Dance Stories is a movement-based class designed for children between 2.8 and 5 years to assist them in expressing themselves using their bodies. The program helps children understand their bodies - its limitations and strengths and also observe other bodies. It expands their movement vocabulary in a non-competitive, non-judgmental manner. The organic quality of the movement is kept alive in a safe space doing fun activities including verses that help in sequencing and trust exercises with the facilitator. The module is thematic and changes every 3 months. Themes like colours, shapes, opposites, Laban movement milestones are introduced through stories and verses. Apart from this, expressions and gestures from Indian dance forms and a few yoga postures that are good for balancing are also introduced. This innovative course was conceptualized, designed and developed by Priyanka Pai and has been successfully delivered for the past 5 years.
About the instructor:
Priyanka is a contemporary dancer, movement therapist, Pilate and aqua Pilate trainer, swimming instructor and a trek leader.
She has been taking dance classes for children for the last 8 years.
About 5 years back she conceptualized and designed a class called Dance Stories for children between 3 and 6 years to enhance their movement vocabulary and help them understand their bodies more organically through yoga, dance, kalaripayattu and using their voices.
To register please contact: 9916023926