What is DiscoverDance?
The DiscoverDance Early Childhood Program is a series of movement classes designed to introduce children to the creative and expressive world of dance. Each program offers children the opportunity to develop their natural movement ability in a multi-sensory environment. Music, movement, visuals, and props will enhance your dancer’s love of the art form and the unique conceptual approach to dance education will provide the opportunity for cognitive growth.
Come Dance with Us!
Discover With Me! (walking – Age 3 with Adult) – Explore the joy of movement with your little one and discover the many benefits of early childhood dance classes. We will dance, sing and play in both one-on-one activities and group activities. Through circle songs, open exploration and gross motor development exercises, children will blossom with each passing class as they grow with their caregiver during this precious time together.
DiscoverTOTS (Ages 2-3) – This 45 minute class involves creative movement, fun interactive songs, improving balance and gross motor skills, rhythmic patterning, as well as introducing beginning ballet concepts with proper technique and French terminology. Watch your child’s independence and confidence soar, as our DiscoverTOTS explore and discover the benefits of a more structured dance class. Following directions, waiting for our turn and collectively problem solving will encourage emotional and social development. Live singing, musical play and sensory props will have these little ones moving and grooving with their friends, building a strong dance foundation and eager to return to class each week.
Discover Dance 1 (Ages 3-4) – Discover the artistry of dance through structured explorations and skill development. Our DiscoverDance 1 classes offer an outlet for creative expression, physical growth and social interaction while improving balance, gross motor skills and rhythmic patterning. Dancers will explore the essence of movement built on a strong foundation of proper ballet technique and French terminology as well and learning basic tap with single, double and sound combinations.
Discover Dance 2 (Ages 4-5) – As a continuation of our Discover Dance 1 classes, our Discover Dance 2 dancers continue the exploration of concepts with more emphasis on coordination and flexibility while challenging mobility and developing artistry in their dancing. Short choreographic combinations assist in memory development as structured class progressions continue to encourage more advanced problem solving and social interaction with their dance friends. Tap skills build to multiple sound combinations and more advanced and quick patterns of tap fundamentals.