The curriculum is divided into 3 units of inquiry in an academic year.
Unit 1: Foundation course
The children learn and explore the basic concepts of dance namely Body, Space, Rhythm and Expression. This unit introduces the basics of body awareness, body co-ordination, isolation of body parts, personal space, general space, rhythm with beats and speed along with awareness and embodiment of basic expressions.
Unit 2: Journey
The two objectives of this unit are Spatial Awareness and Concept Integration. The children creatively explore and embody different concepts like Opposites, Transportation and Water. Children learn from their own approach to each task, as well as through observing their peers. The exploration is not only limited to movements but creative thinking as well.
Unit 3: Relationship
The two objectives of this unit are Body Awareness and Concept Integration. Children creatively explore abstract concepts like Shapes, Balance and Prepositions using elements of 'Body'. They also learn body and space with respect to partners. Role play and Physical Theatre also form an integral part of this unit wherein they embody different characters and props with which they interact on a daily basis.
Each class is divided into:
GET SET: Brain Dance - Each class opens with brain dance. It is a series of movements comprising eight developmental movement patterns that healthy children in the first year of life naturally move through. Brain dance is an ideal warm up, opening the child's body and mind enhancing the child's learning. By visiting these milestones through the Brain Dance the various parts of the Brain are strengthened and stimulated.
ACT: Guided theme introduction with a focus on learning new information
INNOVATE: Creative process focussing on integrating and exploring the new theme
TIE-UP: Story time! Each lesson has a story in the tie-up session that reinforces the objective of the lesson. These movement oriented stories are beautifully illustrated and compiled into two books that are given to children to take home. The fun filled activity sheets at the end of every story ensures that the concepts taught in class are revisited by the child with the parents.
Skill : knowledge includes the fundamentals of performing arts namely body, space, rhythm & expression, making forms of dance and theatre easier to learn and master.
Concept-The student learns various concepts through movement like Shapes, Opposites, My Home, Community helpers, Preposition. The concepts are explored using elements of dance. The student will move,explore and apply.
Each individual assessment is collated into a parent report which can be conveniently accessed via our website.
Brief about story book
My Space, My Body- Taka and Dimi are twins and love to explore. In My Space they play a game with Mama and Papa called 'The Bubble game'. Through this game the twins understand personal and general space. The winners of the game are taken to see the new born baby elephant at the Chenganoor Zoo.
My Body – Taka Dimi win the game and are taken to the zoo to see the baby elephant. With the help of the animals at the zoo, the children discover different parts of the body and different ways the body moves .