Each month our dancers will focus on a Dance Concept and a Bloom Curriculum “I Statement”. Dance concepts are critical to dance education as they are the foundation for all dance. Our Bloom Curriculum intentionally teaches students to utilize a positive inner monologue through “I statements” for the purpose of assuming responsibility for his/her own growth as a person and internally grasping critical concepts. Below are the concepts we’re focusing on in January.
This month we are continuing our Bloom Curriculum concept of “I am a good friend”. Dancers will be discussing how we can be a good friend to others in dance class, at school, and at home. We will be talking about how we can be kind to others and why it’s important through age appropriate activities and conversations.
Brain Dance is an integral part of every class here at 3-D Dance. This month we are going to highlight the pattern of cross lateral. Cross-lateral activities further refine a child’s ability to participate in higher levels of coordination as they can cross midline. This skill is especially important when a child is learning to read, write, and skip.
We will be focusing on two dance concepts this month: FLOW and WEIGHT. Flow is the exploration of quality transition between one movement to the next. Weight is the exploration of the amount of muscles used against resistance of gravity. Both of these concepts are used in dance to add dynamic and meaning to pieces as well as match or oppose the music. Dancers will explore each concept through age appropriate improvisation and then apply the concepts to the specific dance skills they are working on in class
Our Acrobatic Arts focus is STRENGTH. Strength is the engagement and control of muscles to execute movement. Our dancers will be focusing on building strength in their core and legs in order to support their bodies when executing Acrobatic Arts skills. All acrobatic arts classes will be working on V-Sits and Wall Sits for level appropriate lengths of time.