• Cheer N' Rhyme

    Class Description
  • The Cheer Exploration Cheer N’ Rhyme class for Toddlers is an upbeat Cheerleading chants class that gets toddlers moving, dancing and chanting to their favorite nursery rhymes and kids songs. Cheer N’ Rhyme is designed as an interactive, play-time Cheerleading Chants class with a goal to introduce sideline chanting to toddlers.  Class Flow is designed by the ‘Dance to Learn!’® Curriculum with the whole child in mind and has been created around a child’s cognitive, language, social and motor development to form the 5 Methods of Performance Arts™. Each month, Chant N’ Rhyme classes are designed around a new monthly theme to keep the classes fun and exciting as part of our ‘Dance to Discover!™ method. For example, our ‘May I Dance in the Garden’ theme could have us chanting and dancing to nursery rhymes such as “Mulberry Bush” or “Mary Mary Quite Contrary!” Each week, the class structure remains the same with classes beginning with a study of the 14 arm movements in Cheerleading. Next we move onto stretches and songs on the floor and slowly moving to standing as we Chant and Cheer to our favorite Mother Goose Rhymes and songs. At the end of class we get to shake our pom poms and learn a new Chant to the Nursery Rhyme that day. Popular toys and props that students will get to play with during class include pom poms, ribbon sticks and batons. Children are nurtured by their instructor through a positive “Yes!” environment, and the small class size ensures the personal attention needed at this stage of learning. Cheer N’ Rhyme classes include participation in the Dance Exploration, LLC ‘Dance to Learn!’® at Home with Me™ Program!

     
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  • Class Details

    • Ages:
      1.5 - 3 years old
    • Class Style:
      Kiss and Go
    • Class Length:
      20 Minutes
    • Teacher to Student Ratio:
      1:10
  • 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 such as pom poms, ribbon sticks and batons
    • 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 their assorted props
    • Children will improve balance and flexibility as well as strengthen their core as they perform different dance stretches and movements seen in Cheerleading
    Cognitive Development
    • Toddlers will improve rhythm and counting as they sing and dance to upbeat and popular nursery rhymes
    • Toddlers will learn how to associate words in the rhymes with associated movements, for example, if dancing to Old MacDonald had a Farm, they will learn different animal poses and the sounds they make
    • Children will improve their memory as they chant and cheer to new nursery rhymes and popular children’s songs
    • Students will be able associate animals, objects and actions with certain Chants to help them remember those characteristics outside of the Cheer N’ Rhyme class
    Social and Emotional Development
    • As Students memorize new songs and rhymes as well as chants and cheers they will improve their memorization thereby improving their self-confidence
    • Students improve listening skills as they learn new rhymes, songs, chants and cheers
    • Students will learn the value of teamwork and important social skills such as sharing, waiting turns and working cooperatively with others
    Language Skills
    • Children will learn new Cheerleading and Dance terminology and how to associate that terminology with the correct movements and poses
    • Students will learn how to express their needs, desires and problems to not only their peers, but also their teacher
    • Through singing and chanting the nursery rhymes children may learn new words and how to associate those words with associated movement
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