Creative Dance for Children

UPCOMING SESSIONS:

Creative Movement for 5-7 yr. olds
Brain-Balanced Creative Movement for Boys & Girls, 5-7 year-olds

         Thursdays, 17:00-18:00
         Start 24. February (free drop-in course)

        LOCATION: K77 Studio, Kastanienalle 77, HH, 3 OG / 10435 Berlin
          COST: monthly rate

  • Baby Dance, for pre-walkers (with parent)             
       Wednesdays 9:00-9:40
         K77 Studio 

Questions and registration: please contact Liz at Lerber@gmail.com


Class Descriptions

Baby Dance, for pre-walkers (with parent), 2 months - 1 year  
Description: We sing to our infants, touch them, engage them in light movement. We dance with them through the space, play with rhythm and small instruments, and give the infants the chance to see/interact with other infants of a similar age. In each class we will give the children "belly time" (time spent on the belly.) These classes aim to build awareness, coordination and connection with parent and outside world. Class is conducted in English.

Mama/Papa and Me Creative Movement for 1-3 year-olds
Description: These classes are about engaging with our children in a fun and creative way, using dance, rhyme and music. Full participation of the parent is essential! Particular emphasis is placed upon observing our children, giving them our attention, and responding to their creative impulses.

These classes also aim to build mind-body coordination, cooperation, confidence, curiosity in the world around us, and a love for dance and music. Each class is organized around a particular dance concept/theme (i.e. place, direction—up/down, size—small/big, tempo—fast/slow, rhythm, etc.), which introduces the children to new vocabulary and different ways of moving. We begin class with a nursery-rhyme/song warm-up, which follows the basic developmental patterns that each of us went through in our first year of life. (Repetition of these patterns is used in both dance and various types of therapies, and have been proven to strengthen focus and coordination -skills which are essential for further development, reading, sports, school, etc.) Children and parents delve into dance explorations and improvisations that integrate and explore the concept of the week.

We often work with props (i.e. scarves, spots, musical instruments, a parachute), which are fun for the children and help them to better understand and explore the concepts. Parents will be sent a list of the weekly concepts (and basic vocabulary) so that children can continue to practice these at home. 

Class is conducted in English.

Brain-Balanced Creative Movement for Boys & Girls, 5-7 year-olds
Description: These classes aim to educate the whole body and mind, while activating the curious and creative spirit of each child. Each class is organized around a particular dance concept/theme (i.e. place, direction—up/down, size—small/big, tempo—fast/slow, rhythm, etc.), which introduces the children to new vocabulary and different ways of moving. Children learn the concepts experientially through saying, seeing and doing. "Doing" consists of creative explorations and structured improvisations. The children also learn basic dance movements derived from contemporary dance, ballet, and folk dance. We end each class with a small choreography project, in which the children create the choreography/dances themselves.

Class is conducted in English.