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Courses for children

Body Condition

Body Condition

children 2-4, 3-5, 4-6, 6-8 year-olds

Children (2-4 years old) 45-minute lesson
These children are always escorted to the lessons by their parents or other relatives, who can also join them for each session. The children thus feel safe and are more easily involved in the lesson activities. Gradually the time which their parents or relatives spend in the lessons is reduced, until their presence is not necessary at all.
The children are encouraged to enjoy creative movements accompanied by suitable music. They learn to pay attention to one particular person (the teacher), to concentrate, to listen, and to follow the teacher's instructions.
In a year's time, the children manage to attend their lessons without their parents' presence. They learn the basic elements of creative movement and the first dance expressions. They consolidate their first skills (e.g. steps, turns) and they follow the teacher's instructions. They discover various kinds of movement and its harmony with music. They also develop their motor coordination; through the means of simple motion, they learn to be aware of their bodies and minds, and they learn to control them. Creative and amusing games, stories, and imaginative exercises make the lessons more appealing. To better motivate these children, they are rewarded pictures, stamps, etc. for good work at the end of the lessons.

Children (3-5 years old)
This category was established to better suit these children's needs. Children who are just starting with dance can join this category, as well as children who are able to attend lessons without their parents or relatives. The challenging demands of a higher level class may be frustrating for these children.. If their dance progress allows, they can be moved to a higher level course in which the teaching will hold their interest and better meet their needs.
The content of the course covers some more demanding parts of the previous course and the basics of the following one.

Children (4-6 years old)
These children further develop the acquired basics of creative and dance movement. They also get acquainted with dance and ballet expressions. They broaden their dance moves through games and by discovering regularities of movement in space and time.
Together with the progress of the children, their practice is enriched by more precise bodily coordination, more coherent movements, and floor work, which enables the children to better be aware of space. At the same time, they are also trying to master the basics of typical dance forms, such as straight legs and pointed toes, conscious body posture and its precise spacial directing. Amusing and creative elements with stories and games lighten the learning and make it more appealing to children. Through these activities, the children continuously develop their motional memory.
These children are also kept motivated by being awarded a sticker, stamp or picture for their journal for good work at the end of each lesson.

Children (6-8 years old)
School children are taught in lessons, which are very similar to regular and intensive dance tuition. These children begin to express their personalities. It is possible to motivate them more effectively, and to use their individual qualities and abilities when working on short collective choreographies and improvisational exercises done individually, in pairs, or in small groups.
As the children further develop, the lessons tend to become more firmly structured and standardised. They more closely resemble dance courses for adults. The children are now fully aware of their bodies and they learn to work with them - to control their centre of gravity and body posture, and to perform steps, jumps, and synchronised and isolated movements with technical precision. Based on these acquired dance techniques, they are thus better able to express even more complicated ideas, stories and moods. Standard, routine and body-building exercises continuously help improve physical condition, flexibility and strength.

Dress code:
non-skid socks or soft ballet shoes
Girls: A leotard with a ballet skirt or skirted leotard without print
Boys: T-shirt without print, leggins