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Toddler and Me (Virtual Class)

Toddler crawling through color tube

Toddler and Me, 8 weeks (May 12-June 30)

  • Time: Tuesdays, 9:30-10 a.m.
  • Cost: $45
  • Age: walking-3 years

Toddler and Me introduces toddlers to music and dance, encouraging them to explore the world alongside their adult! Toddlers and their adults will stretch, sing, move, play instruments, learn finger plays and rhymes, explore pre-dance activities; these activities facilitate brain development and caregiver-child bonding.

The summer 2020 session of Toddler and Me will be a virtual class taught through Zoom. The goal of the class is to help toddlers and their caregivers experience music and movement in a meaningful way the caregivers can replicate throughout the week. While the teacher will be on the screen leading/guiding activities and giving real-time feedback, the focus for toddlers will be the interaction with their caregiver, not interaction with the screen. A list of props that can be found around the house or easily made will be suggested to go along with the class. Toddlers should already be able to walk when they join this class, and are welcome to participate through age 3!


Arts for Tots (Virtual Class)

Children learning ballet

Arts for Tots, 8 weeks (May 12-June 30)

  • Time: Tuesdays, 10:30-11 a.m. OR 4:30-5 p.m.
  • Cost: $45
  • Age: 3-5 years

Arts for Tots is an independent class for ages 3-5 that combines dance and music learning! Students will sing, listen and move to music, be introduced to the foundations of ballet technique, and develop basic body awareness, coordination, and control.

The summer 2020 session of Arts for Tots will be a virtual class taught through Zoom and is 30 minutes long instead of the typical 60-minute in-person class. The class will focus on music and movement activities that can engage young children and encourage their artistic growth in a virtual classroom setting. A list of props that can be found around the house or easily made will be suggested to go along with the class! Ballet class attire is strongly encouraged to help facilitate focus and freedom of movement for students.


M&M's (Music and Movers) (Virtual Class)

Girl playing mallet instrument

M&M’s (Music and Movers), 8 weeks (May 12-June 30)

  • Time: Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Cost: $65
  • Age: 5-6 years

M&M’s is an independent class for ages 5-6 that combines music and dance learning! Students will sing, listen and move to music, expand their musical vocabulary and skills, and engage with music in a fun way that prepares them for life-long enjoyment and participation in music making. During the dance portion of class, students will work on the foundations of ballet technique and vocabulary to develop physical strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, spatial awareness, and mental focus. The skills developed in this class will provide students with a solid music and movement foundation that sets them up for success regardless of what musical instrument and athletic area they choose to pursue in the future.

The summer 2020 session of M&M’s will be a virtual class taught through Zoom and is 45 minutes long instead of the typical 60-minute in-person class. The class will focus on music and movement activities that engage young children and encourage their artistic growth in a virtual classroom setting. A list of props that can be found around the house or easily made will be suggested to go along with the class! Ballet class attire is strongly encouraged to help facilitate focus and freedom of movement for students.


Rhythm Rockers (Virtual Class)

Children playing tambourines in a circle

Rhythm Rockers, 8 weeks (May 12-June 30)

  • Time: Tuesdays, 3:30-4 p.m.
  • Cost: $45 (combo options available with Summer Strummers for $70)
  • Age: 7-9 years

Rhythm Rockers focuses on body percussion, bucket drumming, and vocal development for students ages 7-9.

The summer 2020 session will be a virtual class taught through Zoom; students are encouraged to have 5-gallon buckets and drum sticks, but in the absence of these supplies suggestions for alternatives that can be found around the house will be given. Students are encouraged (but not required) to pair Rhythm Rockers with Summer Strummers – activities in each class will be different and taking both will be an excellent reinforcement of musical skills!


Summer Strummers (Virtual Class)

Little boy dancing

Summer Strummers, 8 weeks (May 14-July 2)

  • Time: Thursdays, 3:30-4 p.m.
  • Cost: $45 (combo option available with Rhythm Rockers for $70)
  • Age: 7-9 years

Summer Strummers focuses on beginning ukulele techniques, rhythm skills and vocal development for students ages 7-9.

The summer 2020 session will be a virtual class taught through Zoom; students will need their own ukulele at home to fully participate in the class. Students are encouraged (but not required) to pair Summer Strummers with Rhythm Rockers – activities in each class will be different and taking both will be an excellent reinforcement of musical skills!


Piano Power (Virtual Class)

Piano instructor teaching student

Piano Power, 8 weeks (May 13-July 1)

  • Time: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
  • Cost: $65 (combo options available with Rhythm Rockers and/or Summer Strummers by request. Please email Mrs. Stephens at stephensj12@nku.edu for info)
  • Age: 7-9 years

Piano Power 3 combines beginning piano instruction with basic musicianship skills in a fun learning environment for children ages 7-9! Piano Power will teach children the basics of musical language in preparation for a joyful experience with private lessons or other instrument study. Students will learn to read music notation through an approach that emphasizes hearing and experiencing the musical concepts before reading. The focus will be to provide students with a continued understanding of the keyboard so that they can practice and play throughout the week for their own enjoyment and musical growth.

Piano Power 3 will be a virtual class taught through Zoom. Students must have completed Piano Power 1 and 2 in order to enroll in Piano Power 3, or by approval of the instructor.


String Sprouts

Save the date! Fall Registration Opens July 1

String Sprouts combines beginning violin instruction with music readiness activities. Students will learn to behave musically through singing, moving, listening, composing, performing on mallet and rhythm instruments, and playing the violin. The class is designed for ages 6&7 (and have completed Kindergarten); students with no prior musical training are welcome, as are students already enrolled in private lessons and/or classroom music! Music notation will gradually be introduced using manipulatives and a hands-on, experiential approach. The combination of violin instruction and general music instruction will create a rich learning environment for all students, laying a solid foundation for future music reading and performance on any instrument. Violins for class use are provided!

  • Schedule: Wednesdays 4:30-5:15 p.m. or Saturdays 10-10:45 a.m. – NKU Fine Arts Center
  • Tuition: $150/semester

Parent Handbook

Dress Code for Arts for Tots and Music and Movers

Gentleman’s Dress Code

  • Black ballet shoes*
  • Black athletic pants or shorts
  • Solid white shirt

Ladies Dress Code

  • Pink ballet shoes*
  • Solid black or pink leotard for class. No appliques, turtle-necks, cut outs, or attached tutu skirts, please.
  • Ballet Pink Tights (ballet pink is a specific shade).
  • Hair secured in a bun for each class.
  • Optional: simple black, pink, or white ballet skirt. Please, no tutus or multi-layered skirts.
  • Optional: leg warmers and/or dance sweater wraps when the weather is cooler.

*Ballet shoe sizes differ from street shoes. We recommend taking your child to one of the following stores for a shoe fitting:

Ballet Boutique: 240 S Main St. Florence, KY 41042
balletboutiquenky.com

Cincinnati Dancewear: 3673 Paxton Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45208
cincinnatidancewear.com

Here is a link to a good quality ballet shoe on Amazon, if you'd prefer to order online:
amazon.com/dp/B002D47WLQ/ref=twister_B002G9UFNK

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