TEACHER TRAINING by KIDS CO-MOTION
for teachers working in early childhood
creative movement classes (ages 1-7 years)
dance for Teens


Do you want to increase your effectiveness as a teacher?

Do you want to launch a creative movement class?

Do you need support and renewal as a teacher?

Do you want to become a KCM teacher?

Kids Co-Motion can help you!

KCM provides

      • One-on-One single sessions, on site, or at KCM in Soho
      • Group In-Service Sessions for Staff
        (2-hour workshops, plus Q&A), on site, or at KCM in Soho
      • A series of one hour consultation, on site, or by phone
      • Purchase Review Sheets and Strategies on teaching topics
      • Purchase a copy of Dancing With Delight

Contact KCM to arrange: 212-431-8489 or rkballet@ix.netcom.com

Training, Consulting, Tele- Mentoring and Review Sheets on useful Topics for qualified individuals seeking to establish an early childhood creative movement program, problem solving strategies, or renewal and development of methodology.

KCM provides a 1-month training program to prospective teachers for Kids Co-Motion: Includes 10-hours of trailing classes, 1.5 hour Institute training in methodology, and 4 hours co-teach with feedback sessions. (Arrange for late Sept/Oct, or Jan/Feb

Kids Co-Motion also provides individualized 1-hour tutorial sessions covering a variety of topics for qualified individuals seeking 1) to establish a new early childhood creative movement program, or who are seeking 2) an in depth environment to develop and expand upon their teaching skills. The Tutorials are offered singly for $200 per session, or in a series of 1-3 one-hour sessions. Series rate is at $150.

An addditional option: observation of a KCM lab class (Tot, Toddler or Three Plus levels, or special needs) including analysis and discussion of methods, key tips.

Mentoring sessions for teachers who already have an established class and desire feedback and renewal are $150/hour.

Tutorials, Mentoring, Consulting sessions, and Review Sheets are provided by Rebecca Kelly, co-founder/ director of Kids Co-Motion.

For more information or to schedule a session, first send your resume with a letter stating your interest and objectives, to Kids Co-Motion.

Contact us to request list of KCM Teachers Review Sheet, Topics and Strategies, available for order. Each topic, $10. Email: CDBrashear@aol.com

DANCING WITH DELIGHT

A Choreographer’s Approach to Positive Learning and Creative Movement
for Young Children, by Rebecca Kelly, c. 1995

DANCING WITH DELIGHT is a 78-page manual by Rebecca Kelly, co-founder of KIDS CO-MOTION, with a foreword by child psychiatrist Dr. David Brashear, of Thomas Jefferson Universtiy Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. It mixes commentary with anecdotal material, providing an insightful and pragmatic guide for anyone desiring to teach early childhood dance.  Conveniently arranged by easy to look up topics.

DANCING WITH DELIGHT is a handy reference for any teacher of young children.  Using the laboratory of the dance program, Kelly discusses early learning in the years beyond infancy and before school.  She reveals the experiences of families, both good and bad, funny and surprising, and from which a parent or adult will certainly recognize the child under one's own care.

From "crossing the threshold" of the first class, the subjects of making transitions, gaining self-control, dealing with jealousy, aggression, the issues of controlling "Mom," focus skills, setting limits, being friendly, are discussed.  A guide called "When Will my Child Leap?" provides information about when you can expect your child to accomplish physical milestones such as the somersault or clapping or skipping. A valuable early childhood suggested reading list is included.

Ms. Kelly takes the reader through the pleasures and challenges of introducing a child to one of its first social groups.  She includes examples of adapting to "classroom" challenges, coping with shyness, what constitutes pressure to a parent in class, and deals with biting, hair-pulling, weaning.   She describes how the dance class goes beyond vocabulary building.  It engages children in physical math, in singing and talking, adapting to a classroom environment.   She discusses how to choose an enrichment class suited to your child's temperament.  

In this book you will meet the child who loves words, the child who loves movements, the child who is enraptured by symbols, the child who loves other kids, the child who loves the teacher.  And you will meet the child who can't come in the door, the child who doesn't participate, the child who must do it in "his/ her unique way."  The parent or accompanying adult is guided to notice and rejoice in all the clues to learning in their young child's experiences. 

DANCING WITH DELIGHT is available in paperback exclusively by order through Rebecca Kelly Ballet, 579 Broadway, 4B, New York, NY  10012.  The manual costs $40, plus shipping and handling. 

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