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Pre School Classes

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At Astonishing Performing Arts, we are committed to preparing your little one for school through dance

MUMMY AND ME

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Ages 2 1/2 - 3 1/2

Our "Mummy and Me" program is offered to younger children, aged between 2 and 3½ years of age. It gives Mum (or the primary care giver) an opportunity to join in and share their child's experience. The classes (in term 1 and 2) are not themed, however there is emphasis on use of props and imagery, songs and dancing to music, musical response through movement, basic movement co-ordination of gross motor skills and a minor introduction to a couple of ballet steps. The environment is relaxed and friendly, with no set costuming and no obligation for little ones to continuously participate. The children are encouraged to participate, working closely with their primary care giver, giving them a sense of security and confidence.​​

TOTS

Ages 3 1/2 - 5

The 'Tots' program is for children who are ready to take instruction from a teacher and work independently of their parent. Children are introduced to the idea of working in a group under the guidance of a teacher. The program aims to present a ballet class in a way that will keep a small child’s interest by having fun and being imaginative. This class offers; Basic movement co-ordination of gross motor skills, Basic introduction to some ballet steps, Group co-operation, Waiting ones turn and Following the leader

While it is important to us to give the children a fun and positive experience, we also feel strongly about teaching them the basics of dance. This differentiates us from activities where the goal is predominantly to entertain or just amuse children, sometimes with completly different class content each week.

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ACRODANCE

Ages 3 1/2 - 5

This fun acrobatics class focuses on improving co-ordination, gross and fine development skills, social skills, strength and flexibility in a supportive and non-judgemental environment.

“AcroDance Pre School by Acrobatic Arts is a progressional system for teaching AcroDance to pre school aged students.  Created by industry leader Acrobatic Arts, this program follows the philosophy of safe, effective progressions for achieving the physical and social skills necessary for healthy early childhood development.”