Ready Set Dance
A one-hour combo class that includes jazz, hip-hop, singing, music and a whole lot of fun.
Our Ready Set Dancers just love:
- Busting out their hip hop moves
- Singing like a Star
- Skipping along Fairytale Lane
- Learning rhythm on our animal safari
- Squishing Bugs with their tap shoes
- Playing with the parachute
- Going bananas with all of our cool music tracks created by top music producers from the Australian Kids Television Industry.
Balance bean bags, sing on the microphone, walk like a dinosaur, catch frozen snowflakes, learn to skip, show us your hip hop moves, hold your yoga pose and join in the puppet show! Ready set Dance develops the three C’s – CONFIDENCE, COORDINATION & CREATIVITY.
READY SET DANCE is designed to appeal to girls and boys. Just take a look at our mascots, Twirl and Freeze! Our class captures the attention of all pre-schoolers, from girls who love to twirl on their toes and boys who like to bust some moves.
This class is a one-hour combo class that includes jazz, hip-hop, tap, singing, music and a whole lot of fun. This class is not only an introduction to dance but a place to grow, learn and make friends. READY SET DANCE is the perfect way to start developing the coordination skills that are the basics of dance classes.
Jazz is the most popular style of dance at most dance studios as it uses current music that kids enjoy. Our jazz component uses age-appropriate versions of songs like ‘Shake it off’ and ‘Roar’ to start learning basic steps and combinations.
There is no denying that pre-schoolers these days are cool. They love to bust out hip-hop moves. We have developed our very own hip hop combinations like ‘The Pancake Flip’ to teach our students how to get their own groove happening. Our mascot ‘Freeze’ has some very cool songs as well, songs that boys in particular really enjoy.
Our content has a strong emphasis on counting music, understanding tempo and exploring rhythm. We love to use musical instruments and parachutes to have fun to learn music as a team.
Each lesson involves singing time on the mat. Our little divas and rock stars just love to take their turn on their microphone and sing with their puppets. It’s very rewarding to see some of our shy students gradually gain confidence and sing individually on the microphone and introduce themselves to the class.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are parents allowed in the class?
We don’t have parents in the classrooms. The program has been developed by 5 dance studio owners who are highly regarded in the industry as preschool dance experts. The teaching methods in the program are based on what we believe works best from our experience in the classroom. In our experience preschoolers are able to concentrate better without the distraction of other noise in the room from parents and other siblings. This is widely supported by dance teachers who prefer this method in our 220 locations. Our class has also been endorsed by leading child care experts who have done research papers on our teaching practises. The research paper supports the independent learning model. As preschoolers participate in classes they have the opportunity to develop additional secure attachments with adults (teachers) and peers. This helps them transition positively into the larger world and begins them developing school readiness. As they grow independently in their dance class they develop feelings of confidence and self efficacy. Having said that, a lot of children are timid at first and need to know that a parent is close by. We have a waiting room area and our teachers will bring out any student who isn’t settling or happy. It might take a few lessons for them to feel confident.
How long is a READY SET DANCE class?
READY SET DANCE is a one-hour combo class that includes jazz, tap, hip hop, singing and music.
Can I bring my dancer in for a trial before committing?
We would love you to bring your little dancer to experience a free trial at our studio. It’s a great way to make sure the class is a good fit before committing to the term. To secure a trial, please email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share a link to register and explain the process of enrolment should you wish to continue.
What does my dancer wear to READY SET DANCE class?
Once you have registered you will purchase your dancer a licensed READY SET DANCE tutu or TSHIRT for classes. Order forms are available at our studio.
What do early learning consultants think of READY SET DANCE?
‘Ready Set Dance is an innovative program designed specifically to introduce young children to the world of dance. In each class teachers explore aspects of the Ready Set Dance curriculum through playful approaches which are responsive to the curiosity and imagination of young learners. The children respond with active and joyful engagement and participation that enables them to practice and refine the skills and capacities needed for dance. At the same time the children are extended across the various developmental domains of physical, cognitive, language and social development and use learning processes such as attending, remembering and problem solving. Through regular and sustained participation in Ready Set Dance classes children develop positive dispositions to learning such as enthusiasm, independence, concentration, persistence, co-operation and the three C’s of confidence, coordination, and creativity. Ready Set Dance offers much to support the play and learning of young children in Australia and beyond.’
Dr Cathie Harrison is an early learning and gifted education consultant. Cathie has a diverse range of experience within education over thirty five years as a teacher, university lecturer, writer and researcher. Cathie has been a consultant to a number of early childhood, school, museum and community projects. Cathie has been an early childhood advisor to the ABC television program - Play School since 2000. Cathie’s contribution to early childhood education has been recognised in an Australian Government Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2016 and an Excellence in Education award from the Australian College of Educators in 2017.