My Fancy Feet: Kindergarten Dance Program
This comprehensive, 1 hr. kindergarten dance class emphasizes foundational ballet while integrating elements of tap, jazz, and contemporary dance. The program recognizes dance provides a critical framework for a child’s physical and artistic development. This level introduces classical concepts of turnout and body placement through imagery. Body awareness, strength, and flexibility are encouraged through a structured warm-up. Focus is given to complex patterning; rhythm variation; and changes in level, direction, energy, and pathway. The interdisciplinary curriculum enables a child to develop a creative voice while using ballet, tap, and jazz movement vocabularies. We are excited to bring academics into the dance studio with incorporation of common core state standards (CCSS). The standards will focus on foundational skills such as counting and cardinality in math while also promoting phonological awareness in literacy.