Planned, developmentally-designed movement classes (dance, gymnastics, fitness) for children ages 2- 10 years-old. Unlike traditional dance schools, Kinderdance® stresses free-movement exploration and gross motor development, while weaving in age-appropriate academic concepts, such as colors, numbers, shapes, and vocabulary words. The result is a fun, engaging class that builds a strong foundation in dance, fitness and acrobatics, as well as increases confidence, body awareness, and mental development. Kinderdance East Bay proudly teaches the following Kinderdance® classes and camps throughout the east bay.
Kinderdance East Bay classes are taught at preschools and elementary schools throughout the East Bay. We also offer periodic camps at Recreation Centers and Clubs. To find out where we teach or to enroll your child in our classes, please click the button below.
Before children learn to walk, they crawl, and before they crawl, they move their arms and legs. Mastering such gross motor movements in a planned, developmental movement program, like Kinderdance®, helps children to fully develop their bodies and their minds. Creativity is a perfect example of this. It evolves over time and is enhanced through age-appropriate music, art and movement classes, where children are given both direction and freedom to consider. The long-term benefit: a problem-solving mind is a creative mind!
Problem solving and language development are key outcomes of the Kinderdance® programs. When it comes to movement, both structured and unstructured, the possibilities for thinking creatively are endless, and the children love the challenge of learning to move their bodies in a variety of ways.
Blending academics is a natural progression in the Kinderdance® curriculum, and it’s fun! Learning vocabulary words is fun when they come to life, like learning "Circle" by moving your arms in a circle or hopping around a circle.
Kinderdance® programs use many strategies to reinforce the brain-body connection. Sequencing a combination of movements, for instance, helps to develop memory, and placing your body in various shapes, promotes balance and coordination, especially when asked to move from shape to shape as the music changes in tempo and mood.
Kinderdance® programs take the growing nervous system into account by stimulating a child’s many senses throughout class, which ensures that their mind and body are working as one. And since we all learn differently, Kinderdance® instructors teach to all of the senses in a variety of different ways. This eclectic approach to learning allows the children to learn and grow at their own pace.
Over the past 20+ years Kinderdance East Bay has partnered with Preschools, Elementary Schools, Clubs, Rec Centers, Individuals and Groups all over the East Bay.
SOME OF OUR PAST AND CURRENT PARTNERS INCLUDE:
Growing Light Montessori Schools- Oakland, Lafayette, Kensington, Moraga
Diablo Valley Montessori Schools
Creative Montessori School
Harbor Bay Kindercare
Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley
Black Pine Circle School
Park Day School
Crocker Highlands Elementary School
Walnut Creek Recreation Center
Lafayette Recreation Center
Claremont Resort and Spa
The Hills Club
YMCA of Berkeley
Cornerstone Children's Center
Duck's Nest Preschool
Sycamore Valley Day School
Temple Sinai Preschool