Luna Dance Institute has been offering family dance classes since we opened in 1992. Our relationship-based dance curriculum allows parents and children opportunities to learn about themselves and one another through movement play.
Parent-child Dance classes are offered through our Studio Lab program, as well as being at the heart of MPACT (Moving Parents and Children Together). In the Studio Lab, young children begin their dance studies through their attachment to parent or primary caregiver. This creates an environment of safety and support and allows parents the chance to learn about their children in a new way—by observing and interpreting their movement. In addition to being a lot of fun, parent-child dance classes are great preparation for very young children to eventually participate in a creative dance class on their own, learning to take direction from a new, adult teacher while staying true to their own ideas.
Luna’s relationship-based curriculum allows very young children and their parents to practice the dance of oneness and separateness in developmentally appropriate and engaging ways. Our winter-spring 2013 classes for Waddlers, Toddlers & Threes will be offered in four- and six-week sessions as follows:
January 22-February 12; April 9-May 14 for children 16-24 months will explore their new love affair with the world within the safety net of parent engagement. Waddlers play with balance, open spaces, peek-a-boo and chase as they strengthen their rapidly developing bodies and minds. Another session offered in April.
February 19-March 12; May 21-June 25 for two-year olds and their parents. At this stage children understand their separate self yet they are eager to share their discoveries and accomplishments with their parents. Luna staff will facilitate a play-based movement session for the children with lots of observation & witnessing activities for the parent. Toddlers need practice with fledgling social relations that help to relieve anxiety about aloneness in the world. This community of children & parents dancing together supports this natural development. Another session offered in May.
Creative Dance Play session for three-year olds and their parents ~ dates coming soon!
Parent-child classes are held Tuesdays 9:30-10:15am at our Berkeley studios. Each session costs $68. For more information or registration, contact email@example.com, or visit our registration page. Saturday morning MPACT classes are also available at various times throughout the year.