THE BENEFITS OF BALLET
The Benefits Of Preschool Ballet
Lets Get Twirling
Bouncy Ballerinas is not just about learning Ballet. It’s about learning new skills that will benefit Preschoolers and toddlers in their day to day lives and the lead up to starting school.
We specialise in teaching Pre school children to develop these wonderful skills listed below:
Socialising and interacting with other children –
Socialising with other children is not only fun but a beneficial skill for making new friends and in some cases life long friends. Whilst interacting with other kids their age they are watching and absorbing the behaviours of other children which they learn from. Not only is the socialising great for the children but also for the parents and carers. You are able to meet and mingle with other parents with children of the same age group with similar interests.
Following Instruction –
Listening and watching demonstrations to learn techniques
Ballet Classes build children’s confidence and self esteem as they master new skills.
Whilst dancing through a playful story, embarking on an adventure and becoming different characters your child’s imagination will flourish.
Keeping your toddlers and preschoolers moving helps release energy, improve muscle development and co ordination, relieve stress and keeps the brain stimulated.
Introduction to a classroom environment –
Ballet classes are a great way to ease your child into a classroom environment. Children will know what is to be expected in a class whilst becoming familiar with the structure and routine of the class. Kids love routine and are always learning at their best when this is applied. The children will also Develop independence which will benefit them greatly before starting school.
Coming to ballet class will teach the children to settle into the classroom without a parent or guardian and to think ahead as to what they will need for Ballet eg) shoes, sticker book etc.
Ballerina/Ballerino Manners –
Simply saying please and thank you.
Listening to our fellow dancers when they are speaking.
Watching our fellow dancers whilst they dance – this is how we learn.
Waiting your turn.
Supporting, comforting and being kind to other dancers.
Bubba Ballerinas is a playful 30 minute class where you (the parent/carer) dance alongside your little one as we dance through a captivating story each week. Combining Stories, Dance & Imaginative play is how we teach Ballet making it fun and engaging each week. In week ten of each term we hold a Viewing class so our loved ones are able to come into the studio and watch our class. They will also see us receive a very special certificate for completing each term.
Bouncy Ballerinas is a beautiful class choreographed for kids aged 3-4 Years. Over the term period we will dance through two fascinating fairytale stories setting the scene with intriguing props and costumes, themed music and our beautiful dancing. Viewing weeks will be held in weeks five and ten of each term for our loved ones to come in and watch our progression.
Balletic Ballerinas is a wonderful class created for kids aged 4-5 Years. During the term we will experience two of our most loved Fairytale stories through a well structured, magical syllabus that will teach us new skills and progress with the old skills thought playful fun. Viewing weeks will be held in weeks five and ten of each term so we can share with you the magic of Ballet.
At Bouncy Ballerinas we pride ourselves on delivering fun and engaging classes that are the highlight of your Childs week. This is why we have created a cleverly crafted and unique Ballet curriculum. Our curriculum fuses together Stories and Play based learning to foster strong Ballet foundations whilst inspiring creativity & imagination as well as learning rhythm, free movement, co – ordination, social skills & motor skills. This blissful combination creates an abundance of benefits to your Childs learning but most importantly it makes leaning Ballet ENGAGING & FUN!
Do you remember those nights as a small child, snuggled up in bed having a bedtime story read to you? You felt safe and secure whilst you sat still enthralled in the storyline. Eyes wide awaiting what was going to happen next. Mouth open, thinking & asking questions. Feeling all kinds of emotions as the story unfolded- Happy, nervous, sad, excited.
Stories create magic, a sense of wonder and teach us numerous things about ourselves and life in general. Storytelling is one of the oldest forms of teaching and goes hand in hand with play-based learning, keeping children engaged and making learning FUN which is what dancing at Bouncy Ballerinas is all about.
WHY PLAY BASED LEARNING?
Play is the work of the child – Maria Montessori
Play is the most natural and intuitive way of learning for children whilst feeling safe and secure to try new things and experiment with the unknown.
Play appeals to children and their inquisitive nature motivating them to make connections, explore and find interests within their learning environment.
SO HOW DO YOU INCORPORATE PLAY IN A BALLET CLASS?
• We in- corporate dazzling props to aid in learning movement and to make classes that little bit more special.
• We use dance games, obstacles, rhythm patterns, floor pattern sequences, dance sequences and musical exercises to learn important fundamentals of Ballet.
• We Work in teams and learn to work with teammates.
• Set Challenges
• Set the scene by Using our imaginations.
• And the MOST IMPORTANT – Everything we do in class has a story, a reason & a meaning behind it.