Our Early Years Dance Programme for under 5’s includes music and singing, communication and vocabulary and natural movement. We use toys, colourful and engaging props, movement and voice techniques to enhance babies’ emotional, neurological and physical development.
“The power of early years dance activity and the positive benefits on children and their families are being increasingly evidenced. The early years are some of the most important and creative years of a child’s life, with movement and dance fundamental in the development of children.”– People Dancing, Early Years Dance Network
Benefits of Dance in the Early Years:
What you see in our classes……….
Songs – Nursery Rhymes – Movement Play – Props – Dancing – Music
What’s REALLY going on……….
Coordination – Balance – Creativity – Core Strength – Body Awareness – Gross & Fine Motor Skills – Literacy Skills – Non-Verbal Communication Skills – Problem Solving Skills – Movement Vocabulary – Sensory Needs Being Met – Bonding of Child & Caregiver – Cultural Awareness & Storytelling
Classes for Little Ones and their Grown Ups:
Baby Toes (0-12months)
Little Toes (12months-3yrs)
“Little Toes is a great way for me to explore movement and music with my toddler in a fun and encouraging atmosphere.” – Participant
“I’ve enjoyed meeting new mums, spending quality time with my son and seeing him enjoying himself.” – Participant
Drop off Classes:
Toddler Toes (3-4yrs)
“It’s my daughter’s favourite time of the week”– Participant
For times and venue information on any of our Early Years Dance sessions please take a look at our Timetable page.