This program gives children the opportunity to develop their own interests in creative expression, explore their unique styles of moving, gain dance skills such as cause and effect, musicality, extension, and repetition, plus create dances within an integrated setting in a supportive and fun atmosphere. Live percussion inspires children to move in this class.
The classes are structured so as to offer a balance between expression and dance technique. Students are assisted by adult teaching assistants with disabilities, providing valuable role models to young dancers.
Creative dance is extremely effective in teaching children communication skills. For example, by linking emotions to dance – “how would you dance when you are angry… happy… scared…” – we give children the opportunity to communicate through non-verbal means. We have created dances over the years using themes from polar bears and chickens to the human skeleton, from doctors’ offices to beautiful bodies.
All sites are in accessible locations for people who use mobility aids. All children who choose to dance are welcome.
If individual support is required, we welcome you to arrange for a care person to accompany you or your child. Support people are welcome at no extra cost.
We aim to keep our costs accessible so that all people, regardless of income, can participate. Class fees are $12 per class per student, and are paid at the beginning of each seasonal session. Subsidies may be available on request.
Children’s Recreational Classes
**NEW** We are pleased to offer an expanded Children’s Program this year, with classes now split into two age groups! There will be a class for 4-7 year olds and a separate class for 8-12 year olds. Please note the new class times.
**NEW** Parents are welcome to participate in their child’s class (for ages 4 to 7).
As always personal support workers are welcome in all of Propeller’s dance classes.
For ages 4 to 7
Saturday, 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
For ages 8 to 12
Saturday, 11:00 AM to 12:00 noon
Centennial Public School Gymnasium, 376 Gloucester Street, Ottawa
*NOTE: April 7 and May 26 classes will be held at Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington St. W
Both locations are accessible and have accessible facilities.
- Fall session: 10 classes
- Sept 23 – Dec 2, 2017
- No class on October 7th
- Fee: $120 – please bring to first class, cheques payable to Propeller Dance
- Winter/Spring Session: 17 classes
- Jan 13 – June 2, 2018
- 17 sessions
- No class Feb 17, Mar 17, Mar 31, May 19
- Fee $204
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