Ready Set dance is and innovative program designed specifically to introduce young children to the world of dance. In each class teachers explore aspects of the Ready Set Dance curriculum through playful approaches which are responsive to the curiosity and imagination of young learners. The children respond with active and joyful engagement and participation that enables them to practice and refine the skills and capacities needed for dance. At the same time the children are extended across the various developmental domains of physical, cognitive, language and social development and use learning processes such as attending, remembering and problem solving. Through regular and sustained participation in Ready Set Dance classes children develop positive dispositions to learning such as enthusiasm, independence, concentration, persistence, co-operation and the three C’s of confidence, coordination, and creativity. Ready Set Dance offers much to support the play and learning of young children in Australia and beyond.
Dr. Cathie Harrison
EdD, M.Ed, B.Ed(EC)
Early Childhood and Gifted Education Consultant
This program is designed for our little pre schoolers without family members in the class room for total development. Parents are welcome of course to help settle their children and wait in the foyer in case comforting is needed. Parent viewing at the end of class is always encouraged along with photo and video opportunities. This is often the highlight of the child’s class were they get to “show off” to family members!
Please note as with any program it can take a good six weeks or longer to settle. This may be more or less for each child. All children learn differently and sometimes children can simply watch classes for a number for terms before being comfortable to join in. It is important to note this does not mean they are not learning or not ready for the class. This simply means your little one learns like this and vital skills are still being absorbed and taken in.
We can’t wait to meet you for your first Ready Set Dance Class soon.