RAD LAUNCHES NEW PRE-SCHOOL DANCE CURRICULUM
Tiny Tots With Twinkle Toes
To mark the launch of Dance To Your Own Tune an exciting new Pre-school Dance Curriculum, the Royal Academy of Dance are holding an open demonstration and teaching event at English National Ballet next weekend.
The curriculum supports the philosophy that movement underpins all learning and provides teachers with guidelines as to appropriate content and methodology congruent to the motor development of the young child.
Lynn Wallis, the Academy’s Artistic Director and head of the team responsible for designing the curriculum explains,
“At this age children literally are dancing to their own tune, they are exploring the capabilities of their own bodies, learning to move and learning through movement. Through movement children develop their bodies, their minds, their confidence and their ability to communicate and express. Young children are learning all the time and most of their learning is connected to movement.”
The Royal Academy of Dance is hosting a day-long programme of open, work-in-progress classes with pre-school children aged between 21/2 and 41/2 years of age. The classes will be based on the themes and guidelines within the curriculum and there will be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.
Dance and Education Press are invited to attend a morning overview session starting at 11.30am – 12.30pm. Parents and teachers of the pre-school children participating will also be there and there will be photo opportunities.
Sunday, 8 February, 11.30am -12.30pm, English National Ballet, Markova House, 39 Jay Mews, Kensington, London SW7 2ES
The Royal Academy of Dance is the world’s leading educator of classical ballet and is at the forefront of dance education. Their mission is to promote knowledge, understanding and practice of dance internationally.
The Pre-school Dance Curriculum, Dance To Your Own Tune is available from the Academy as a complete resource pack at the full retail price of £249.99. It contains the curriculum handbook, two CD’s and a DVD (available in both PAL & NTSC versions) showing footage of pre-school classes at each level. Dance To Your Own Tune is aimed at two age groups, Level 1: 21/2 - 31/2 and Level 2: 31/2 - 41/2 up to 5 years of age.
English National Ballet has kindly offered to host the launch event for the Royal Academy of Dance
Programme of Events:
11.45 – 12.15 Demonstration Class at Level 1
12.15 – 12.30 Questions & Photographs
2.30 – 3.15 Level 1 Class
3.30 – 4.00 Theory into Practice, discussion
4.00 – 4.45 Level 2 Class
4.45 – 5.00 Questions