Vibrant dance and music class created for babies and children, focused on teaching little rockstars to use their bodies to move, use their minds to imagine, and work together to explore their world!
Mini Rockers has a strong emphasis on dance and movement, but it also incorporates several extra layers of learning.
Mini Rockers isn’t about learning TO dance, but about learning THROUGH dance, teaching children about themselves, their bodies, their voices, and their worlds.
Classes incorporate structure without boundaries and are the perfect platform for imaginations to go WILD, for outside voices to be used indoors and for individuality to be utterly celebrated!
Baby Rockers is a baby dance and music class designed for ages 6 months – 1.5 years old.
Children do not need to be crawling or walking to participate.
Junior Rockers is a children’s dance and music class designed for toddlers and children aged 1.5 and up.
Senior Rockers is a children’s dance and music class designed for ages 4-6 years old.
Available on request for schools, childcares, kindergartens and birthday parties.
Children are engaged in an ever-rotating syllabus of themed activities designed to aid development in six key areas
Children develop the early foundational skills in dance and become competent in creating meaningful body movement, rhythm, balance, coordination and spacial awareness. Children are exposed to different sensory experiences. Little bodies are kept active, thereby improving muscle tone and fitness.
Children interact with their peers and emerging skills in areas such as communication, cooperation, turn-taking, and patience are reinforced. Children are taught to name and convey their emotions and to recognise facial expressions and body language in others.
All activities are done to music, thereby exposing children to a large variety of songs. Children are taught to recognize that music evokes emotion and can inspire action. Children learn to use different instruments such as drums, chimes and shakers to keep a rhythm, create a beat, and follow melodies.
Children are engaged in vibrant games involving dramatic play, fostering divergent thinking and inspiring them to use their imaginations.
Children learn to learn. They are guided through instructions and encouraged to ask questions and make decisions, assisting in the development of skills in simple reasoning. Children learn to recognise cause and effect.
Children are encouraged to be investigators, discovering information about themselves, their bodies, their feelings, their world and its occupants. Children are empowered to seek further exploration of topics that interest them.
I am a qualified property Conveyancer and have a Bachelors degree in Journalism, so needless to say I spent the better part of my 20’s working in front of a computer screen.
My career path took a dramatic turn after spending five years raising three highly creative, energetic children. They inspired me to develop the Mini Rockers program, and while it has been a long and involved journey to get to this point, I know with complete certainty that this is what I am meant to be doing!
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