The Mini Class (2-3yo) is a 30 minute lesson introducing Shine’s tiniest students to the wonderful world of song and dance. This “parent-assisted” class incorporates lots of creative movements with the use of fun props and sounds. During each lesson the children will also learn a range of groovy actions to fun and recognisable music. The ultimate aim of the Mini class is to prepare the students to associate body movements with music beats in a vibrant and nurturing environment.
**Please note the Mini students do not participate in our End of Year Concerts. Instead, they will have an in-house “mini-concert” during their last lesson of the year.**
The Kinder (3-4 y.o) and Prep (5-6 y.o) classes build on from the basics of the Mini class in an independent format. The class begins with an energetic warm up and a gentle stretch to increase their heart rate and get their bodies flexible. The next part of the class consists of learning elementary Funk/Jazz dance technique and routines to fun and modern pop songs… and sometimes old classics too! Following the routine, the teacher will introduce the basics of singing tuition that teaches the students how to understand singing beats and learning song words. The class often concludes with some Ballet &/or fun dance games to warm down. The most important noticeable benefits to your child will be co-ordination and confidence.
Although these students are our youngest performers at Shine, they certainly merit the biggest applause at our End of Year Concerts. Many parents are simply amazed at what their children can achieve in such a relatively short time throughout the year. The Kinder & Prep students will only be expected to perform in one End of Year Concert.
Leotards, fairy skirts, cross overs and leggings are encouraged. No loose tracksuits or baggy clothing. Once enrolled into the class, Shine will provide information on which dance shoes you need to purchase.