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 2018/19 season begins on September 18th and meets on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:45pm through out the school year, following the public school vacation calendar. The last day of classes is June 4th, 2019.  At least 5 additional rehearsals, performances and/or community dance experiences in collaboration with Contemporary Dance and Composition class for 9 – 12 year-olds, will be scheduled outside of class time throughout the year for both classes.

Please note: Students may sign up on a seasonal basis (fall or winter/spring) to just participate in our creative dance class and not join Awesome Art in Motion. Please be in touch if you would like to pursue this option in the fall!

Full year tuition for this program is $500 – $1000 sliding scale.
A payment of $200 – $400 is due at the time of registration.

Registration for the 2018/2019 school year is now open
To register your child for this class, please complete these two steps:

1. Fill out the registration form.

2. Remit your sliding scale payment via PayPal.

You can also learn about our bartering and Payment Plan options and scholarship program.

 

 

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.