At Luna, young children explore dance through play and in relationships with others, discovering all that their bodies can do and how they can communicate and express themselves through movement. Family dance classes offer opportunities for families to play together, strengthen bonds, and allow parents to see their children in new ways. Children and caregivers also dance together in Infant, Waddler, and Toddler classes. As adults observe, mimic, and interact with children in our dance classes, they participate in embodied parent education and develop relationships with other families. This community building sets the tone for children to be safely acclimated to the greater community.
As children mature, Luna’s classes for Threes allow children to practice newly forming independence within the safety net of their parents as witnesses to their emerging creative competencies. Young dancers explore their bodies in space—navigating their emerging big ideas within a group. They integrate their blooming language skills with their intention and actions as they learn the language of dance. Four-year-olds enjoy their first dance classes independent of their parents and find they can do more than they could before!
Luna’s approach to teaching is informed by a deep understanding of the creative process, sound principles of child development, and knowledge of how children construct their definitions of themselves, others, and the world.