THE YOUNG DANCERS PROGRAM

In order to provide a secure support for each student’s future dance training, KSD utilizes the structure of the LEAP ‘N LEARN syllabus. Child psychologists and master dance educators developed the syllabus tailored to the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of the child at each age. It is specifically shaped around the format of those classes traditionally aimed at the older dance student. Instead of a “free form” class, the LEAP ‘N LEARN syllabus provides young dancers with the opportunity to experience a warm-up, centre barre and across-the-floor activities, just like the structure of a traditional ballet class. Throughout the class, children explore monthly objectives such as music and body awareness, expressing emotions through movement concepts, class etiquette, relationships to others, spatial awareness, learning about other dances from other countries, pantomime and performance time. Children experience the joy of movement and engage their imaginations while mastering the motor skills they require for future dance training. Additionally, students participate in a free dance activity gaining confidence and creativity in their choreographic efforts.

 

IMAGINE DANCE: 3 YRS

PRE-PRIMARY: 4 YRS

PRIMARY: 5 YRS

 

MINI-DANCE

4 and 5 years old

Mini-Dance (Tap and Jazz) This is a beginner class for young students who are interested in exploring a combination of classic styles for the first time. First steps and basic dance skills in these two genres are taught and applied to small choreographed pieces to modern music.