The Flying Kangaroos is year-long program for 6 – 8 year-olds (1st – 3rd graders). The program includes a creative dance class followed by a rehearsal and dance composition class as part of the Awesome Art in Motion dance company.

The 2019/2020 session will run from September 17,  2019 – June 8th, 2020.

The Flying Kangaroos meets on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:45pm through out the school year, following the public school vacation calendar. In addition, The Flying Kangaroos join the Dancing Potatoes for a full company rehearsal, community engagement or performance opportunity one Saturday/month from 1 – 3pm.

Full year tuition for this program is $500 – $1000 sliding scale.
A payment of $250 – $500 is due at the time of registration. Quarterly or Monthly payment plans are also available.

 

 

 

This program’s goal is to create a movement and body positive space that will support the creative, physical and emotional health of each of our students.

With the goal in mind, each week our practice includes a variety of the following activities:

  • Mindfulness practices and self-based dance explorations; to take care of ourselves and increase our awareness of our physical and emotional states as well as our own creative impulses.  Activities include meditation, breathing exercises, time for eyes-closed or inwardly focused free movement, guided warm-up of the body, physical skills building.
  • Partnering exercises; from lifting and weight-sharing, to mirroring to creating short dances together, partnering is where we practice learning and communicating what we want and don’t want in each dance. It is where we practice supporting, witnessing and ultimately playing with another.
  • Group dances and sharing: Including movement games, rigorous group movement exercises, open improvisations, collaborative dance-making and performance production, sharing creative work and giving and receiving artistic feedback. This is where we practice staying true to our own needs, desires and impulses while honoring the group. It is where we learn to value the uniqueness of each dancer and come to see ourselves as an important part of a whole.