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Kinderballet Kiddies

Kinderballet 'Kiddies'


Summary


Ages: 4 to 5 years

Duration: 45 minutes

End of year event: Presentation Day

*Fees: $18 per class (when paid termly)



The 'Kiddies' program is for children who are in their final year of kinder prior to going to school. Children are expected to be more acquainted with working in a group under the guidance of a teacher.


The program aims to present a ballet class in a way that will keep a small child’s interest by having fun and being imaginative.

The programs become a little more complex as the year progresses, to accommodate the children’s preparation for school readiness.

While all children have varied co-ordination abilities, we try and aim to teach all children to skip prior to them going to school.


The class offers:

  • Dancing to music
  • Use of props (such as ribbons, wands)
  • Musical instruments
  • Basic movement co-ordination of gross motor skills
  • Basic introduction to some ballet steps
  • An introduction to concepts such as:
    • Group co-operation
    • Waiting ones turn
    • Following the leader
    • Working in partners
    • Working together as a group

While it is important to us to give the children a fun and positive experience, we also feel strongly about teaching them the basics of dance. This differentiates us from activities where the goal is predominantly to entertain or just amuse children, sometimes with completly different class content each week.



Themes

The program revolves around a single theme which lasts for a term, allowing the child to become familiar with the routine of the class. This gives them that sense of security and helps to develop particular movement skills through repetition.


There is a strong narrative that runs through all the themes to keep the children’s interest, while learning the foundations of dance and therefore, learning through the sense of play.



Class Structure

While there is a very strong theme and narrative which runs through the class, it is structured like a Classical ballet class for pre-school children. Each class is made up of particular elements which make up the basics of all dance classes.



Here is a short video of our teachers training to deliver the "Kiddies" program!




*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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