|Move and Groove is an award-winning music and movement program for children 4 to 6 years. This curriculum helps to develop pre-literacy and language skills through songs, movement and story time. Using music as the medium, children will develop fine and gross motor skills, improve hand-eye coordination, learn musical concepts, and sharpen there listening skills. Class activities promote problem solving, self-confidence and individual expression in a fun and nurturing environment. What you and your child will experience in class
Story Time and Early Literacy – Songs, rhymes and story time are used to develop phonetic awareness and early reading skills, while strengthening a child’s natural love of literature.
Instrument Exploration – There will be lots of hands-on percussive instrument time, which helps to improve hand-eye coordination. Playing percussive instruments is purposely designed to help children identify steady beat and practice self-control.
Movement Activities – Dancing and moving to music creates body awareness, facilitates balance and the development of fine and gross motor skills, and fosters a child’s imagination.
Focused Listening – This class is structured in a way that offers an opportunity for children to enhance their listening skills and their ability to follow direction.
Learn more about the theme of the current and upcoming sessions
All Move & Groove classes are presented in sessions, and each session focuses on a particular theme. Here is some information about the current and upcoming sessions.
Summer Session 2016 (May 11th, 2016 – July 2nd, 2016 first 4 weeks) – Jumping Beans – Welcome to Jumping Beans! Hola! Take your class on a walk in the rainforest of Latin America where students will discover musical patterns in motion and music making. An introduction to musical notation will be tucked into stories and pretend play activities. The activities also emphasize expressive movement and dramatic play as the children sing, move, and play to music and folklore about Mexican bumping beans as well as a story in which a boy named Diego tells us about several different Latin American instruments. So much fun and learning will have everyone shouting, Ole! Digital Home Materials
Summer Session 2016 (May 11th, 2016 – July 2nd, 2016 second 4 weeks) – Drums, Drums, Drums – Welcome to Drums, Drums, Drums! Tap your fingers, your hands, on the table, on your lap. Just say the word drum and any child within earshot will be ready to play. Children love to drum on just about anything, and drums can be found in every culture. In this unit, we focus on drums, percussion instruments, and music from Africa and South America. We learn about echoes and we sing, clap, and play to a variety of games and songs. Our story features a boy who explores a variety of drums from around the world. We add the word accelerando, which means to gradually speed up, to our musical vocabulary. Singing, moving, dancing with scarves, and playing a variety of percussion instruments will delight all the drummers in your class. Digital Home Materials
Summer Session 2016 (July 13th, 2016 – August 20th, 2016 second 4 weeks) – All Keyed Up! – Welcome to All Keyed Up! There is magic to be found in those 88 keys! In All Keyed Up, we explore staccato and legato through movement, instrument play, and musical notation. Floating Down the River, Staccato and Legato Dance, and a generous serving of classical examples help us to learn about these musical concepts. An exciting arrangement of Eensy Weensy Spider and a special story are filled to overflowing with all different kinds of keyboards. We dip our toes into music notation finding Cs on the musical staff and on the keyboard. Experimenting with composition rounds out this lighthearted look at the world of keyboard instruments. Digital Home Materials