Children's Programs

School of Dance

Our Early Childhood Movement (ECMP) and Junior Movement (JUMP) programs are specifically designed for boys and girls between the ages of three and five years old. These programs are developed to give your child physical and emotional confidence that can be carried with them as they grow. The curriculum combines your child’s natural love of movement, music and imaginative play with their physical, social and cognitive make-up. These classes introduce important kinesthetic patterns, a basic understanding of human anatomy, and promote social and emotional skills, language, early mathematics, creativity, and self-expression.

ECMP 3

Early Childhood Movement Age 3

Children aged three years will explore the joy of movement in a stimulating environment focused on the development of co-ordination, anatomy and body awareness, rhythm, creativity, group interaction, and self-expression. Our highly qualified and caring instructors will guide your child as they take their first steps into a structured activity without a parent or caregiver. (Students must be three years old by December 31st to register.)

ECMP classes meet once a week for 32 weeks, September – May. All classes are 45 minutes in length. The year concludes with an in-house performance.

ECMP 4

Early Childhood Movement Age 4

Children aged four years will build on their natural abilities by exploring basic locomotor movement co-ordinations, complex rhythms, patterning, self-expression, math and language skills. Students are encouraged to take risks within their movements, exploring their boundaries and increasing self-confidence. This is an excellent group activity that exposes children to physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. (Students must be four years old by December 31st to register.)

ECMP classes meet once a week for 32 weeks, September – May. All classes are 45 minutes in length. The year concludes with an in-house performance.

JUMP 5

Early Childhood Movement Age 5

School-age children further develop their fine and gross motor skills and expand on their understanding of body control and spatial awareness. This class continues the exploration of rhythm, patterning, music and self-expression, while introducing students to a structured dance class environment. (Students must be five years of age December 31st to register.)

JUMP classes meet once a week for 32 weeks, September – May. All classes are 45 minutes in length. The year concludes with an in-house performance.