Dance classes for toddlers-Mommy and Me and and Daddy & Me too! These are some of Seattle's longest running children's development classes offered by American Dance Institute going back thirty years. In this photo, parents and toddlers use a parachute to learn new movement concepts, spatial relationships, social skills, community and more.
For Parents, Teens, Kids
We surveyed 300 discerning Seattle area parents asking why they insist on dance classes for their children. Here are the most often cited responses. (53 seconds)
Mommy/Daddy And Me Classes/Dance Classes For Toddlers
...and Daddy & Me too!
Mommy/Daddy and Me Classes: At this early age, your child begins to learn in a classroom setting and will experience tremendous advancement in movement skills and ability to follow directions.
Dance Classes For Toddlers: Mommy and Me classes are recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics to develop healthy muscles and enhance flexibility.
Mommy and Me classes for 2.5-3.5 year olds: This class does a wonderful job preparing children for preschool, the arts, science, math, music, sports, and more. Of course daddys are always welcome and encouraged to take a class with their toddler.
Toddler Dance Classes: Your child's cognitive development improves with dance movement unlike any other kind of activity.
And Daddy & Me too :)
Mommy/ Daddy & Me Fall Dance Classes Schedule
Dance Classes For Toddlers in Greenwood
Tuesdays, 10:00-10:40 AM, with mommy and me instructor, Alyssa Brillinger, in Studio #2
Fridays, 10:00-10:40 AM, with mommy and me instructor, Alyssa Brillinger, in Studio #2
Saturdays, 9:00-9:40 AM, with mommy and me instructor, Alyssa Brillinger, in Studio #2
Sundays, 9:00-9:40 AM, with mommy and me instructor, Margaret, in Studio #1
Dance Classes For Toddlers in Magnolia
Tuesdays, 10:40-11:20 AM, with mommy and me instructor Margaret Behm
Saturdays, 9:00-9:40 AM, with mommy and me instructor Sophia Arnall
Dance Classes For Toddlers in Shoreline
Mondays, 10:45-11:25 AM, with mommy and me instructor, Dakota Crist
Saturdays, 9:00-9:40 AM, with mommy and me instructor, Dakota Crist
Sundays, 9:00-9:40 AM, with mommy and me instructor, Dakota Crist
1240 NE 175th St. Shoreline, Washington, 98155
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Meet Your Toddler Dance Teachers
"Just as is true in the best preschool activities, the quality of the creative dance teacher makes all the difference." Elizabeth Chayer, Founder, Director
Originally from Fort Collins, CO, Margaret holds a BFA in Dance and a Minor in Women & Gender Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. She has been a member of Louder than Words Dance Theatre in Denver, CO and most recently with Keshet Dance Company in Albuquerque, NM.
Sophie Stanley, Dance Teacher & Office Manage, Shoreline WA
Sophia Stanley teaches dance at our Shoreline studio and serves as the office manager for American Dance Institute Shoreline and the Shoreline Music School.
Sophia graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a bachelors in News and Information.
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Dig Deeper: The Effects of a Creative Dance and Movement Program on the Social Competence of Head Start Preschoolers
The effects of an eight-week instructional program in creative dance/movement on the social competence of preschool children were assessed in this study utilizing a scientifically rigorous design. Forty preschool children from a large Head Start program were randomly assigned to participate in either an experimental dance program or an attention control group. Teachers and parents, blind to the children's group membership, rated children's social competence both before and after the program, using English and Spanish versions of the Social Competence Behavior Evaluation: Preschool Edition. The results revealed significantly greater positive gains over time in the children's social competence for the experimental group compared with the control group. Small-group creative dance instruction appears to be an excellent mechanism for enhancing social competence and improving behavior. (edited for brevity)
Creative dance instruction for preschoolers: Excellent for enhancing social competence & improving behavior. Adam Winsler, Department of Psychology 3F5, George Mason University
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Version of Record online: 21 JUL 2006
Adam Winsler, Department of Psychology 3F5, George Mason University