SING, DANCE, ACT
All varieties of performing arts,
for all ages in Thames Ditton
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Covering a wide variety of dance styles.
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Starlight Academy - Pre School
Our specialist pre-school dance curriculum is designed to enable girls and boys aged 18 months to 5 years to participate in dance activities that are developmentally appropriate, helping to facilitate the learning of dance skills at a later age.
The main aim of these classes are:
To enhance children's movement abilities and physical fitness
To aid children in becoming physically and spatially aware
To stimulate children's listening skills
To encourage children to move expressively
To build children's confidence and self esteem
To encourage children to become co-operative and sociable
The Pre School curriculum uses a variety of syllabi to create fun, stimulating classes.
Children cannot technically refine or stylise movements until the quality of the raw movement is established. Children who do attempt specialised skills before reaching mature forms of fundamental skills run the risk of performing poorer quality specialised skills. Poor patterns of movement are difficult to eradicate. It is more efficient to teach properly from the very beginning than to retrain. The development of fundamental movements is central to the Pre-School Dance Curriculum.
(Royal Academy of Dance)