Pitter Patter Dance
Pitter Patter Dance Ltd. is a Christchurch based dance company bringing the opportunity to learn dance to children aged from 2 – 13 years, both recreationally and within Christchurch preschools.
Our programme has been carefully developed with pre-schoolers in mind, particularly the shy, anxious and free spirited children, after the Director, Emily Taylor struggled to find a dance class for her daughter who was too shy to participate in the more structured ballet classes that are widely available.
We allow children to go at their own pace in an encouraging, nurturing and professional environment and work in closely with parents to ensure that students get the most out of their dancing experience, while learning a variety of dance techniques and genres. We believe in inclusive teaching and cater to all children, regardless of their level of skill, confidence or physical ability and parents are welcome to either watch or participate along with their child.
We also wanted to be able to cater to children from homes with two working parents where children may not have normally had the opportunity to participate in dance classes. So, we approached some preschools and our onsite classes were born.
We focus on what we call ‘The 6 C’s’;
· Confidence Building
· Cognitive Development
· Crossing the Midline
· Coordination Skills
· Creative Movement
· Calculating Space (aka Spatial Awareness)
These are all skills that not only aid a child’s natural development and dance technique, but will also prepare them for school. It reflects learning expectations within the ECE dance curriculum and is a great way for preschools to offer something different to prospective students.
Our recreational classes are held in several locations around the city throughout the week, and we have at least two options for each age group with new classes frequently being added.
The classes we offer are;
· Tiny Tots (2 years)
· Little Dots (3 years)
· Boppity Bots (4 years)
· Juniors (5 – 7 years)
· Intermediates (8 – 10 years)
· Seniors (11 – 12 years)
Find out more here: http://pitterpatterdance.co.nz/classes/our-classes