MMMM is Royal Academy of Dance accredited and Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance accredited. The Royal Academy of Dance curriculum is relevant across all cultures. Dance at Mini Movements Mega Moves expands movement vocabulary, co-ordination and develops control and skill of fundamental movements. Dance develops self esteem, self confidence, self expression and body awareness. It provides an outlet for children’s innate needs to move and opportunities for developing creative responses to music, sounds poems and prose.
“Dance is an art form not a physical discipline where moving expressively with intent and purpose usually in response to music is required; Rhythm is the element which transforms movement from disjunctive motor activity into a form of expression” Sawyer, 1985
“Let us first teach little children to breathe, to vibrate, to feel, and to become one with the general harmony and movement of nature. Let us first produce a beautiful human being, a dancing child” Isadora Duncan
Movement experts agree that young children need to be involved in the development of fundamental or basic movements such as walking, running, turning and jumping. These raw or core movements are the common denominator in specialised movement skills such as those present in sport and dance techniques, development of the core movements is pertinent for future skill learning.
Professor Gallahue of Indiana University states that “the development of fundamental movement abilities is basic to motor development of children. A wide assortment of motor experiences provide them with a wealth of information on which to base their perceptions of themselves and the world about them.” Gallahue and Ozmum, 1995.