Some of my favorite classes to teach and hear about are the babies. They are so energetic, can’t wait to get to class, want to tell you EVERYTHING about EVERYTHING and love to dance with their friends. Dance class is one of the first opportunities many little ones have to make new friends, listen to a teacher, wait their turn and follow directions. It’s a lot for those little bodies to learn and remember!
The most amazing part is watching it unfold throughout the year. They start off not knowing what a “spot” is let alone being willing to stand on it for more than a minute. But we practice, and practice and practice and soon standing on their spot is not so hard! And while they’ve been discovering personal space by staying on their spot, they’ve also been introduced to listening to a teacher and following directions – two more things that 2 and 3 year olds are not stellar at – yet. Lol. But just like they learn how to stay on that blessed spot on the floor, they become so engaged with the teacher that listening and following directions becomes a piece of cake! And everything starts to jump into place.
It doesn’t happen over night. It’s baby steps – literally! But it does happen and it’s the best thing you can do for your toddler or pre-schooler. Give them the chance to learn how to learn, how to make mistakes and fix them and how to be proud of accomplishing their best!
We just love those little ones to pieces and can’t wait to start their journey with them!
Click HERE to find out about our completely captivating Princess Ballerinas Program for littles ages 3-6 (and starting Fall of 2017 we’ll have classes for 2 year olds!). This is a pre-ballet program that combines imagination and creativity with the beauty of ballet. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen!
Check it out HERE!
--Miss Amy :)
Miss Amy: I love teaching kids and watching that "A-ha!" moment happen when all the dots connect and the light bulb goes on! There's nothing better!