Fine Arts Club

The Fine Arts Club is a diverse, all-inclusive program for children ages 3 – 5 years.

It’s fun and active curriculum allows children to develop social skills and talents at a young age. Children will participate in dance, yoga and fitness classes while enjoying music, art and drama lessons. Students have five classes each day filled with imagination and creativity.

The goal of the program is to enhance each child’s overall development by advancing gross and fine motor skills and improving social, cognitive and emotional awareness. This is your child’s opportunity to develop their confidence, spark imagination and foster creativity. It’s time to get active and connect with others with a small class size in a large studio space.

Each month, the program has an exciting new theme, all while growing your child’s development, fine/gross motor skills and cognitive abilities.

Official Fine Arts Club Provider!

Alberta Dance Academy is pleased to be an official provider of the Fine Arts Club program! This program was created by early childhood experts, and is delivered at our studio by dance teachers and educators.

What’s Included?

  • 1

    Dance

    Introduce your students to the world of dance. Children will learn the basics of jazz, ballet, hip hop, and creative movement in a fun and encouraging environment.

  • 2
    Yoga

    Children will enjoy the many benefits that yoga has to offer. The introduction of basic poses, stretching and learning tools will create a foundation for calmness and focus.

  • 3
    Fitness

    Obstacle courses, gymnastic skills, and active games are incorporated to keep children moving and grooving. A focus on fitness will improve their coordination, body awareness, and muscle memory.

  • 4
    Music

    Children will enjoy nursery rhymes and classic children’s songs while playing with drums and bells. Music and singing will help facilitate smooth transitions between activities and set the mood for a fun and positive class.

  • 5
    Art

    Painting, coloring, cutting, gluing, and assembling…the possibilities are endless with arts and crafts! Students will experience hands-on creativity and make crafts aligned with the theme of the day.

  • 6
    Drama

    Students learn through their imaginations and will experience shadow play, expressing emotions, puppet theatre, and dress-up days. Creativity is encouraged through drama games and activities.

Cost

$152 + GST monthly – each class is 2hrs/day once per week

NO risk!
All fees are due by automatic credit card withdrawal on the first day of class. All fees are fully refundable in the event of a government-mandated shutdown.

 

Program Dress Code

  • Shoes: Light runners (with socks) or slippers. No bare feet please.
  • Apparel: Comfortable clothing that they can move and do crafts in! Dancewear is not recommended

Fine Arts Kit

In order to limit sharing, each participant will need to order a Fine Arts Kit the first time they register ($20 +GST).

The kit includes all the items we need for class to grow your child’s fine and gross motor skills: scarf, wand, musical instruments and more!

FAQs

An experience that is active, educational, and creative. It will build self-esteem and social skills in a positive and encouraging environment.

Our Fine Arts Academy is a fun and active program that allows children to develop social skills and talents at a young age. Children participate in dance, yoga, and fitness classes while enjoying drama, art, and music lessons. Each week the students will enjoy a theme such as animals, seasons, or feelings and will learn the alphabet, numbers, and letters.

  • Little Movers builds on skills learned in Mini Movers and is appropriate for children ages 3 – 4 years old with experience (at least 6 months) in a non-parented setting. Children must be 3 years old on the first day of the program and need to be fully potty trained
  • Kinder Movers builds on skills learned in Little Movers and is appropriate for children ages 4-5 years old with significant experience in a non-parented setting. Children need to be 4 years old on the first day of the program and must be fully potty trained.

Please note that we assess all of our students during the first few weeks of classes and may make recommendations to transfer between levels, if appropriate. Our goal is to ensure your child has the best and most positive experience possible!

This is not a parented class – you drop off your child for the 2 hours. Parents will be invited to watch during designated parent viewing weeks.(Viewing dates will be announced for each class)
Our teachers are trained in child development and know-how to deal with separation anxiety. You will be encouraged to say your goodbyes and allow the teachers to take your child to class. If this is your child’s first time in a non-parented setting, it will definitely take time for them to feel secure and comfortable. It is common for children to cry anywhere from 5-20 minutes for the first 4-6 weeks. Our goal is to ensure your child feels safe, confident, and inspired and we have outlined our integration policy below.

  • First-class – Parents are invited to attend the first 15-30 minutes of class. If your child has siblings, they are more than welcome to attend as well. Children feed off their parent’s energy – when the parent is relaxed, the child is more likely to be relaxed. Teachers will lead a 15-30 minute welcome orientation and connect with the parents and collect all personal profiles. This is your opportunity to get to know the teachers and connect with them. After the orientation is complete, parents will be kindly asked to leave and children will explore and interact with one another. The goal is to set your child up for success and build trust and confidence.
  • Second class – Parents are welcome to come in the room for the first 5-10 minutes to help their child settle. After 10 minutes we kindly ask that all parents say goodbye to their child and leave the studio. This will allow us to build trust with your child.
  • Third class – Parents are welcome to bring the child into the classroom and have free play with their child for 5 minutes.
  • Fourth class – Parents say goodbye in the lobby area and teachers bring the students back into the room. If your child cries, it is best to leave them with us so we can redirect and build rapport with them. If your child is still unsettled after 30 minutes, we will call you and provide you with an update. At this time, we can come up with a suitable plan.

It’s perfectly normal for children to have anxiety and separation issues when they first begin. Our teachers are prepared to help your child adjust to this new dynamic of leaving mom or dad at the door. In the beginning, we give your child approximately 30 minutes to ease into the class. Our teachers are well trained in comforting your child and easing them into the class. If your child is still upset and feeling scared, our teachers will call you. Usually, within 3-4 drop-offs, your child will understand the routine and will be comfortable with attending class independently.

We accept 9 students in each class, and we have a certified teacher and assistant working with the children. Our standard ratio is one teacher for every 9 children.

All of our teachers and assistants have experience working with children ages 3-5. They all possess unique certifications, degrees, and diplomas, and are passionate about working with this age group!

The program can be paid in full for $296 + GST at the time of registration. Or you can make 2 monthly payments (auto-debited) of $152 +GST.

Please pack along with pull-ups, a change of clothes, and soft-soled footwear such as Robeez or ballet/dance shoes. Students also need a nut-free snack in a lunch bag with their names on it. Please put your child’s name on all backpacks, lunch bags, reusable water bottles, and pull-ups (if needed).

We are very confident in our program, but if for some reason it is not a fit for your child we will place a credit on your account. Please note withdrawal must take place within 30 days of the program’s start date. Due to the limit of space in each program, we do not offer refunds.

As all of our classes are full and at a capacity, we are unable to allow children to make up classes. Refunds and credits are not provided for missed classes.

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