Kinderdance students are unique to a comprehensive curriculum featuring music, site words, colors, numbers, classical technique, creative movement, acrobatics, and tap. With such variety in a short amount of class time, students are challenged with both their mind and body.
Within the curriculum, it is fun to grow as a teacher. I find myself using imagery, which is highly effective in communicating alignment issues and difficult steps. The KD curriculum typically ends with a song and dance that we call "The Wiggle Dance". In this dance, we practice moving in different areas of space: high, low, medium. I get really involved in the imagery I use to enable the children's explorative nature. Really, this is a near-perfect, never-failing way to introduce elementary modern concepts.
Practicing The Wiggle Dance unlocks the opportunity to let dancers think critically about movement.The Wiggle Dance breaks meter, and challenges the dancers to create new ideas. I have to say, I just don't know what I would do without it! I enjoy watching my students learn new ways to express themselves.