Little Groovers offers an in-house kindergarten dance program with an aim to encourage the joys of dance and music in toddlers and pre-schoolers. Lessons are specifically created to promote musical appreciation, rhythm, co-ordination, fitness, body awareness, social skills and most of all fun. Children learn basic dance disciplined behaviours such as waiting, taking turns, following instructions, working together and having a positive attitude. The emphasis is more on creativity and enjoyment and not so much on technique.
A variety of props and music are used which are popular and familiar to pre-schoolers to create a fun and exciting atmosphere. Lessons consist mainly of jazz with an introduction to classical ballet.
Classes are held weekly, are a half hour in duration and are appropriate for both girls and boys. Children will learn 4-5 routines in an approximate 10-week cycle which will then be displayed in costume to family and friends.
Tiny Groovers and boys only classes
Depending on the interest in the centre, Little Groovers holds a Tiny Groovers class. This is a class specifically designed for the younger age group within a childcare centre (2-3yrs) or depending on enrolments sometimes a boys only class can be also offered.
Twice a year, a small concert is held at the kindergarten where the children perform routines and exercises they have learned in class. It builds confidence and self-esteem among the children when they dance in front of family and friends, and also parents can see their child’s progress.
Children are provided with a costume and the concerts are lots of fun!
Classes are $12 per lesson and are billed by the term. Part payments are available on request.
Fees include concert preparation and costumes twice per year.
This class will now also be offered at Elanora Primary School Performing Arts Hall Mondays 3:15pm – 4pm.