Young Dancers Star Program
Young Dancers Program
The young dancers program at Kick is a developmentally appropriate program designed to give our young dancers the best start possible. Our curriculum is uniquely designed and age appropriate. Dancers learn technical dance skills in an engaging format designed to stimulate both mind and body. Positive reinforcement is utilized in every class. We strongly believe that dance is a performing art, and our end of the year recital is the perfect culmination for our wonderful year! Star dancers can look forward to a professional stage to showcase their new skills. OUr recital is designed to be age appropriate and audience friendly! The confidence and positive reinforcement the dancers receive is beneficial in every aspect of their lives and builds a strong foundation for a positive self image.
- Increased body awareness, kinesthetic comfort and ease
- Improved alignment, flexibility and neurological patterning
- Emotional and social growth and development
- Greater self-esteem and autonomy
- Linguistic and aural (listening) skills enhanced
- Beginning understanding of academics such as math, reading, spelling and science
- Approaches 'classroom skills' necessary for school experiences, such as taking turns, following directions, listening, sharing and communicating needs and feelings
- Develops an early creative spark in individuals and groups
Tiny Stars ages 1.5 to 2.5 or 3
Our mommy and me dance class is a wonderful bonding experience that encourages musicality, gross and fine motor skill development, and dance specific skills. Scarves, balls, bean bags, and other props are part of the fun!
As two year olds develop trust with themselves and their teachers, the will become more relaxed and familiar with their environment. This will provide more opportunities for children to become more spontaneous and playful, where cognitive, language and social skills will be enhanced. Goals for this program include perceptual motor activities, marching, memory skills, and sequencing. Parents should be prepared to dance and interact with their child throughout the class at your childs level of readiness.
Shooting Stars ages 2.5 or 3-4
Our shooting stars classes are geared to stimulate both cognitive and physical development of young dancers. We teach classic ballet (or tap, jazz etc..) technique through imagery, pretend, and music. Benefits to this program include self esteem, creativity, gross and fine motor skills, flexibility, coordination, balance, cooperation and teamwork skills that last a lifetime. This age group is considered to be in the middle of the golden years of fantasy. We teach by using a lot of pretending!! Gross motor skills such as skipping, jumping, and galloping are taught at every class.
Shining Stars ages 4-5
Our shining stars are ready for more structure and technical skill development! Shining star classes provide more substantial technique in a warm, caring and fun setting! We use proven methods to offer the most fulfilling experience to each dancer.
Superstars ages 5-6
Our Superstar classes are geared as a transition to a more traditional dance class format. Just like our pre-professional classes, these classes all begin with a thorough warm up and stretch, technical skill building (done as a group rather than across the floor so dancers do not have the dreaded wait on line!) and combination work. Imagery, storytelling, and creative dance still take a part of each class, allowing for developmentally appropriate dance training.
Fall 2014-Spring 2015 schedule
10:45AM Tiny Stars IIA 18mo+ Fair Haven
11:30AM Tiny Stars IIB 2 – 3 Fair Haven
Shooting STAR (AGES 2.5 – 4)
9:45AM Dance Sampler Rumson
1PM Tiny Tumblers Rumson
10:30AM Dance Sampler Fair Haven
12:30PM Princess Ballet Rumson
3:15PM Princess Ballet Fair Haven
10:45AM Princess Ballet Fair Haven
9:45AM Princess Ballet Rumson
SHINING STAR (AGES 3.5 – 5)
12:15PM Dance Sampler B Rumson
3:15PM Hip Hop Jr Rumson
1:15PM Princess Ballet Rumson
10:15AM Ballet/Tap Combo Rumson
12:15PM Princess Ballet B Rumson
9:00AM Princess Ballet A Rumson
SUPERSTAR (Ages 4.5 – 7)
10:30AM Ballet IA Fair Haven
1:45PM Hip Hop I Fair Haven
3:45PM Ballet/Hip Hop Rumson
3:15PM Hip Hop IB Rumson
4:15PM Ballet/TAP combo IB Rumson
10:30AM Hip Hop IA Fair Haven
3:30PM Ballet IIB Fair Haven
4:45 Frozen Friends 3 Fair Haven
1:30PM Ballet/Tap Combo II Rumson