• Pop Star Dance N' Sing

    Class Description
  • Dance Exploration’s Pop Star Dance & Sing class is made specifically for the Wanna be Pop Star who’s idols may include kid sensation Jo Jo, Sophia Grace, Nia Sioux, and young Pop Star Justin Bieber to  name a few or learn the songs and dance of kid friendly music videos such as those found in movies such as Teen Beach or Descendants. Students will learn the original choreography of the music video and create their own version. By challenging students to explore a Music Video, we are following the ‘Dance to Discover!’™  Method, to keep class interesting and exciting and ensure children are learning as much as possible. Student Pop Stars learn age appropriate movements and skills that will test their motor development as well as their spatial awareness as it pertains to 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. Student Pop Stars will get a chance to create their own Music Video to the song chosen by the instructor as a part of the  ‘Dance to Create!’™ Method. Working in groups will further develop their ability to learn manners, patience, leadership, teamwork and other important life skills as it relates to the ‘Dance to Accept!’™ Method. Each student will be encouraged to provide input on the creation of their group Music Video as part of the ‘Dance to Express!’™ Method. 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. The music videos will be shot and edited by the instructors and uploaded into the Parent Portal on the Dance Exploration website. Parents and families will also be invited to watch a live performance during the final class. 

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  • Class Details

    • Ages:
      6-10
    • Class Style:
      Teacher/Student Cooperation
    • Class Length:
      60 Minutes
    • Student to Teacher Ratio:
      1:15
  • What will my Child Learn?

    Gross and Fine Motor Development
    • Through balance, stretching and coordination activities, children will strengthen muscles needed for continued gross motor development as well as improve posture
    • Children will slowly progress through class with warm ups and developing skills sets for mastery of movement
    • Dancers will learn dance progressions and how a movement can build on itself to perform a more difficult skill later on
    • Dancers will be able to link multiple movements together to perform short dance combos
    • Students will learn a simple choreographic dance which they will perform with help from the teacher
    Cognitive Development
    • Dancers in the Pop Star Dance N’ Sing Class will learn the different roles involved in creating and making a music video and the importance of each role
    • Sequencing will be taught as dancers learn combos that build to the next more advanced movement in the series
    • Students will expand on the Element of Time as they dance to songs with more advanced ABA patterns and freezes
    • Students will expand on the Element of Space as they learn to dance through, around, above and below space
    • Students will expand on the Element of Energy as they are challenged to perform movements in contrast such as a sharp forcible pop movement vs a soft release
    Social and Emotional Development
    • Children will learn to interact with other children and how they can exist with others in space while moving
    • Students learn how to wait patiently, take turns and work cooperatively in a group
    • Students will learn how to express themselves through verbal and non-verbal communication through simple dance activities
    • Pop Star Dance N’ Sing students are challenged to work in a small group to create a short 16 count dance phrase that is included in their music video
    • Students will learn how to recognize the unique talents of the peers and accept each individual’s skills and talents and how each person can enhance the group as a whole
    Language Skills
    • Pop Star Dance N’ Sing students explore a music video and will learn the dance within the music video as well as dance terms associated with that dance
    • Pop Star Dance N’ Sing students will learn the names, meanings and how to perform new dance movements
    • Students will learn how to express their needs, desires and problems to their dance teacher using proper verbal and non-verbal communication
    • Students will enhance their writing skills each class as they complete a theme based worksheet with the skills learned in each class
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