Dance Kingdom Early Education

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Dance kingdom classes:

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Bumble Bee Babies

Ages 18 months - 3 years. 

This class introduces children to the wonderful world of dance through basics jazz, ballet & hip hop movements to give young children a taste for a number of different styles. Students copy steps and develop their imagination while gaining confidence to perform in front of others.

Parents are invited to stay in class and share their child's dance journey.

Attire: There are no uniform requirements for this class. Bumble Bee Babies/Dance Kingdom shirts coming soon (optional). Tutus and non restrictive/soft costumes are welcome.

Bare feet, socks or ballet shoes recommended– please no jiffies as these are slippery. Shoes can be purchased from Bloch. Ask our Boutique for a VIP Discount card!

Classes: Wednesdays 9am-9.30am & Saturdays 9am-9.30am & 9.30am-10am

Cost: $100/term.

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Dragonfly Dance Tots

Ages 3 - 6 years.

This class is a blend of Jazz, Ballet & Hip Hop styles to give young children a taste of all of the fun elements of Dance as well as imaginative play. It is a great introduction to dance movement, music and rhythm. Students also develop their imagination and creative skills while gaining confidence to perform in front of others.

Suitable for the newly independent, beginner dancer. Boys & Girls. Parents may need to assist their child initially until they gain confidence to dance alone. We encourage this transition to independence. 

Attire: There are no uniform requirements for this class. Dragonfly Dance Tots/Dance Kingdom shirts coming soon (optional). Tutus and non restrictive/soft costumes are welcome.

Bare feet, socks or ballet shoes recommended– please no jiffies as these are slippery. Shoes can be purchased from Bloch. Ask our Boutique for a VIP Discount card!

Classes: Wednesdays 9.30-10am, Thursdays 4pm-4.30pm, Saturdays 9am-9.30am & 9.30-10am 

Cost: $100/term.

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Ballet Bunnies

Ages 3 - 6 years.

Many children dream of becoming ballerinas & this class is designed to encourage that passion for movement while learning the foundations to Ballet. The graceful movements and poses include pointed feet, rising, jumping, stretching and spinning.  

Suitable for the newly independent, beginner dancer. Boys & Girls. Parents may need to assist their child initially until they gain confidence to dance alone. We encourage this transition to independence. 

Attire: Girls- a tutu dress up or a leotard & a skirt. Ballet Bunnies/Dance Kingdom outfits coming soon (optional). Boys - Singlet and shorts/bike pants.

Pink leather ballet shoes with elastics for girls -– please no jiffies as these are slippery. Black leather ballet shoes for boys. Shoes can be purchased from Bloch. Ask our Boutique for a VIP Discount card!

Classes: Thursday 4.30pm-5pm, Saturdays 10am-10.30am & 10.30-11am

Cost: $100/term.

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Hiphop-o-potamus Tots

Ages 3 -6 years

This class is a blend of Hip Hop, Stomp and Breakdancing techniques. It is a great introduction to dance and choreography. The boys & girls keep active with many activities, including obstacles courses to practice balance and jumps. 

Suitable for the active, independent, beginner dancer. Boys & Girls. Parents may need to assist their child initially until they gain confidence to dance alone. We encourage this transition to independence. 

Attire: There are no uniform requirements for this class. Hiphop-o-potamus Tots/Dance Kingdom shirts coming soon (optional). Tshirt/singlet & leggings/shorts recommended.

Street shoes, sneakers or High tops for class use only - please don't wear them outside.

All-Black canvas shoes (black soles & black laces) are required for all performances, including the Midyear Gala & End-of-Year Showcase. These shoes can be purchased from Kmart or Big W for under $10.

Classes: Tuesdays 4pm-4.30pm & Saturdays 10am-10.30am

Cost: $100/term.

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Tumble Tigers

Ages 3 - 6 years.

Tumble Tigers is an introduction to tumbling & Acrobatics recommended for students aged between 3 - 5 years old. Students will learn their Acro ABCs and have fun learning to jump, roll and balance in gymnastics-based physical play. Obstacle courses and guided activities are used to gain greater body control, gross motor skills and creative movement and are all led by our qualified acrobatics teachers. 

