• Creative Dance

    at the Castle Rock Community Recreation Center
    • Ages:
      3-5
    • Class Style:
      Kiss and Go
    • Class Length:
      45 Minutes
    • Day & Time:
      Tuesday 9:30-10:00am

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  • Creative Dance

    A Peek Inside
  • Dance Exploration’s Creative Dance class is a preschooler’s introduction to dance and movement. Preschoolers are invited to dance, learn and grow in a positive, nurturing environment lead by a friendly and knowledgeable instructor. Classes begin with imaginative warms up and stretches that allow the child to interact, imagine and play with their instructor and peers. Next dancers explore the daily theme or concept with a standing movement activity that stimulates and strengthens their gross motor development. This play based exploration also stimulates their brain pathways as they continue the discovery of new concepts and principles through movement. Students get to practice and perfect individual dance movements during the Developing Skills part of class. Once perfected, they get to link all the movements together to tell a story! We call this the Story Dance Pathway™. This an interactive, play based obstacle course that challenges the dancers to remember each movement in the sequence. This important skill teaches the basis of choreography. Dancers in the Dance Exploration Creative Dance classes grow emotionally and socially as they interact, entertain and enjoy dancing and playing with their peers. We can’t wait to welcome your child into the Dance Exploration Family!

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  • Class Details

    • Ages:
      3-5
    • Class Style:
      Kiss and Go
    • Class Length:
      45 Minutes
    • Student to Teacher Ratio:
      1:10
  • 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 improve hand-eye coordination by waving scarves and other props
    • Dancers will learn the process of enchaînment (linking steps together) as the basis of simple choreography
    • Dancers will learn simple 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 rainstorm or dancing the steps of a butterfly chrysalis
    • 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 Skills
    • Children will learn new 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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