• Teddy Bear Hip Hop™

    Class Description
  • Dance Exploration, LLC 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, our themed classes will help children associate the skills learned in class with day to day learning and easy association and conceptualization of the steps for better mastery. Teddy Bear Hip Hop Dance™ is an introduction to the urban street styles of dancing known commonly as Hip Hop. What makes the class unique is in the execution of the deliverance of dance steps. Each move will be taught using a stuffed animal, like a teddy bear, or similar prop to easily teach break dance moves and other hip hop genres. As classes progress dancers will be asked to perform dance moves that replicate a real life creature or event. For example when teaching isolations or robotics, we may utilize the imagery of a scarecrow to better teach the concepts. The utilizing of play-based and imaginative learning is part of the Story Dance Exploration™ part of class. The skills and movements taught will be age appropriate and will test their motor development as well as their spatial awareness all part of the ‘Dance to Move!’™ Method. The class begins with warming up the muscles with stretches, isolations (moving one body part separately from the others), and fun rhythmic patterns and play. All warm ups will include a ‘Prop of the Day’ which will base the theme of the class. During across the floor activities, dancers will complete Story Dance Pathways™ these themed obstacle courses will focus on one or multiple hip hop dance moves. Dance moves are age appropriate and as such are more “creative” and “imaginative” at this level. Dancers will be challenged to create their own moves to help tell a story or recreate a concept as part of the ‘Dance to Create!’™ Method. The Terpsichore Literacy Program™ is included in Teddy Bear Hip Hop Dance™ Class. This reading readiness program will allow students to explore children’s literacy stories, characters and plots. Dancers work in groups with their peers to further develop their ability to learn manners, patience, and other important life skills as part of the ‘Dance to Accept!’™ Method. Each Teddy Bear Hip Hop Dance™ class will learn a combo or dance routine to be performed at the Graduation. Combos are taught for mastery of skill and are challenging enough to encourage motivation and determination. Teachers follow a “Yes!” Environment where the children feel comfortable and safe working with both their instructor and their peers. Educators also encourage children to make the right choices and nurture their self expression. As part of the ‘Dance to Express!’™ Method, all classes end with a free-style circle where kids are challenged to show off their best dance moves while their peers cheer them on! Teddy Bear Hip Hop™ includes the Dance Exploration, LLC ‘Dance to Learn!’® at Home with Me™ Program.

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  • Class Details

    • Ages:
      18 Months - 3 years old
    • Class Style:
      Parent Participation
    • Class Length:
      30 Minutes
    • Student to Teacher Ratio:
  • What will my Child Learn?

    Gross and Fine Motor Development
    • Children will learn basic fine motor skills and improved hand strength when they grasp props and toys
    • Through balance, stretching and coordination activities, children will strengthen muscles needed for continued gross motor development as well as improve posture
    • Children will improve hand-eye coordination by waving and playing with scarves, parachutes and bubbles
    Cognitive Development
    • Children will learn concepts such as over, under, through, around, etc during Story Dance Pathway™ Activities
    • Children will improve memory skills as they complete weekly progressions
    • Children will learn how to adjust movement when hearing tempo changes in music
    Social and Emotional Development
    • Children will learn to interact with other children and how they can exist with others in space while moving
    • Patience and sharing are practiced skills in the Mommy, Teddy Bear and Me™ classes
    Language Skills
    • Children will learn new dance terminology and how to associate that terminology with the correct movement
    • Students will learn how to express their needs, desires and problems to not only their care givers, but also their dance teacher
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