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Castle Rock Creative Dance
Classes for Kids! 

at the Cantril School Building

Class Ages: 3-5

Day/Time: Tues 9:30-10:00am

Day/Time: Fri 9:30-10:00am

Day/Time: Fri 5:05-5:50pm

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Creative Dance

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Class Description

Dance Exploration provides the Town of Castle Rock Creative Dance classes for boys and girls ages 3-5. Dance Exploration’s Creative Dance class at the Cantril School Building, is a preschooler’s introduction to dance and movement. Boys and Girls are invited to dance, learn and grow in a positive, nurturing environment lead by a friendly and knowledgeable instructor. Dance Exploration uses the Dance to Learn® Curriculum, a whole child, conceptual approach to dance education. 

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The Dance Exploration Program follows the Dance to Learn® Curriculum  which is applied for our Castle Rock Creative Dance Classes: 

Our Curriculum

The Dance to Learn® Curriculum is a conceptual approach to dance education using a multi-sensory teaching technique designed to captivate the whole child. We begin each class introducing a new Dance Concept each week. We use a fun visual aid with bright colors that the dancers can recognize to captivate our Visual Learners. Next we practice saying the concept and interacting with the concept using auditory cues such as music or instruments for our Auditory Learners. Next we get hands on with the visual by either moving it or tracing it. We may even use a prop for our hands on, tactile learners. Next we explore the concept through movement by performing a short movement activity for our Kinesthetic Learners. 

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Class Flow

The Castle Rock Creative Dance classes offered by Dance Exploration begin with an imaginative, multi-sensory warm up called Dance Me a Story™. Each Warm Up includes breath and meditation, tactile touch, brain and body stretches, an audio story. The warm ups are designed to allow the child to interact, imagine and play with their instructor and peers while getting focused and calm for optimal learning.


Next dancers in the Castle Rock Creative Dance classes explore the daily theme or concept with a standing movement activity that stimulates and strengthens their gross motor development. This play based exploration also stimulates their brain pathways as they continue the discovery of new concepts and principles through movement.

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Next the Castle Rock Creative Dance classes transition to dancing across or around the room. Students get to practice and perfect individual dance movements during the Developing Skills part of class. Perfecting developmentally appropriate individual skills is important before skills can be linked together.

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Once perfected, the dancers get to link all the movements together to tell a story! We call this the Story Dance Pathway™. This an interactive, play based obstacle course that challenges the dancers to remember each movement in the sequence with the help of props and visual and auditory cues. This important skill teaches the basis of choreography as dancers are challenged to link multiple movements together.

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Castle Rock Creative Dance Classes by Dance Exploration end with a Creative Exploration where children move and dance in creative and imaginative ways! Student lead activities boost confidence, independence, and social/emotional skills and creativity!

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Halfway through each session of the Castle Rock Creative Dance classes, children begin learning choreography for the Castle Rock Dance Showcase. Working on choreography, especially in a group setting, fosters teamwork and synchronicity, teaching dancers how to move cohesively with others. Taking time at the end of each class to learn and practice choreography is essential for the success of each individual students' performance at the Castle Rock Dance Showcase

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Dancers enrolled in the Dance Exploration Castle Rock Creative Dance classes are invited to participate in the Castle Rock Dance Showcase! The Castle Rock Dance Showcase happens twice a year in May and December! Each Showcase has a different theme and showcases the skills' of every student enrolled in the program. The Castle Rock Dance Showcase takes place on the Cantril School Building Stage!  Dance is a performance art, that's why at Dance Exploration we believe performance should be included! The Castle Rock Dance Showcase is free for every student to participate and perform in! 

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Parents have so many choices when it comes to activities for your toddler: art, music, gymnastics, dance etc. It can be hard to decide which activity is best! Here are some research based FACTS as to why Dance is the best activity when it comes to your child and their development.

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