Move over Old MacDonald! There's a new class (or several) in
town, and they aren't your bang-on-the-Tupperware-as-music type.
The class offerings for entertaining a toddler in the city (and
suburbs for some) have expanded so much in recent years it almost
makes me want another kid. Emphasis on almost.
These new hip and happening classes for your littles will make
you want to get up and out of the house. It is spring, after
An offshoot of the impressive School of Rock Music program,
Little Wing fosters the skills of creativity and confidence that
ultimately help preschoolers learn music and lets them rock out.
Teachers help kids explore rhythmic patterns and tones, and build a
relationship with music that lasts for years. School of Rock
believes music also teaches good listening skills, which hopefully
will help you get through those terrible twos. And threes. (And
Just when you thought you've heard "Let it Go" enough, your kid
decides she wants more. Lucky for you, Kristen Ramirez of Baby Take
a Bow dance school created five different weekly themed classes for
your child to act out her favorite Disney movie. Whether it be a
Despicable Me dance party or Ariel's Under the Sea adventure, each
will bring a new adventure and even feature a professional hair
braider for those Tangled fans. Hip, hop, hooray!
Bollywood isn't just for Indian film stars. Little ones can
partake in a little hip shaking, foot tapping and cultural
awareness of different regions of India through BollyGroove Kinder,
an offshoot of BollyGroove, a fitness-dance class. In each
eight-week session, kids will learn a choreographed routine,
movement, fun facts, folk tales and more with a mini-recital the
last day of class. Namaste!
Sara Fisher is a mother of two living in Roscoe Village. She also blogs at selfmademom.net.
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