Thanks to its rhythmic characteristics, esthetic value, and movement of the entire body at a certain tempo with music, dance contributes to the development of many motor skills (coordination, balance, movement frequency, endurance, and explosive strength and flexibility to a degree). The rhythmic gymnastics and dance program, designed for children aged three to seven, is conducted in the kindergarten. The aim is to form a healthy, balanced, coordinated, and limber child who will freely and efficiently master motor skills. Through socialization, children get to know their bodies, develop a feeling for music, and a sense of rhythm.
The initial part of the lesson is foreseen for warming up and stretching with certain music that follows the planned tasks, or through a story where the children actively participate. The middle part of the lesson is planned as an improvisation where the children have the opportunity to independently express themselves after the initial story, while the role of the teacher is secondary. The final part of the lesson is planned as a time for dance expression and bringing together dance techniques with rhythmic dancing elements in small dance sequences or choreographies lasting 2-4 minutes, accompanied by children’s music and various classical instrumental music.
Twice a year, parents are presented the children’s progress at the Christmas pageant and Final show.