We’ve been running summer dance camps for children 3-6 years old at The Pointe Dance Centre for seven years now. One of the most frequent things we hear from parents is how helpful the camps are when it comes to preparing young children for Pre-School and Kindergarten in the Fall. Here are the top four reasons our dance camps help children prepare for these transitions.
1. Dance and Music Classes Help Children Build Healthy Social and Emotional Skills
Participating in a well run and developmentally appropriate Pre-School and Kindergarten dance program helps young children to: understand, name and express their emotions, develop empathy, work on their self-regulation and patience, learn how to share and take turns, follow simple classroom rules and so much more! Our Summer Dance programs are run by highly experienced instructors who know how to make the most out of dance education in the early years.
2. Relieves Some of the Stress of Separation
There are always two or more instructors on site for our Summer Camps and there is a maximum enrolment of ten students per group. There are no “student teachers” and our instructors have many years of experience teaching young children specifically. Because of this you can feel comfortable and confident that your child will get the individual care and attention they need whether they’re participating in the Half Day or the Full Day program. This level of comfort cuts down on a lot of the stress that goes along with separation.
3. Helps Establish a Routine
Young children thrive on consistent routines. Whether children are doing one week or multiple weeks of camp, they will benefit from experiencing a consistent daily routine that includes things like circle time, story time and snack time as well as all the magic of dance and music education. It also gives you the chance to test run your morning routine and problem-solve any issues that may arise before the Fall.
4. The Opportunity for Friends and Siblings to Participate Together
We offer an age range of 3-6 years for our Summer Camps because this gives siblings the opportunity to participate together. Sometimes having an older sibling or a friend at camp with them can help soothe any nerves or stresses related to participating in a Half Day or Full Day program for the first time. Our experienced instructors can easily engage the children with different challenges depending on their age. *
5. Learning is Fun With Dance and Music
Because dance and music classes are already very enjoyable and positive experiences for young children, summer dance camps ease children into their new routine in a way that’s less intimidating than a regular day of Pre-School or Kindergarten. The only complaint you’ll hear is when it’s time to take them home!
For more information about our summer camps, give us a call:
*Siblings and multiple weeks of camp receive the following discounts:
2nd camp or child – 10% off,
3rd camp or child – 15% off
Any additional camps or children – 20% off