Minute Masterclass Episode 123
Welcome to your one-minute masterclass. I’m Andrea Trench, founder of DiscoverDance and creator of the Foundations Course for Early Childhood Dance Educators and the DiscoverDance Experience Membership. Today we are answering the frequently asked question: when will my child learn “real” dance?
A dance education offers a unique experience that you won’t find in any other early childhood activity. As an artist, we must develop our creativity and ability to storytell and express emotion. As an athlete, we must develop the stamina, coordination, and strength to perform dance skills. In addition, dance educators have a responsibility to honor the young child by offering a developmentally appropriate curriculum. In our early childhood dance classes, we are growing our foundational skills that support the development of your child. We are exploring our conceptual skills that support the artist within your child. And, we are developing our codified dance skills that support the athlete within your child. Only when these three skills are developed together, can one truly learn dance. It’s a beautiful interwoven process that is 100% “real” dance and we look forward to celebrating your child’s progress with you each and every week. For more information, to enroll in the Foundations Course, join the DiscoverDance Experience, or to find the text version of this minute masterclass, visit DiscoverDance.com.