Friday mornings at Jacksdale Community Centre 09:30-10:30am
Our VJSD Parent and Toddler classes focus on dancing and singing to well known songs and rhymes with the adult and toddler joining in together. We encourage the parents/guardians to guide their little ones with movement and direction whilst having fun and learning fundamental skills. The children also get a chance to interact with others and develop their social interaction. It is also a nice chance for parents to do the same.
See benefits for early years dancing below (Green section)
We have lots of props and instruments and all the well known children songs. This is a fun and friendly environment that you and your little ones will love. The sessions are set up as followed - 09:30-09:50 Welcome, names, dancing and singing 09:50-10:00 Social time with a snack. Chatting and interactive play - 10:00-10:20 More dancing and singing 10:20-10:25 Wind down and Goodbyes times are a guide We no longer require you to book in advance, just turn up. Classes are pay as you go, there are no block bookings, upfront payments or termly fees.
Covid guidelines are being followed and we will update where necessary alongside the Government announcements There is still regular cleaning of all props and dance areas.
Benefits of DANCE at a young age! Here at VJSD we have classes to encourage the following benefits.
As written on https://www.huggies.com.au/baby-care/active/baby-dancing
How does dance benefit toddlers? Creativity and self-expression Dancing with babies fosters their sense of physical expression. Participating in toddler dance lessons can help to spark creativity in young children, as many classes have a strong imagination element. Physical fitness and development It’s never too early to encourage a love of physical activity in children. They are l discovering their full range of motion, developing body awareness, and fine-tuning their balance, muscle strength, and coordination. Associating a variety of movement patterns with fun and enlightenment creates a positive connection between using their body, being fit and healthy, and feeling great. Learning and co-ordination Music engages the brain by stimulating neural pathways associated with abstract thinking, empathy, and even mathematics. Music’s melodies and rhythmic patterns exercise the brain and help develop memory. Expanding dance into the playing of musical instruments, even with something as simple as tapping on a saucepan, will also strengthen eye-hand coordination Socialisation and awareness of others By its very nature, music is a socially engaging activity. Children love to see their parents singing and dancing at home, and when they get to join in and dance with others, it is a tremendous benefit for their social awareness. As they become more comfortable their confidence and sociability will improve, as dancing with others creates an emotional bond.