Are you waiting for your child to become old enough to start dance classes? If you think they have to be five or six years old to start, then we have great news for you. If your little one has reached 18 months, then you can start classes with them at DK Dance Productions. The special class designed specifically for mothers and their toddlers is called Mommy and Me.
This class offers many benefits to your little one, like these:
- Meeting many other children her (or his) own age
- Experiencing a classroom setting which will make school or other classes seem familiar when they are started
- Gaining more control over the large muscles and large movements
- Improving control over smaller muscles to improve balance
- Getting experience moving in time to music
- Enhancing physical coordination
Of course, these benefits are in addition to experiencing the sensation of dancing, perhaps for the first time. Each child can begin to gain a sense of self-expression and appreciation for dance and music. In our classes, moms and children may be singing along as they walk in a circle one minute, and then a moment later, be down on the floor, stretching as far as they can. In the next minute, everyone may be dancing a hula or reaching up to the sky.
The instructor provides guidance, energy and focus for both mom and baby. It’s a great way to leave distractions, chores and other responsibilities outside and just enjoy the music, the movement and the company of other moms and their toddlers. Moms and their children will participate in learning simple and basic dance moves, therapeutic stretches and rhythmic movement.
Whatever activity your child will go on to enjoy, Mommy and Me classes provide an excellent start. Whether it’s music, team sports, gymnastics or even academics, your child will learn to move with a group, follow directions and pay attention. In the most gentle way possible, your children get to experience what is probably their first group lessons and the gentle discipline this involves. The class will be structured enough to provide a learning experience and unstructured enough to keep everything fun for the smallest of participants.
Don’t overlook the benefits for moms, too! Moms with toddlers may lack as much contact with adults as they had before a baby came on board, and this class is an opportunity for mom to socialize and engage with other moms. It’s also hard for many moms of fast-moving toddlers to get much time to stretch out those muscles, so this class gently helps mom start getting back into shape. Chances are good you’ll feel more relaxed when you return home.
To learn our schedule of Mommy and Me classes, call DK Dance Productions at 314-921-5800. These classes are offered to moms will toddlers between 18 months and three years. Of course, if your child is over three, we have other choices of beginning dance classes to choose from. We hope you start to enjoy our Mommy and Me classes soon!