Inspired by various forms of dance and imaginative play, Mini Rockers programs aim to get children excited about being active and provide a sturdy foundation not only for dance, but for other forms of physical activity such as gymnastics and sport. Classes are high energy, focusing on movement, creativity and fun!
Founder Lisa Klibansky worked together with early childhood educators to develop the Mini Rockers program. Consideration was given to the learning outcomes in the Early Years Learning Framework.
For further information on Lisa Klibansky or the process of creating the Mini Rockers program, please read Lisa’s Bio.
The Mini Rockers program embraces the approach of structure without boundaries. Children are encouraged to be active participants in their own learning, and can engage in the activities at their individual level of comfort, ability, and willingness.
Children who attend classes regularly will develop the early foundational skills in general dance and become competent in creating meaningful body movement, rhythm, balance, coordination and spacial awareness.
However, this is not a class to teach choreography or skills in any dance genre specifically, but rather a multidisciplinary program that incorporates dance, movement, imaginative play, exposure to different sensory experiences, music and instrument familiarisation.
Classes make use of various entertaining and educational resources such as twirling ribbons, hula hoops, bean bags, musical instruments, themed dress ups, bubbles and a parachute.
Mini Rockers is a safe and welcoming space for children and their families. There is no pressure, and no prerequisite ability to follow instructions or participate in team activities. In this way, the program allows for creative expression whilst facilitating learning and development and stimulating a sense of wellbeing in all participants.
Due to the current Covid-19 situation, Mini Rockers programs have had to temporarily stop running.
In the meantime, I am working hard to get my brand new custom-made studio ready for the end of lockdown! The new space is located at 5B Rotorua Street, Caulfield South. It is bright and full of sparkles, space and colour! It will be the perfect backdrop for all your little people to DANCE. IMAGINE. LEARN… and have a rocking great time!
I can’t wait to see all of you again soon!
Love Lisa and her little (but very loud) dancing crew