Ages: 4 - 5 years
Duration: 45 minutes
End of year event: Presentation Day during class time
Fees: $18 per class
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The Kiddies program is for children who are in their final year of kinder prior to going to school. Children are expected to be more acquainted with working in a group under the guidance of a teacher.
The program aims to present a ballet class in a way that will keep a small child's interest by having fun and being imaginative.
The program becomes a little more complex as the year progresses, to accommodate the children's preparation for school readiness.
While all children have varied coordination abilities, we aim to teach all children to skip prior to going to school.
The class offers:
Dancing to music.
Use of props.
Basic movement co-ordination of gross motor skills.
Basic introduction to some ballet steps.
An introduction to important developmental concepts such as:
Waiting one's turn.
Following the leader.
Working in partners.
Working together as a group.
While it is important to us to give the child a fun and positive experience, we also feel strongly about teaching them the basics of dance. This differentiates from activities where the goal is predominantly to entertain or just amuse children, sometimes with completely different class content each week.
The program revolves around a single theme which lasts for the term, allowing the child to become familiar with the routine of the class. This gives them a sense of security and helps to develop particular movement skills through repetition; an effective learning methodology for young children.
While there is a very strong theme and narrative which runs through the class, it is structured like a Classical Ballet class for pre-school children. Each class is made up of particular elements which make up the basics of all dance classes.
We offer an obligation free trial class to all new students. You only pay for your first class if you decide to enrol for the term!