‘Dance to your own tune’ (2 ½ to 5 years)
'Dance to your own tune is a specialized Pre-School Dance Curriculum offered by the Royal Academy of Dance. This invaluable educational tool has as a primary aim to develop the child's basic movement skills, musical awareness and expression through story themed classes, incorporating different kinds of props such as musical instruments, ribbons, costumes and wands.
Aimed for two age groups, Level 1: 2½ - 3½ and Level 2: 3½ - up to 5 years old, the Curriculum offers a pleasant 45 minute journey to its participants, where children have the opportunity to get inspired and creative in a playful and enjoyable environment but at the same time learning the basic steps of ballet. This will be achieved through the different story lines used in each session where necessary ballet steps are introduced and mastered each time.
As a result, children will explore the capabilities of their own bodies, develop their creativity and imagination, enhance their confidence and social skills, and learn how to express themselves through movement and music. 'Dance to your own tune' offers to the dance teachers fresh and creative tasks so as to stimulate the child's concentration and artistic quality and at the same time develop their interest in ballet and prepare them for the Pre-Primary Level.
We believe that this class is a great example of showing how learning can take place in a fun, creative and safe environment, and at the same time how a strong relationship can be shaped between the teacher and the child.