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'Cherubs' - Magical Movement!


Ages: 18 months to 2½ years

Duration: 25-30 minutes

End of year event: (A mini version of our Presentation Dayl)

*Fees: 3 class trial pack $50 and $17 per class (when paid termly)

Cherubs is Kinderballet’s program for children between the ages of 18 months to 2½ years. It gives a child’s caregiver a beautiful and unique opportunity to nurture their cherub through music and movement.

  • Carers enjoy an essential role in the class as they guide, support and nurture their small children through the program, as directed by the Kinderballet teacher.
  • The Cherubs program includes songs and movement, props and storytelling.
  • The program was created in collaboration with an early childhood specialist.
  • Cherubs pairs the principles of Early Childhood Development with the energy and fun of dance.
  • Each session is between 25-30 minutes and occurs once a week for a term.
  • Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 11 children per class.
  • A sensory experience focussing on the physical sensations of movement and textures.
  • It gives a positive introduction to the routine of a structured activity.
  • The program meets the needs and expectations of this very specific age group.
  • It gives children the opportunity to enjoy exploring movement to music in a safe and nurturing environment.
  • It helps children develop musical and physical awareness as well as gross motor skills.

Cherubs gives very young children a positive introduction to a structured activity while addressing the needs and expectations of the age group. Cherubs is fully supported by a music program created by our composer, Jenny Pickering, and includes songs and movement, props and storytelling. It is a sensory experience in a safe, nurturing and joyful environment!

Kinderballet’s Artistic Director - Sheryn Zarins

Sheryn Zarins, a former RAD Graded examiner and teacher, built Kinderballet based on a lifetime of experience of learning, teaching and examining ballet in Australia and internationally.

Sheryn Zarins

To develop the Cherubs program, Sheryn teamed up with Early Childhood Specialist Katie Francescutti (see below).

Katie and Sheryn have paired the principles of Early Childhood Development with the energy, joy and fun of dance to provide a holistic program that develops children’s musical and physical awareness and their gross motor skills.

Perhaps most importantly of all, Cherubs gives parents and carers an opportunity to have a shared experience, fundamentally important to the greatest outcomes for young children in terms of their development

Early childhood Specialist - Katie Francescutti

Katie comes from a background of 18 years in the Early Childhood Sector in varying roles including the establishment and management of long day care centres. And later consultancy in child development and educational leadership.

Katie Francescutti

Katie has a strong passion for the facilitation and delivery of high quality educational programs for young children. She believes that programs that understand the fundamental role that parents and carers play in the early years as shared experiences, prove to offer the greatest outcomes for young children.

Katie has three daughters aged 18 months, 6 years and 7 years from a home full of little dancers and believes Cherubs takes the principles of Early Childhood Development together with the energy and fun of dance to provide a holistic dance experience for parents and children alike.

Kinderballet’s Composer - Jenny Pickering

BA (Newcastle), Dip Ed (Newcastle Teachers College), AmusA (Organ Performing – Newcastle Conservatorium), Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Jenny Pickering

With over 20 years experience teaching music in NSW secondary schools and 15 years playing music for RAD exam courses and seminars, Jenny is an integral part of the faculty.

Jenny has accompanied class work both for the Sydney Dance Company and for Matthew Bourne’s “Swan Lake” Australian run. The Musical Director for a number of musical and cabaret acts, she currently sings with the Choir of Newcastle Cathedral as well as the University of Newcastle Chamber Choir.

Jenny accompanies the NCD classes, teaches the music component of all the NCD courses, trains new accompanists and overseas the administration of the courses.


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*Fees - Please note:

  • Premium Venues - Fees per class are displayed at the top of this section. Some venues we use are significantly more expensive, in which case we charge a small extra fee per class (usually $1 per class).
  • Accident Insurance - $8 (per family per term) - covers the enrolled student (& Mum! in the case of Cherubs and Mummy & Me classes).

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