• Teddy Bear Hip Hop at Rick's Center for Gifted Children (Winter 2019/2020)
    December 02, 2019 - March 02, 2020
    3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Instructor

TB HIP HOP

Teddy Bear Hip Hop™ at Rick’s Center for Gifted Children
 
Dates: 12/2/2019-3/2/2020
**No Class**
12/23, 12/30, 1/6, 1/20, 2/17
 
Times: Mondays 3:40-4:40pm
 
**Attention**
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – Save 10% if you register before 11/15/2019
 

Dance Exploration, LLC is excited to introduce our Teddy Bear Hip Hop Dance™ class. Based on the foundations of Jr Hip Hop, this class is designed especially for preschoolers to 1st graders. Founded on the principles of the ‘Dance to Learn!’® Curriculum and the 6 Methods of Dance™, our Teddy Bear Hip Hop Dance™ Class is designed to teach the whole child. Each month, we pick a new storybook theme to keep classes and activities new and exciting each week. As part of the ‘Dance to Discover!’™ Method, our themed classes will help children associate the skills learned in class with day to day learning and easy association and conceptualization of the steps for better mastery. Teddy Bear Hip Hop Dance™ is an introduction to the urban street styles of dancing known commonly as Hip Hop. What makes the class unique is in the execution of the deliverance of dance steps. Each move will be taught using a stuffed animal, like a teddy bear, or similar prop to easily teach break dance moves and other hip hop genres. As classes progress dancers will be asked to perform dance moves that replicate a real life creature or event. For example when teaching isolations or robotics, we may utilize the imagery of a scarecrow to better teach the concepts. The utilizing of play-based and imaginative learning is part of the Story Dance Exploration™ part of class. The skills and movements taught will be age appropriate and will test their motor development as well as their spatial awareness all part of the ‘Dance to Move!’™ Method. The class begins with warming up the muscles with stretches, isolations (moving one body part separately from the others), and fun rhythmic patterns and play. All warm ups will include a ‘Prop of the Day’ which will base the theme of the class. During across the floor activities, dancers will complete Story Dance Pathways™ these themed obstacle courses will focus on one or multiple hip hop dance moves. Dance moves are age appropriate and as such are more “creative” and “imaginative” at this level. Dancers will be challenged to create their own moves to help tell a story or recreate a concept as part of the ‘Dance to Create!’™ Method. The Terpsichore Literacy Program™ is included in Teddy Bear Hip Hop Dance™ Class. This reading readiness program will allow students to explore children’s literacy stories, characters and plots. Dancers work in groups with their peers to further develop their ability to learn manners, patience, and other important life skills as part of the ‘Dance to Accept!’™ Method. Each Teddy Bear Hip Hop Dance™ class will learn a combo or dance routine to be performed at the Graduation. Combos are taught for mastery of skill and are challenging enough to encourage motivation and determination. Teachers follow a “Yes!” Environment where the children feel comfortable and safe working with both their instructor and their peers. Educators also encourage children to make the right choices and nurture their self expression. As part of the ‘Dance to Express!’™ Method, all classes end with a free-style circle where kids are challenged to show off their best dance moves while their peers cheer them on! Teddy Bear Hip Hop™ includes the Dance Exploration, LLC ‘Dance to Learn!’® at Home with Me™ Program.

 
**You’re Invited!**
You are invited to join us for an end of Session Graduation Celebration and Showcase on 3/2/2020 at 3:40-4:40pm!
**ATTENTION**
If you have not paid per session or year, enrollment in this class includes enrollment in automatic debit. For more information please read our Payment Policies and Procedures.
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303-949-1975

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2040 South York Street, Denver, Colorado, 80208, United States

Description:

Extended Day and Camp Programming
Ricks Center is a place for children who have strong convictions, who are more intense, more curious and more innovative than their peers. Ricks Center is a place for children who are deeply sensitive, funny, intelligent, passionate and more.

WHY ARE BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS SO IMPORTANT?
Did you know…effective before and after school programs bring a wide range of benefits to children, families and communities. For example, before and afterschool programs can boost academic performance, reduce risky behaviors, promote physical health, and provide a safe, structured environment for the children of working parents.

Attending before or after school programs can improve students’ academic performance
Effective before and after school programs can improve classroom behavior and school attendance and academic aspirations.
Before and after school programs can play an important role in encouraging physical activity and good dietary habits. Participation in before and after school programs has been associated with positive health outcomes, including reduced obesity.
Working families and businesses also derive benefits from after school programs that ensure that youth have a safe place to go while parents are at work. Parents concerned about their children’s after school care miss an average of eight days of work per year, and this decreased worker productivity costs businesses up to $300 billion annually (Brandeis University, Community, Families and Work Program, 2004 and Catalyst & Brandeis University, 2006).
SPARK AT RICKS
Spark Clubs: Before and After School Programs
Introducing our new Spark Clubs – Spark Creativity, Spark Invention, Spark Engagement, Spark Passions.

Spark Clubs will encompass all grades with Spark Jr. for our Preschool – Kindergarten students, Spark Intermediate for our 1st – 4th graders, and Spark Advanced for our 5th – 8th graders. All clubs will be taught by Ricks staff or student workers.

For more information on our daily offerings or to register https://www.du.edu/ricks/camp/index.html