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5 Ways Dance Class Builds the Skills your Child Needs for School Readiness

Child developmental psychologists and occupational therapists are seeing the benefits of dance classes for children. At River Oaks Dance, we understand the important job we have and the unique opportunity to capitalize on the naturally occurring cognitive and neural development of young children. We are intentional about planning our classes around exercises that will set …

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Barefoot is Best

Benefits of children going barefoot in dance class Our staff is getting ready to attend our annual Leap N Learn early childhood dance education teacher training and we’re looking forward to a new speaker at the conference this year. Robyn Papworth is the founder of Play Move Improve, is a Pediatric Exercise Physiologist and Masters …

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Homeschool Dance Class

Looking to add fine arts and physical activity to your homeschool curriculum? Ballet classes combine both to give students a well-rounded education and get them moving! We offer morning and afternoon classes to fit your homeschooling schedule—perfect for homeschool co-ops and groups! Check out our schedule to see if there is a class that works …

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Setting Up for Success

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Dance Class So, your child is ready to start their first dance. Here are some tips we’ve picked up over the past 15 years of teaching to help you (and them) prepare to have the best experience. Progress through a curriculum Find a dance school that …

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Putting Child Development First

Children learn at different rates and there are big differences between the developmental landmarks of a three, four and five year old. A good preschool dance program separates these ages to provide a quality, developmentally appropriate learning experience. It’s also important to know that while one student may enter class with advanced physical skills for …

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