First Steps Pre-School Program
Here at Imagine School Of Dance, we offer four different levels of dance classes, for young children aged 6 months to 4 years old, Miss Ashton our specialist Pre-School teacher is a fully qualified ISTD dance teacher and is certified to teach both the Melody Movement (MMEL) Pre-school dance program and the IDT Footsteps program, and with professional dance and teaching experience, she always strives to create a fun, friendly and inclusive experience for everyone – no matter what your child’s age or ability.
Our First Steps program follows the UK Government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, and our classes provide the opportunity for babies and young children to learn and develop key life skills in a healthy and safe environment, whilst also having lots of fun!
All of our weekly classes have to be paid for one month in advance. We do offer all children a 1 month trial period which is pay as you go.
Wriggles And Giggles (6 Months - Walking)
This exciting Music and Movement class is an amazing bonding experience for parents/carers and their babies to enjoy together! Using a mixture of creative movement, music and toys, our Wriggles and Giggles class is a great way to enhance your babies physical, communication and social/emotional development. The class provides a stimulating yet gentle introduction to song and dance, improving body awareness and self-control. This class is perfect for parents/carers to meet up and make new friends too and there will be an opportunity at the end of each class to have a cup of tea and a chat.
Tiny Toes (12 Months - 2.5 Years)
This fun filled parent and toddler creative movement class follows the MMEL Little Bear Feet Syllabus and gives the children the exciting opportunity to earn medals for participating in class. In This class we go on weekly trips to nursery rhyme land and explore different ways of moving using a variety of different props and toys. This Tiny Toes class is more than just dancing – it gives the children the opportunity to learn valuable skills by responding positively to both the teacher and the other children in the class. This class is perfect for parents/carers to meet up and make new friends as well as giving you the opportunity to bond with your toddler whilst you dance your way through this story based class together.
Baby Ballet/Tap/Modern/Boppers (2-3 Years)
Once your little dancer turns 2 years old their weekly classes start to come in a variety of different styles, you can choose from Ballet, Tap, Modern and Street Dance - Your Little one could even do more than 1 class a week if they want to! All of these classes follow the MMEL Melody Movement, Tip Tap Toe and Groovy Moves Syllabuses and the children can earn medals and rosettes for their achievements in class. At this level the children begin to participate independently in class and will enjoy a variety of different stories and adventures each week- these classes are a truly magical experience for the children! This class gives parents the chance to sit back and have a cup of tea or even have a chat with other parents whilst your little one is in class!
First Ballet/Tap/Modern/Boppers (3-4 Years)
Now that your Pre-Schooler is 3 and in their last year of nursery (F1) they begin to learn harder steps and combinations ready for the move to our Pre-Primary and Primary classes once they start school, you can still choose from Ballet, Tap, Modern and Street Dance! All of these classes follow the MMEL First Ballet, Tap, Modern and Groovy Moves Syllabuses - the children can still earn medals and rosettes for their achievements in class. In These classes we will still be following the different weekly adventures of our dance class teddies Melody and Milligan bear and learning different dance steps and terms through the use of toys and imagination - children always come out of these classes beaming with excitement and love telling their parents about all of the adventures they have been on! This class gives parents the chance to sit back and have a cup of tea or even have a chat with other parents whilst your little one is in class!