Music! Movement! Dancing! Singing! What an excellent way to start the day, to start the week!
Singing and dancing is much more than simply a fun class. In fact, few subjects can potentially do as much for children as a program of singing games and folk dancing. Through these activities, children experience the musical elements of rhythm, melody, and form. They also sharpen their listening skills and tone motor performance. In addition, singing and dancing help pave the way for cognitive learning. Patterns and sequencing are important aspects of learning both math and language arts; singing and dancing require students to follow patterns, remember sequences and put their bodies into motion to experience those patterns. Such delightful movement is an excellent way to meet the needs of various learning styles including kinesthetic and aural learners.
And while all of this is going on, the students enjoy themselves immensely! The program provides the opportunity for parents to share in joyful movement and song alongside their children.
In addition to paving the way for cognitive skill development, dancing and singing games are an excellent way for students to develop socially. The collective activity is a rewarding and enjoyable experience for both children and parents.
Each week, Ms. Christiana Quick-Cleveland will lead students in learning songs, performing steps and playing games that are part of North American traditions.
Parent participation is optional. If you are attending with your student, please participate! The more the merrier! Our Singing & Dancing class is an excellent opportunity for parents to learn alongside their children and they can continue to sing and dance at home as well.