We are so excited to be starting this wonderful syllabus at LLDS. Classes will be held at Venue 28, Beckenham on Fridays mornings.
Please call to book your free trial. This will be the class your child won’t want to miss!
About AcroDance Pre-School by Acrobatic Arts
Teaching preschoolers is a special skill that can be overlooked in a dance studio. More often than not, the most experienced instructors devote their time to the senior dancers and the preschool classes are left to newer staff. Successful studio owners recognize the importance of providing critically developed preschool lesson programs for their teachers to foster the growth of their youngest students.
Today’s preschoolers come to dance class with unique challenges, having been exposed to the digital world since birth. Physical literacy is described as the “motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge, and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life” (International Physical Literacy Association, 2017). With ever-increasing screen time, physical literacy is less likely to be naturally developed through free play, and more often will need to be taught in a classroom.
Preschool instructors have a very special opportunity to instill in the youngest dancers both physical literacy as well as social and emotional development. Dance classes should aim to nurture the whole child. Social skills and emotional awareness can be woven into the lesson plan when practice incorporates play, structure and teamwork.
This is why it is so important for preschool dance teachers to have a professionally developed, age-specific, intelligent program to guide their classes. Moreover, if that class involves acrobatics, the importance of a safe and progressive plan increases. Preschool acrodance classes should not be ‘handed off’ to an instructor without a clear guide, complete with foundational levels, to follow.
While mastering a summersault is an impressive goal for a preschool acrodancer, the instructor who takes full advantage of their lesson time to inspire physical literacy, as well as social and emotional understanding, can make a lasting impression on a young life. Acrodance programs that have been expertly designed by a qualified syllabus development company can do just that.
Blog by Acrobatic Arts Faculty – 01/08/2019