language skills and emotional development. The ‘Dance to Accept!’™ method teaches children the importance of accepting each other’s unique talents and how those talents can help the team collectively.
The 'Dance to Learn!'® Creative Dance classes are designed as an interactive, play-time dance class with a goal to introduce dance and movement to preschool aged children. Our 'Dance to Learn!'® Curriculum has been designed with the whole child in mind and has been created around a child's cognitive, language, social and motor development to form the 6 Methods of Dance™. Each month, The 'Dance to Learn!'® Curriculum is designed around a new monthly theme to keep the classes fun and exciting as part of our 'Dance to Discover!™ method.
The 'Dance to Learn!'® Mommy, Teddy Bear and Me™ classes are a child’s first introduction to a structured dance and movement class. This 30 minute parent participation class is designed as an interactive, play-time dance class with a goal to introduce dance and movement to toddlers and preschool aged children ages 18 months to two-and-a-half. Parents and care givers will enjoy stretching, making noise, dancing and blowing bubbles with their little ones. The class is designed based on the 'Dance to Learn!'® Curriculum which is designed with the whole child in mind and has been created around a child's cognitive, language, social and motor development to form the 6 Methods of Dance™.
The 'Dance to Learn!'® Ballet/Tap Combo Class is perfect for children who want to be soft and graceful, but also enjoy making a lot of noise! The 'Dance to Learn!'® Ballet/Tap Combo Class follows the 'Dance to Learn!'® Curriculum and is designed to teach the whole child through the 6 Methods of Dance™ which have been formed based on the stages of childhood development. Like Pre-Ballet and Creative Dance; Ballet/Tap combo classes follow a themed class structure which changes each month to keep class exciting as part of the ‘Dance to Discover!’™ Method.
'Dance to Learn!'® is a valuable addition to any early head start, preschool, pre-k or early elementary location. Our 6 Methods of Dance™ are designed to teach the whole child at all stages of their development. 'Dance to Learn!'® classes build critical and creative thinking skills, enhance creative expression and introduce social-emotional skills such as patience, waiting turns and sharing. 'Dance to Learn!'® Program goals and outcomes align with the Head Start School Readiness Goals for Preschool Children as well as state and national standards for Dance Education.
Classes are structured for success! The 'Dance to Learn!'® Class Flow is choreographed to follow the natural progressions of a child's movement and learning abilities to ensure mastery of class objectives and movement studies. 'Dance to Learn!'® classes brighten a child's school day by waking the brain and body up with lively, and educational dance based movement games and activities. Class is led by a passionate and Certified 'Dance to Learn!'® Educator who cares about nurturing the success of each student at every turn.
The learning does not stop in the classroom. The 'Dance to Learn!'® at Home with Me™ Program is included in all classes. It stresses the important role parents and care givers play in the academic success of their children.