Suitable for the active, independent, beginner dancer. Boys & Girls. Parents may need to assist their child initially until they gain confidence to dance alone. We encourage this transition to independence. 

Attire: Leotards or clothing that will allow easy movement are recommended. Tumble Tigers/Dance Kingdom shirts coming soon (optional). 

Bare feet - no shoes required.

Classes: Mondays 9.30am-10.00am & Tuesdays 3.30pm-4pm 

Cost: $100/term.

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Bom Funk's *NEW* Tots program

Mother and daughter team, Kym and Vicki Degenhart have 59 years of teaching experience between them with Vicki consulting as an Early Childhood Education expert and Director of a C&K Preschool in Qld and Kym, now teaching Dance for 20 years at studios, preschools & schools in Australia and overseas.

The program is a combination of Dance, movement & play-based activities related to each class’s style. The focus is on sensory integration & social, emotional & motor development in open ended movement exploration. Variations of activities are provided as students develop & accomplish skills to provide individual learning within a group setting.

Bom Funk will be launching the new tots classes in Term 1, 2018 & look forward to evolving the program as it grows with the children!

Information for our Tots parents:

Our purpose is to provide the highest-quality Early Childhood Dance  Education in a secure, nurturing, and stimulating environment. Bom Funk Dance Studio serves the physical, emotional, and intellectual needs of the young students. We meet these goals with our age-appropriate curriculum and ongoing communication with parents.

The first few weeks of classes serve as an introductory phase to help students become comfortable with the overall dance experience, the classroom, their teacher, and their classmates.

Right from the beginning we focus on your child’s coordination, listening skills, musical awareness, and developing imagination. We accomplish this through age-appropriate music and song, simple stretching exercises, ballet and tumbling basics, and games in an environment of creativity.

Dance Kingdom is about helping children learn to stimulate their imaginations and express themselves creatively, not necessarily about learning steps (although they do get introduced to basic dance steps). So don’t be disappointed if your child doesn’t pirouette around the house or look like a budding ballerina right away.

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Separation From the Parent

The process of separating from the parent as the child attends dance class is an important accomplishment of Tiny Tot children. While we ask that you remain in the waiting room while your child attends class, moving to this area without tears can sometimes take several weeks and is a positive accomplishment.

As children mature, they begin to identify themselves as independent personalities. In separating from you, the parent, your child is learning

  • to develop an interest in the activities of the dance class and gain confidence;
  • to feel comfortable with other children in the class;
  • to understand that his/her parent will come back and pick him/her up;
  • to understand that all parents leave their children and come back for them.

It is important to know that at times young children will explore the limits of attending dance class and say they don’t want to go. This period may occur anytime, but it is usually short-lived. Here are some suggestions that might help you handle the situation:

  • Emphasise what the child is doing at the dance class rather than what you do while he/she is in class.
  • Before you leave, see that the child is involved in an activity or is in the hands of a teacher.
  • Avoid prolonged good-byes.
  • Ask the teacher for help in separation. We expect the crying (and usually the tears are for the parent’s benefit).
  • Tell them you will watch from the window and gradually move away.

 It May Not Be the Right Time

As per our Fee Policy terms and conditions, full payment is to be made before term starts. If you notify us within the first 2 weeks of term or from registration that your child is not yet ready, the remaining class fees will be credited to your account for when your child is ready to start again. We encourage you to have your child try again next next term, next semester or next year if this is the case. Please contact us to discuss your child's needs further if you are concerned. 

We recommend that children be encouraged to practice at home but not forced to do so. Repetition is one of the key elements for success with Tots dance students; the more they practice, the more confident they will feel. Practicing with your child allows you to join in the dance experience.

If our Tots class times don't suit you, why not gather a group of friends and contact us to organise a time for your own class?! Most day times available. Minimum of 4 children required for a new class to be scheduled. 
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If you would prefer to trial the class before committing, please register for our Open Week Gift of 7 Day Trial Class Pass! Trials are not permitted in classes that have full enrolments - don't want to miss out?...

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