Under 5 Programs

About

These programs are the heart of our studio community. The instructors at Warmland Dance recognize the importance of developmental movement throughout early childhood. 


Led by M.Ed and Waldorf-trained Artistic Director, Leah Burley, our imaginative, story-based "Under 5" classes support a healthy and holistic unfolding, for every child. 


What to expect from class:

Our classes lovingly introduce children to a teacher-led setting, provide positive social opportunities, seamlessly and playfully reinforce healthy motor development, encourage optimal neurological development, and provide a foundation for movement fluency. Our focus is fostering joy, confidence and a lifelong love of movement.

Preschool Musical Movement

Instructor: Leah Burley

Developmentally mindful, story-based movement journeys, with elements coming from the Waldorf preschool circle. Combine instruments, silk scarves, hula hoops, balance beams, tumbling mats, singing, storytelling, recorded music and more as children explore relationship to one-another and the space. Children experience following the lead of a teacher, often for the first time. Non-performance. Parents welcome, but not required

$42.50/

mo

Preschool Ballet/Tap Combo

Instructor: Leah Burley

For children who are becoming comfortable following the lead of a teacher, this developmentally appropriate, creative class introduces classic ballet and tap movements while students explore relationship to one another and the space. Parents welcome if needed, but not required

$42.50/

mo

Kinder Ballet/Tap Combo

Instructor: Leah Burley

For children who are now comfortable following the lead of a teacher, this developmentally appropriate, creative class introduces and expands classic ballet and tap movements while students explore relationship to one another and the space. Parent participation not required

$42.5/

mo

Community Musical Theater

Director: Leah Burley

Sing, act, dance! Whatever you love doing, all ages may audition to participate in this year's Spring musical production: stay tuned for our show announcement this Fall

FREE

Parent Child

Instructor: Stephanie Ruddell

*Start date TBA

Developmentally mindful, sense nourishing musical movement journeys designed for Parents with their children ages 9-18 months. Elements from the Waldorf pedagogy combine singing, instruments, silk scarves, and storytelling as children explore relationship to parents, one-another and the space. Shared snacks each class. Non performance

$42.50/

mo

Infant Massage

Instructor: Stephanie Ruddell

*Start date TBA 

Infant Massage is a specialized form of light touch massage similar to Swedish Massage. It is often used in neonatal hospital units and has been found to be of critical importance in the thriving and survival of premature infants. Stephanie is a trained infant massage therapist and will guide parents and their babies from birth to 9 months in a massage which stimulates the nervous system, increases blood flow, strengthens immune system, regulates digestion, and reinforces parent-child bonding

$50/

mo