Our youngest independent class introduces our students to the magical world of dance through imagination, fun props, and costumes.
Your child will learn that the classroom is a special place and that only dancers are allowed to share these wonderful secrets. We use a variety of props, such as flowers, wands and crowns to stimulate the students’ imaginations and spark their creativity when dancing. The main goals at this level are learning to listen to the teacher, following directions, and cooperating and sharing with other dancers.
Our second level introduces students to more dance movements, while still encouraging their creativity and imaginations through story-time and costume dances. We emphasize exploring the student’s natural passion for melody, rhythm and movement, as well as listening to the music. “Free dance” time is important to the students at this level, as it allows them to express themselves and show their love of movement. Students continue to work on following directions, cooperating with others, and will begin to develop spatial orientation and use basic counting skills. Students will dance with partners, play dance games, and memorize short dance combinations at this level.
In this level, students reach beyond the fun of play into a more self-reflective and serious stage of development. Class structure and discipline are emphasized, with students adhering to a dress code and following proper ballet etiquette in the classroom. Students develop self-esteem by being challenged to dance the classical technique and feeling pride in a sense of accomplishment, with positive encouragement from their teacher.
These performers learn proper dance technique in simple movements on their own. The class structure is beginning to mimic that of a full class, including various dance steps and movements in a continuous fluid motion.artistry in motion offers dnce lessons for everyone in paso robles, atascadero, san luis obipso, templeton and cambria