Classes for Children and Teens

For children and teens, I offer weekly classes in Creative Dance, Modern Creative and Contemporary Creative, as well as Dance Projects, an After School Dance Club and a Dance in Schools Program.

There’s even a Baby Sling Dance Class for our youngest!

Join our courses from Sept 9th 2019!

To find out more, call, txt, whatsapp Maria at 0868776230

Creative & Modern Dance for Ages 6-9 – Join us after midterm!

For children that love moving – no matter your background or ability, for boys and girls! we dance together, explore movement creatively and make our own dances!  The next chance to join is for Term 2  right after midterm break!

Choose from 2 classes:

TUESDAYS 6th Nov-11th Dec – 3:30-4:30pm at St. Maries of the Isle Primary School but open to everyone, no matter what school you got to!

SATURDAYS 10th Nov-15th Dec – 12-1pm at Turners Cross Community Centre!

Find out more here.

Creative Dance Juniors 2018
Creative Dance Juniors 2018
Creative Dance Juniors 2018

 

 

Dance for Children

Creative Dance and Contemporary Dance Classes for Children

Creative Dance Age 6-8

See your child smile, as they balance, turn, move without stopping, roll and jump up, exploring the elements of dance. Happy eyes, dancing and inventing moves, inspired by our own world.

Sometimes we start with images, sometimes with props like feathers, welly boots, fabric, leaves – always coupled with movement questions: How does a propeller seed drift to the ground? Can you make this floating light, spiralling, movement with your foot, shoulder, or even nose?

We dance to stories, music, rhythms, sounds and silence. We explore basic modern dance movements in very short combinations, and enjoy the possibilities that arise as we change these and create our own dances in small teams.

We become aware of time, rhythm, tempo, space, direction, size, level.

All the while, we build awareness and control of movement, movement skills, rhythm, musicality, communication, respect and tolerance, courage to create, and self-expression in dance.

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Creative / Contemporary Dance  Age 8+

See your son or daughter beaming with pride, as they progress from exploring elements of dance in all their variety to mastering fundamentals of modern and contemporary dance.

Picture them learning short dynamic combinations, improvising to creative tasks, and finding the courage to include their own dance ideas and develop these into dances with their peers in group tasks.

We learn to share, observe & describe dance.  We melt improvisation, technical exercises and dynamic combinations with our own dance ideas into a dance story and share these in an open class at the end.

In this class we build awareness and control of movement, movement skills, rhythm, musicality, communication, respect and tolerance, the courage to create, and express ourselves in dance.