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Ballet Buddies

Where children will improve in grace, coordination, strength, flexibility, Social Skills, Self Confidence, and compassion! 


Group Size: 3-5 children
Ages 2-5

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Ballet:
~Warmup
~ballet steps and positions
~Princess Tea Party
 

Social Skills:

~Sharing and Cooperation
~Using words
~Using a Calm Friendly Voice
~Being a Good Sport
~Turn Taking and Cooperation
~Body Space awareness
~Noticing others
~Expressing Emotion through words and movement
~Thinking about others
~Perspective Taking
~Listening in to others
~Giving and receiving encouragement
~Offering Help
~Initiating, Joining, Maintaining, and Ending conversation
~Dealing with a bully



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Question: Why use ballet as a platform to teach social skills?
Answer: Formal ballet training should not be introduced until the age of 8. Before then, a child's bones are too soft for the physical demands and exercises of ballet. Pre-ballet classes are often offered to dancers between the ages of 3 and 8 have become quite popular. The classes are loosely organized and simple. Children are encouraged to move around the room to the rhythms of different styles of music. Some pre-ballet classes may even introduce students to the five positions of ballet, stressing the importance of proper posture. 
What a great way to teach social skills! At Social Scene Ballet Buddies, we will introduce the 5 positions as well as some beginner ballet steps in a fun interactive environment where each student works on their  individual social skills

Creative movement involves the use of body actions to communicate certain actions, emotions, or feelings.