Do you have any questions or want to register for a class?….Drop me a line….I can’t wait to hear from you!
….and behind it all for me:
My two beautiful children Zakai and Kamali! Who inspire me every day!
Intellidance® is a unique series of research-based creative dance, movement, and music programs that foster critical development in children from baby to age 5.
The programme combines exploration and discovery with dance, music, and play designed to nurture our littlest dancers, while strengthening the caregiver-child bond!
Research shows that dance and music activities offered in a loving, safe, multi-sensory environment enhance life long learning and neural development.
This award winning programme was created in Canada over 10 years ago and we are very excited to be the first to be bringing it to South Africa!
The programmes are based on current best practices and recommendations in early childhood development and education, coupled with child and caregiver-approved fun!
All classes in Cape Town are taught by Inger who is a Certified Intellidance® Teacher. You can find out more about Inger here.
Intellidance® Babies: 3-11 months
Come and learn how dance, music, and play can nurture early neural development, while strengthening the caregiver-baby bond! Each week will introduce a new development topic to help you understand how to support your baby’s growth. Dance and music concepts will be introduced through circle dances, free exploration, songs and rhymes, and sensory activities that help foster your baby’s cognitive, emotional, and physical health. Caregivers will delight in watching their little ones grow and learn while making friends and socializing with others.
Intellidance® Tykes: 12-23 months
Creeping, crawling, walking, bouncing! Your little one is now moving and exploring the world like never before. With busy little ones in mind Intellidance® Tykes will continue to focus on nurturing gross motor, emotional and social development, through movement concepts, circle dances, free exploration, songs and rhymes, and sensory activities. Caregivers will delight in watching their little ones curiosity and joy making friends and socializing with others.
Intellidance® Tots: 2-4/5 years (Parented)
Intellidance® Tots offers a lively environment for independent movers and their caregivers, to experience the joy of dance and movement together. Kids love to figure things out, and this class will provide opportunities to problem solve together. Discover and explore movement concepts, while gaining balance, flexibility, and co-ordination. Animated story telling, songs and rhymes, instruments, props, and simple choreography will add fun and excitement!
Intellidance® Kids: 3-5 years (un-parented)
Currently only available as a school programme.
Intellidance® Kids is designed for children who are ready for a dance adventure! Kids will explore dance concepts through imaginative play while developing movement skills, balance, flexibility, and coordination. Instrumentation, sensory props, and simple dances will support the development of musicality and self-expression, helping all children become confident movers and shakers!
“Inger is a spectacular Intellidance Teacher! I have had the great pleasure of working with her while she completed the Intellidance Method Certification and starting her own Intellidance business. Inger is one of the most creative teachers I have ever met. She naturally understands that children respond to story telling, song, and imaginative play and brings all of this to her Intellidance classes. I am always inspired by the new activity she creates using the Intellidance Method and her joi de vie! Inger respects children deeply and displays this through her ability to allow children to take the lead in play situations and invite them to be active collaborators in her classes. She reflects deeply on her work with children, both in her classes and as a mother. Her reflective nature, kindness and empathy allows her to connect easily with children and adults alike. I am thrilled to have her on our global Team and representing Intellidance in Africa!” – Jessica Baudin-Griffin (Intellidance® Creator/Director)
“My 11-month-old visibly enjoys the classes, he is so cheerful and happy. He loves the hands-on instruments and moves along to the music. For me, the class is the most relaxing time of the week, I forget about everything else and solely concentrate on my child and myself. I love to see him so happy and I love the different types of bonding we experience together: We connect on a completely different level through music and dance, other than we do in every day situations. Inger is an amazing instructor! The way she offers the playing, the singing and the dancing feels so light and natural that I feel like a child again.” – Aleks (mom)
“A mix of music and dance concepts presented in a fun playful way – the best way to learn! My 2 and 5 year old loved the class. Each activity is intelligently designed to expand the children’s awareness of their bodies, different movements, rhythm, tempo, and types of music. Inger is wonderful with the children, patient, kind and warm, and she does an excellent job keeping the children’s attention and leading their learning and fun.” – Tatyana (mom)
“My 2 year old and I have really enjoyed the classes with Inger. Music, rhythm, dancing scarves, songs, instruments, rhymes and much more…….we have a lot of fun in each class!” – Marion (mom)
You can also join our “Intellidance with Inger” facebook page herefor lots of fun music and dance ideas to enjoy at home as well as interesting developmental topics!
“Inger is one of the most creative teachers I have ever met. She naturally understands that children respond to story telling, song, and imaginative play and brings all of this to her Intellidance classes. I am always inspired by the new activity she creates using the Intellidance Method and her joi de vie! Inger respects children deeply and displays this through her ability to allow children to take the lead in play situations and invite them to be active collaborators in her classes. She reflects deeply on her work with children, both in her classes and as a mother. Her reflective nature, kindness and empathy allows her to connect easily with children and adults alike. I am thrilled to have her on our global Team and representing Intellidance in Africa!” – Jessica Baudin-Griffin (Intellidance® Creator/Director)
Inger, whose background lies in music, theatre and performance Arts is the first Certified Intellidance® Teacher in Africa. She is a mother of two and has been working with children for the past five years, teaching music, drama and dance. She has taught and developed various programmes that focus on encouraging self-expression, developing the imagination, building self-confidence, creating body awareness and exploring various emotions. Inger originally found Intellidance® online when she was looking for a suitable dance/music programme for her own children that she could share with them, but could not find anything that felt quite right!
Inger believes that teaching in this age group (0-5) is an immensely rewarding and powerful vocation. She also has a strong interest in research based teaching practices that look at both brain and body development in these formative years which is one of the reasons she loves teaching the Intellidance® programmes!
Here’s what Inger has to say:
“What I love about Intellidance®? ….This award winning programme has been created with so much research and love!! Most of all it is created with children in mind…honing in on what makes them tick and utilising methods on how best to help them learn and grow! I am truly excited to be able to share this programme with other families here in Cape Town!
Someone once told me that from the moment your child is born, you spend the rest of your life slowly letting them go, until one day they are independent adults out on their own in the world…As a mother of two, I know all too well how fleeting these moments can be… from a baby who hardly wants to leave your arms, to a mobile toddler, then child you can hardly keep up with!
At Intellidance® we sing, dance, explore and play our way through these amazing moments together, all the while nurturing our bond and supporting our child’s physical, cognitive and social-emotional development.”
Why Intellidance…..? As a parent there are so many choices these days for extra enrichment activities to do with your little ones…..so why Intellidance? I could really go on and on about the many benefits and wonders of this programme, from developing musicality, creativity, early literacy skills, cultural awareness, co-ordination etc…but today I wanted to focus on …
Spring has sprung and with it a final Term of fun! Registrations are now open for our last term of the year and I am already looking forward to all the new songs, dances and games we will be playing together from the Intellidance Spring curriculum. We start up again on the 18th of October …
As the colder weather sets in, Intellidance continues to provide a warm and safe space for your child to move and grow! Through creative dance, music and sensory play, Intellidance provides a holistic, child-focused environment that fosters critical development in children from baby to age 5. DID YOU KNOW….? Intellidance uses a concept-based approach to …