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Introduction

Welcome to the world of early childhood and the arts, a world, which I as a dance teacher explore and develop. My philosophy is to learn through movement, education, and to develop the children's creativity and thought processes by encouraging them to use their bodies. The excitement and enthusiasm as children create, dance, sing, play and learn is contagious and rewarding.


Programme

Creative Movement

Dance created by students. It involves growth, satisfaction, self-expression and cognitive learning.

Dance

My structural dances are developmentally appropriate for early childhood. I enhance motor learning through repetition and practice of dance movements.

Relaxation

Because at the end of every movement dance class, the children have been mentally physically encouraged. I include relaxation techniques to help create a relaxing and calming effect.

Gymnastics

Movement based activities – balancing, sliding, jumping, scarf and ribbon dancing which will assist in the development of co-ordination, confidence and self esteem.

Music

The aim here is to expose the children to many different types of music to broaden their knowledge. Eg. Classical, jazz, rock, new age, children's songs and traditional. This develops the fundamental music concepts of beat, dynamics, pitch, rhythm, tempo and duration. I also teach musical improvisation, musical games,instrument sounds and knowledge.

Objectives

  • A stronger, healthier back
  • Listening Skills
  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills
  • Cognitive Skills
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Creative Imagination Movement
  • Concepts of Music
  • Self Confidence and Self Esteem
  • Physical Fitness
  • Body Awareness
  • Concepts of Direction and Position

They also learn skills and concepts relating to shape, texture, color, time, space.

Equipment

Every class is educational and motivating, full of equipment and props such as ribbons, scarves, fairy wands, small beanbags, soft bouncy balls, hats etc.

Fees/Schedule

Tiny Tots

30 min class
10 Week Term
€65

Pre-Primary - Grade 1

45 min class
10 Week Term
€70

About Liz

Liz Synnott A.I.S.T.D (London) Ballet, Modern, National, Ceccetti Ballet Associate (Australia), Pilates Instructor (P.I.A. Australia).

Dancing myself since the age of 3, I successfully completed all my Ballet and Modern examinations with outstanding results. In 1995 I qualified as a Dance Teacher at the Deborah Capon College of Dance in Kent, England, gaining my Associate Teaching Qualifications in Ballet, Modern and National from the Society of Teachers of Dancing (I.S.T.D.) London. I also completed all my I.S.T.D. Tap examinations up to a professional level.

For two years I worked on Carnival Cruise Lines in the Caribbean as a Dancer and Dance Captain where I gained invaluable experience as a Professional Dancer. In 2000, I moved to Australia where I spent four years teaching full time in several Ballet Schools in Sydney. It was during this time that I studied to become a Pilates Instructor, gaining my qualifications in Pilates Matwork Level 1-3 and Pre-Natal Pilates with P.I.A. (Pilates Institute ofAustralasia) in Sydney. Following that, I went on to establish my very first Pilates Studio. During this time I also gained my Ceccetti Ballet Associate (Sydney).

After 10 years overseas, I returned home in 2005 and set up my Pilates Business in Greystones. Three years later, Thrive Pilates and Dance Studio was established. With over 13 years of teaching experience I am excited to spread my enthusiasm for Dance and Pilates.

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