02 Jun Music and Me Classes Start June 7th!
Looking for a different kind of dance class for your child?
We have a new and exciting summer program on Saturday mornings incorporating movement, music, and stories.
Classes start June 7th and go through July 19th. More details are below. Additional summer dance classes and workshops are available, so hurry to register at
Rhymes and Rhythms: Classics
Saturdays 9:00-9:45 am
Young children learn and explore the world naturally through movement, music and stories. This class series provides children the time to experience and practice rhythmic patterns, musical phrasing, and various music and dance genres through singing, movement, and instruments. After initial voice and body warm-up exercises, children will participate in a shared read aloud of high quality children’s literature. They will have time to act out and extend the text using music, movement, and speaking. “Rhymes and Rhythms: Classics” looks deeper into classic nursery rhymes, songs, and stories such as “Little Bo Peep”, “A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea”, and “The Little Red Hen”.
Tales and Tempos: Around the World
Saturdays 10:00-11:00 am
Children ages 6-9 begin to look beyond themselves to the larger world. While they will find many things different than their own family and community, children can also find commonality and understanding. “Tales and Tempos” explores the unique sounds, stories, and movement qualities of cultures on every continent so as to gain a deeper understanding of the peoples of the worlds.
“Tales and Tempos” provides children the time to experience and practice the unique music and dance genres of various cultures through a traditional story of the culture in focus. After initial voice and body warm-up exercises, they will participate in a shared reading of a piece of high quality children’s literature. Children will have time to act out and extend the text using music, movement and speaking.
Jeanne Elser Smith gained her Masters of Education with Reading and Natural Science specializations at Lesley University, is Montessori certified and has taught in public and private schools for many years. She currently teaches ages 3-6 at Lakewood Montessori in Dallas. She is a former professional ballet dancer, having danced with Hartford Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, and made many guest appearances in the Dallas area. Ms. Smith developed the early childhood program for Miami City Ballet and has taught ballet to ages 3 through adults. She is also trained in Music Together, LLC music education. Ms. Smith is the founder of bibli-erto, a company focused on developing excellent curriculum in arts and education.