• Get Loose with Mother Goose

    Class Description
  • Dance Exploration, LLC’s Get Loose with Mother Goose class is an upbeat music and movement class that gets toddlers singing, stretching and moving to some of their favorite nursery rhymes. Get Loose with Mother Goose is designed as an interactive, play-time dance class with a goal to introduce dance and movement 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 Dance™. Each month, Dance Exploration designs the class around a new monthly theme to keep the classes fun and exciting as part of our ‘Dance to Discover!™ method. For example, our ‘April Showers’ theme could have us dancing to nursery rhymes such as “The Itsy BItsy Spider” or “Rain Rain Go Away!” Each week, the class structure remains the same with classes beginning with a warm up and stretches on the floor and slowly moving to standing as we sing and stretch to our favorite Mother Goose Rhymes.  After stretching, the class dances together in fun singing and dancing activities lead by the instructor. Activities include dancing with props and toys such as scarves, music shakers or stuffed animals. 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. Get Loose with Mother Goose 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:
  • 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 scarves, music shakers and stuffed animals
    • 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 other toys and props
    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 how different animals may move and the sounds they make
    • Children will improve their memory as they sing and dance to new nursery rhymes
    Social and Emotional Development
    • Children will learn to interact with other children and how they can exist with others in space while moving
    • Toddlers will learn important spatial skills as they are challenged to dance in personal space as well as general space and how they should interact when meeting another dance in space
    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 peers, but also their dance 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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