• Toddler Program

    Class Description
  • The Toddler Broadway Exploration Program follows the ‘Dance to Learn!’® Curriculum and Methods. ‘Dance to Learn!’® is a valuable addition to any early head start, preschool, day care or recreational center. Our 5 Methods Performance Arts™ are designed to teach the whole child at all stages of their development. Broadway Exploration 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 Theatre Education.

    Classes are structured for success! Each Class Flow in the Broadway Exploration Toddler Program is choreographed to follow the natural progressions of a child’s movement and learning abilities to ensure mastery of class objectives and performance studies. Broadway Exploration classes brighten a child’s school day by waking the brain and body up with lively, and educational theatre and drama classes. 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. 

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  • Toddler Program Details

    • Program Ages:
      18 months - 3
    • Class Length:
      20-30 Minutes
    • Teacher to Student Ratio:
      1:10
  • Toddler Program Objectives

    Objective 1: Gross Motor Development

    Students at the end of the session should be able to complete simple locomotor and non-locomotor movements including but not limited to: crawls, rolls, runs, marches, gallops, tip toe walks, twirls, spins, bounces, jumps and more. Students should also be able to grasp and manipulate objects such as scarves, music shakers, teddy bears and more to improve their fine motor skills.

    Objective 2: Improvisation

    Toddlers will have a basic understanding of improvisation skills with the help of visual aids and props. For example, students may be given a stuffed animal of a frog and asked to move and behave like the frog. They may also be given a picture of a park and asked to show different ways they could play at the park.

    Objective 3: Acting

    Through Play-Based activities and teacher guidance, toddlers will learn how to portray a simple character or role.

    Objective 4: Design

    Students may challenged to create an environment in which to act or play. For example, they may be given a group of stuffed animals and blocks and are asked to build an environment in which their animals can play and interact.

    Objective 5: Directing

    Toddlers will learn how to direct and guide other students, with help from the instructor, to ensure that all members of the play are interacting cooperatively and appropriately in accordance to the activity.

    Objective 6: Cognitive Development

    The Toddler Broadway Exploration program, follows the Dance to Learn® Curriculum, a conceptual and theme, play-based curriculum. Students will learn several different cognitive concepts including space, tempo, numbers, colors, levels, and sizes, all through fun drama, improvisation, movement and music based activities and exploration.

    Objective 7: Emotional Development

    Students in the Toddler Broadway Exploration program, will learn how to appropriately talk to the teacher and other students to express their needs and wants, for example “I want to play the lion!” They will also learn how to regulate emotions and feelings as they learn different social skills such as patience, sharing, waiting turns and listening skills.

    Objective 8: Social Development

    Students should have an understanding of classroom etiquette in theatre class and be able to show patience, share, say please, thank you and you’re welcome.

    Objective 9: Association

    Students will learn how to associate acting and improvisation skills and movement with different concepts. For example, Dance Exploration may have a frog image on one visual aid a butterfly on another. Students will explore how each creature behaves, moves and makes noise. They will explore what type of environment they may live in and how that may affect their behaviors.

    Objective 10: Knowledge Retention

    Parents who are involved in the Dance Exploration ‘Dance to Learn!’® at Home with Me™ Program should see a difference in their child develop and grow with the suggested at home ‘Dance to Learn!’® Activities.

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