kids yoga

Creative Dance and Yoga for Children

Pre-K through 2nd grade

Winter 2018

Location:  Pepperell Community Center    Instructor:  Jennifer McGowan
For more info:    Phone:    978-433-8349 

Preschool ages 3yrs - 4yrs

A dance class designed for children ready to be in a class on their own.  Discover new ways of moving as you explore the elements of dance, build a movement vocabulary, and develop basic motor and locomotor skills. Through the magic of dance you will enjoy moving to music from around the world, dancing with colorful props, and dancing to stories and poems as you create your own dances. Yoga postures and stories and relaxation techniques are integrated into the class to connect body, mind and spirit. (Minimum number of 6 to run class.) 

*should be age 3 as of 9/1/17 and ready to be in a class on their own

Day and Time:  Wednesday  1:15pm – 2:00pm,  

Session 1 – Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7 $60/5 week session

Session 2 – Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 $60/5 week session

(Minimum number of 6 to run class.)

Creative Dance and Yoga (Grades K-2)

Dance skills and vocabulary are taught with an emphasis on body awareness and confidence in movement. Create beautiful improvisational dances as you learn and explore the tools of dance – technique, design, rhythm, flow, and creativity. In addition, you will develop music appreciation as you dance to the many musical rhythms, learn problem-solving skills, and create solo and group dances expressing the uniqueness of each dancer. Yoga postures and stories and relaxation techniques are integrated into the class to connect body, mind, and spirit. (Minimum number of 6 to run class.)

Day and Time:  Tuesday  4:00-4:45pm

Session 1 – Feb 27, March 6, 20, 27 Apr 3   $60/5week session

About the Instructor:

Jennifer has danced since her early childhood years with extensive training in Classical Ballet.  She began teaching at the age of 14 and then went on to further her studies at Skidmore college where she received her B.S. degree in Dance, with a minor in Early Childhood Education. In addition to ballet she has studied many forms of dance including Creative Dance, Character Dance, Bharata Natyam (Classical Indian Dance), Tap, Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Music and Acting for Dancers, Choreography, and Improvisation.  She is also certified to teach Creative Kids Yoga® for children ages 2-12.  As a teacher, Jennifer creates a safe environment for students to be themselves while challenging them to discover their full potential. By encouraging students to work together and learn from one another, she fosters mutual respect and a strong sense of community. Jennifer started the Creative Dance Center in 1995 to share her love of dance with the community. She has been sharing her knowledge and love of dance with children for over twenty years and is dedicated to providing quality dance and yoga education for children of all ages. When she is not dancing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.”

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