Registrations now open for our Spring Term!


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 and will run for 6 weeks until the 23rd of November.

Please note: this Term is 6 weeks long instead of the usual 8, but due to other commitments at the end of the year I am unfortunately not able to fit anymore classes in this Term!

PLEASE FIND ALL THE INFO FOR NEXT TERM BELOW:

COST: The cost for this Term will be R600. This includes certificates and egg shaker instruments which will be given out to everyone on the last class of term.

VENUE: The Dance Co. Studio, 19 Ajax Way, Pinelands, Cape Town

DATES AND TIMES:

INTELLIDANCE TOTS (2-5yrs) Thursday afternoons from 3pm-3:45pm

Dates: Thursday 18 Oct – Thursday 22 November

INTELIDANCE TYKES (1-2yrs) Friday mornings 10am-10:45am

Dates: Friday 19 October – Friday 23 November

INTELLIDANCE BABIES (3-12mths) Friday mornings from 11am-12pm

Dates: Friday 19 October – Friday 23 November

Come out of the cold this Winter and get that body moving!

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 movement education. This teaches young children a meaningful movement vocabulary that can be applied to any style of dance, sport, or movement-based activity. Movement becomes a universal language and holistic learning tool that is beneficial to children worldwide.

Conceptual dance is process driven. It challenges and inspires children to explore, inquire, and problem solve. Conceptual dance integrates cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains. This creates a holistic and child-focused environment.

Attending an Intellidance class will help to…

 

•Foster rhythmic awareness and the ability to move to the beat.

•Develop musicality through exploration of sensory props, songs, music and movement.

•Develop spatial and body awareness.

•Nurture social development, collaborative dance and cultural awareness.

•Foster language development and early literacy skills.

•Support individual creativity and expression.

•Develop gross motor and dance skills.

•Increase co-ordination, balance, and flexibility.

 

Your child’s second year of life….and 3 simple things we, as parents, can do to give them a head start in their physical, cognitive and social-emotional development:

If you have a child between 12 and 24 months then this one is for you, but actually these 3 simple things are really beneficial for any preschool aged child if you are wanting to give them a head start in learning and development!

Your child’s second year of life is a wonderful time of discovery and independence. They will begin to really move, explore, experiment and try to make sense of the world around them. Life becomes very busy! This is both a very exciting and challenging year for parents as your child really starts to find their own voice! But it is not just exhausting for us parents, this is a huge period of growth and learning for your child and they can easily end up exhausted and in tears of frustration due to the sheer amount of learning and growth that is taking place inside them.

Sometimes just making sure our little ones are clean, dressed and fed each day can be overwhelming enough, but if you are wondering how they should be developing during this time and how best you can you support them during this huge time of growth, have a read below: Continue reading “Your child’s second year of life….and 3 simple things we, as parents, can do to give them a head start in their physical, cognitive and social-emotional development:”

The Power of Music and Dance in Early Childhood Development

Whether you are a professional musician performing on stage, someone who just likes to sing in the shower, or are learning a new dance for your wedding day, music and dance has a way of weaving itself throughout our lives. Nursery Rhymes and lullabies ingrained in our own childhood memories continue to be passed down to our own children. In every culture around the world, music and song has been used to teach, soothe, cheer and inspire.

But why does music play such an important role in our lives? Continue reading “The Power of Music and Dance in Early Childhood Development”

LET’S DANCE! Intellidance Autumn Classes

It has been an amazing 1st term of 2018 and I am already getting excited about all that is in store for next term! We will be enjoying some special Autumn themed songs and dances as well as exploring some new music and movement concepts. These concepts provide opportunity for the children in our classes to experience, explore, and make connections between their body, movements, relationships, and the world.

CLASSES AVAILABLE:
***INTELLIDANCE BABIES (3-11mths): Fridays from 10 – 11am (Term Starts on Fri 20 April – Friday 15th June (no class on 27 April)
***INTELLIDANCE TYKES (12-24mths): Fridays from 11:15 – 12:00 and Fridays from 2:30 pm-3:15pm (Term Starts on Fri 20 April – Friday 15th June (no class on 27 April)
***INTELLIDANCE TOTS (2-4/5yrs, also to be attended with a caregiver): Thursdays from 3 – 3:45pm (Term starts on Thurs 19 April – Thursday 7 June)

WHERE: The Dance Co. Studio in Pinelands

COST: The cost is R750 per 8 week term per baby/child attending. There is also a once-off registration fee for each child of R200 (this includes a free egg shaker) ( If you have registered before you do not need to pay the registration fee again.)

TO BOOK: Please email me on Inger@creatingtogether.co.za

Easter Crafting Fun!

Today’s cold and cloudy weather was perfect for this fun Easter craft! Zakai, Kamali and I had so much fun decorating these eggs using a melted crayon method from the Intellidance blog: https://bit.ly/2E4BGoG

They were so so easy to make and the effects were quite stunning…even if I say so myself 😉! 
Zakai and Kamali couldn’t resist eating a couple straight away 😜 but we still have a few left to decorate our Easter table!

🐇 Have some time over the Easter weekend? …. I highly recommend this fun activity! We’ll definitely be doing it again!

Human Rights Day

To my amazing children Zakai and Kamali I wish for you peace, love, hope, joy and courage! …For a future filled with endless dreams, a present filled with all that is good and to never forget the past and those that have fought and sacrificed for the human rights we have today! #humanrightsday

SPOTIFY IS NOW IN SOUTH AFRICA!

I’m doing my own little “happy dance” in the office today because SPOTIFY IS NOW IN SOUTH AFRICA!… For those of you who don’t know …Spotify is a digital music streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs, podcasts and videos from artists all over the world. … The free version of Spotify can be accessed on PC, laptop and mobile phone.

Intellidance has a wonderful selection of playlists created specifically for Intellidance families to enjoy at home on Spotify. I often have parents and caregivers ask me about the songs from class and now you have a chance to enjoy listening and dancing to many of them for free from the comfort of your own home! From dance party time to cuddle and relax, there is a wonderful selection of Intellidance Play Lists for you to enjoy as a family.

https://open.spotify.com/user/intellidance

Concept-based approach to movement education.

Did you know….the Intellidance® programmes use a concept-based approach to movement education. This teaches young children a meaningful movement vocabulary that can be applied to any style of dance, sport, or movement-based activity. Movement becomes a universal language and holistic learning tool that is beneficial to children worldwide.

Exercise and quality bonding time!? …sounds like a win-win to me!

Can’t seem to find enough time to fit in exercise and quality time with your babies or kids in the every day madness that is parenting?!? 

Well this may be the solution for you!…..Intellidance isn’t just GREAT for children, it’s GREAT for adults too! Intellidance creator Jessica Griffin shares how she had just over 1100 steps before she taught her Intellidance Babies class!….

“In 60 minutes I increased my step count to over 5400 and managed to burn 270 active calories (which is pretty awesome since we spend half of the Babies program seated- I’m sure this would be much higher for Tots and Kids!). My mamas would have been even more active, holding a 15-25 lb Baby during class.” …..

So why not spend some quality time with your little ones and burn a few calories while you’re at it too!