Welcome to our Little Steppers Dance Program blog!
Our Little Steppers Dance Program (Specialist Program) has recently been extended to the whole centre. Now catering to teach children from Nursery 2 through to Kindy, our Leap Start children now get the chance to take part in dance class 5 days a week.
Little Steppers Dance Program
Our dance teachers for the Little Steppers Program, Emma and Jaimie, aim to investigate and explore gross motor movements, coordination and creative skills. The children are able to develop on their locomotor/non locomotor development through each class as well as being encouraged to have their own input into the dance classes.
Our Little Steppers Dance Program is now separated into two styles on teaching. One being an open space dance class under the verandah for all the children to participate and mingle and the other being an indoor studio classes which allows more in depth teaching during class time.
Introducing a Dance Curriculum into the service, our aim is to focus on one key project at a time that can last between 2 weeks to 4 weeks. Whether that is the 3 Stages of Coordination or Choreographic skills, these projects all feed off what and how our young, tiny dancers are doing/going during their dance class time.
Not only does the Little Steppers Dance Program run during services hours, there are End of Year Dance Showcases each year to display the great work all the children have accomplished throughout their time at care. Learning a little dance routine throughout the year, the children are then encouraged to jump up on stage with their peers and perform for all their family and friends.
All the Leap Start Early Learning children have shown very promising outcomes towards our Little Steppers Dance Program and are always excited to strive further during class times with their dance teachers.