Class Descriptions

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Music Together BABIES ONLY Ages 0-8 months

 The Music Together Babies class, for families with infants from birth through seven months at the semester start, is a one-time introduction to Music Together and to early childhood music development. After this one semester, the family enrolls in a mixed-age class. The music activities in a Babies class are specifically designed to teach parents how to support music development in infancy and how to connect with their infants through music, using concepts like “purposeful touch,” “sound layering,” and “dancing for baby.” Babies classes use the same collection as mixed-age and Big Kids classes, enabling a seamless transition for families and teachers between class programs. Babies classes allow us the opportunity to honor each child’s musical birthright by supporting music development in infancy. Because of this, these children receive earlier musical support which helps them develop and grow into confident music-makers.

Music Together Mixed Ages

This class follows the recommendations of child development researchers—grouping children of a variety of ages because this fosters natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to class together. Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, or exploring musical instruments. Any caregivers—parents, grandparents, nanny—can bring the children. The whole family is welcome for this important family music experience.

Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal yoga provides in utero bonding between mommy and baby while relieving the body and mind of tension and stress. Feel the strength of your body as you connect with other mommies to be. No yoga experience necessary, and we have mats for your use.

$75 for 5 Week Session

or $18 per class Drop In  

 

Rhythm Kids Level 1 Ages 4-6

Rhythm Kids Level 1 is the next musical step for your preschool child (ages 4–6). Parent/caregiver participation is encouraged but not required. Feel free to reach out to Center Director Leslie Pratt by emailing soulshineartsct@gmail.com to discuss your child's readiness to participate independently. Each week we drum, sing, dance, play rhythm instruments, and begin to play music-based games. Rhythm Kids Level 1 guides children toward developmentally appropriate music and movement activities, where they can begin to take charge, lead others, and be musically creative, as they:

  • make up their own drumming patterns

  • invent new ways to play rhythm instruments (shakers, sticks, etc.)

  • create movement ideas for songs

  • even take a drum solo!

Rhythm Kids Level 1 follows through on the Music Together® vision to help children complete the pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age eight. Classes are for preschoolers ages 4–6 and include:

  • 10 weekly, 45-minute classes

  • Animal Collection Songbook and 2 CDs each semester

  • Access to online drum-play videos and other material

Your child will:

  • Explore the world of rhythm through movement, instrument play, and song
  • Develop basic rhythm skills, like keeping beat, improvising, ensemble play, and soloing
  • Learn to create, cooperate, and express themselves musically
St. Patty's Day Singalong!

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your little ones with music and more! Enjoy a simple craft, themed photoboth and lots of singing and dancing! Don't forget to wear your green! $15/child - infants under 8 months are free with a registered sibling

Rhythm Kids Level 2 Ages 6-8

Rhythm Kids Level 2 Ages 6-8

Barre Fitness
Barre integrates elements of Pilates, dance, cardio and strength training to create programming that is fully expandable and adaptable to any fitness level. It is designed to emphasize the correct biomechanics of movement combined with the power of music to increase strength, flexibility, stamina and dynamic stability. No dance experience necessary! No shoes required! Bring water, light hand weights (if you chose) and/or resistance bands  
Barre Benefits include :
* stronger abs and back muscles
* lifted rear and toned thighs
* improved endurance and overall energy
* increased flexibility
* greater body awareness and improved posture
 
$75 for 5 Week Session
or $18 per class Drop In
Little Soulshine School

Little Soulshine School is a wonderful introduction to preschool for children under the age of 4.  Babies will learn to explore while watching, listening and joining in to our activities, while helping our toddlers become prepared for school.  

This class is a "mini" version of a preschool day that includes:  

* Art: Children will create and explore different tactile experiences while creating their own masterpiece.  Each week art will focus on the letter of the week, to help reinforce what we learned in class.  Art will be prepared based on individual skill levels. 

* Sign Language: Sign Language is an amazing way for even our littlest humans to communicate to the world! Every week we will sing and sign the alphabet as well as learn a new basic fundamental word that will aide you in communictaing with your little ones. (milk, eat, hungry, thirsty, water and so many more)

*  Letter of the Week: It is never too early to start working on phonics with your little ones. Teaching little ones the individual sounds help to build a foundation for reading.

* Storytime: Our stories will focus on: letters, emotions, character building, numbers, etc

$10/class when you register for all 8 weeks or $15/class to drop in; all sign ups done on the website only.

Rhythm Kids Combined Levels 1 & 2

For this demonstration class we invite children ages 4-8 and their important grownup(s) to come experience the Rhythm Kids curriculum!

Pelacore - core & pelvic floor fitness

Children are welcome at this class. Please no snacks in the classroom but you're welcome to bring in toys! Our 5 week session is $75. 

Pelacore is a fun and challenging core strengthening program that combines the science of physical therapy with core techniques from Pilates, yoga and barre, making it both effective and enjoyable.  Pelacore was created by Natalie Padveen, a physical therapist and certified fitness instructor, and it is accredited by the National Academy of Sport Medicine.

Pelacore uniquely integrates core training with pelvic floor exercises, addressing the needs of the lumbopelvic anatomy and working all the pelvic core muscles in functional unison. This leads to a stronger core which can end lower pain, improve posture, build endurance, strengthen abs, eliminate urinary incontinence, and improve other pelvic floor problems.