18 months to 2.5 years
Wiggly Woo's introduces your child to dance and movement using well known songs from Playschool, Giggle & Hoot, The Wiggles and any current movies ot tv shows.
It explores basic physical development skills and concepts such as clapping, jumping, stretching, tall and small, up an down. Incorporated into each class is an assortment of pom poms, tunnels, balls, ribbons and much more!
Each term has a different focus on skill development.
We do ask that you stay (and dance) with your child. This is for two reasons - so there is little to no anxiety and also to role model the fun and enjoyment that is dance and movement. Giving them plenty of encouragement throughout the lesson.
2.5 years to 3.5 years
Fairies and Elves includes music from The Fairies, Hi-5, Giggle & Hoot and much more - requests are welcome.
We continue to utilise pom poms, ribbons and all accessories introduced in Wiggly Woo's as well as bring in hula hoops, wands, animal dress ups.
The physical development focus extends to spatial awareness through jumping, balance, hand-eye co-ordination and stretching. Cognitive concepts like counting are also a focus each lesson.
You are welcome to stay and watch your child during this class and encourage their independence and enjoyment or leave them and their creative self to dance the time away.
3.5 years to 5 years
Little Stars includes all of the popular tunes from Fairies to Hi-5 and Justine Clarke.
Using a variety of props hand eye co-ordination is a key focus, along with further skill development in more complex movements such as skipping and galloping. We also incorporate other concepts such as days of the week and body parts into our movements.
Each term has a different focus on skill development and concept knowledge.
If your child is New to Dance Inc. we recommends that once the child has had approx. 3 lessons and appears to show no anxiety whilst dancing we ask you to leave the room to encourage independence and cooperation with their teacher and fellow students.
The children are able to wear what they feel comfortable and to wear socks or non slip shoes and we ask that they bring a water bottle with them to encourage drinking water whilst exercising.
ECD Classes run for 8 weeks, $99 SPECIAL inc GST (SAVE $50).
(Golden Grove classes includes free entry to Lollipops Play Cafe on day of class.)
Dance Inc. holds an Early Childhood Development Performance which is informal and fun at the end of each Term on the Weekend (they are optional to participate at this age) to allow family and friends to attend. This will be a lot of fun, and a good chance to showcase what we have been working on during the Term. Dance Inc. provides a Theme for the Guardian/Care Giver to create their own Costumes to wear for this Performance eg. Christmas, Underwater, Frozen etc.
"There's a rumble in the jungle, there's a whisper in the trees. The animals are waking up, and rustling the leaves..."
Join us this term as we dance through Giles Andraea's 'Rumble in the Jungle'. We commence each Early Childhood session with a story time, then we explore key physical movements such as coordination, spatial awareness, stretching, rhythm and partner work using pom poms, hula hoops, ribbons and the like. All to fun and energetic music that meets our term theme!