• Pom Pom Shake

    Class Description
  • The Cheer Exploration Pom Pom Shake class for Toddlers is an upbeat Cheerleading and Dance class that gets toddlers moving and dancing to popular kid friendly songs. Pom Pom Shake is designed as an interactive, play-time Cheerleading Dance class with a goal to introduce easy Cheerleading movements to toddlers.  Class Flow is designed by the ‘Dance to Learn!’® Curriculum with the whole child in mind and has been created around a child’s cognitive, language, social and motor development to form the 5 Methods of Performance Arts™. Each month, Pom Pom Shake classes are designed around a new movement concept or element to keep the classes fun and exciting as part of our ‘Dance to Discover!™ method. For example, studying the concept of “Space” would allow cheerleaders to learn how to stand on sideline to perform a routine, vs standing in the field to perform a dance. Another concept could be the concept of “Levels” and learning how to shake pom poms high, low or in the middle for different routines. Each week, the class structure remains the same with classes beginning with a study of the 14 arm movements in Cheerleading. Next we move onto stretches and songs on the floor and slowly moving to standing as we dance and move to our favorite songs. At the end of class we get to shake our pom poms and learn a new movement concept. Popular toys and props that students will get to play with during class include pom poms, ribbon sticks and batons. Children are nurtured by their instructor through a positive “Yes!” environment, and the small class size ensures the personal attention needed at this stage of learning. Pom Pom Shake classes include participation in the Dance Exploration, LLC ‘Dance to Learn!’® at Home with Me™ Program!

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  • Class Details

    • Ages:
      1.5 - 3 years old
    • Class Style:
      Kiss and Go
    • Class Length:
      20 Minutes
    • Teacher to Student Ratio:
  • What will my Child Learn?

    Gross and Fine Motor Development
    • Children will learn basic fine motor skills and improved hand strength when they grasp props and toys such as pom poms, ribbon sticks and batons
    • Through balance, stretching and coordination activities, children will strengthen muscles needed for continued gross motor development as well as improve posture
    • Children will improve hand-eye coordination by waving and playing with their assorted props
    • Children will improve balance and flexibility as well as strengthen their core as they perform different dance stretches and movements seen in Cheerleading
    Cognitive Development
    • Toddlers will learn important dance and movements concepts and elements such as Space, Tempo, Levels, Sizes, Pathways, Directions, Positional Concepts, Body Shapes, Anatomy, Weight, Energy, Relationships, Sequencing and Patterns
    • Toddlers will learn how to associate words and concepts learned outside of the Cheer class
    • Children will improve their memory as they learn and memorize a short routine each week
    • Students will be able associate concepts and elements to certain movements to help them remember those characteristics outside of the Pom Pom Shake class
    Social and Emotional Development
    • As Students memorize new songs and rhymes as well as chants and cheers they will improve their memorization thereby improving their self-confidence
    • Students improve listening skills as they learn new rhymes, songs, chants and cheers
    • Students will learn the value of teamwork and important social skills such as sharing, waiting turns and working cooperatively with others
    Language Skills
    • Children will learn new Cheerleading and Dance terminology and how to associate that terminology with the correct movements and poses
    • Students will learn how to express their needs, desires and problems to not only their peers, but also their teacher
    • Through singing and chanting the nursery rhymes children may learn new words and how to associate those words with associated movement
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