Dance Classes for Under 6’s

We have lots of fun classes for our junior students under 6 years of age!


Baby Boogie
For babes in arms – birth to 1 year

Mini Movers Mums and Dads for 1 – 3 year olds


Kindy Gym for
2 – 5 year olds
Twinkle Toes for
3, 4 and 5 year old girls
Mini Men for
3, 4 and 5 year old boys
From here students graduate to Kindy Combo classes in their first year of school. See below for an outline of each class, what to bring and what to expect.

To book a free trial for your little one to come in and see what we are all about – click here for our FREE TRIAL Booking Form.

Click here for all class pricing – All prices are exclusive of GST with the exception of Mini Movers, Adults & Kindy Gym.

Twinkle Toes is a 45min girls class for children aged 3 & 4 years. The aim of these classes is to introduce children to music and movement through many styles of dance. Twinkle Toes is a great way introduce the world of dance to young girls, whilst also increasing their confidence, musicality and self-expression. These classes aim to nurture young dancers love of music, dance and drama. The music is age appropriate (ie wiggles, elmo, playschool) to keep children interested. They are encouraged to sing along, dance and perform the actions to the lyrics.

We try to encourage a family atmosphere where children will feel happy and secure in their dance classes. Repetition in these classes helps develop strength and confidence, movement such as jumps, skips, claps, gallops, sway and runs are essential for young dancers technical development. What may seem like basic simple exercises actually are the strength building blocks for dance.

Partner work is a fun way to entice shy students as they hold hands and learn to communicate with other class members. Gentle limbering exercises are done weekly to ensure the suppleness many young children have naturally is maintained as the body develops.

Dancing should be a fun, happy part of a childs week. There is no need for them to practise at home at this age. If you wish to help your child, the best way is to be interested in what they are doing, to encourage them to just have fun and enjoy their dancing. It is also valuable to expose your children to any performances of music, theatre and dance.

What To Wear
Clothing that is comfortable for your child to move around in. Ballet leotards and shoes are not compulsory  but are welcome for those students who wish to get dressed up for class. We encourage all Twinkle Toes dancers to wear their favourite Pink items of clothing to their dancing classes. Water bottles are recommended as we will have drink breaks throughout the class.

2019 Dance Class Times
9.30am  – Everyday Monday thru Saturday – Port Macquarie

To book a free trial for your little one to come in and see what we are all about – click here for our FREE TRIAL Booking Form.

Click here for all class pricing – All prices are exclusive of GST with the exception of Mini Movers, Adults & Kindy Gym.

Mini Men is a 45min boys class for children aged 3-6. The aim of these classes is to introduce children to music and movement. Mini Men is a great way to involve young boys in healthy exercise as well as developing a love of music, dance and drama. The music is age appropriate (ie wiggles, elmo, playschool) to keep children interested. They are encouraged to sing along, dance and perform the actions to the lyrics.

Class Structure
Whilst the structure is loosely based on a dance class (warm up, exercises and cool down), it will incorporate many elements of ‘play based learning’. This means trying to work the class around the areas of dance/musicality that the children show the most interest. As attention spans are still developing at this age we will take short breaks as needed. Maximum of 16 boys per class.

Dance Styles
The styles of dance covered will include jazz/hip hop and tap. Boys tap shoes can be very expensive so parents are encouraged to send along a pair of gum boots or hard soled shoes (not runners as they grip the floor too much) for the boys to tap in.

What To Wear
Clothing that is comfortable for your child to move around in. Gum boots or hard soled shoes for the tap dance component of the class. Bare feet for the  jazz/hip hop. Water bottles are recommended as we will have drink breaks throughout the class.

Other Siblings
Mini Men is a boys class however, if for example you have a daughter who would really like to join in with her big brother that is fine. Just keep in mind there will be no fairy wands or tutus!

Dance Class Times
Saturday mornings – Port Macquarie

 

To book a free trial for your little one to come in and see what we are all about – click here for our FREE TRIAL Booking Form.

Click here for all class pricing – All prices are exclusive of GST with the exception of Mini Movers, Adults & Kindy Gym.

“Mini Movers, Mums and Dads” is a specialised and unique Early Development program offered to younger children from walking age to 2 years. This class is equally suitable for boys & girls. Children participate in the class with the adult actively assisting & participating. Children will enjoy the movement and music and love seeing their Mum or Dad dancing next to them. Involving both beautiful music and favourites like Hi-5, the children literally start to point, twirl, jump, wriggle and giggle right before your eyes!

Dance Class Times
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9am

$5 Casual class, no need to book, just come along!

Kindy Gym is a gymnastics based movement class for 2yrs to 5yrs focussing on coordination, exercise and fun. No need to register, $5 on the day.

For: 2 – 5 year old girls and boys and their carers. Children must be accompanied by an adult who joins in the fun.

Wear
Please wear comfortable, easy to move in clothes and no shoes.

When
Monday and Fridays – 9am to 9.30am