Grown Up and Me
Be a part of your child's dance education with the Grown Up and Me program at the Washington School of Dance. With a parent or loved one close by, Dancers from 18 months to 3 years will learn the basics of classical dance, while engaging in hands-on movement activities essential to the proper development of coordination, musicality and self-confidence. Dancers will explore music and movement, and their Grown Ups will delight in sharing these first steps in dance.
What to Expect From Class
The Grown Up and Me program is a 45 minute class that meets weekly. Each dancing pair should be on the studio dance floor and ready to begin at their scheduled class time. Young students can dance with any of the special Grown Ups in their lives - Moms, Dads, Grandparents and Caregivers can all make great Grown Up and Me partners.
Class begins with both Grown Ups and Dancers exploring the studio space together. Movement concepts will be introduced through dances using props such as scarves and rhythm sticks. Grown Ups and Dancers will work together to explore music with rhythm instruments and song. An obstacle course, folk dance or other group activity will be incorporated in each session. Class will conclude with the positive recognition of each young Dancers accomplishment.
Participation in the Grown Up and Me program requires:
There is no expectation that either the Dancer or the Grown Up have any previous dance experience.
- A young Dancer aged 18 months to 3 years with a passion for movement
- A loving Grown Up who desires to support their Dancer in an exploration
of music and dance
- A sense of a humor and a capacity for joy!