SATURDAY IS TWINKLE STAR DANCE DAY FOR PRE SCHOOLERS!
FUN AND ENGAGING DANCE CLASSES MOVE TO LIVE ONLINE IN A LOCKDOWN
ACRODANCE FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS+ (18mos-7yrs) and PRE-SCHOOL TWINKLE STAR DANCE+ (2-7yrs)
The first five years are the most important years for development in a child’s life. These early years shape the mind, body and spirit for life’s journey. We believe in teaching dance as a way of enriching learning and building Self-Esteem. We have implemented two new International Syllabus Programs to best prepare your child.
Benefits of Dance Lessons at the Muskoka Dance Academy;
Focus * Character * Passion * Motor skills * Confidence * Discipline * Musicality * Making Friends * Posture * Physical Awareness * Balance * Creative Thinking * Cognitive Thinking * Counting * Listening * Opportunity to Succeed * Appreciation for the Arts
COVID-19: We are currently running as a Private Dance Facility which is not open to the general public. We offer Dance Lessons to children who are preregistered for classes with no access for parents, family and friends. Exceptions have been made for Dancers under the age of 4yrs or who need special care. Safe Distancing, Wearing Face Masks, Personal Prop Kits, Pre Class Wellness Checks and a Clean Environment are just a few ways we help our students to Dance Safe. Please see our Dance Registration Page for all Protocols and Procedures currently in place.
OUR TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
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A special program for tots 18 Months to 3 years old. This class combines creative movement, and dance. It is a fun way to introduce little ones to music, counting, rhythm and a passion for dance in a fun and interactive environment. Little ones can enjoy a variety of Gym Mat activities (AcroDnance) designed to help develop motor skills. Unique props and fun games are integrated into an action packed class also enhancing balance, agility, strength and coordination. Our Teachers are Properly Certified and have years of Experience to help Motivate and Nurture your child. Junior Teaching Assistants are a big part of our classes for young children. They provide our Teachers with an extra set eyes, ears and hands for supplying the attention needed to conduct this type of class. Please see our Junior Teaching Program Page for additional Information.
***A Parent/Guardian accompanies their child in the Parent and Tot Class at 9:00am for 18 months+
***Tumble Tots SOLO at 9:45am is designed for Tots 2yrs+ without a Parent/Guardian
*** It is a very good idea to experience the Parent and Tot class first so your child can become familiar with the structure of a dance class environment.
Three Classes are currently being offered in 2022 on Saturdays for 8 weeks
9:00am-9:30am Parent and Tot 18 months and up (limited to 7 Parent/Tot sets)
9:45am-10:15am Tumble Tots Solo 2yrs-3yrs (maximum 10 Tots)
12:45pm-1:15pm Tumble Tots Solo 2yrs-3yrs (maximum 10 Tots
Session One: September
Session Two: January
Session Three: April
Two 45min classes are offered to dancers 3 years of age every Saturday Morning at 9:00am & 9:45am. The are designed to introduce little ones to a variety of dance disciplines through the use of music, mime and creative movement techniques. Our Teachers are Properly Certified and have years of Experience to help Motivate and Nurture your child. Junior Teaching Assistants are a big part of our classes for young children. They provide our Teachers with an extra set eyes, ears and hands for supplying the attention needed to conduct this type of class. Please see our Junior Teaching Program Page for additional Information. Recital opportunities happen in December and June! are also provided. Details are available on our Recital Page.
One class is offered on Saturdays; 10:30am-11:00am, 30 minute, designed for young dancers 4 to 7 years old. We have implemented a Brand New Pre School Syllabus (2018) which focusses on the Physical Literacy in Tiny Dancers. Our AcroDance Pre School is a program introducing beginning students to the five basic categories of AcroDance; Balance, Strength, Limbering, Tumbling and Flexibility. A well structured class with Safety as our number one priority, a young student develops a strong sense of self awareness through the use of matts, blocks, progress cards, stickers, games and age appropriate music. Classes run Saturday Mornings 10:30am-11:00am and 12:30pm-1:15pm, September thru June.
Our AcroDance teachers are All Certified with Acrobatic Arts and we strongly believe that this is the only environment to learn how to AcroDance for your child.
We have two 30 minute classes offered on Saturdays; 11:00am-11:30am. A fun and popular style of dance which incorporates famous historical dance steps and dynamic movement to current kids pop music. Leaping, Turning and high energy learning makes this class a very popular and FUN choice for kids!
TWINKLE STAR TAP (Two Classes offered for 4-5yrs & 6-7yrs)
We have two 30 minute classes offered on Saturdays 11:30am-12:00pm. Tap is a wonderful tool for teaches counting, rhythm, coordination and style. A favourite class among the little dancers who like to make music with their feet. Intricate rhythms and shading make Tap dancing a unique percussion instrument. Dancers have Fun moving, grooving and shuffling around the room.
We have two 30 min classes offered on Saturdays 12:00pm-12:30pm. Ballet is the artistic gateway to all other dance disciplines teaching body strength, stretch, discipline, graceful lines, proper posture and structural alignment.
We provide a class full of Imagination and Creative Adventure using Young Children’s Musical Classics. Our focus is on developing an early passion for the Arts and providing the Basic Technical Steps for all other dance forms.
Our Ballerinas are instructed under the British Association of Teachers of Dancing Syllabus in which they start their journey at a Pre Primary Level (Beginner).
Primary Ballet thru Grade 4 are offered on Wednesdays. Please Contact Us for details on more Advanced Ballet Grades 🙂
When a Student is interested, Examinations are an option. Go to our Exam Page for more Details 🙂