MAKS Mini Movers

MAKS Ballet Studios has developed a unique dance and musicality program targeted at 3 – 5 year olds. In this program we stimulate the child’s imagination and creativity through music with movement.

The MAKS Mini Movers Program builds on your child’s innate creativity and inquisitiveness under the careful guidance of our exceptional and nurturing teachers. Movement is the foundation of almost everything we do in life and no better way to inspire a child is to develop a love of dance and music.

Movement

There is well documented research highlighting the positive effect of movement on the physical, cognitive and emotional development of children. Based on the fundamentals of dance and ballet technique, MAKS Mini Movers supports development through a range of fun exercises that promote and use imagination using creative play, structured and free dance/movement, music and song. We also foster emotional and social skills by cultivating an environment of teamwork, compassion and respect for each other. This is a space where we invite children to express their feelings through movement, where they learn to make social connections and build confidence.

Class Content

At MAKS we aim to deliver classes that are exciting and engaging that gradually challenge our students, providing them with building blocks to safely progress through the different class levels. Our teachers are qualified and experienced and most importantly they love dance and teaching young children. They will take the time to get to know your child and adapt where necessary to their needs, helping them to develop spatial awareness, co-ordination, flexibility, rhythm, musicality, placement but most importantly to enjoy!

Principles of the Program

The four pillars of MAKS Mini Movers that encapsulates the principles of the program are as follows:

  1. Physical Well-Being

Dance is an excellent form of exercise designed to enhance a healthy body through stretching and strength, improving flexibility, muscle condition and stamina.

  1. Cognitive Development

Learn and practice new cognitive skills including counting, problem solving and multitasking as well as encouraging creativity and imagination.

  1. Social and Emotional Development

Helps children learn self-discipline and time management, promotes dedication, expression and focus whilst developing essential social skills which will transfer to other aspects of their lives.

  1. Confidence

As your child experiences the joy of dance, they learn to achieve new steps, to work as a team, take turns, co-operate and follow directions which helps build confidence and self-esteem that will serve your child for life.

Aim of the Program

The aim is to have FUN. We ensure all of our classes and program are grounded in FUN!