• Teddy Bear Hip Hop™

    at Primrose Denver Tech Center

    This week, Dance Exploration’s featured class is the Teddy Bear Hip Hop™ class at the Primrose School at Denver Tech Center. During the month of September our theme is Back to School Back to Dance, so we have kicked off our first month of dance at Primrose with “The Wheels on the Bus.” Take a look at how the kids did with as they made wipers go squeak squeak squeak, doors go open and shut, horns go beep beep beep, people go up and down, and the wheels go round round. They finish as they get to drive the bus with their steering wheel! Watch the fun in action with the “Wheels on the Bus” Story Dance Pathway™ activity! 

  • Enroll in a Teddy Bear Hip Hop Class

  • Dance Exploration’s Teddy Bear Hip Hop™ dance class is designed especially for preschoolers to 1st graders. Founded on the principles of the ‘Dance to Learn!’® Curriculum and the 5 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. This week, we happened to use jump ropes and hula hoops as our props of choice as dancers performed moves to the “Wheels on the Bus” song. 

  • Enroll in a Teddy Bear Hip Hop Class

  • Class Details

    • Ages:
      3-5
    • Class Style:
      Kiss and Go
    • Class Length:
      45 Minutes
    • Teacher to Student Ratio:
      1:10
  • Enroll in a Teddy Bear Hip Hop Class

  • What will my Child Learn?

    Gross & 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 improve hand-eye coordination by waving scarves and other props
    • Dancers will learn the process of linking steps together in a sequence as the basis of simple choreography
    • Dancers will learn simple hip hop dance movements through progressive teaching techniques
    • Students will learn a simple choreographic dance which they will perform with help from the teacher
    Cognitive Development
    • Children will learn how to associate dance movements through different themes; for example dancing like a scarecrow, or dancing like a school bus
    • Children will learn concepts such as over, under, through, around, etc during Story Dance Pathway™ Activities
    • Students will learn sequencing through progressive dance activities performed throughout different parts of class including Exploring the Concept, Story Dance Pathway™ and Story Dance Exploration™
    • Students will understand simple dance elements such as dancing in self space vs general space, dancing to different tempos, and dancing with different levels of energy ie: dancing happy vs dancing sad
    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
    Language Development
    • Children will learn new hip hop dance terminology, the meaning of the terminology and how to associate that terminology with the correct movement
    • Students will learn how to express their needs, desires and problems to their dance teacher
    • Through the Terpsichore Literacy Program™ Children will learn different parts of a story including the plot, characters, conflict and resolution and how to retell the story through dance and movement
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