A creative movement class for the littlest movers, ages 3 -4!
Minimovers is an Intro to dance class for 3-4 year olds.. Through the season MInimovers will be introduced to the fundamentals, beginner techniques and beginner grooves and footwork of the different dance forms taught at Movemakers. This class is meant to prepare them and get them familiar with certain movements, dance forms, dance vocabulary, counting, learning to dance together as a group(choreography) and on their own (freestyle) so when they move up and become a Movemaker they already have a head start. We bring the Minimovers on an adventure through history, location and dance. They learn the dance form, where it was created, by who and its roots, these dance forms include: Hip Hop. Breaking, Locking and Latin Social Dance (Merengue and Salsa). Every two months we add on a new dance form leaving the last 2 months of the season to practice and gain confidence with them all!
Hip Hop Dance 5 -7 years old
For our youngest hip hop dancers, we provide a fun environment for developing self-awareness and body control. The kids learn basic concepts for arm gestures and poses, foot work and floor work. For the 5-7 yrs group, teamwork is a primary theme. The students work in small groups to practice skills or choreography, ultimately, creating the foundation for accountability, communication and leadership. Through kids’ hip hop, your little ones will learn how to groove out to pop and hip hop beats while also reinforcing life skills that support successful engagement in other communities and activities.
Acro and Gymnastics Tumbling via Break Dance Program
There’s nothing more fun than witnessing someone do a backflip or hold a handstand for 30 seconds. These skills are common features in Hip Hop Dance. Traditionally, Hip Hop dancers have had to learn these skills on their own, in their backyards or concrete. This is a testament to the resourcefulness of the pioneers. They’ve paved the way for Movemakers Philly’s Hip Hop Dance School to offer gymnastics for dance in a safe, accessible and efficient way. In our break dance program, students learn core, arm and leg strength conditioning exercises that are common place in circus and gymnastics. They also learn the proper way to stretch. As far as skills, students begin with jumps, leaps, roll variations, headstands, handstands, cartwheels and round-offs. As they progress in ability and into higher levels, we begin to introduce front and back walkovers, front and back handsprings, aerials (no handed cartwheels), and finally back and front tucks.
World Percussion via Philly Music Factory
Too often in the states, dance education is separated from music education, whereas, many folkloric traditions around the world hold them in tandem. At Movemakers Philly, we see dance and music as mutually important and beneficial. Drumming lessons are a wonderful way to emphasize the connection between dancer and musician. Our group percussion classes through our partners at Philly Music Factory are a wonderful entry point into the world of music for new music students and an opportunity for practicing young musicians to expand their study. Students will learn folkloric music from Cuba like Conga and Rumba. They will also learn Samba from Brazil. They will learn to play the following instruments tumbadora (a.k.a conga); cowbell, shakers, floor tom (basedrum). These lessons will reinforce concentration, listening, musicality, self-control, cultural appreciation and teamwork. Students will showcase their skills in showcases at the end of each session.
for adult hip hop, yoga, and dance classes visit urbanmovementarts.com
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