link below for

Creative Dance Adventures

Creative Movement classes for kids ages 3 – 7

Registration for Athena Montessori and ACE Academy is ongoing.   For more information about any of these classes, please contact me at 512-517-3214.

Athena Montessori Academy 1503 Morgan Lane 78704  Registration
Tuesdays 9:45 – 10:30  for 4 – 5 yr olds  / Tuesdays 10:45 – 11:30 for 3 yr-olds  /  Wednesdays 2:15 – 3pm  for ages 4.5 – 6 yr-olds

ACE Academy 3901 Shoal Creek Boulevard 78756
Thursdays – 3:15 – 4:15pm for 5 – 7  yr-olds

Ballet Austin Academy 501 West 3rd Street 78701 Registration
M – Th various class times.  Contact the Academy at 476-9051 or visit http://www.balletaustin.org  and go to Academy for more information.



Parent watching week is coming up.  All are welcome to join your child during their regular class time for an informal demonstration.  

Ballet Austin Academy – February 27th – March 1st

Athena Montessori Academy – March 27th and 28th

ACE Academy – March 29th

Kids love kittens, so for the next few weeks our theme will be centered around all the things those cute, fuzzy, comical kittens can do.  We’ll chase and dance with ribbons, pounce on imaginary mice and catch butterflies in the garden.  We will be learning about the concept of Space – pathways, direction and place.

I attended the Summer Dance Institute for Teachers workshop in Seattle and it was the most informative experience that I’ve ever had as a dance teacher.  Anne Greene Gilbert is a wealth of information and creativity.  I am currently integrating many of her ideas into my teaching.

http://creativedance.org/institute-workshops/sdit/

Our theme the last month has been springtime –  birds, butterflies, pollination, gardens, flowers and bugs.  We’ve been progressing with basic ballet positions and steps, balance and strength.  We are winding ‘up’ in preparation for the next level of dance class – creative ballet – which is the transitional phase from creative movement to ballet technique.  The stories continue but the attention to detail, choreography and concepts are emphasized.

The theme these next few weeks centers around baby kittens.  Kittens are playful, curious and have amazing balance.  We are continuing our exploration of shapes, levels and pathways and moving on with some more advanced dance steps.    Along with a movement story and some games. we are learning a short dance sequence in preparation for observation week, March 1st – 5th.